A January 6 Protester’s Plea from the DC GulagAquilonius
Nathan DeGrave is among the peaceful January 6 demonstrators who are being kept in the Washington, DC jail for practicing their supposed right to free speech and freedom of assembly. Their situation has been dire in an unimaginable hell. I cannot describe what these people are facing any better than the man who is living it now. Here is his message.
Dear fellow Americans:
I never thought I’d write a letter like this, but we’re living in very different times. This is my cry for help.
My name is Nathan DeGrave, and as a non-violent participant at the January 6th rally, I’ve spent the last nine months detained as a political prisoner in pod C2B at the Washington, DC Department of Corrections (DOC) . . . otherwise known as DC’s Gitmo. The conditions here for Jan 6ers have been inhumane. In fact, some inmates are even begging to be transferred to Guantanamo Bay, where even they have more acceptable standards. Class action lawsuits are being filed against this prison, and even the ACLU has gotten involved. Senators Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene have since attempted to gain access to this facility and inspect the conditions of the jail, only to be denied. The vile filth of what has become our daily life is being illegally hidden from the members of our own Congress.
So . . . let me tell you about what me and many of the other Jan 6ers have been experiencing in DC’s Gitmo. It is my hope that with media exposure and the awareness of the American public, that something may be done and this never happens to anyone ever again.
For the first 120 days in DC’s Gitmo, Jan 6ers experienced daily lockdowns for 23-24 hours before being allowed to leave our small, 120 square foot cells. The physical and mental anguish that results from this kind of severe isolation has caused many people to go on a rapid mental decline.
As a result, a large percentage of us are heavily medicated with anti-anxiety and anti-depressant drugs, which helps to cope with the psychological and mental abuse we endure.
Many times, the little rec we do receive is stripped away if our cell isn’t up to the standards of the guard on duty. This changes from day to day. Jan 6ers have lost rec time and out-of-cell activity any time news interviews about the jail are aired on TV, people speak up about our conditions, or rallies are held in our name. We’ll probably have a lockdown upon the publishing of this letter, so I have already warned those I know in advance.
Masks are weaponized and used against us, even though we never leave the facility. Officers have walked in with the sole intention of needing to write 20-30 disciplinary reports against Jan 6ers, which adversely affects our chances of release and causes loss of privileges, phone time, and commissary. Masks need to be covering both the nose and mouth at all times or we are threatened and locked down in our cells. Jan 6ers are always respectful to the employees around us, but commanding officers maintain the need to invent reasons for discipline.
Privileged legal documents have been confiscated and gone missing from various cells, and highly sensitive discovery (video evidence under attorney/client privilege) is watched by employees during our legal calls.
Jordan Mink, for example, had all discovery taken by Emergency Response Team officers on August 23rd despite the objection of his attorney. They handcuffed him, searched his room, and then proceeded to take all video evidence in his possession. Additionally, legal visits take 2-3 weeks or more to be scheduled, leaving little time to discuss our defense and prepare for trial.
The extreme medical neglect in this facility has caused a variety of adverse illnesses and disease. Some show signs of scurvy. Some even have Covid-like symptoms, but medical personnel have refused to treat it.
Christopher Worrell, for example, is an inmate with cancer who also broke his hand in prison and requires surgery. Both have been completely ignored. Federal judge Royce Lamberth got to the point where, on October 12th, he filed contempt of court charges against the warden of the DC DOC, claiming that Worrell’s civil rights have been violated and demanding the US Attorney General inquire further about his and other possible violations.
Another inmate, Peter Stager, waited four months to receive his continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) breathing machine, and has needed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) since spring, which has also been ignored by staff.
The harsh, unlivable conditions of our unit has caused health hazards that defy Department of Health regulations. And on at least five occasions, raw sewage has overflowed our unit, causing human fecal matter to flood the floors and rooms. That’s also in addition to the mold on cell walls, as well as the rusty pipes, and dirty water that flows from these sinks. White rags turn brown when exposed to the water from our faucets.
We are undergoing severe nutritional deficiencies and starvation. For breakfast this morning, I received a tray of flavorless paste, two slices of bread, and a slice of bologna. Lunches usually consist of rice and beans, but we’ll get cold chicken/beef patties if we are lucky. For dinner, we are sometimes fed a diet of cheese sandwiches and bologna and cheese 4 to 5 times per week. Without commissary, people like myself are to starve. I suffer from headaches and nausea on an almost regular basis from the malnutrition and constant hunger I am subjected to. I have lost almost 15 pounds since I’ve been detained.
