Everyone is wrong in this Milo Yiannopoulos story. Every last person and organization and company is wrong. You may be tangentially aware of this, or only paying attention to it to the degree it crowds your social feeds, but “Breitbart” was the number one trending topic yesterday so I take it most of you are aware of what’s gone on. To say everyone is wrong is the easiest way to summarize it, but it is the only way to convey the degree of wrongness going on right in front of all of us. It also has the benefit of being accurate.
Whether or not you know who PewDiePie is, if free speech matters to you, this is a must-watch video. If not, well what the hell are you doing here in the first place?
David nails it, takes it down, then nails it again.
What seems to most vex critics of the anti-anti-Trump contingent (and I am mentioned in the Atlantic piece) is that conservatives aren’t appropriately agitated about the world that liberals see — a world that has turned out to be far less apocalyptic in the early going than they imagine. But if it’s a zero-sum choice they’re offering, that includes picking Neil Gorsuch over Planned Parenthood; tax cuts over teachers unions; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran’s Holocaust deniers; deregulation of the bureaucratic state over legislation, or forcing progressive cultural mores on everyone. And so on.
Lefists are an unprincipled joke. Of course they’re using an amazingly simplistic logic: Milo = hate speech therefore he should be no-platformed, but that’s not the way it works snowflakes.
What you’re seeing is the outrage when the coddled snowflakes start having to cope outside of a world protected by college administrators and speech codes.
The American Civil Liberties Union is being slammed defending the right of Milo Yiannopoulos to free speech.Posting on Twitter, the ACLU account signal boosted the tweets of one of its lawyers, Lee Rowland, who said it was important to protect speech—even speech we personally disagree with—to prevent the First Amendment from devolving into a popularity contest.
Both the official ACLU Twitter account and Rowland were mobbed by outraged social justice warriors who told them they were wrong to defend his basic rights.
Their arguments were replete with hyperbole denouncing him as some kind of homosexual Nazi whose words will usher in a very gay and very fabulous Fourth Reich. The hysteria couldn’t, of course, be farther from the truth.
Upset about the DAP, leftist idiot Bill McKibben has encouraged people to call Trump hotels and casinos to let these unrelated entities and entry level workers know that they don’t support the DAP.
As if they have anything to do with it.
I’m sure travelers staying at these hotels will love not being able to get to their customer service lines because someone wanted to protest a pipeline that the hotel has nothing to do with.
The left is unhinged.
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) February 8, 2017
The left-wing group that helped organize the violent shut down of the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday is backed by a progressive charity that is in turn funded by George Soros, the city of Tucson, a major labor union and several large companies.The Alliance for Global Justice, based in Tucson, is listed as an organizer and fiscal sponsor for Refuse Fascism, a communist group that encouraged left-wingers to shut down the Yiannopoulos event.
If everything is a hate crime, nothing is a hate crime.