Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow responded to the weekend’s white supremacist violence in Charlottesville by giving Alt-Right apologist Milo Yiannopoulos more than half an hour of airtime on Breitbart’s SiriusXM program on Monday, which Yiannopoulos used to claim that liberals are to blame for the growth of white supremacist groups in the U.S.
Yiannopoulos claimed that the white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville, including Richard Spencer, were “from the wacky, fringe, white supremacist right” and “really don’t have many supporters in America at all.” Last year, Yiannopoulos called Spencer one of the “intellectuals” of the white nationalist Alt-Right movement and noted that the website he founded was “a center of alt-right thought.”
He claimed that not only was the Charlottesville violence caused by the left’s “own violent instincts,” but that “the left invented political violence” and is “clearly the source of 95 percent of it.” He added that “there is a racial element here, but it is a product of the left.”
“There is some statistics suggesting that KKK membership is ratcheting upwards,” he said. “Well, why might that be? Could it have anything to do with the fact that the left has been on a crusade against straight, white men, making people think about themselves in tribal terms they never would have before?”
He added that “the left has successfully indentified the straight, white male as the architect of western civilization, and it hates the straight, white male as a result. But as the architect of western civilization, if you start a war with that group, you’re going to lose. So the left is both strategically dumb and just hateful and divisive and horrible, all the while hurling insults at the right and claiming that the right is the cause of all these problems, and that’s why I hate them so much.”