YouTube video blogger “Millenial Woes” has been unmasked as Colin Robertson, a 34-year-old unemployed former arts student, from Linlithgow, Scotland. Robertson attracted a thousands-strong far-right audience with his videos made in the spare bedroom of his father’s house.
Robertson spoke at a rally in Washington DC in which neo-Nazis infamously shouted “Hail Trump” whilst performing Nazi salutes, leading Donald Trump to comment: “I condemn them. I disavow, and I condemn.” In a short documentary about the incident, Robertson said: “Two or three years ago, I finally came to understand what is called the ‘Jewish Question’. That there are problems with the Jewish people. And that was difficult because I really didn’t want to become an antisemite. It’s like the cliché, the biggest right-wing cliché.”
Robertson would regularly record himself speaking from his father’s spare bedroom against “Jew thinking” and other topics that attracted his ire, such as women being allowed to vote, describing violence as “inevitable”, until he was unmasked by bloggers from A Thousand Flowers. Robertson’s newly-revealed identity soon attracted press attention, and he has now posted a video claiming to have fled the country, and asking his supporters to send him donations so that he can support himself.
Police Scotland has opened an investigation. We are following the case with interest.