Tag: Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo to be Keynote Speaker at CPAC

 

CPAC has announced that this year’s keynote speaker will be Milo Yiannopoulos, the controversial Breitbart editor whose talk was shut down earlier this month through violence at the University of California at Berkeley.

Yiannopoulos told The Hollywood Reporter that he will discuss his “experiences in America battling feminists, Black Lives Matter, the media, professors and the entertainment industry.”

…According to The Hollywood Reporter, those protests are part of the reason CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp decided to host Yiannopoulos as the meeting’s keynote speaker.

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I was just reading this article wherein lefty students at the UC-Berkeley defended the use of violence (assault and battery, arson, vandalism) to prevent a conservative from expressing an opinion on campus. The gist of it is, “Normally, Violence is not OK, but for someone as heinous as Milo Yiannopoulos, violence is good and he should […]

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I wrote this up while watching Milo Yiannopoulos videos last night. Thought it might be a good first post. Here it goes:  Milo Yiannopoulos. He has nearly single handedly devastated the social justice warriors on college campuses and has created a movement of Millennials dedicated to Donald Trump seemingly Ex Nihilo. Alas, the princes of […]

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Political Correctness, Trumped

 

shutterstock_322465709-2The neurons that contain the names Milo Yiannopoulos (the conservative bon vivant/twitter troll) and Paul Johnson (the historian) are well-spaced in my brain but, this morning, I was amazed to discover a new synapse connecting them. The connection, as some of you may have guessed, has to do with political correctness and the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. Both men are, rightly, avowed enemies of the former and, interestingly, supporters of the latter.

Yiannopoulos — a professional naughty boy who, to his credit, has made standing-up for the rights of others to be naughty boys a central part of his career — and his provocations are well-known and well-documented elsewhere, but I imagine a great many folks were surprised to see the author of Modern Times and A History of Christianity offer what appeared to be an endorsement of Donald Trump on these very grounds:

The Mental Infection known as “political correctness” is one of the most dangerous intellectual afflictions ever to attack mankind. The fact that we began by laughing at it–and to some extent, still do–doesn’t diminish its venom one bit. […] Nowhere has PC been more triumphant than in the U.S. This is remarkable, because America has traditionally been the home of vigorous, outspoken, raw and raucous speech. From the early 17th century, when the clerical discipline the Pilgrim Fathers sought to impose broke down and those who had things to say struck out westward or southward for the freedom to say them, America has been a land of unrestricted comment on anything–until recently. Now the U.S. has been inundated with PC inquisitors, and PC poison is spreading worldwide in the Anglo zone.

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My son and I attended the Milo Y. / Julie Bindel debate at the University of Michigan last night. The topic was “Does Feminism Have a Free Speech Problem?” I live tweeted it and you can see my (frequently crappy) video at my twitter feed @Fredosphere. Here’s one: Rape culture. @Nero pic.twitter.com/COyImN7tTE — Fredösphere (@Fredosphere) […]

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