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Michael "Cerno" Cernovich (17 November 1977) is a Journalist, Documentary Film Maker, Lawyer and Author of the Book "Gorilla Mindset", "a manual for Men who want to 'unleash the animal' within them" that he self-published in 2015. The Group Hope not Hate considers Mike to be a Proponent of the Alt Light. Mike considers himself Centre-Right and New Right. According to "Salon", Mike "once self-identified as being alt-right but now no longer does". Mike called himself Alt Right until about the Start of 2016, "back before the Alt Right became all about Neonazism", he says.
- 1 Early Life and Identity
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Military Service
- 4 Accused of Rape
- 5 Seth Rogen's Wife makes sexual Comment to Mike
- 6 What Mike says about what
- 7 2017
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Early Life and Identity
Mike grew up "in the Middle of Illinois, [in a small Town where there is] nothing but Cornfields and Soybean-Farms". He says everyone hates Illinois, "because we're all Redneck, Backwoods, you know, hateful, bigoted People". He has said: "Growing up I was also kind of a fat Kid, got bullied a lot, got picked on. Then I got into martial Arts and, you know, started beating up the People who bullied me and created that little Conflict Cycle, got that out of my System."
Mike has said he is Jewish. In a Periscope Broadcast on 9 August 2017, he said:
- How many People are more productive than I am? ... That's why People were able to find out that I'm Jewish, because how productive I am, you know, I'm a very good Representation of my People, so to speak. So I'm very, very proud to set an Example of what one Person can do ... Yeah, everybody knows I'm Jewish ... it's not like a big Percentage, but, whatever. Whatever, I'll own it.
Mike is married to Shauna, born to "secular Persian Muslims who left Iran before it became a theocracy". On 6 December 2016 at 8:38 p.m., Shauna gave birth to their Daughter Cyra, who weighed in at 6 Pounds, 11 Ounces.
- I'm a Graduate of Officer Candidate School, I served nine Years in the National Guard/Army Reserves, honourably discharged, resigned my Commission ... I did all my Service ... I started off enlisted, I did Basic Training, I did AIT and I never deployed, but I've never claimed to be more than I am.
Mike joined the National Guard when he was 17 in order to attend Basic Training before graduating Highschool. He did Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and says he was assigned the Military Occupational Specialty 31U. His Officer Candidate School Class was 44-99, which would make it the 44th Class to graduate in 1999.
Accused of Rape
In 2003, Mike was accused of Rape. He says: "My case was bogus. I slept with the Girl on the Living Room Floor while her best Friend was in the Room." He says that the Judge once said to his Lawyer: "Think about what the Media would say if I dismissed this Case!" The Rape Charge was dropped and he was charged with Misdemeanor Battery. He did Community Service and his Record was later expunged.
Seth Rogen's Wife makes sexual Comment to Mike
On 10 October 2015, Lauren Miller Rogen, the Wife of Seth Rogen, made a sexual Comment to Mike on Twitter. Seth had tweeted to Mike that he whined "about how hard it is being a white dude". Mike tweeted back: "Your wife won't f*** you. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha." Lauren then tweeted to Mike: "Well, she definitely would f*** you!" Mike replied: "Thanks, Lauren, but I want you and Seth to work things out first. If not, call me!" He later wrote an Article about it on his Blog dangerandplay.com. Lauren deleted her Tweet, but it was archived.
What Mike says about what
Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer
Controlled Opposition and the Right
Mike is a bit of a Conspiracy Theorist when it comes to People that are on the Right like him. He believes that Hailgate was something Richard Spencer staged with the End Goal of discrediting Donald Trump. Mike holds the View that Richard is controlled Opposition and that "the Alt Right has been taken over by controlled Opposition". He believes Richard is too smart to have done what he did during Hailgate sincerely. The Part that bothered him the most was that Richard said: "Hail Trump!" This is Mike's Idea of controlled Opposition:
- If you want to defeat a Movement, you let it be taken over by People who'll then do what you tell them to do ... who'll then do what you tell them to do. So Glenn Beck has long been controlled Opposition for Conservatism. Ben Shapiro is controlled Opposition for Conservatism. Richard Spencer is controlled Opposition for, he's a Media, he's owned by the Media. Richard Spencer is owned by the Media, maybe even, maybe he even has Government Connections.
Clinton's inner Circle
On 3 November 2016, Mike wrote on his Website dangerandplay.com: "Clinton’s inner circle includes child traffickers, pedophiles, and now members of a 'sex cult'". It's unclear whether Mike is talking about Hillary or Bill, as he talks about both of them later in the Article, which he titled "Podesta Spirit Cooking Emails Reveal Clinton’s Inner Circle as Sex Cult with Connections to Human Trafficking". Although he alleges he bases this Conspiracy Theory on an Email leaked by WikiLeaks, he doesn't say which Email he's referring to.
