Now he’s become the target of a small army of trolls who have managed to pull off the difficult feat of being even more terrible than he is.
Cernovich, you see, has been organizing something called the Deploraball, a kind of senior prom for Trumpian superfans scheduled for the night before their hero’s inauguration. And he’s been hoping the event will come off smoothly with none of the overtly fascist overtones that marred the recent National Policy Institute convention — you know, the Nazi salutes, the attendance of Hitler-idolizing barely-a-celebrity Tila Tequila, that sort of thing.
A couple of days ago, much to Cerno’s horror, a fellow helping him plan the event — who claims it was actually his idea in the first place — started Tweeting about the, er, Ew-Jays, if you catch my meaning.
Me: Upon research, I noticed Jewish people run 95% of American media that is very interesting
Internet: Why do you want to gas the Jews ?
— Based Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) December 26, 2016
If the screenshots of their alleged internet convos that Baked Alaska posted shortly afterwards are accurate, Cerno reacted with fury, telling him to shut up about the “JQ” — that is, the “Jewish Question.”
PRO TIP: If you’re hanging out with people who will instantly know what you mean when you bring up the “JQ,” there’s a very good chance your friends ARE NAZIS, and you might just be one yourself.
Not that Cerno ever had any illusions about what the alt-right really stood for. In a now-deleted Tweet from last year (archived here), he not only declared himself to be an alt-righter but also echoed the alt-right’s ridiculous rhetoric about so-called “white genocide.”
But the new Mike Cernovich doesn’t want to associate himself with people like, well, the old Mike Cernovich. So he took Mr. Alaska off the party planning committee, and disinvited him from the party.
Baked Alaska is not a member of the Deploraball committee and will not be attending the event. We wish him well.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) December 27, 2016
And that’s when things started to go south for Cerno. Mr. Alaska informed his 131,000 followers that Cerno had banned him from the Deploraball. Then he began a counterattack of sorts, which involved making fun of Cerno’s slight lisp
I guess you could say I've been THILENTHED ! lol 😂
— Based Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) December 27, 2016
Lithen up goys! I'm the new twither polithe!! If u thpeak of me again u will not b allowed 2 go to my parthhy! pic.twitter.com/MvlfkC7Qtd
— Based Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) December 27, 2016
After that, the deluge, as Mr. Alaska’s followers piled on, peppering their tweets with every slur they could think of.
— Matt (@MaxxBot) December 28, 2016
— Nat. (@nofatchx_96) December 28, 2016
So @Cernovich went full cuck. You never go full cuck bro. Let the men be men. Stay out of their way.
— 📎(((Alpha)))📎 (@ChancellorAlpha) December 28, 2016
@Cernovich You've been a drama whore since coat-tailing along the alt-right. Projecting much? Another jew-character.
— Dr. David Soapstein (@Dr_Soapstein) December 28, 2016
. @Cernovich is a cuck, faggot lives off his wifes alimony payments, should really be living in a ditch dying from alcohol poisoning
— Samuel HidesteinX5 (@WIlliamPierceX5) December 27, 2016
@Cernovich Have fun at your faggy sausage party, you lispy jewish faggot.
— offthedust (@offthedust) December 27, 2016
There were literally hundreds more tweets along these lines; they’re probably still going at it.
One inventive fellow repurposed a crude anti-Semitic cartoon, turning it into an attack on Cerno’s alleged treachery:
— HightechLowlife (@HitechLowlife88) December 27, 2016
Another posted video of himself literally burning a copy of one of Cerno’s books.
— AnimeRight UB (@UntergroundBoss) December 27, 2016
Given his rather, er, casual handing of his can of lighter fluid, it’s kind of amazing AnimeRight UB didn’t reduce himself to ashes alongside Cerno’s book.
Naturally, the waggish Angrew Anglin, head boy at the neo-Nazi tip sheet The Daily Stormer, had a few thoughts on the matter as well. In a celebratory post (archived here), he informed his readers that
[t]he cuck/kike contingent of the Trump movement is cucklapsing/kikelapsing right before our very eyes.
And he warned them that Cernovich’s
Deploraball is apparently an attempt at a sanitized, cuckolded, pro-Jew version of the NPI conference.
Well, you can’t say that Anglin is shy when it comes to talking about the, er, “JQ.”
But the most interesting thing I’ve run across in this glorious debacle came from Mr. Alaska, who posted what he said was a screenshot of an email from Milo Y, apparently in response to an earlier invitation to the bash.
I’m guessing there are a lot more screenshots of Milo missives like this stored on the hard drives of people who have interacted with him in the past. Milo’s inevitable implosion should prove to be interesting to watch.
But back to the here and now. How did Cerno respond to all this vitriol? He put up, then deleted, a Periscope trashing Mr. Alaska as a “junkie” and a “little bitch” with a very low credit score whose mother pays his rent. (You can find the deleted video posted on Youtube here.) In a post on his blog he declared that Mr. Alaska was a con man who “lies about everything.” I guess he’s saving the spurious pedophilia accusations for later.
On Twitter, he posted, and then for some reason deleted, several Tweets claiming that most of the supposed Nazis on Twitter are nothing more than a bunch of “paid shills.” (I got a screenshot of the Tweets before they vanished.) He followed up with a similar claim about the Ku Klux Klan, based on a blatant misreading or misrepresentation of a USA Today article.
The KKK isn't real. It's all (paid) online twitter trolls. That's what you never see them in real life. https://t.co/EAYBxniZxZ
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) December 28, 2016
Apparently Cerno finds it more comforting to think that the people sending him nasty tweets are paid shills in the employ of some shadowy SJW billionaire than actual human beings who hate his guts (if, alas, for the wrong reasons). Like his idol Trump, Cerno seems to prefer to live in a world of his own imagining.
The Cerno-Alaska falling-out was noisy and nasty enough to spur a second, if somewhat less dramatic, alt-right blowup, with Trump superfan and Twitter activist Bill Mitchell disavowing the alt right on account of all the alt-rightists in it.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) December 27, 2016
I don’t have much to add to my original response to his complaint.
I am shocked, SHOCKED, to discover white supremacists in this white supremacist movement! https://t.co/blzFNMTKW9
— David Futrelle (@DavidFutrelle) December 27, 2016
NOTE TO EXTREMELY LITERAL-MINDED READERS: I was being sarcastic. It is of course not very surprising to find white supremacists in a white supremacist movement, and my sarcastic comment, echoing a famous line in Casablanca, was meant to convey my suspicion that Mr. Mitchell was already well-aware that the alt-right, like Rick’s cafe, was filled with Nazis.
I’m still waiting for the inevitable alt-right falling-out with Trump himself. He’s already “disavowed” them. And some of them have gotten themselves pretty worked up about the Happy Hanukkah tweet he sent out on the 24th.
Come on, all you assholes, tear each other to shreds. The world will be a better place once you do.