MY, MY… MILO!
Milo Yiannpolous isn’t exactly a name that rolls off the tongue very easily, but it’s a name that has become synonymous with the raging American culture war. The 32 year old Greek-British writer is the technology editor for Breitbart.com – the conservative website founded by the late Andrew Breitbart.
Smart, able to analyze, articulate
Milo is handsome, smart, keenly adept at analyzing today’s volatile politics, articulate particularly in the way Americans love to hear Brits speak, wickedly sarcastic, provocative, conservative, fearless and as he likes to point out… openly, proudly and flamboyantly gay.
He’s also a legitimate rock star of the political right thanks to the world-wide interweb… and recently banned for LIFE from Twitter!
To the casual observer of American politics none of this makes any sense. However to those of us on the right, those of us who understand and really get what it means to be conservative, it makes perfect sense.
The left’s hold on college campuses
For far too long, conservatives and the political right in general have suffered from extremely poor messaging especially among younger, college age voters. Conservatism just can’t be sold on college campuses no matter how it’s packaged, so tight is the left’s hold on institutions of higher learning.
The legacy media long under the near direct control of the political left (as WikiLeaks latest email dump has made absolutely clear) has branded anything right of center as racist, homophobic, xenophobic, misogynistic, uneducated etc. etc. etc. In the past, any topic brought up by a conservative was immediately labeled accordingly and discredited.
Proof of the left’s control
No matter how correct the speaker was, no matter how rock solid the facts, the message couldn’t get through because of the censorship of those trusted to stay neutral. When by chance the occasional story unfavorable to the left did start gaining traction, the main stream media would just flat out lie about it. Other times they intervened directly. For example:
From:PaustenbachM@dnc.org To: MirandaL@dnc.org, firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2016-05-20 12:19 Subject: RE: Getting on same page
Luis and April, hope you’re both doing well. I think the best reporter to give the news to ahead of time is Greg Sargent at the Washington Post. But, the specific reporter is not as important as getting it to an outlet before the news breaks so we can help control the narrative on the front end. Otherwise this may likely get spun in a not-so-helpful way. We should also get Rep. Cummings on the phone with that reporter.
Thanks again, Mark
Mark Paustenbach National Press Secretary & Deputy Communications Director Democratic National Committee W: 202.863.8148 email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Miranda, Luis Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 10:02 AM To: April Mellody; Paustenbach, Mark Subject: Getting on same page
April, we need the written out roll out plan, and we need to see if we can place a story FIRST rather than just dropping a press release to make sure the first story out of the gate is as helpful as possible. Even if it’s for today. Please loop us both in. thanks.
MSM’s incestuous relationship with the Dems
As these WikiLeaks e-mails from DNC staffers expose, the MSM has an incestuous relationship with the Democrat party at the molecular level. In this environment most conservative politicians became conditioned to not even engage in dialogue about things such as race, crime, social engineering or much of anything of value or substance to conservatives, so fearful they were of being branded as racist. This gave the left near total control of media messaging for years.
Enter Donald Trump
Derisively scorned as a vulgarian without a chance in Hell to win nary a state let alone the Republican nomination, “the Donald” eviscerated the entire Republican field.
From the outset Trump must have sensed his straight talking, stream of consciousness, direct from the hip language wouldn’t endear him to the left. Almost immediately he was labeled a sexist pig, a racist and homophobe. The left’s usual tactics were immediate and withering.
Even some Republicans used to the old playbook shuddered and called for Trump to be more tolerant forgetting that Mitt Romney received exactly the same treatment. It was all so politically correct and formulaic.
He began to win
Then a funny thing happened. Trump began to win. His Trump train gathered speed. While the Jeb Bushes, Marco Rubio’s and other RINO’s were trounced one by one, Donald charged on. The left’s media lackey’s tried their best to destroy him and if it were any other candidate like Mitt Romney- they would have. Their white guilt would have crippled their ability to keep battering the line until the eventual breakthrough.
The former impenetrable wall of political correctness that’s crippled a generation of conservative politicians began to crumble. Simultaneously as Donald Trump was demolishing Republican politicians, Milo Yiannapolous was demolishing college campuses.
Using his sexual orientation as both a shield and provocation against the intolerant left, Milo infiltrated the Twitterverse and consciousness of college kids across the world. Thanks to the internet his exploits confronting hate speech in the very places where hate speech is punishable by death went viral. Those of us on the right stood up and cheered.
The Conventional narrative is WRONG
For conservatives it isn’t about Milo being gay, unlike those leftist, idiot college kids who run him off campus or the fascists at Twitter who banned him. The same applies to other minorities like African Americans and Latinos.
Sure, the conventional narrative may be that the right ‘hates minorities.’ But the conventional narrative is wrong, always has been. The truth is real: conservatives embrace anyone who stands for conservative values and principles be they gay, straight, black, white, male, female or any other demographic.
“What’s interesting about Trump is the message that he has against political correctness, which has been such a cancer infecting the political left, should be a message that homosexuals are receptive to… after all the best thing about gay culture is the dissidence, the subversion the mischief, and when you couple that with what happened in Orlando recently and the left’s total failure to stick up for gay people and instead its insistence on pandering to radical Islam, you see quite obviously why gay people, who I think are natural libertarians, are graduating towards Trump.” Milo Yiannapolous
Are there differences in some areas? Of course. But do these differences elevate into hate? Not for Christians and conservatives in general. Christians don’t saw people’s heads off or blow up buses or stab people in cafés.
The right’s embrace of people like Milo, Sheriff David Clarke, or many other people of color is living proof that conservatism is a philosophy of inclusion and hope. Conservative minorities like Milo are today’s rock stars further proving the policies of the left orchestrated by people like Barack Obama are toxic and regressive.
While the left sews discord and hate, it’s the right embracing real diversity, the kind of diversity that doesn’t censor free speech or resort to violence or intrigue to stop a message they don’t like.
A new generation
I hope going forward Milo keeps in mind that he is the best thing to happen to conservatism in many years. He breaks the mold and displaces many false narratives.
He’s brought the message of conservatism to a new generation in a way my generation failed to. His gayness isn’t important anymore. This generation doesn’t care about that. His ability to reach out and engage people on principle is a great strength.
For those who struggle with this message just remember this- we are not redefining conservatism… we’re articulating it.