Eulogy Compares Antifa Thug Who Threw Incendiary Devices at ICE Facility to Abolitionist John Brown

These people are out of their minds.

Journalist Andy Ngo, who was brutally attacked two weeks ago by Antifa thugs, has posted the organization’s eulogy for Willem van Spronsen, the armed thug who was shot and killed by police on Saturday as he threw incendiary devices at an ICE Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.


Here it is:

When our good friend and comrade Willem van Spronsen took a stand against the fascist detention center in Tacoma, he became a martyr who gave his life to the struggle against fascism. He was kind and deeply loved by many communities; we cannot let his death go unanswered.

Throughout history we idolize figures like John Brown for their courage to take the ultimate stand against oppression and today, we stand strong in our support for yet another martyr in the struggle against fascism. May his death serve as a call to protest and direct action.

In his final manifesto, van Spronsen wrote that John Brown was his “moral guide.” Brown stood strong against slavery in the 1850s and supported the use of force to end it. His most famous words were “These men are all talk. What we need is action—action!” These words became van Spronsen’s motto.

Van Spronsen equates Brown’s fight against the oppression of slaves with his own fight against the oppression of illegal immigrants by the “fascist” U.S. government.

In death, he has become a martyr.

Also published on the Antifa website,, is van Spronsen’s alleged final manifesto. There is a large caricature of him above the statement with the words, “Rest in Power, 1950-2019; We are going to inherit the earth, there is not the slightest doubt about that.”


(Audio manifesto: via

This document provides a glimpse into the mind of a man who believes, as crazy as it sounds, that he is doing the right thing, that he is a voice for the voiceless.

In his manifesto, van Spronsen calls his comrades to action against the “forces of evil.” He refers to ICE detention centers as “concentration camps for folks deemed lesser.”

I wonder who began referring to ICE centers as concentration camps first; AOC or van Spronsen? Probably AOC.

He also believes these facilities are profitable for the government.

He has an “unshakable abhorrence for injustice” and he wants to make a difference.

Van Spronsen follows three teachers:

Don Pritts, my spiritual guide. “Love without action is just a word.”
John Brown, my moral guide. “What is needed is action!”
Emma Goldman, my political guide. “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be in your revolution.”

He speaks of  “love and redemption” as he’s about to perpetrate violence.

He warns that fascism is coming. He has “watched it survive and thrive under the protection of the state for decades. Now it unabashedly follows its agenda with open and full cooperation from the government. From governments around the world.”

To my comrades:
I regret that I will miss the rest of the revolution.
Thank you for the honor of having me in your midst.

I am antifa. I stand with comrades around the world who act from the love of life in every permutation. Comrades who understand that freedom means real freedom for all and a life worth living.


Finally, he “strongly encourages comrades and incoming comrades to arm themselves. We are now responsible for defending people from the predatory state. Ignore the law in arming yourself if you have the luxury, I did.”

A woman, Deb Bartley, who said she had been van Spronsen’s friend for 20 years spoke to the Washington Times. She “believes his attack on the detention center was intended to provoke a fatal conflict.”

Bartley said, “He was ready to end it. I think this was a suicide. But then he was able to kind of do it in a way that spoke to his political beliefs. I know he went down there knowing he was going to die.” She also said that she and others had received letters in the mail “just saying goodbye.”



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