Joshua Long: American Guard’s Worst Liar

 

Joshua Long is the vice president of the American Guard and is a member of the Proud Boys. He lives on a ranch in Moore, Idaho, with his wife, Kasey Long and three young daughters.

Joshua is one of the co-founders of the American Guard, and he acts as the group’s vice president. The president of the organization is Brien James, a former Klansman, Hammerskin, and founder of the Vinlanders Social Club, a violent neo-nazi gang that is linked to numerous murders across the country.

The American Guard has deep ties to open white nationalist gangs like The Hammerskins, The Traditionalist Workers Party, and The Aryan Nations. Unlike many of these other, more overt, groups, they also associate with alt-lite organizations like Patriot Prayer and The Proud Boys. This makes them particularly dangerous, as they are able to bring their extreme views and violence into spaces that typically cater to regular conservatives, who they attempt to further radicalize.

Like the American Guard as a whole, Joshua Long frequently claims to not be a racist. Describing himself as a ‘Constitutional Nationalist‘. However, like the rest of the group, his rhetorical veil is paper thin. He has a long history with the white supremacist movement, and this tacky rebrand does not mean anything other than a flimsy attempt to deceive causal onlookers.

Joshua is a former member of The Hated, a neo-nazi bonehead gang. Below, he is pictured wearing a shirt with The Hated’s logo. The number 14 in the logo is a reference to the ‘fourteen words’, a popular neo-nazi slogan.

Joshua wearing a bomber jacket with an embroidered patch that reads ‘HATED’

Joshua’s commitment to the white nationalist cause is so strong, that he literally bears the movement’s symbols in his skin. He has at least three identified white nationalist tattoos that he displays proudly.  On his left arm, he has a Swastika, a Celtic Cross and a Totenkopf, all of which have a deep history in past and present Nazi movements.

A photo of Joshua showing off his muscles and the Swastika tattoo on the back of his left arm.

Joshua Long’s celtic cross tattoo on the front of his left elbow. It should be noted that the shirt Long is wearing in this photo is merchandise of the right wing punk band ‘Antiseen’, and the it’s design is intended to invoke the Nazi eagle holding a confederate flag.

A picture on Joshua Long’s left forearm he posted on Facebook

In addition to his role in American Guard leadership, Joshua is also a member of the Proud Boys, alongside Brien James. The Proud Boys often claim that they are not racist, and are rather “western chauvinists”. The organization frequently claims that they do not harbor any racists or fascists in their ranks. The fact that they have members like Long and James is clear proof that this is a lie.

Joshua has been a key part of many of American Guard’s actions and events.

He participated in the Indianapolis MAGA march on March 5th 2017. The march was the first major event American Guard had a presence in, and it served as a catalyst for the organization. It has been reported that the march featured people wearing Vinlanders gear and throwing white nationalist gang signs.

Members of The American Guard at the Indianapolis MAGA march. The shields invoke the logo of the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights, the militant wing of the Proud Boys.

In July of 2019, he hosted the group’s annual leadership gathering on his family’s ranch in Moore Idaho. There, members from across the country shot guns, sat in hot tubs, and planned for the organization’s future.

A group photo taken from the American Guard’s leadership conference.

On August 17th 2019, Joshua was a part of the American Guard contingent of Joe Bigg’s “End Domestic Terrorism” rally. The group traveled from across the country on an armored bus, carrying firearms and other weapons. One California member, Mark Quon, attacked an antifascist counter-protestor with a hammer, before being disarmed and smacked with it.

The American Guard in Portland on 8/17/19. Information about the Moodys, Kristopher Wyrick, and Mark Quon can be found by clicking their respective links.

Joshua works as a long haul truck driver. He is frequently traveling in Oregon, Utah, California, and other western states.

When he isn’t on the road, Joshua lives with his family on a ranch in Moore Idaho.

He and Kasey have three young daughters, two of whom are elementary school aged. The couple claims to be homeschooling their children, and have expressed their intent to raise them with their own toxic ideology.

In this Facebook post, Long describes his attempts to homeschool his young daughters, and imprint them with his own reactionary politics.

This has been proven effective. Joshua also has an adult daughter, Callie Long, who lives in New Mexico, and has taken to repping a backpatch for the explicitly white supremacist, black metal band Burzum.

Joshua Long encourages his daughter to wear merchandise for the neo-nazi black metal band, Burzum

Joshua Long is a white nationalist, pure and simple. He and his fellow American Guard members present a legitimate danger to society, and should be treated with upmost caution.

Information about the couple’s whereabouts and employment can be found: HERE

Thank you to Colorado Springs Antifascists, Eugene Antifa, and Long Beach Antifa for their work tracking and documenting the American Guard.

Please send us any tips regarding the Longs and their whereabouts at CVAntifa@riseup.net