Pro and Con On Milo
A true firestorm has arisen over the decision by the American Conservative Union to rescind its invitation to Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at its upcoming conference. The group said it was barring Milo in response to a pair of video clips that surfaced Sunday. In those clips, he appears to be speaking sympathetically about sex with young boys and cracking a joke about his own sexual encounter with a Catholic priest as a child.
We’re of two minds about Milo. On the one hand, the CPAC conservatives are mostly anti-Trump globalists who are trying everything possible to bury the alt-right. They want to return to what they perceive as the good old days, when Republicans were pretty shallow replicas of Democrats, and both parties were routinely screwing the general public. Sorry, but that kind of reversal isn’t going to happen. We no longer accept the Bush family, or John McCain, or any similar politicians as our leaders. Smug, lying pinheads like Bill Kristol, Jonah Goldberg and Rich Lowry will never have our trust again.
That said, there’s a risk as well in accepting someone like Milo, who is sharp as a tack but appears to be so obsessed with fame and fortune that he will say anything, including making jokes and ranting about man-boy love. Yes, he grates the nerves of liberals and truly gets under their skin. But is he really advancing conservative causes or just himself?
Here we offer two takes about Milo, so you can decide for yourself where you stand. First up, defending him is Mundane Matt, who calls him charismatic and the attacks against him slanderous.
On the opposite side of the issue is Styxhexenhammer666, who is more critical of Milo, although has already toned down his first rant and followed with a little more moderate take.
And here is Milo’s own response to the issue. We’re inclined to believe him, especially considering the caliber of the low-level ‘gators chomping at his heels. They are skunks and reprobates, by and large.
Meanwhile, early afternoon on Tuesday, Milo submitted his resignation ay Breitbart News.