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February 11, 2018

When you think you have heard it all……

He’s argued that black people are “dumber” than white people, questioned whether 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust, was banned from Twitter for threatening a Black Lives Matter activist, and posed making a white power sign while standing next to white supremacist leader Richard Spencer.

But now he’s managed to secure himself a foothold not far from the center of influence in Washington, taking advantage of the new anything-goes environment to win sit-downs with political leaders. Johnson’s rise to prominence is a case study in the empowerment of the so-called alt-right, the white nationalist movement that has gained mainstream currency in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election.

He’s met with Trump’s interior secretary to discuss a border wall, huddled with Julian Assange and a Republican congressman on a jaunt to London, and written an article on his conspiracy-focused website that has landed on the president’s desk.

What’s also surprising is how he traces his extreme views, and his knack for grabbing headlines, to his education at Milton Academy, the exclusive prep school outside Boston, where he was a lonely conservative voice known for provoking outrage online and in person.

Like the influential Trump adviser Stephen Miller, who says his far-right worldview stemmed from being an outcast at liberal Santa Monica High School, Johnson says his views were shaped in opposition to wealthy, liberal Milton — a place where he sought acceptance but felt rejection.

Ahhh…did Mommy not breastfeed him until he was 7 years old?  Did his peers in school tell him his rancid views should be shunned?    After all he had such a wretched upbringing!

“We were the poorest people in Milton. Far and away,” he insisted.

“Poor’’ is a relative term in Milton, the leafy suburb where he grew up in a 3,000-square-foot Colonial, which property records indicate his parents still own, now valued by the town at more than $800,000.

  1. February 11, 2018 7:53 PM

    Thanks–I do need an editor at times! Many times. Have a nice evening.

  2. Howard permalink
    February 11, 2018 4:56 PM

    Gregory, “retched” means threw up. I believe you meant “wretched.” And the breast-feeding comment seems a little short of your usual level of discourse.

    These small cavils aside, you and I are pretty much on the same page politically, and I read this blog daily and like it very much. I’m looking forward to more.

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