Our rights to personal hygiene are also totally neglected. Razors are prohibited and inmates are forced to either go unshaved and grow long beards, or use a razor-free cream that burns and irritates the skin. But many other jails have allowed the use of razors without incident. Haircuts are also prohibited for unvaccinated inmates. For me, it’s been nearly nine months. I look virtually unrecognizable in the condition I’m in. I fear even my family would not recognize me.
Contact with the outside world, from legal visits to seeing loved ones, is highly restricted. After in-person visits, legal or otherwise, we are forced to undergo humiliating strip searches, despite all visitors being thoroughly checked for contraband. If it’s a legal visit, we are placed in a 14-day quarantine, with no out-of-cell time, even if your attorney is vaccinated and tests negative for Covid. Visits with friends or family members, for unvaccinated inmates, are never allowed.
As a result, many people have skipped critical meetings with their counsel, and never get an opportunity to see friends or family. Video visitation, while available to the rest of the jail, is restricted in the Jan 6 pod. Mail is delayed for months, and phone calls are limited to a maximum of 12 pre-approved numbers. If there’s anyone else in our extended family or otherwise we’d like to call, we’re pretty much out of luck. Religious services, protected by the First Amendment, are not provided to Jan 6ers. Neither are in-person classes or other activities available to the rest of the jail. An inmate named Ryan Samsel instead attempted to organize his own Bible study inside the pod until he was viciously beaten and left for dead by correctional officers. He suffered a broken eye socket and brain damage as a result of the vicious attack. He’s now permanently blind in one eye. On another occasion, Scott Fairlamb was confronted by an officer in the middle of the night and his life was threatened after the officer’s body cam had been disabled. Many, like myself, are afraid they could be the next victim.
And last but not least, we experience racism from many guards on a daily basis, being the only white Republicans in the entire jail.
The false narrative has been passed around the jail and to corrections officers that we are “white supremacists” (we are not). The inmate population is predominantly black, so we are at risk being here because of this false narrative. The guards are mostly liberal migrants from Africa who have been conditioned to hate us, and hate America. Jan 6ers have been mocked, beaten, and ridiculed by guards for singing the National Anthem. The corrections officers despise our politics and the love we have for this country. At one point, an officer even yelled “Fuck America!” and threatened to lock us down for a week if we attempted to sing the National Anthem again.
The truth about my story
Finally, I feel like I should touch briefly on the government and prosecutor’s portrayal of who I am as a person. No, I am not a terrorist, extremist, or any of the other names I’ve been called by the government. More than anything, I am a red-blooded patriot and I love this country more than anything.
I am being unfairly prosecuted and definitely overcharged. I never assaulted anyone, destroyed property, or stole anything. I walked through wide-open doors to enter the Capitol along with my camera crew, hoping to get the rally on video. I was never even armed at any point inside the Capitol.
Our goal was to make a documentary and to get likes and shares on social media. Yes, I wore a costume (that the prosecutor refers to as paramilitary gear and body armor), but it was for the movie and was nothing of the sort. And yet nine months later, here I sit, with ten years’ worth of charges and no hope for a future. The surveillance footage shows absolutely no signs of assault, and despite attempts by media companies to get it released to the public, the government has denied it.
I think that’s because they are fully aware that this footage is questionable at worst, and exonerates me at best. Please don’t be fooled by the media. I am a loving and peaceful person with no history of violence.
This weaponized Department of Justice and their blatant resentment of my respect for President Donald Trump is putting me in a situation that makes me feel helpless in my current situation.
How you can help
Despite the fact that I and other Jan 6ers are experiencing these unthinkable conditions, all of us remain positive and hopeful that, in the end, justice will prevail. We maintain a love for this country and the Constitution like no other. The only thing keeping us going is our undying patriotism, the camaraderie between one another, and our faith in God.
Please . . . share this letter with everyone you know: friends and family, senators, representatives, political organizers, civil rights groups, and media outlets.
The truth has to get out, and the jail must pay for what they are doing to this country’s citizens.
As a result of this unlawful detainment the last nine months, I have lost everything. The successful business I spent 13 years of my life working on, my apartment in Las Vegas, social media accounts with a lifetime of memories . . . you name it.
The government has essentially cancelled me. Not only that, but following the arrest, my best friend of 12 years robbed my apartment, stole my cat, and hacked my personal Instagram with 100,000+ followers.
Since then, I often go between feelings of hopefulness and moments of depression. I wonder if I can ever recover from this, but I have to remind myself to never give up.
There are major medical complications I now struggle with as a result of the jail’s neglect of my health since being here.
