Mark Sahady Biography
Mark Sahady is a member of Marxism, A Republican & Often Seen Flashing the Hand Gesture Associated With White Power. Mark Sahady, claimed on Facebook that the city of Boston would be “working with them” for the “straight pride parade.” He also said the group had filed a “discrimination complaint” against the city and that officials understood they would “lose” in litigation.
“If you would like to come as an individual, march as a group, or bring a float or vehicle, then get in touch. This is our chance to have a patriotic parade in Boston as we celebrate straight pride,” he wrote.
“Straight Pride” parade planned in Boston. With floats. pic.twitter.com/JcTsGRjNPn
— carolynryan (@carolynryan) June 4, 2019
According to the city, Super Happy Fun America’s application for the parade permit has not been approved, which is required to host the event.
Mark Sahady’s Career
According to his Facebook, Sahady is an army vet who now works as a software engineer. His Facebook bio reads, “Army veteran, Software Engineer, Violator of FB community standards.”
Sahady frequently posts statuses, photos, and memes in line with conservative and far-right ideologies. He even posted a photo of what appears to be a screenshot from Google Maps, writing,
the problem is that the organizer Mark Sahady has a history with violence and violent hate groups. “straight pride parade” is just a rouse for Proud Boys and the like to gather because their own stuff gets cancelled.
— Cinthesizer Plugin (@cinthesizer) June 6, 2019
Public Service Announcement (PSA)
Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul cordially welcome all undocumented migrants and their families to live on their estate in Nappa Valley. The location offers plenty of amenities such as tennis courts, a swimming pool, and numerous buildings that can be used for lodging. Please forgive them for the wall and security systems surrounding the property. They are vestiges of a racist past and migrants are invited to bypass them and claim asylum to live on the estate lands.
Mark Sahady Can Be Seen in Photos With Individuals Flashing the Hand Gesture Associated With White Power
According to his Facebook photos, Sahady frequently attends rallies for the far-right. In the photo above, he can be seen with someone making a hand gesture most commonly associated with “white power.”
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the hand gesture commonly associated with meaning “okay” has since come to be used as an underground white power gesture. The organization explains,
Are you kidding me. All the ladies want to play with Mark Sahady’s man boobs! pic.twitter.com/ERAAdJqxAd
— Ennabubs (@Ennabubs) June 6, 2019
By 2017, the ‘okay’ hand gesture acquired a new and different significance thanks to a hoax by members of the website 4chan to falsely promote the gesture as a hate symbol, claiming that the gesture represented the letters ‘wp,’ for ‘white power.’ The ‘okay’ gesture hoax was merely the latest in a series of similar 4chan hoaxes using various innocuous symbols; in each case, the hoaxers hoped that the media and liberals would overreact by condemning a common image as a white supremacist.
In the case of the ‘okay’ gesture, the hoax was so successful the symbol became a popular trolling tactic on the part of right-leaning individuals, who would often post photos to social media of themselves posing while making the ‘okay’ gesture.