This has been another very bad month for the Alt Right (or what remains of it).
First, you had Katie McHugh prominently disavowing her former work at Breitbart (though it needs to be said that they did cuck and throw her overboard in their time – another splendid demonstration of right-wing solidarity), as well as former colleagues who had mentored and supported her (which is always inexcusable).
Quite a few people doxxed.
The rumor mill has it that the guy behind her “redemption” is PT Carlo, which was confirmed to me by one neoreactionary who used to work with him. I have been unable to contact PT Carlo myself. However, I do not think this would be an unsurprising development coming from a (self-described) Duginist who believes that the “crypto-eugenist IQ fetishists and “Socio-biologists”” are “enemies” who “must be destroyed.”
Second, you had Heartiste’s deplatforming from WordPress. I do not read him regularly because he writes too much (not a criticism) and his takes have become predictable. That said, I do consider Heartiste to be a brilliant writer – probably the single best polemicist in the Alt Right. Unfortunately, his technical skills appear to fall short of his rhetorical ones. The site is still down. I hope he made backups. For now, you can follow him on Gab here.
Third, just a couple of days ago Roosh V took the “godpill” and banned all discussions of game and premarital sex from his forum, in effect cucking his thousands of younger followers (very convenient to disavow game when you approach 40).
RooshV, the most famous pickup artist blogger, well, ever, has just declared to his followers that he is now a devout Christian and no longer approves of casual sex — and they can't talk about it on his website. pic.twitter.com/6jdAdQ4rhT
— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) May 23, 2019
This invalidates the entire point of the forum. Christian dating sites are a dime a dozen. He’d be better off archiving the entire thing – or deleting it. Anyhow, with Heartiste’s banning, this pretty much destroys the manosphere. I would also add that even wrt Christian values, a consistent injunctive is to be humble about the faith. Whereas Roosh is making a spectacle out of it. Like that American missionary who went to the Andaman, doing more harm than good to others as well as himself.
Assuming this is not a supreme troll job – and I do not think it is, Roosh has been tending that way ever since the tragic early death of his sister from cancer – this is quite a sad end to a career that, whatever one might think of it, has at the very least been highly interesting and idiosyncratic.