NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The hate-filled xenophobic manifesto published online earlier today by a gun-toting lunatic who murdered 49 innocent men, women and children in New Zealand will sound familiar to readers of a hate-filled xenophobic Facebook post and the ensuing comments starting a week ago today.
Peter Parente, the Commander of VFW Post 495 in New Rochelle and President of the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association, was thrown off the New Rochelle Veterans Advisory Committee at the request of the person who appointed Parente when the VAC was formed, Council Member Louis Trangucci, Parente’s brother-in-law. The City Council also agreed to rescind a pledge of $10,000 to support a UVMPA Memorial Day event at the City’s Hudson Park. It appears a permit to use the park in May will not be granted.
It is worth noting the similarities between Parente’s Facebook post and the follow on comments from his followers and the 74-page manifesto titled “The Great Replacement” published by a self-professed White Nationalist from Australia.
The manifesto uses the word “invaders” over and over.
Parente and/or his followers use the word “invaders” over and over.
The manifesto praises Donald Trump as a symbol of white identity.
Parente and/or his followers praise Donald Trump as a symbol of white identity.
The manifesto seeks to exploit divisions in the United States over the Second Amendment.
Parente and/or his followers seeks to exploit divisions in the United States over the Second Amendment.
The manifesto repeatedly refers to immigrants and refugees.
Parente and/or his followers repeatedly refer to immigrants and refugees.
The manifesto aims to spark a civil war in the U.S. along divisions relating to gun rights and race.
Parente and/or his followers aims to spark a civil war in the U.S. along divisions relating to gun rights and race.
The manifesto contains a sprawling array of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and white-supremacist references, repeating common far-right talking points
Parente’s post contains a sprawling array of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and white-supremacist references, repeating common far-right talking points.
Parente subsequently issued a non-apology apology in where he felt it necessary to declare, “I’m not a racist”.
It seems fair to say if you feel the need to issue a public statement about views you expressed publicly where you are claiming you are not a racist you are almost certainly a racist. Based on his past writings, Parente certainly comes off as a homophobe, an Islamophobe and anti-Hispanic.
Parente is either lying or ignorant but either case casts himself as a victim, unaware that his rhetoric gives permission for people who may be attracted to his narrative to undertake further acts of vilification against Muslims, Hispanics, Immigrants, Refugees and Democrats which can, and has, resulted in extreme violence.
This woman is talking about “something big” is going to happen and gives a date. She was off by 4 days.
In fact, Parente’s followers have all but begged him to organize them, lead them and tell them what to do in the context of a pro-gun fantasy of revolution and genocide.
Among his followers are current and former City employees including one former police officer and a firefighter as well as past school board candidates.
Vincent Mirabile is a retired New Rochelle Police Detective.
Greg Rigos is a New Rochelle firefighter:
Vince Malfetano is a past school board candidate:
Parente and his followers have previously railed against New York elected officials. At the suggestion he move to Connecticut where he operates a gas station and automobile repair shop, Parente dismisses the idea.
“Ct sucks too!!,” says Parente. “Montanna is the place!!
Now why would Montana be so attractive to Parente?
The racial diversity of Montana is 89.1% White. The remaining population is 6.6% Native Americans, 2.6% mixed races, .7% Asian, .5% other races, and .4% African American. The religious diversity of Montana is 95% Christian or no religious affiliation. So basically, Montana is: No blacks. No Hispanics. No Jews. No Muslims.