What is YouTube’s “Beau of the Fifth Column”?
You are thinking of Beau’s 5th column, which was a slang term used during the Spanish Civil War to describe soldiers who defected from the republic and joined Franco.
YouTube’s “Beau of the Fifth Column” is a reference to Jefferson Davis Baker Jr. who was an Agent-in-Charge with Subversive Activities Control, which later became called the FBI. He had two children that were murdered by John Tresadern. Reasons for this are still unknown. This is no longer his current nick name as he has now become an activist against surveillance and believes in bitcoin currency and protection of privacy rights using technology.
Beau is the name given to one of YouTube’s three robots.
Beau helped serve videos for over six billion hours in 2013, and was responsible for uploading 400 million hours worth of video during that time. Beau has expanded its horizons this year by being programmed to not only find and upload film content, but also television shows as well.
It’s so successful that it now reaches over 58% of all 18-24 year olds in the United States every month! Quite a feat for just one robot…
A near-mythical individual who played on YouTube videos and was also active on various social media platforms.
He would post images of him shirtless with “Beau” written in black marker across his chest, along with messages such as “Who’s my favorite YouTuber?” or “Why did ____ abandon me?”. He also had a Twitter account that he used to tweet @YouTubeGurus and at people known primarily for their news coverage. It is also believed that the Beau persona may be a group effort between several individuals.
In November 2017, Beau mysteriously stopped posting as suddenly as he had started months earlier and hasn’t reappeared since.
The Beau of the Fifth Column is a term that was coined by Graham Greene in his 1958 political novel, “Our Man in Havana.” It is a reference to those who were faithful to President Batista and saw Fidel Castro’s revolution as an invasion.
It also alludes ironically to the beau monde, which describes the fashionable circles around Louis XIV’s court at Versailles.
Batista depended on elements of Cuba’s elite, largely composed of members from the old ruling class and their heirs. They had lost power through land reform and granting more rights to individuals and social movements for black Cubans, women, intellectuals, left-wing union groups like CTC (Confederation of Cuban Trade Unions), free-thinking students, and new religious movements.
They were marginalized by Castro’s Communist regime.
I’m a fifth columnist. Just kidding.
The Beaux are a band of ten volunteers, all from different backgrounds and cultures, who offer beauty tips for women to enhance their sense of empowerment – whether they’re in the studio or on the go.
Beau of the Fifth Column is a moniker that was first given to Roosevelt by General George Patton who declared, “That’s our old work horse. Old Beau! When he whinnies, don’t say no.”
Roosevelt had his own name for himself. He would often refer to himself as “Old Four Eyes” because he needed glasses at an early age and also because of the horse riding accident which cost him a piece of one eye at midlife.
The origins of this nickname are unclear, but it was most often used in reference to his middle son James and then subsequently applied to both James and Franklin Jr when they were called back into service during WWII.
The so-called Beau of the Fifth Column is in most cases just a collection of people who are very easily brainwashed and swayed. They can be easily manipulated into doing things or believing things that may not necessarily benefit them or those they care about, but they’re too stupid to see that.
Beau of the Fifth Column is an account on YouTube that uploads videos of himself debating with liberals in order to expose their logical fallacies.
The most impressive feat for me was when he made a college-educated individual concede that ISIS could be good for America’s safety because they are a counterweight to Iran. In one of his many debates, he smashed this person’s argument by going through all of their usual canards and destroying them one after another until they had nothing else to cling onto. Amazingly enough, not only did this guy actually believe what both we and he knew were ludicrous claims, but people agreed with him because it eschewed the usual narrative. There are so many other videos that I would recommend as well because this one only scratches the surface of what he has to offer.
Beau grew up poor in rural Eastern Tennessee, was homeschooled for most of his life (which is when he developed his debating prowess), and moved out when he began at East Tennessee State University.
Beau is an excellent debater because he has studied under Professor William Lane Craig, a top tier professional debater who can regurgitate complicated philosophical ideas on command. However, Beau applies his knowledge not only to the Christian God’s existence but to many other controversial issues as well that are routinely obfuscated by the mainstream culture.