He Will Not Divide Us (HWNDU for short) is a participatory performance art project started by the trio of LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner and livestreamed on the internet.
The launch of the project coincided with the inauguration of Donald Trump, and streamed live from Queens, New York. Participants were invited to chant the mantra "He Will Not Divide Us" into the camera but the project soon went off the rails when Trump detractors, Trump supporters, and internet trolls all converged at the site to say their piece and clashed with each other.
To the audience watching from home, this became something of a TV show and they began to document the major events, name and root for their favorite characters, and even create their own art based on what they were watching, now the art project that spun out of control and became a reality show has it's own page.
This series features examples of:
- Ambiguously Brown: Almost everyone on camera, which caused a mixture of confusion and amusement when Shia and company began calling their detractors Nazis despite them being Arabs, Asians, Greeks, Hispanics, and Italians. Would eventually end up backfiring on many of the trolls as many European posters on /pol/ would use screencaps from the event to discredit American posters as "non-white".
- Berserk Button: Shia's got quite a few and they all eventually got pushed, this in turn led to his on camera arrest.
- Big Applesauce: The first "season" was set in Queens, New York.
- Black and Gray Morality: If you're picking sides you either have to root for a belligerent celebrity and his cultish followers or a group of often racist internet trolls, actual neutral characters were far and few between.
- Broken Record: Pretty much the entire point of the show. He will not divide us, he will not divide us, he will not divide us, he will not divide us, he will not divide us, he will note divide us, he will not divide us, he will not divide us
- The Cameo: Jaden Smith, Sam Hyde, Steven Crowder, and Dean Cain all showed up at one point or another.
- The Faceless: Resident DJ "John The Baptist" rarely appeared on camera and even had a conflict with Brittany over her and others being "camwhores".
- Trespassing Hero: during the Liverpool chapter, the whole thing ended after two trolls scaled up the building in order to steal the flag. The only reason they failed was because they forgot to bring scissors and the flag was held down with zip ties. They did however get the event shut down and get away scot free.
- Five-Man Band:
- Leave the Camera Running: This project was documented via a single wall mounted camera that was running for 24 hours a day.
- Mad Scientist: During the time where the project was moved to the roof of a museum in Liverpool, some trolls tried to make a laser beam to burn the flag from a distance. This was unsuccessful as was the time when they attempted to use drones to set the flag on fire (it was a fireproof flag).
- Not So Different: Participants often yelled "he will not divide us!" only for others to yell back "he will unite us!", these statements essentially mean the same thing.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: When the project was downgraded into a livestream of a flag (which was specifically meant to never be found) 4chan trolls managed to locate the flag in under a day, proceeding to steal it and fly a MAGA hat and trump shirt in its place.
- This was repeated when Shia retreated into a cabin in the middle of nowhere to livesteam himself. they managed to find out where he was staying by examining the wood pattern on the cabins walls.
- And repeated yet again when the project was downgraded even further to nothing more than a flag on a blank wall. Managing to locate it in under a few hours, however at this point the project had lost most of its interest and everyone moved onto better things.
- Title Drop: Frequently, since the point of the project was to repeat the title as many times as you wanted.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Milkman and his jugs of raw milk.
- Troll: Pretty much everyone that wasnt chanting was some form of this.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: Despite the project being launched on Inauguration Day, Shia and others refused to say who the he in "He Will Not Divide Us" was referring to.