The Reagan Battalion


The Reagan Battalion or is described by "The Washington Post" as simply "a conservative site". Its Twitter handle is @ReaganBattalion.[1] According to "The Gateway Pundit", YouTuber WildGooseBWC claimed in a Video that a Benny Polatseck, apparently an orthodox Jew, is the Leader of "The Reagan Battalion".[2]

View on race

The official Twitter account of "The Reagan Battalion" tweeted on 7 August 2017: "Just a reminder! Conservatism is color blind, if you are not, you should really go somewhere else!"[3]

Role in Milo Yiannopoulos's "fall from conservative grace"

The Twitter account of "The Reagan Battalion" tweeted out a five-minute-thirty-second clip of an over-two-hour-long video of Milo Yiannopoulos on "The Drunken Peasants" show that led to his "fall from conservative grace" in February 2017.[4] The video had been around since 4 January 2016, was publicly available on YouTube and had been viewed over 250,000 times before it came to the mainstream media's attention.[5][6]

Position on the alt-right

"The Reagan Battalion" is against the alt-right movement. On 10 June 2017, an Oath Keeper briefly choked an alt-rightist who had tried to join a demonstration supporting the statue of Sam Houston in Houston's Hermann Park. The alt-rightist had brought signs containing memes, one of which said: "No blood for Israel". The other Oath Keepers talked the man who was choking him into letting him out of the chokehold, which lasted about five seconds. The alt-rightist was then escorted out of the area by a large group of Oath Keepers, amid jeers from the crowd, and taken to police.[7] The following day, "The Reagan Battalion" posted this tweet, which was apparently addressed to Richard Spencer:

External links


  1. Abby Ohlheiser (21 February 2017). "The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos". Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  3. "Just a reminder ..." Archived at 5 May 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. German Lopez (24 February 2017). "Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos". Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  5. "Milo Yiannopoulos - PaulsEgo - TheAmazingAtheist - and More! DPP #193". YouTube. "Drunken Peasants". 4 January 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. "Did Milo Yiannopoulos Defend Pedophilia On Our Show? - Cool Cat Creator's Gun DVD - More - DPP #330". YouTube. "The Drunken Peasants". 21 February 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  7. Andrew Kragie, Brooke A. Lewis (12 June 2017). "Video: Alt-right protester choked out for waving meme signs at Sam Houston monument protest". Retrieved 13 June 2017.