Mike Cernovich

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Mike Cernovich (17 November 1977)[1][2] is an "author, journalist, and documentary film maker" and a lawyer.[3] [4] Richard Spencer considers Mike an alt-lightist.[5] Mike considers himself right-of-centre.[6] According to "The Daily Stormer", it isn't known for a fact to the public whether or not Mike is a Jew, but he has claimed to be a Jew on Twitter and then withdrawn the claim saying he was trolling.[7] He has done the same thing with the question of whether he is an alt-rightist; he said things that make clear he's identifying as part of the alt-right,[8] then later withdrawn the claim.[9] The latest thing he has said about that appears to be that he doesn't consider himself part of the alt-right.[9] According to "Salon", Mike "once self-identified as being alt-right but now no longer does".[10]

Early life

Mike grew up "in the middle of Illinois, [in a small town where there] nothing but cornfields and soybean farms". He says everyone hates Illinois, "because we're all redneck, backwoods, you know, hateful, bigoted people". He has said: "Growing up I was also kind of a fat kid, got bullied a lot, got picked on. Then I got into martial arts and, you know, started beating up the people who bullied me and created that little conflict cycle, got that out of my system."[11]

Conspiracy theories of his

Controlled opposition

Mike is a bit of a conspiracy theorist when it comes to people that are on the right like him. He believes that Hailgate was something Richard Spencer staged with the end goal of discrediting Donald Trump.[12] Mike holds the view that Richard is controlled opposition and that "the alt-right has been taken over by controlled opposition".[13] He believes Richard is too smart to have done what he did during Hailgate sincerely.[14] The part that bothered him the most was that Richard said "Hail Trump!"[15] This is Mike's idea of controlled opposition:

If you want to defeat a movement, you let it be taken over by people who'll then do what you tell them to do ... who'll then do what you tell them to do. So Glenn Beck has long been controlled opposition for conservatism. Ben Shapiro is controlled opposition for conservatism. Richard Spencer is controlled opposition for, he's a media, he's owned by the media. Richard Spencer is owned by the media, maybe even, maybe he even has government connections.[13]

Mike has also said he thinks David Duke is controlled opposition and calls him "a reprobate gambler" because he gambled with money given to him by supporters.[16][17]

Twitter

Mike believes "there's an open paedophile ring on Twitter." He claims there was a Twitter account that was shut down "for exposing paedophiles on Twitter".[18]

Clinton's inner circle

On 3 November 2016, Mike wrote on his website dangerandplay.com: "Clinton’s inner circle includes child traffickers, pedophiles, and now members of a 'sex cult'". It's unclear whether Mike is talking about Hillary or Bill, as he talks about both of them later in the article, which he titled "Podesta Spirit Cooking Emails Reveal Clinton’s Inner Circle as Sex Cult with Connections to Human Trafficking". Although he alleges he bases this conspiracy theory on an email leaked by WikiLeaks, he doesn't say which email he's referring to.[19]

Lügenpresse

Mike has also heavily criticised Richard Spencer and the alt-right's use of the term Lügenpresse: "Do you speak German m***** f*****s? You don't even speak German m***** f*****s! [You're] trying to act like you know what the f*** you're talking about, using some German term."[20]

What he has said about whether he is an alt-rightist

Although many people believe Mike is part of the alt-right,[21] Mike made a statement on 22 November 2016 on periscope.tv that is unequivocal: "I am not alt-right, therefore I can't be controlled opposition. Who ... what am I doing? I'm not in your dumb movement."[9] He made this statement after Hailgate. Before Hailgate, he tweeted this:

View of Wikipedia

Mike has called Wikipedia "a fake news source". He believes the website Infogalactic "is accurate" and "will displace" Wikipedia.[22]

