Henrik Palmgren

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Henrik Palmgren
Born Kungälv, Västra Götalands län, Sweden[1]
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Podcaster, vlogger, YouTube personality
Spouse(s) Lana Lokteff[2]

Henrik Palmgren is a Swedish alt-right political podcaster, vlogger, and YouTube personality.[3] He founded the alt-right website Red Ice in 2003.[3]

Career[edit]

Palmgren launched the company Red Ice in 2002 in Gothenburg, Sweden as an outlet for conspiracy theories about U.F.O.s, Freemasonry, 9/11, and The Illuminati.[4] In 2008 he began collaborating with Lana Lokteff, an Oregon-based musician who was a listener to his internet radio show. They married in 2011.[5] Beginning in 2012, Red Ice started shifting towards more racist conspiracy theories, such as the white genocide conspiracy theory and Holocaust denial.[4]

Palmgren is the host of the podcast and video program Red Ice Radio, while Lokteff hosts Radio 3Fourteen.[2] Palmgren's program includes content promoting white nationalism, anti-Semitism, paranormal topics, holocaust revisionism, and far-right politics.[4] Palmgren's show has included guests such as Ingrid Carlqvist, Richard B. Spencer, Kevin B. MacDonald, David Duke, Michael A. Hoffman II, Gilad Atzmon, David Icke, Faith Goldy, Mark Collett, Jim Fetzer, Paul Nehlen, Andrew Anglin, UKIP prospective Member of Parliament, Jack Sen, and Millennial Woes, among many others.[citation needed]

In May 2017, The Forward reported that Palmgren is collaborating with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer to form a new media company.[6]

Palmgren took part in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.[1]

In July 2018, Palmgren and Lotkeff, alongside several other alt-right figures including Goldy, were banned from the online money transfer service PayPal.[7]

Views[edit]

Palmgren believes the white genocide conspiracy theory,[8] regularly promoting the concept on Red Ice TV with guests.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Originally from Kungälv, Palmgren has lived in Oregon for many years.[1] He is married to Lana Lokteff who is associated with the alt-right.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Englund, Tindra (14 August 2017) Svenska högerextremister på plats i Charlottesville. In: Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish).(subscription required)
  2. ^ a b Bowman, Emma; Stewart, Ian (August 8, 2017). "The Women Behind The 'Alt-Right'". NPR. Retrieved May 7, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "How a Student Got Kicked Out of Class — and Became a Conservative Hero". The Chronicle of Higher Education. 2018-05-31. Retrieved 2018-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b c Darby, Seyward (September 2017). "The Rise of the Valkyries". Harper's Magazine. p. 2. Retrieved 18 September 2018. 
  5. ^ Darby, Seyward (September 2017). "The Rise of the Valkyries". Harper's Magazine. p. 8. Retrieved 18 September 2018. 
  6. ^ Kestenbaum, Sam (May 3, 2017). White Nationalist Richard Spencer Makes ‘Alt-Right’ Expansion In Sweden, The Forward.
  7. ^ "3 more prominent far-right accounts get de-platformed by PayPal". Retrieved 2018-09-18. 
  8. ^ "McInnes, Molyneux, and 4chan: Investigating pathways to the alt-right". Southern Poverty Law Center. April 19, 2018. 
  9. ^ "The creeping spectre of "white genocide"". The Outline (website). May 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ "White genocide: How the big lie spread to the US and beyond". Mail & Guardian. March 23, 2018. 
  11. ^ "From Alt Right to Alt Lite: Naming the Hate". Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved 2017-08-11. 
  12. ^ Palmer, Ewan (April 3, 2018). "Florida Teacher Who Hosted Far-Right Podcast Encouraging White Nationalists To Infiltrate Schools Resigns". Newsweek. 

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