That hasn’t prevented Yiannopoulos from casting about for another patron. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the shirt sitting next to “It’s Okay To Be White” in Yiannopoulos’s store hawks the “Constantinople Reclamation Squad” – and features, in the latest overlap between white supremacists and Russian nationalist talking points, a Russian double-headed eagle.

The double headed eagle was part of the heraldry of the Byzantine Empire. The version the t-shirt uses, with cross and orb, is actually from the Ecumenical Patriarch.

BTW, the writer of this drivel is “with a Master’s thesis detailing PR and image-management efforts from the regimes in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan”

Sigh.

18 thoughts on “Sigh”

  1. Milo “the white supremacist ” has recently married his very black partner.
    Milo “the fascist” is the most visible (and entertaining)) defender of freedom of speech in the Anglosphere
    Milo who spoke honestly about being seduced as an ephebe was hounded by the msm and smug hypocrites of left and right six months before the propagandista of Hollywood were revealed as collaborators in widespread sexual exploitation of young men and women and perhaps children.
    Sign me up for the Constantinople Reclamation Squad: the RoPers ruined it.

  2. I think the meaning of “white supremacist” has evolved. It now seems to mean anyone of any race that practices any culture that evolved amongst Caucasians. Someday someone will notice that universities evolved amongst Caucasians.
    The “Russia did it” narrative, if true, means a lot of its proponents will disappear. If untrue then they’ll merely get egg on their faces.

  3. Tim,

    that may be the same sort of error as claiming that the swastika is actually an ancient indian peace symbol: it’s subsequent use has rather overshadowed its origin.

  4. Claiming you have done “a Masters thesis” is another way of saying they didn’t actually give you the degree, I take it?

  5. Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots

    a Russian double-headed eagle.

    NOBODY EXPECTS THE RUSSIANS

    Anyway, the point of this article isn’t to tell you anything about Russian/Byzantine history, “white supremacists”, or Milo.

    It’s a SJW point-n-shriek aimed at getting Milo banned from Shopify, so they can cut off his income.

  6. Tim – got it. That makes sense.

    PMacF – Yes, it normally would be at least a red flag, but in this case he apparently has the degree, from Columbia.

  7. @Ljh, November 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    +1

    Milo Y is branded as a racist, misogynist, homophobe by left – he’s openly gay, TV and prefers black males.

    The double headed eagle was part of the heraldry of the Byzantine Empire

    Milo now also guilty of “cultural appropriation”?

    Talking of which, surely inter-racial relationships are also “cultural appropriation”?

  8. “Milo Y is branded as a racist, misogynist, homophobe by left – he’s openly gay, TV and prefers black males.”

    This is what the left accuse everyone of, even someone as plain as Mitt Romney. That;s how Trump got to be President.

  9. So Much For Subtlety

    Pcar – “Milo Y is branded as a racist, misogynist, homophobe by left – he’s openly gay, TV and prefers black males.”

    Well preferring Black male is kind of racist. Just not the kind people usually get upset about. Affirmative Action type of racism I guess. And he is Gay so the misogyny goes with the territory.

    I am just impressed that saying it is OK to be White has become such a controversial statement. A more accurate claim would be that White people are the best thing that has ever happened to the planet. The only thing that has cured a disease or discovered anything of note or come close to ending hunger. Everyone else ought to be thankful.

  10. We had a couple of op-eds from the media speculating that hey, perhaps we have lost touch with ordinary people.

    Then like a cat with a piece of string dangled in front of it they go after the “its OK to be white” story. Wall-to-wall chin-stroking and tut-tutting ensues with the ‘consensus expert opinion’ being that it’s not OK.

    What do you think the non-insane majority white culture thinks of that?

  11. @So Much For Subtlety, November 9, 2017 at 12:04 am

    …And he is Gay so the misogyny goes with the territory.

    You overlooked Milo Y being a TV – misogynists tend not to wear make-up and female clothes & jewelry for pleasure.

  12. So Much For Subtlety

    Pcar – “You overlooked Milo Y being a TV – misogynists tend not to wear make-up and female clothes & jewelry for pleasure.”

    Racists don’t wear Black Face?

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