Falsely accused of doing a hate gesture

In April 2017, Emma Roller, a writer for fusion.net, falsely accused Cassandra Fairbanks and Mike of doing "a white power hand gesture in the White House" in a tweet which she later deleted. Cassandra said she would sue,[23] something she followed through on on 31 May, filing a lawsuit for $100,000.[24] The Anti-Defamation League has expressly said the hand gesture Cassandra and Mike were making, the "okay gesture", is not a hate symbol.[25] The Editor-in-Chief of fusion.net, Dodai Stewart, responded to news about the lawsuit with the following statement: "This suit is an obvious publicity stunt and an attempt to intimidate reporters who scrutinize the activities of the extreme right. We fully support Emma and will defend her."[24] Cassandra pointed out that she is of partial Puerto Rican heritage.[26]

External links

References

  1. Mike Cernovich (6 December 2016). @Cernovich. twitter.com. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  2. Mike Cernovich (17 November 2015). @Cernovich. twitter.com. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  3. "Mike Cernovich and Dave Rubin: Donald Trump and the War on Free Speech (Full Interview)". 6:11. YouTube. The Rubin Report. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  4. Mike Cernovich. @Cernovich. twitter.com. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  5. Richard Spencer (28 December 2016). "THE ALT LIGHT DILEMMA". radixjournal.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  6. Julie Alderman, Brendan Karet (27 March 2017). "What 60 Minutes Didn't Mention About "Alt-Right" Men's Rights Activist Mike Cernovich". mediamatters.org. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  7. Anglin, Andrew (28 December 2016). "Mike Cernovich, DeploraBall and the Collapse of the Alt-Cuck (音声障害ゴリラはユダヤ人を養う?)". dailystormer.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  8. Mike Cernovich (6 December 2015). @Cernovich. twitter.com. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Mike Cernovich (22 November 2016). "Alt-right subverted by controlled opposition". periscope.tv. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  10. Matthew Sheffield (23 November 2016). "Man who did Nazi salute with Tila Tequila outside Richard Spencer’s alt-right conference is Jewish, and it’s causing problems". salon.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  11. "Mike Cernovich and Dave Rubin: Donald Trump and the War on Free Speech (Full Interview)". 6:45. YouTube. The Rubin Report. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  12. Mike Cernovich (22 November 2016). "Alt-right subverted by controlled opposition". 7:00. periscope.tv. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Mike Cernovich (22 November 2016). "Alt-right subverted by controlled opposition". 1:00. periscope.tv. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  14. Mike Cernovich (22 November 2016). "Alt-right subverted by controlled opposition". 2:10. periscope.tv. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  15. Mike Cernovich (22 November 2016). "Alt-right subverted by controlled opposition". 19:31. periscope.tv. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  16. The Associated Press (19 December 2002). "David Duke Pleads Guilty To Tax Charge And Fraud". nytimes.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  17. Mike Cernovich (22 November 2016). "Alt-right subverted by controlled opposition". 5:00. periscope.tv. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  18. Mike Cernovich (22 November 2016). "Alt-right subverted by controlled opposition". 47:30. periscope.tv. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  19. Mike Cernovich (3 November 2016). "Podesta Spirit Cooking Emails Reveal Clinton’s Inner Circle as Sex Cult with Connections to Human Trafficking". dangerandplay.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  20. Mike Cernovich (22 November 2016). "Alt-right subverted by controlled opposition". periscope.tv. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  21. Allan Smith (27 December 2016). "Alt-right movement descends into civil war after leading figure is booted from Trump inauguration event". businessinsider.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  22. Mike Cernovich (8 January 2017). @Cernovich. twitter.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  23. Cristina Laila (29 April 2017). "Cassandra Fairbanks on The Independent Hit Piece – Will Sue (VIDEO)". thegatewaypundit.com. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  24. 24.0 24.1 Cristopher Brennan (2 June 2017). "Right-wing reporter sues Fusion writer over 'white power hand gesture' tweet". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  25. "No, the 'OK' Gesture Is Not a Hate Symbol". adl.org. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  26. Emily Shugerman (29 April 2017). "Two members of alt-right accused of making white supremacist hand signs in White House after receiving press passes". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 18 June 2017.