They despise mainstream conservatives and revere Donald Trump. And they shout a lotby Antonia Cundy / August 3, 2016 / Leave a comment
Two weeks ago, Milo Yiannopoulos’s twitter account, @Nero, was formally and permanently banned from Twitter. He had been accused of instigating racist attacks on social media towards the Ghostbusters cast.
Milo, who describes himself as “the most fabulous supervillain on the internet,” is a far-right writer and editor of the US conservative news site Breitbart. He is one of the better-known faces of the “Alt-Right” or “Alternative Right” movement, an eclectic mix of (mostly online) right-wing presences estranged from mainstream American conservatism which they find “too liberal.” Their ideologies are hard to figure out, as they seem more interested in what they oppose (liberalism, democracy, human rights, feminism) than what they support. They are most famous for their aggressive internet trolling (often racist, sexist, and homophobic) and their support of Donald Trump, whom Milo calls “Daddy” and labels as “the first truly cultural candidate for President since Buchanan.”
In an article by Milo on Breitbart, he sorts alt-right members into four groups: intellectuals, natural conservatives, the meme team, and the “1488rs.” The first category, Milo says, are drawn to the alt right by an “intellectual awakening”, the second by “inherent conserva…