If there is any way I hope to recover, it is only in the ones who are reading this. I was on top of the world once upon a time, and that life now seems like only a distant memory.
If there’s anything you can do to help, I would appreciate anything at all. Inmates here are being extorted with lack of nutrition, forcing me to spend most of what’s left on commissary, which I can no longer afford.
I need desperate help with my legal expenses and just help staying alive in here with commissary and all the expenses I still have on the outside, as my livelihood and life have been stripped away from me. Thank you for anything you can afford. Even if it is only a few dollars, it goes a long way in here. (See Nathan’s GiveSendGo donation page here.)
Sincerely and with love,
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If you skipped ahead, I implore you to go back and read the whole thing. It is much more important than anything I could ever say, and is perhaps the most important few pages you will ever read. For the first time in my life, I cried tears of anger when I found this message on Telegram last night. The power of DeGrave’s SOS, like Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago, is something that you cannot read and remain unmoved and unchanged. It is for this reason that I am writing more impassioned and zealously on this occasion. I am still shell-shocked and ashamed that, while I lounge comfortably in my house surrounded by friends and family, with Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, our people are being tortured by subhuman orcs in the deepest levels of Lucifer’s dungeon. We knew that it was bad, but to hear it from the horse’s mouth in sickening detail brings the situation to life.
This message is the most important message of our time. Those who refuse to speak about DeGrave and his fellow political prisoners are not our friends. People like Tim Pool and Joe Rogan, serial fence-sitters, now have an option to show whether they are the real deal or truly just grifters lining their pockets by saying what the “silent majority” wants to hear. Those who refuse to take risks and stick their necks out for people who deserve it more than anyone else must have their credibility destroyed. This is the line in the sand. There is no better litmus test.
Normies and “uppitty whites” need to read this message. DeGrave’s message, seemingly a gift from God, is worded so perfectly and so powerfully that it will wake people up. I am sure of it. We need numbers to pressure the Satanic government and the media, and this kind of message is what will galvanize our people. Tucker Carlson’s documentary on January 6 is promising, but the pressure cannot be slackened. This is the battle of our time. We cannot forgive or forget, and neither can the normie conservatives who, like it or not, are the backbone of white resistance. The country must know the conditions that our people are in and that it could be them next. Every parent, every nominally conservative person, and every “common sense” apolitical centrist must know the evil that is occupying the government.
It has been said that “whites are nice until we’re not.” Come for our children, our neighbors, our family, and you will eventually wake up the bear. However, as we can see with the parental protests against critical race theory, the demonic government is already biting off more than it can chew, exacerbated by the fact that they are becoming less and less competent due to diversity, ideological blindness, Semitic wrath, and generations of dysgenic nepotism. Those who are implementing the plan to destroy our country simply can’t measure up to those of their predecessors who created the plan. Biden is no Clinton, DiAngelo is no Marcuse, and the modern organizers are no Saul Alinsky.
Spread DeGrave’s letter far and wide. Make sure these evil cretins are unable to go a day without hearing his name or those of many others, including Ashli Babbitt, who was murdered by an African migrant mercenary which, according to DeGrave, is a demographic being utilized by the regime in the prison system as well. Make no mistake: These IQ-70 savages are being prepared to kill us in the same way that the Chinese used the 27th Army, staffed by “illiterate primitives,” to wipe out the Tiananmen Square protestors. Do not parley with them. Call them what they are to their face. Make it known that they are hated. Rarely in history does an elite absolutely despise the people who are under its watch, and even rarer is the conflict truly between good and evil. With the zeal of a crusader, we must all fight this cloud of darkness. It has become abundantly clear that loyalty to the state is treason to the nation, if not all of humanity.
And to you evildoers, enjoy your time clinging to power. Nothing lasts forever. You will not be able to milk the white working people, who you well know make the wheels turn in this country, forever. Someday, sooner than you might think, your soft, manicured hands and sharp tongues will serve you no longer. You will never wash away the stain of Ashli Babbitt’s blood from the Capitol floor, any more than Lady Macbeth could wash Duncan’s blood from her hands. You will be brought to justice and you will be forced to answer for yourself. “Why did you teach children to sodomize each other?” “Why did you encourage children and vulnerable, mentally ill people to castrate themselves?” “Why did you allow terrorists and black criminals to run rampant, while salt of the earth whites were rotting in prison for peacefully protesting?” “Why do you hate us? What did we ever do to you?”
I have a feeling you won’t be able to conjure up a satisfactory answer.
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20 years after 9/11 it’s still, why do they hate us?
