Joe Bernstein of Buzzfeed news produced a seminal article about Breitbart, Milo Yiannopoulis and how they smuggled White Nationalism into the GOP.
I suggest that it wasn’t “smuggled” but was done so quite openly and can be seen on Twitter.
First, a little about me.
I’m non partisan. I know that seems strange since I’m a registered Republican but at the time CA required you choose a party to vote in primaries. As an 80’s kid, Ronald Reagan is my favorite President. I regard the 90’s, with Bill Clinton as a pretty decent time, also.
As a consequence of seeing firsthand how GOP party officials and advocates acted on Twitter I now support Deputy District Attorney Andrew Janz in his run against Devin Nunes.
I realize other people have different views, and knowing now how the Clinton’s influenced incarceration rates of minorites (Donald Trump wants to execute drug dealers) that’s an extremely valid criticism.
My Unce is a retired CHP officer and curerntly works for Tulare County District Attorney’s office as an investigator.
I have an awful lot of family in Tulare County who are growers and various professions.
Childhood friends grew up to work in Corrections, law enforcement, big agriculture, for Governor Pete Wilson in his office and wrote the software the FEC uses to trace federal elections, Netfile, and work for the District Attorney’s office (son of a Judge).
My parents are/were friends with their parents. We largely attended the same elementary schools (before I attended the magnet starting in 6th grade) and high school.
When Donald Trump talks about MS13 and violent (Hispanic) gangs, he’s leaving out The Stoners, the Fresno gang, that opposed the F14’s (who later became Bulldogs gang in fresno.)
How do I know this? I lived in the area. I saw the graffitti. I had a friend beaten up by F14’s and had to leave Kings Canyon Junior High. I knew of other kids that liked to fight them.
I know a lot of these kids, though perhaps forgot names. The first comment is by an ’86 Roosevelt grad who was my squad leader in Boy Scouts. He loves(d) to cook and took his own spices to Camp Chawanakee.
We all basically lived in southeast Fresno, “Sunnyside” and have spread out and moved on.
I personally never had any issues and was part of our own “alternative” group in High School. The Chess Club. (Honestly we made it to get girls. It worked)
One childhood friend, who attended Holland Project T.A.L.E.N.T. and Roosevelt with me (same class) has been arrested for non violently protested for Dreamers in his Congressman’s office in New Jersey.
Another friends mom, his dad was my little league all star coach, escaped communists in North Korea as a kid and came to the Central Valley. She’s retired from the IRS, and her family apparently was honored by the South Korean goverment sometime in the 1990’s. I believe she (his mom) went back to South Korea for this ceremony.
I’m not going to provide all names, however if you search “Classmates” website and find Roosevelt High School yearbooks from ’83-’84 to ’86-’87 you can piece this all together yourselves. (Broadway star Audra McDonald attended same schools (from her 7th grade year, 1 year behind me.)
So how did Breitbart/Bannon/Milo “smuggle” (violent!) white nationalism into the GOP?
Milo Yiannopoulis networked with College Republicans on twitter.
Amongst them were UC Irvine’s Arianna Rowlands and Kassy Dillon, of Mount Holyoke College (& later) Western Massachusetts GOP.
Kassy Dillon founded Conservative website, Lone Conservative with Micah Messer, who is from Alabama.
Infamous twitter troll, @caerulus_rex, Brian Brathovd is now Richard B. Spencer’s bodyguard. When Milo appeared in Alabama, Brian Brathovd took a video of Milo and himself saying “Hi” to Kassy Dillon.
Breitbart (And milo?) employees Mike Ma and Allum Bokhari were present at that talk. I believe they can at various times be seen in the audience on the Breitbart youtube video of that appearance.
Milo is on the RECORD saying that “white nationalism” is NOT the answer however the coalition he and Breitbart built clearly included such people.
Michael McClister, aka @themidmerican, then comms director for Lone Conservative, lied about me doxing him on twitter (I’ve never doxed anyone at all, ever) and threatened to come to Fresno to beat the shit out of me basically. He’s a CA expatriot and disabled Army veteran. Such threats are somewhat concerning.
John Rust, a convicted pedophile (arrested for violent threats against Howard University students) wrote for Heat Street, Refined Right & Lone Conservative.
Mr. Rust was one of the early “volunteers” (actually GOP activists) at Lone Conservative and left to start Refined Right due to a dispute over a story between Arianna Rowlands and Kassy Dillon.
Lane Davis, political editor for notorious alt right site The Ralph Retort, run by “muckracking” proprietor & convicted felon, Ethan Ralph, is a former Milo intern who killed his father for calling him a “nazi.”
It seems obvious that there was no screening done as to who Milo/Breitbart shoud employ at their site.
Mike Ma of Breitbart was suspended for bullying Arianna Rowlands.
Mike Ma was in a twitter DM group, “Tila Tequila Fan Club” with various others. They used this DM group to target individuals for cyber harassment campaigns. The twitter DM group is why I firmly believe Milo was rightfully suspended by Twitter.
The Group included youtuber Beardson Beardly, who threatened Kassy Dillon. He was suspended by Twitter for these threats. I have no idea if Arianna also reported bullying by Ma and Bearson, I just know Twitter responded to MY ticket and suspended Beardson Beardly.
Kassy Dillon’s “intern” interviewered Conservative musician, Sergio Michel. Rather than transcribe the interview as requested, the lowly intern chose to troll Mr. Michel on twitter.
This caused Mr. Michel to recognize them for what they are, and leave the alt right.
I could give a hoot about any patriotic American. In fact, coming from a family that came here long ago and has served in probably every war (Great Grandpa was in France in WW1 in artillery, a great uncle died in Pacific in WW2, an uncle served in Korea, my dad VOLUNTEERED for US Navy (after deferments were up) and served as a LT Jg in Sea of Japan, vietnam) I encourage it.
However I despise people that bring violence to politics. And that’s who Milo and Breitbart allowed to become mainstream in GOP. I also oppose Antifa.
Joe Bernstein’s dad worked for Department of Justice as a Nazi Hunter.
I submit Joe is very much in his Father’s image and his Father would be very proud of him for his reporting on the white nationalists who invaded the GOP.
(A prominent NY Republican, former personal attorney for AIG Chairman Hank Greenberg, frequently tweeted with Milo. I’m not naming him because he likes to hire attorneys to try to silence the truth. I’m sure Joe knows who he is.
I’m familiar with AIG as they were the biggest client of a former employer, the world’s largest indepent adjusting firm. I believe this familiarity is why the attorney tweeted with me on twitter.
I was concerned about the prevalence of abuse on twitter at the time, and saw Milo being abused by people who used the exact same tactics they claimed he (and others) were using. By watching Milo’s feed, I found this GOP connected attorney.
Those empowered advocates (on the left) have been written about elsewhere and I’ve made my concerns known to Senator Feinstein, amongst others. Senator Feinstein assures me they are working in the Senate to get to the bottom of what’s going on at Twitter. I believe this is true due to the continued requests for information from Senator Feinstein to twitter and the attendant hearings before the Senate. I consider Twitter’s testimony that they don’t censor to be a bald faced laughable lie. I believe the far left is as openly violent as the far right in the US at present.)