The Anti-Defamation League
On 18 July 2017, Mike tweeted: "The ADL is trying to get my family murdered."
The Alt Right
Although many People believe Mike is part of the Alt Right, Mike made a Statement on 22 November 2016 on periscope.tv that is unequivocal: "I am not Alt Right, therefore I can't be controlled Opposition. Who ... what am I doing? I'm not in your dumb Movement." He made this Statement after Hailgate. Over one Year before Hailgate, on 28 October 2015, he had tweeted: "People must learn there is no left or right. National Review *and* Salon support pedophiles. Only the alt-right has the answers." Back when he was Part of the Alt Right, he thought it was "an edgier, aggressive, unapologetic Version of the Right".
The German Word "Lügenpresse"
Mike has heavily criticised Richard Spencer and the Alt Right's use of the Term "Lügenpresse": "Do you speak German Motherf*****s? You don't even speak German Motherf*****s! [You're] trying to act like you know what the f*** you're talking about, using some German Term."
Mike believes "there's an open Paedophile Ring on Twitter." He claims there was a Twitter Account that was shut down "for exposing Paedophiles on Twitter".
Criticises Wikipedia, promotes Infogalactic
Punched, claims to punch back in Self-Defence
On 15 April 2017, Mike showed up at a rally that was convened with the purpose of demanding that Donald Trump release his tax returns. After a speaker finished talking, Mike quickly walked over to the microphone and started saying repeatedly: "Bill Clinton is a rapist." Everyone started booing and he and the person he was with, Joe Biggs, started walking away when suddenly someone punched toward Mike and missed, hitting his camera, after which Mike claimed he punched him in self defence in the presence of law enforcement.
Emma Roller "okay" gesture tweet
In April 2017, Emma Roller, a writer for fusion.net, posted a tweet with a picture of Cassandra Fairbanks and Mike doing the "okay" gesture and that stated they were "just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House". Cassandra said she would sue, something she followed through on on 31 May, filing a lawsuit for $100,000. The Anti-Defamation League has expressly said the hand gesture Cassandra and Mike were making, the "okay" gesture, is not a hate symbol. The Editor-in-Chief of fusion.net, Dodai Stewart, responded to news about the lawsuit with the following statement: "This suit is an obvious publicity stunt and an attempt to intimidate reporters who scrutinize the activities of the extreme right. We fully support Emma and will defend her." Cassandra pointed out that she is of partial Puerto Rican heritage. "Independent" posted the Tweet and Article shown below:
Pivots "from a Pro-Trump-Guy to more of a journalistic Guy"
After Anthony Scaramucci was fired from his job as Donald Trump's Communications Director on 31 July 2017, Mike "pivoted from a pro-Trump guy to more of a journalistic guy", stating that "Basic game theory is that if you have no upside and you have a downside [to backing someone] -- and with Trump, you have a considerable downside -- then you don't make that move."
In a Periscope-Broadcast on 8 August 2017 , Mike said: "If you are a Pro-Trump-Person, you are going to get screwed. And if you are an Obama-Holdover, you're going to be safe and sound ... Me, I'm just a Journalist, I'm calling it clean."
In a 10 August 2017 Periscope broadcast, Mike said: "People go: 'Why you pivoting to Journalism?' Well, I mean, if I'm giving the best Advice in the World to Trump and he's not listening to my Advice, then I'm going to do other Things with my Time."
Posts Jake Offenhartz's Picture on Twitter
Freelance Reporter Jake Offenhartz says that Mike used a Picture he took during his Appearance at Columbia University on Twitter. The Banner gave the Impression that the Leftist Protesters there were pro-paedophilic, because it said "No white Supremacy", "No Pedo Bashing" and "No Mike Cernovich", but in Reality it was planted, Jake says. Mike then posted it on Twitter without mentioning that Jake had said it was planted, giving the Impression that the leftists Protesters were pro-paedophilic. Jake told Twitter Mike was using his Photo and Twitter took it down, but it was subsequently reposted by Paul Joseph Watson, who tweeted: "They are trying to censor this image. It's coffin nails to the left. Retweet the c**p out of it. Streisand effect!". It got over 20,000 Shares. This is the Tweet Jake tweeted the Picture in:
Alt right strikes first at Columbia Cernovich event, plants NAMBLA-branded sign in front of protest march pic.twitter.com/IAw6yIeINC— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) 30. Oktober 2017
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