The second leg of Milo Y’s tour of The Australian Colonies is tonight in Perth.
Oddly, while the Centre touts the fact that it’s hosting the ‘Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous’ exhibition, it doesn’t advertise the fact that it’s providing a bridge for a Nazi-sympathising paedophile apologist and troll tonight.
The Mercers Wash Their Hands of Milo, Rosie Gray, The Atlantic, November 2, 2017 (‘The conservative billionaire distances himself from the right-wing provocateur, whose reputation has been sullied by reports outlining his ties to white nationalists’):
… Mercer did until recently give financial backing to Yiannopoulos, who has made a career of provocation on race, gender, and other identity issues. BuzzFeed’s recent story included a video of Yiannopoulos singing in a karaoke bar as the white nationalist “alt-right” leader Richard Spencer and others give Nazi salutes. The story also reported that Yiannopoulos’s passwords included references to Kristallnacht, the 1938 anti-Semitic German pogrom that historians mark as the beginning of the Holocaust, and the Night of the Long Knives, the murderous 1934 purge of Hitler’s onetime allies by Nazi paramilitaries.
A source with close knowledge of the relationship between Yiannopoulos and the Mercers said the email leak had been a last straw.
It “showed a complete lack of professionalism,” this person said. Yiannopoulos had already been damaged by his ejection from Breitbart News earlier this year after comments he made defending pedophilia surfaced, and by a failed attempt to hold a “Free Speech Week” on the UC-Berkeley campus. “I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner,” this source said of the Mercers’ cutting Yiannopoulos off.