Readers can tell recent allegations that Milo Yiannopoulos defended paedophilia are false for a simple reason – leftists are not lining up to laud him. Matthew Hopkins News puts Milo in his proper context.
For years, the left has attacked Conservatives with intimidation, innuendo and smears. At the same time, a variety of left-wingers in a variety of guises have sought to defend, mitigate and humanise the vilest of sex offenders. Noted activist Peter Tatchell in the UK contributed to the book ‘Betrayal of Youth’ in which he wrote, “What purpose does it [the age of majority] serve other than reinforcing a set of increasingly quaint, minority moral values left over from the Victorian era?” Some on the left literally want to abolish the age of consent entirely.
During the #GamerGate scandal about ethics in gaming journalism, Milo Yiannopoulos exposed several particularly sinister individuals, including the infamous ‘Sarah’ Nyberg (archive here), a transsexual who claimed to be a white nationalist paedophile and to be attracted to the white half of a mixed-race preteen girl. Yiannopoulos also exposed the creepy leftists defending ‘her’ (archive here).
Unfortunately, whilst giving a recent interview to supposed fellow Conservatives Milo made a number of jokes about Catholic priests and his own outrageous sexuality that went, perhaps, too far. As he says, if he came across incorrectly through his, “own sloppy phrasing or through deceptive editing” (archive here) well – that happens. The jokes about an abusive teacher are similar to those told by many comedians such as Ricky Gervais, who has joked about the holocaust (archive here) and abusive Catholic priests (archive here).
Milo’s mistake was to forget that when the media are the enemy even an agent provocateur must be on their guard, and that not all supposed fellow Conservatives or Republicans are loyal to the cause. Whilst the Guardian gloats as Milo’s book deal was cancelled (archive here), Milo was immediately offered a new book deal by Vox Day’s Castalia house (archive here).
As Vox says, the error of true Conservatives and the alt-right is to try to use platforms loyal to their opponents. A huge mistake by Milo was to make use of mainstream publisher Simon and Schuster, who will now lose out on substantial profits. On the other hand Castalia and Yiannopoulos will do very well. I will certainly be pre-ordering and promoting the book if and when Castalia has it.
Whilst the sobbers sob and the hysterics scream about Milo’s remark, it is worth remembering Salon.com’s 2015 article by self-confessed paedophile Todd Nickerson, in which he admitted to his lust for children but then complained of the “vile right-wing hate machine”. Today I was unable to locate any of Nickerson’s content on Salon. Instead I could only find articles on other sites condemning it, such as the Daily Mail (archive here).
Like the Ministry of Truth in Orwell’s 1984, the left is quietly forgetting its own positions in order to attack Milo. Milo’s supporters will not have it and of all people, President Donald Trump knows how unfair and biased the media can be. It is unlikely he will have it either.
On a personal level, I have known what it is like to face overblown allegations as well as flat out false ones. Gaffes pass and fade – and indeed the media needs to be careful not to overplay its hand. Any publication that misrepresents or exaggerates Milo’s statements may face is at risk of libel action and significant damages. More importantly paedophilia is one of the weakest issues for ‘Social Justice Warriors’ because so many of them are either paedophiles or their defenders. The left has far more to lose than Milo if they decide to shine a light into the dark corners where abusers hide.