Cargo pants are OUT! Red Bike Guy video on Rachel Maddow

I yelled at the Patriot Front because I didn’t think they should march through DC unopposed.

I’ve seen a lot of protests in Washington. I’m a street photographer and have documented fascist groups like the 1776 Restoration Movement and the J6-loving chuds of Freedom Corner.

There are always counterprotestors to the fascists. I’m the one who takes the photos; I leave the counterprotesting to the professionals with their megaphones and signs.

But on Saturday, the Patriot Front slipped into the city without telling anyone (except the cops). There were no counterprotestors.

I had to be the counterprotestor, to represent all the people in DC who despise these right-wing cosplayers.

Rolling up on bikeshare, it was an absolutely perfect tableau as the young chuds listened their dapper leader speechify at the Washington Monument.

And I was going to crash it!

I didn’t know I was being filmed, and that it would go viral, and that I would hear my name on Rachel Maddow within a couple days. At that moment, I was just determined to ruin their day.

Update: check out the new RedBikeGuy site for some of your favorite insults on a t-shirt!

Author: Joe Flood

Joe Flood is a writer, photographer and web person from Washington, DC. The author of several novels, Joe won the City Paper Fiction Competition in 2020. In his free time, he enjoys wandering about the city taking photos.

34 thoughts on “Cargo pants are OUT! Red Bike Guy video on Rachel Maddow”

  1. Your counter protest insults were so hilarious & spot on!! I needed that belly laugh so much & will continue to rewatch it over & over again!! Thank you for the much needed laughs during our turbulent times!!

  2. You were spot on. Part freedom fighter, part fashion police ,mean girl, a needed voice for our times. loved it, you are brave and you got moxie. Proud of you.

  3. Way to go Joe. Courage in action. Guts and humor! Now there’s a movement that needs to happen.

    1. I’ve started the Brave Humor movement about 43 years ago…It’s called W4WWOW/DPD? Women 4 What Would Oscar Wilde/Dorothy Parker Do? I know, I know, it’s a mite long, am working on it….humor is the lube that can facilitate intellectual honesty. We need it now more than ever, especially in the last 7 years.
      Rock on Ann!!!

    1. You’re the true patriot Joe! (not those, “We be matchy-matchy” Nazi boys). Thank you.

  4. Saw you on Rachel Maddow! Fantastic that your words ridiculing the chuds, love that, are the only words that everyone around the world will remember.

    1. I had to go look up Chud. I am culturally compromised, movie deprived, slang ignorant, and socially naïve.
      It means Canibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller and originates from the 1984 film C.H.U.D. But is now used to describe ugly stupid people
      chuds indeed. Garden slugs have more relevance

  5. The preppie fascists got punked! Love it! I suppose they had to hide their identities for fear of losing their day jobs stocking shelves at Home Depot.

  6. Joe, you’re awesome! I second Jeff, “Courage and humor in the face of fascism, I love it!”!
    Thank you for using your voice. ❤️

  7. Thank you Joe!!! Had I been there I would have been right with you shouting clever things to throw them off. What a bunch of CHUDS…..Cargo pants are so 90’s and those face masks? Really creepy unorganized dance challenged flash mob? Seems they are bold enough to invade our national mall with their fascist bullshit but not brave enough to show their ugly, ignorant, hate filled feces, oh I meant faces. Right on Brother!!!

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