On Wednesday, the Big Tech giant Twitter inexplicably banned an acclaimed right-wing author and commentator known only by his pseudonym “Bronze Age Pervert,” author of the book Bronze Age Mindset.
According to Breitbart, the author – often referred to by his initials “BAP” – has moved over to his Telegram channel, “Bronze Age Revival,” to continue addressing his fans; he had accumulated over 75,000 followers on his Twitter account prior to the ban, even despite never being “verified” as authentic by the site.
BAP first rose to prominence after self-publishing his book in 2018, which has become an influential piece of writing on the dissident right, drawing upon Nietzschean philosophy and the values of Ancient Greece. The book was reviewed by former Trump Administration speechwriter Michael Anton for the Claremont Review of Books, in which he described it as “speaking directly to a youthful dissatisfaction.” The author eventually wrote his own article for The American Mind, a publication of the Claremont Institute, in response to Anton’s review.
Among BAP’s most prominent stances is his support for the role of male masculinity in society, and a return to venerating the traditionally attractive male body, in direct contrast to the Left’s “body-positivity” movement that encourages men and women alike to be as unhealthy and unattractive as possible, ostensibly out of protest of “patriarchal” or “White” ideas of attractiveness. He is known for a satirical and ironic style in many of his online posts in order to convey his meaning, often challenging the self-absorbed nature and rhetoric of America’s modern elite.
Although BAP has been referred to as “alt-right” or “far-right” by his critics, even some on the Left have nevertheless offered praise for his writing skills and unique new outlook on modern political dynamics; an article for the far-left publication The New Republic described his book as “artfully penned,” even after labeling him as “far-right.”
On Telegram, BAP stated that he had seen “quite a few groups trying to take credit for my banning,” and that he would “look into it and see what reasons Twatter gives, if any.” He pointed out that many of the left-wing users trying to take credit for his suspension “are working for NGOs on year-long or 9-month contracts to ‘disrupt radical networks,’ for like $25K-$30K/year or per contract, so they have to justify that,” which leads to “multiple people taking credit” even when they had no involvement.