Milo Yiannopoulos stepped into a giant steaming pile of dung forty-eight hours ago. As many of you already know, a videotape of him discussing what sounded like his approval of pedophilia surfaced Sunday night, a tape that’s been around for more than a year. And to say the crap hit the fan is perhaps the understatement of the year. Milo was disinvited from CPAC (understandable since he’s not a conservative, but rather a libertarian), had his book contract with Simon and Schuster cancelled, and just this morning resigned his position as technology editor at the alternative media news site, Breitbart. So to address the controversy, he spoke at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. And given that his entire world was just pulled from beneath his feet, rather than slither away into obscurity, Milo said this:
Some of you reading this will not like what I’m about to say. And that’s ok; not everyone here at VG agrees, either. But here goes: There is nothing in existence to my knowledge that suggests Milo has ever sexually molested a child. He is not Lena Dunham. In fact, the opposite is true: he has a record of outing pedophiles. I do not believe Milo is a pedophile, nor do I think he condones pedophilia. (I, for the record having been a target of several of them, believe pedophiles should be dropped into the deepest depths of the ocean with concrete blocks strapped to their feet. No do-overs. You’re done.)
And Milo is right. America has “a gigantic free speech problem.” And it is Dangerous to take on the Powers That Be. Milo has awoken a lot of us not only to the fact that the Left and its minions have became the epitome of authoritarianism, particularly on college campuses, but that remaining steadfast in your dedication to whatever it is that you’re committed should not, and cannot be deterred. Not by lies; not by innuendo; not by feigned outrage; and certainly not by coordinated efforts to destroy you…(hat tip Ace of Spades):
Source: $250,000 spent on opposition research on Milo.
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…and if for no other reason, that is why I applaud Milo for standing strong amid an obvious effort to shut him up. It’s not going to work. And their efforts will likely have the opposite effect. People want to hear his message. And those that don’t can choose not to listen. And that’s how a free market, and a free country, should always function.
And one last thought: we are the side of free speech and the exploration of ideas, and I thank Heavens Evan McMullin, who calls himself a conservative, lost his presidential run in epic fashion.