I agree with your statements and share your rage I also stand with the Jan 6 whites however it frustrates me to no end that these people still cling to the whole race blind I’m an American “civic nationalist” BS and still worship Trump.
Meanwhile that fat orange Zionist clown was able to bail all his little hat friends and some retarded negro but left these people who thought they where fighting for him to rot in jail, even after the torture’s this man has gone through he has to clarify that hes not “racist” heavens forbid and its about Murica, the country that put him where he is.
It frustrates me, too. At some point every white will have to stop lying to himself that race and culture don’t matter. I did (stop lying, eventually). But it took a while, after reading Greg Johnson’s manifesto, along with other life experiences. I didn’t have the courage most of my life.
It’s very sad indeed to hear about what these 1/6 guys are going through, and yet what will it take for them to stop lying to themselves? Some people just come to the correct conclusions…eventually. But if you don’t face facts, even after being unlawfully detained and tortured, what will do it?
Thanks for the article, Aquilonius. It’s a depressing read, but it is good to keep up with what the hell is going on in our former republic.
I am glad to see people (including normies) regularly calling them gulags. The US does indeed have political prisoners.
Youre so right! And dont forget the critical, nay, INDISPENSIBLE role that snarkposters such as yourelf will play in the revolution!
I’ve heard multiple accounts of the way January 6 detainees are being treated and have no reason to disbelieve it, and it’s appalling.
But then I see this: “the peaceful January 6 demonstrators who are being kept in the Washington, DC jail for practicing their supposed right to free speech and freedom of assembly.”
I don’t know anything about the specifics of DeGrave’s case. And I may be drawing a false inference here, but it seems as if the implication is that ALL of the demonstrators on January 6 were peaceful. That’s provably untrue. There’s endless footage of them brawling with cops, ramming through barricades, and smashing through windows. That goes WAY beyond “free speech and freedom of assembly.”
I believe Ashli Babbitt was murdered. Then again, she was crawling through a window that had been “peaceably” smashed in only moments before. A lot of people acted like complete fucking idiots that day.
Even the terminally dishonest left uses the term “mostly peaceful.”
You are correct.
Some people acted like absolute savages that day.
All one needs to do is look, like you have done.
What is profoundly dispiriting is that, even though Nathan is the victim of the most stark form of racial hatred and political repression that the post-American USA can dish out, he still cannot find it within himself to part with his naive faith in Donald Trump (the politician who left him to rot in solitary confinement in the first place!), as well as the various totems of our lost nation. Nathan’s inability to see reality dramatically illustrates the challenge in moving our brothers and sisters; they _desperately wish_ to believe in an alternative reality of all races holding hands in unity and singing the “Star Spangled Banner.” I am reminded of the evocative term “strategies of containment” by the Marxist literary critic Fredric Jameson, with our brethren so thoroughly conditioned by the ideology of civic nationalism that, even when locked up in a medieval dungeon, they cannot fully comprehend that “their country” is capable of such injustice and cruelty.
I think the most tragic part of this is that it was his best friend who robbed his apartment.
To all those who think that those poor guys are still lying to themselves, ask yourselves why would they say anything that does not help them, in a situation where everything can and will be used against them?
In a trial in which they are accused of insurrection, would you consider that declarations against present or former state authorities could help them or not? Is this too ludicrous? Of course it is, but since when does common sense prevent any of their hardships?
If there is anyone with a heads up on reality, I think it is them.
I understand your point, ingrainedQuark.
The prisoners are in a very tricky place right now and they need to stay alive. But these people shouldn’t have participated in the capital “protests” in the first place. Reality should have been hitting them on their heads before that.
I would go easy on our POWs for not becoming race woke by now. They have been purposefully denied knowledge of what is going on in the outside world by the authorities. What little they know is mostly from letters sent by family and friends. Even though Trump has abandoned them, I wouldn’t recommend telling them that in a letter until they are released because of morale, and morale is everything in a POW situation like this. Furthermore, it was correctly suspected that our POWs would suffer reprisals based on the content of letters.
Hopefully DeGrave and others change course once released. He already seems to be picking up on race realism with his observation about the guard demographics, even if he wouldn’t admit it yet. Most of these guys probably need time to heal and decompress before making any great ideological changes.
Thankfully, the U.S. Marshals conducted a surprise inspection and moved 400 POWs to a prison in Pennsylvania because of the conditions. 40 are still left behind in DC, but at least they are in a different wing. Hopefully everyone complicit in this tragedy is brought to justice.
“Hopefully everyone complicit in this tragedy is brought to justice.”
Are you serious?
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