Mike Cernovich

Meet Mike Cernovich, the meme mastermind of the alt-right, Trolls For Trump,  New Yorker  October 31, 2016:  He lives in Orange County, CA, in a cul-de-sac and is “a regular dude”…”His parents are devout Christians. His mother didn’t finish high school; his father bounced between factory jobs, eventually working at a junk yard…Cernovich trained as a lawyer. In 2003, he was accused of raping a woman he knew; the charge was later dropped, but a judge ordered him to do community service for misdemeanor battery. (His record has since been expunged.) On his first blog, which he started in 2004, he offered a libertarian critique of prosecutorial overreach, emphasizing free speech and false rape allegations. He launched his current blog, Danger and Play, in 2011, after his first wife filed for divorce…’My first marriage was ruined by feminist indoctrination’.”   Danger and Play has had blog posts titled:

“Misogyny Gets You Laid” and “When Should You Compliment a Woman?” (Answer: “During or after sex.”)

“How to Cheat on Your Girlfriend.”

“On September 11th, Clinton fainted after attending a memorial service at Ground Zero. Cernovich wrote a post called “Complete Timeline of Hillary’s Health #HillarysHealth…cott Greer, a deputy editor of the Daily Caller, tweeted, “Cernovich memed #SickHillary into reality. Never doubt the power of memes’..”After his divorce, he reinvented himself as an alpha male. His self-published 2015 book, “Gorilla Mindset,” is a manual for men who want to “unleash the animal” within them. The book is filed under Gender Studies in the Amazon Kindle store. Until recently, it was the top seller in that category, ahead of “We Should All Be Feminists,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…

On his blog, Cernovich developed a theory of white-male identity politics: men were oppressed by feminism, and political correctness prevented the discussion of obvious truths, such as the criminal proclivities of certain ethnic groups. His opponents were beta males, losers, or “cucks”—alt-right slang for “cuckolds.” “To beat a person, you lower his or her social status,” he wrote on Danger and Play. “Logic is pointless.”

Although he disdained electoral politics (“No thinking man buys into this two-party political system”), he was in an ideal position to foresee Trump’s rise. In July, 2015, he tweeted, ‘I said if a Republican acted like me and ran for office, it’d be a movement. Donald Trump has proven me right. People are tired of pussies.’..Cernovich told me, ‘I believe in strong borders, including keeping out Islamic terrorists. If people think that’s inherently racist, fine—but I’m an American nationalist, not a white nationalist.’”

“Mike Cernovich, migrated to the alt lite after refusing to openly espouse the alt right’s explicitly white supremacist beliefs.” ADL

Mike Cernovich is a Southern California-based blogger, YouTube personality, author, filmmaker, conspiracy theorist and radio host who has a predominantly right-wing following on social media. He is an unapologetic misogynist, and has claimed that date rape does not exist, writing on his website, ““Thinking, ‘I might have been date raped,’ means you weren’t raped.” To mark International Women’s Day, he tweeted: “Teach women to stop lying about rape.” Cernovich describes himself as an “American nationalist,” and has written, “IQ tests for immigrants would solve most of our problems. If I could only do ONE act, that would be it.” While he is not part of the alt right, that was not always the case, as he explained in this tweet: “I went from libertarian to alt right after realizing tolerance only went one way and diversity is a code for white genocide.” More recently, he rejected the term “alt right” because of its associations with white supremacists. Cernovich is known for his promotion of the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory, which propagated outrageous claims about child trafficking and culminated in Edgar Welch firing an AR-15 as he entered D.C.’s Comet Ping Pong pizzeria. He has also allegedly commissioned a blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon to use as part of his campaign against U.S. National Security Advisor H. R. McMasterHe is a contributor to Alex Jones’ Infowars.”   ADL