Millennial Woes

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Millennial Woes
Born Colin Robertson[1]
1983 (age 34–35)
Nationality Scottish
Citizenship United Kingdom
Occupation YouTube personality, blogger[2]
Years active 2013-present[3]
Website Official website

Colin Robertson (born 1983), known as Millennial Woes[4] or simply Woes,[5] is a Scottish alt-right, neoreactionary political activist, blogger[6] and YouTube personality.[7] He describes himself as a neoreactionary and "white advocate", and openly identifies with the alt-right. He has been described as a[8] far-right,[9] white nationalist,[5][10] white supremacist,[11] "garden-variety" racist across media,[12] and frequently publishes content that is critical of multiculturalism.[3] He has been described as a "household name" and a "darling" of the alt-right,[13] as well as a "rising star of the movement".[14]

Career[edit]

Robertson attended an art college in London in the mid-2000s. He launched his YouTube channel at the end of 2013,[15] after a period of clinical depression and underemployment.

Robertson delivered a speech at the National Policy Institute Conference in November 2016, in Washington DC.

In January 2017, Robertson began receiving coverage from BBC News[16] and national newspapers,[17][18] after Scottish tabloid the Daily Record claimed to have doxxed Millennial Woes, "expos[ing]" his birth name, family's home address and sending reporters to confront him.[19] Robertson was reported to have "left Britain", posting a video to his YouTube channel named "Fugitive Woes".[20] BNP-affiliated group Civil Liberty publicly defended him, claiming his outing by media was a "hate campaign fomented by [The] Daily Mirror",[21] while men's issues blog Return of Kings claimed British "media outlets" were "attempting to incite a mob against him".[22]

On 6 February 2017, Robertson gave a speech entitled "Withnail and I as Viewed From the Right" at The London Forum in Kensington, which The Independent described as "a meeting of prominent far-right voices".[23] Hope Not Hate covered his appearance at the event, claiming he recited the Fourteen Words as part of his speech.[24]

On 25 February 2017, Robertson gave a speech in Stockholm organised by Motpol, which had been promoted as "the most important alt-right conference in Europe". According to IBTimes, the event took place in a "secret location" in Södermalm.[25]

On 1 July 2017, he appeared at the Scandza Forum in Oslo. Searchlight covered his appearance, reporting the title of the conference as "Globalism v the Ethnostate" and Robertson as a "scheduled speaker".[19] White supremacist-linked magazine Amren claimed "his speech was among the most appreciated by the audience and the most shared afterwards".[26]

In August 2017, Salon claimed that Millennial Woes was one of only a few alt-right platforms to rapidly grow, alongside Red Ice, VDARE and The Rebel Media.[27]

On 10 December 2017, according to Right Wing Watch he began an interview series named Millenniyule 2017, inviting various internet personalities from the alt-right movement,[28] including an appearance from Faith Goldy.[29]

Views[edit]

Robertson is a proponent of the white genocide conspiracy theory.[5] He has claimed in interviews that "there are problems with the Jewish people".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fallout from modern protests: naming and shaming online". The Christian Science Monitor. 17 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "WATCH: 'Alt-Right' Owns up to Anti-Semitism". The Forward. 16 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Are these the faces of London's young 'alt-right'?". The Standard. 2 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "I Love Hans Hoppe!". LewRockwell.com. 23 October 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Exposed racist vlogger flees home and faces police probe". Sunday Herald. 15 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Warwick student's leading role in Facebook hate group exposed". The Boar. 27 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "The weakening of the 'alt-right': how infighting and doxxing are taking a toll". The Guardian. 25 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Warwick student's 'alt-right' Young Right Society is exposed on Facebook". The Tab. 25 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "NY Times Article Portrays Inside Alt-Right Movement". The AFRO. 25 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Greg Johnson is the editor-in-chief of the white nationalist publishing house Counter-Currents, an epicenter of "academic" white nationalism". Southern Poverty Law Center. 
  11. ^ "Breitbart writer caught running secret, virulently racist Facebook group". Think Progress. 27 November 2017. 
  12. ^ "Undercover With the Alt-Right". New York Times. 19 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "Fallout from modern protests: naming and shaming online". Yahoo News. 17 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "Pro-Trump Fake News Phenomenon Saw British Far-Right Activist Take 'Central' Role". HuffPost. 14 February 2017. 
  15. ^ "Government suspends its YouTube advertising, amid concerns about where revenue goes". The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 April 2017. 
  16. ^ "Scotland's papers: Crime figures 'fiddle' and Brexit warning". BBC News. 9 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "Vile vlogger who posts hate-filled YouTube videos to the world from his bedroom in his dad's house is named as jobless ex-student". The Daily Mail. 11 May 2017. 
  18. ^ "Racist vlogger who became global YouTube sensation unmasked as jobless ex-student who lives with dad". Daily Mirror. 9 January 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "International Nazi movement meets again in Norway". Searchlight. 4 July 2017. 
  20. ^ "Vile YouTube racist flees to US and puts out the begging bowl after Record exposes him". Daily Record (Scotland). 11 January 2017. 
  21. ^ "You Tube vlogger faces hate campaign fomented by Daily Mirror". Civil Liberty (UK). 16 January 2017. 
  22. ^ "British Media Doxes Small-Time Youtuber For Having Nationalist Views". Return of Kings. 13 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Activists blockade London meeting of 'secret Neo Nazi society'". The Independent. 6 February 2017. 
  24. ^ "HOPE not hate/EXPO exclusive". Hope Not Hate. 26 February 2017. 
  25. ^ "Inside the alt-right: Stockholm conference brings together US and European white nationalists". International Business Times. 3 March 2017. 
  26. ^ "Jared Taylor, Greg Johnson, F. Roger Devlin, Millennial Woes, & Marcus Follin to Speak". American Renaissance. 26 March 2018. 
  27. ^ "Trump and the Nazis: Our troll-in-chief has a deep affinity with the alt-right — and with their ancestors". Salon. 20 August 2017. 
  28. ^ "'Sargon Of Akkad' Cites White Nationalist Propaganda, Reveals His Alt-Right Sympathies". Right Wing Watch. 11 January 2017. 
  29. ^ "Faith Goldy Recites The '14 Words'". Right Wing Watch. 20 December 2017. 

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