Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart’s tech editor and darling of the “alt-right,” the label preferred by contemporary white supremacists, has some advice for American Jews: Change up those voting patterns.
“Stop voting Democrat for a start, Jews keep voting for the Democrats,” he said in a talk at Western Carolina University last month. “Progressives care a lot about almost every kind of bigotry except anti-Semitism, which they have no problem privately indulging in. Unless they spot it happening and think it might be damaging, then they acquire this new respect for the Jews.”
The right-wing provocateur, who has been touring American university campuses as part of his “Dangerous Faggot” tour, has gotten himself into some trouble when it comes to Jews. At a similar talk in December, he criticized Jewish members of the press as “thick as pig-shit media Jews,” in response to what he perceived as liberal bias among them. Yiannopoulous, who is openly gay and originally from Britain, does have Jewish ancestry, with a maternal Jewish grandmother. According to Jewish law, he is thus himself Jewish.
A fellow traveler of the “alt-right,” Yiannopoulos has risen to prominence and scored a book deal thanks to racist, sexist and otherwise inflammatory remarks. He was an ardent backer of President-elect Donald Trump, whom he refers to as “Daddy.”
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
Milo Yiannopoulos Tells Jews Not to Vote for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Democrats