Flat White

Milo: the assassins have failed

27 February 2017

7:28 AM

27 February 2017

7:28 AM

The sanctimonious Left are in their dizzy element.

“The Milo show is over,” they laugh, dancing on the shredded paper of Yiannopoulos’ $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster.

“This is the end of bully culture,” they gleefully gloat with a glint in their eyes as they quietly sharpen swords behind their backs.

As the week has unfolded, they paused from their triumphant celebrations, briefly, to shine a judgemental torch on all who have “enabled” and “promoted” the Milo phenomenon.

What have they learnt? Nothing. Do they want to learn? No.

In a startling mirror image of Trump’s election, they refuse to see the bigger bubbling truth will not be silenced. They’re so lost underneath the smothering blanket of their own politically correct narrative; they cannot see they are the real bullies.

They’re so terrified of free speech that they protested at Milo’s events and had them cancelled.

As he dodged their frantic labelling machines, they tried to trap him in boxes they understand: misogynist, racist, troll, and transphobic. Desperately trying to remove this fearless figure from the stage, they hurled venom saying he spread hatred while they rioted and threw coffee in people’s faces.

They shunned him as a superhero and attempted to turn him into the utter personification of a villain.

Now? They call him a paedophile apologist.

Why? Because he was abused as a young teenager.

Where is the outrage at the real injustice here?

They didn’t scream for feminist icon Lena Dunham’s 2014 memoir ‘Not That Kind of Girl’, to be pulped when she revealed molesting her younger sister Grace.

Interestingly, Marxist heroine Simone de Beauvoir hasn’t crept into the conversation either. In a long-term relationship with Jean-Paul Satre, she had considerable influence on feminist theory. Yet, she was accused of sexually exploiting female minors and her license to teach in France was revoked.

But, you see, blame only runs one way in the river that flows to the left.

Milo was abused. Yet, he remained dangerous as he chose to shun the left’s prescribed remedy of victimhood.

When you are yourself a victim, you have every right to deal with that experience however you choose. Freedom of choice, freedom of response: do not seek revenge, see the lesson, carry your message.

I have been in abusive relationships but I will never define myself as a victim. I did not, and will not, let it ruin my life. I refuse to dwell in daily victimhood or swallow the oppressive feminist narrative that heaves all around us.

Truth is, Milo is not going anywhere. There is a reason, as he says, these “stupidly worded” old videos have been cleverly edited and are circulating now.

Stepping down on Tuesday Milo said, “I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately. This decision is mine alone.”

He held his hand up, and in doing so, earned more respect. This is not a quick and easy battle to win. He knew swords would come – and there will be many more.

His book will surely be published, a deal is probably already underway as he scribbles additional chapters. His fan base is cheering him on eagerly from the sidelines, his popularity has surged because his message is still crucial and increasingly relevant.

Some may well see him as too dangerous, but the truth will out.

The assassins have failed. Nice try.

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