Following recent revelations that Milo Yiannopoulos has given a grovelling apology for making pro-paedophile comments
I’m left wondering, is this guy the biggest contradiction ever?
On the one hand Milo openly and proudly says some things that are quite reasonable and fearlessly outrages certain politically correct groups. For example, his point that feminism is cancer, his point that it is men who are disadvantaged, with high suicide rates, the education gender gap, high workplace deaths and so on. As well as, of course, his pro free speech activism in which he supports internet trolls “the only people still telling the truth are the trolls” and believes people shouldn’t be going to prison for what they say (especially when it is the feminists who baited them and deliberately wound them up in the first place).
On the other hand Milo has in the past made comments to the effect of saying that paedophiles should be killed, whilst, simultaneously it seems, holding contradictory opinions on paedophilia as his leaked “pro-paedophile” video shows. However, now these comments have come to the fore he has absurdly decided to issue a grovelling apology as well as agreeing to finance some of the most vile criminals of the 21st century (he stated that he will donate 10% of the royalties from his book to ‘child sex abuse charities’). For someone so used to causing outrage it does seem extraordinary that he would apologise for making comments that are so reasonable.
The irony of all this is that I suggested to him on twitter sometime ago that perhaps I should accuse him of child molestation because of his paedohysteria. And yet, as it turns out, it wasn’t me making up allegations! He slipped up of his own doing!
Now, here’s some food for thought to debate in the comments:
- What does Milo really believe? Is he as confused as it seems? (even in the alleged videos he did both claim the age of consent was ‘about right’ whilst also claiming that we are too hung up on child abuse stuff and that perfectly consensual sex can occur younger. That, to my mind, is a contradictory viewpoint. It’s like someone saying it’s OK for the Nazis to gas Jews whilst also saying Jews can be perfectly decent people).
- Why did Milo so desperately apologise over this, but hasn’t apologised over other comments he has made despite triggering hordes of overweight feminazis?
- Why does this culture exist whereby it seems that people feel they can speak their opinions about anything except paedophilia? Is this culture fundamental (i.e. the consequences for speaking your opinion are both far worse and impossible to mitigate when speaking out about paedophilia over other issues) or imaginary (the consequences could actually be far less than believed, or with some cunning can be mitigated and the oppressive age of consent belief system crushed)?