The troubled path of an American, from Russian propagandist to January 6

“Trump’s election may be down to Luther nailing his theses to the door, but now the demons are awake, and they know they must fight or be killed, and like the 16th century, they won’t go quietly. “, he wrote. “And there will be blood. Hopefully it’s the figurative, digital kind, and not the real red, hot, sticky stuff.

A turning point came in January 2018, when Mr. Bausman published a lengthy polemic, “It’s time to drop the Jewish taboo,” which was both an anti-Semitic manifesto and a call to action for the alt-right.

“Evidence suggests that much of the human enterprise dominated and shaped by Jews is a bottomless pit with a particular penchant for lies and cynicism, hostility to Christianity and Christian values, and in geopolitics, obvious bloodlust,” he wrote.

It was well received by white nationalist figures like Richard Spencer, who called it “a major event”.

Outside of the far right, Mr. Bausman’s embrace of anti-Semitism was widely condemned. The US State Department pointed this out in a report on human rights concerns in Russia, and the rant sparked a RT disavowal.

After the August 2018 death of his mother, who left an estate valued at around $2.6 million, Mr. Bausman purchased two properties in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where his family had roots.

His older sister, Mary-Fred Bausman-Watkins, said last year that her brother “was always strapped for money” and that their parents helped him frequently, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which compiled several reports on its activities. Ms. Bausman-Watkins died in May.

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