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Recently, Unicorn Riot has released a large number of Discord logs containing chats between various fascists and neo-Nazis of different groups. Within these logs, racist and fascist members of groups such as Identity Evropa, Patriot Front, Traditionalist Worker Party, League of the South, Atomwaffen Division, and others can be seen organizing violent events and rallies such as the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally. As a result of the recent Identity Evropa Discord leaks, various antifascist groups have been on a campaign of exposing members using the hashtag #IdentifyEvropa. Identity Evropa has since rebranded as American Identity Movement. Today, we’re exposing Identity Evropa member Andrew Wietgrefe.
Racist and Misogynistic Discord Posts
In the chats, Andrew went by the username @Der Seeteufel – SD. “SD” in the name refers to South Dakota and he can be seen posting in the chats numerous times that he is from there. On the very first page of all his posts, he can be seen commenting in the Charlottesville server. He admits therein that he was an attendant of Unite the Right and that he and Identity Evropa members hung around the group Vanguard America–the group that Nazi terrorist James Alex Fields Jr. was with when he plowed his car into a crowd of people. He even mentioned that he talked with Richard Spencer, one of the slated speakers for the rally, and he calls him “a great guy.”
He slips up right off the bat by, after talking about his involvement in Charlottesville, mentioning his employment information and talking specifically about his line of work–working at a tractor parts manufacturer. He was also kind enough to post pictures all throughout the logs of his workplace and the equipment he uses, even posting clear pictures of himself. He boasts there about not being worried about showing his face because he works at an undoxxable job. Related to his job, he mentions in the style of “white pilling”–used to refer to manipulating a narrative to get others to favor “white identity interests”–that due to his “high agency” status, his shift’s head of maintenance encouraged him to apply for a maintenance tech position that was almost guaranteed.
Among his messages, he demonstrates himself to be a racist. He states that he found a Christian church where a member was a casual racist and no one batted an eye and that this seemed to be an example of acceptable values. He also reveals here that he has experience operating nuclear reactors, something which he will later elaborate on as doing in the Navy.
He’s a big Tucker Carlson fan too, mentioning him a few times throughout the chats, as well as his disdain for Blacks, Hispanics, and other people of color. He posts often about encouraging other white people to have white babies because he thinks the “white race” is being weeded out by diversity and multiculturalism, which, to be sure, is flatly false and smacks of misplaced victimhood. In another post, he expresses his support for racist Jared Taylor who furthers this exact idea.
In finding out exactly who @Der Seeteufel is, it was largely helpful that he mentioned his uncle is an author and included his name: Gary Wietgrefe. Elsewhere in the chats, he mentions that his first name is Andrew. In doing some basic research, we find out that Andrew’s last name, too, is Wietgrefe. And what do you know, in searching Facebook for the name Andrew Wietgrefe we come across a profile that both matches his face from the photos he shared in the chats AND we see some of the exact same pictures he posted there of his work; we’ll get to that later.
Here, he shows us that he’s an anti-Semite and he confirms that he has Naval experience with nuclear power.
Here are some of the pictures that he posted of his job site and his line of work. Additionally here, he talks about another person who was with the group who killed himself because he got found out after Unite the Right, and he also talks about associating with neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin of the Daily Stormer and helping other fascists who got doxxed by relocating them to his residence.
More on his work and racism.
He’s seen here talking about ways to dull down his fascist ideas and make them seem more palatable and innocent to “normies” or those who are outside of fascism.
Here, he posts more racist and Islamophobic drivel. He also spouts off patriarchal and misogynistic notions about women.
He mentions often that white identitarians should go to church, as it is, to him, a good place to find a date–a traditionalist white woman–with whom one could strike up a relationship with for the sake of having white children and therefore offsetting “white genocide” or “the great displacement” of white people. He says that he is of the Church of the Lutheran Confession denomination and that his pastor is fully aware of his membership in violent fascist hate group Identity Evropa, now rebranded as American Identity Movement, and is aware of the group’s participation in Charlottesville. He also specifies that, in his view, diversity of religion is a big problem in the US because he seems to advocate for a theocracy and further states that he’s fine with “church hopping” because there are a lot of “based” Christians, meaning those who lean far right or have fascist and racist tendencies.
Here, he boasts that no one in his state voted for immigrant rights and that he got a shout out on an episode of Fash the Nation. He posts also about his uninterest with Native culture, saying that he was unimpressed with artifacts in a Native museum. He has a general loathing for anything from other cultures, and later he posts a message that mocks a Native person who was harassed. One reason why he so confidently posts such bigoted content is that he thinks he’s a true asset to his manufacturer and is therefore invulnerable, having the ability to say anything he likes that’s reprehensible without consequences. He’s also no stranger to transphobia.
In these messages, he reveals that his name is Andrew and displays more misogyny.
A Young Fascist Romance
Later on in the chats, he reveals that he was introduced to a girl in his church by way of his pastor. She lived in Australia and apparently came to the States looking for a husband. In following the chats, it seems that they met up with Andrew flying to Australia and proposing to her and later on having her move to the US. It seems a young romance has risen. Perhaps it would have been quite the wholesome love story of a farmer meeting the girl of his dreams in Australia and ending up happily married if our boy here wasn’t a hateful, racist, bigoted fascist who’s in a violent ethnonationalist group trying to purge non-white people from an imagined future ethnostate.
As seen above, we can corroborate that this is indeed Andrew as his personal Facebook includes pictures he posted in the Discord chats, such as a hat that he received in Australia and a picture of his workplace.
He also posted a picture of his truck with his tag number in full view, as well as more pictures of himself.
Doing some further research, it appears that Andrew is still in the Navy as an ET3–an electronics technician, third class–which it seems by military policy that membership in hate groups is strictly barred. Small wonder what military leadership thinks about a fascist in its ranks being around nuclear power plants.
We believe that either he or his co-workers may live at either of these two addresses: 12874 E Pleasant Valley Dr Aberdeen, South Dakota; 2308 20th Ave NW Aberdeen, South Dakota. Possible phone numbers: 518-867-1329 – wireless; 843-906-6031 – wireless; 605-262-0337 – landline. Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
This information is tentative at the moment and we will update the address and phone numbers as soon as we have more accurate information. Therefore, we encourage others to not harass residents living there.