Breitbart is an unlikely icon of the “alt-right,” a movement that emerged in reaction to Trump’s election and has been associated with white nationalism and anti-Semitism.
But it is also the author of the now-infamous, first-person essay “The Fascists Mindset,” a series of articles that became the template for what is now known as the “Alt-Right.”
A self-described alt-right, the group of writers has embraced a “bully pulpit” of rhetoric and memes designed to make the “fascists” seem more like Americans than the “cuckservatives” who made the U.S. great.
It has also taken to using memes like Pepe the Frog, a frog that is often used to promote white nationalism.
And its most controversial memes, like the one that shows an image of Pepe the frog being hit by a police officer, have been widely denounced as a white supremacist hate symbol.
In a series about the alt-righters, The New Yorker magazine reported that Breitbart’s ideas were shaped by his childhood, when he was bullied by bullies at school.
He became so fed up with the bullies’ racism and sexism that he began using the term “fucking white trash” in a way that was considered offensive to many people.
“When I was in eighth grade, I had a bully named Chuck who was always making fun of me for being an American,” he told The New York Times in a 2016 interview.
“I would always say to him, ‘What are you doing?
You’re not American.
You’re a fucking white trash.'”
Breitbart was also a bully, he told the Times, so he decided to become one himself.
“That’s what I did when I was a kid, because I had no choice,” he said.
“It was not about being politically correct.
It was about being an angry, white boy, with a sense of entitlement, and being a bully.”
But even in his teenage years, he was a troubled boy, according to a biography published by the New Yorker.
“He was an abusive and unstable child, who was constantly bullied by classmates and peers for being a racist, homophobic, misogynistic bully who would never be allowed to play on a playground with anybody of other races,” the author said.
His parents separated when he turned 14.
“At 14, he decided he had to leave the home and went to live with a friend in his home town, Kansas City,” the biography said.
At that point, he said, he had “a deep, profound sense of hatred” for the United States and was determined to destroy it.
He went on to study at a boarding school in Wichita, Kansas, and eventually worked as an engineer for a nuclear power company.
He then became a Marine Corps recruiter for the U of M, and joined the Black Panther Party, which was banned in the United Kingdom in the 1960s.
In 1970, he joined the Communist Party, and the year after, he went to prison for two years for plotting to kill President Richard Nixon.
He was released after serving only two months, and was “terrified of the power he was putting in the hands of the police,” according to the biography.
“What did he want from the police?
He wanted a police state,” the New York Daily News quoted him as saying.
He had no problem with the police as long as they were working for him, he explained to the Daily News.
“In the end, he just wanted a government that worked for him.
I don’t know if that’s the right way to think about it, but it was certainly the right approach.”
He then went on, “The government is what you make it.”
“He didn’t think of it as a dictatorship,” said the biography, adding that he didn’t “think of himself as a tyrant, or an evil man, or a bad person.”
He said he didn, however, “think about myself as a Nazi.”
In 1970 he joined Black Panther, and became an associate.
In 1971, he and a Black Panther member murdered two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing two police.
In 1973, he founded the American Freedom Party, a political party that advocated for the overthrow of the U:S.
He later moved to the United Nations, where he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
But the United Nation’s Committee Against Apartheid declared him a “terrorist” in 1981, and he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
He fled to Cuba in 1986.
In 2017, he died at age 79, according the Los Angeles Times.
His wife, Betty, later remarried and became a journalist.
“They were very proud of him,” her husband’s daughter told The Washington Post in 2018.
“We love him very much.”
The alt-rights, or “alt right,” movement is part of a broader trend among some