Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Grardian: Milo Yiannopoulos Peddles Hate - A "figurehead" of Alt Right although not a member? Took them until paragraph 10 to drag Trump in. --tma

A coalition of free speech organisations rallied together last week to defend Simon & Schuster’s choice to publish professional irritant Milo Yiannopoulos’s autobiography, Dangerous, saying that boycotting the book, as so many people have called for, would have “a chilling effect” on free speech.
I’m sure that having his book (which hit the No 1 spot on Amazon’s pre-sale charts the day after it was announced) pulled from shelves or dropped from S&S would catapult it to even greater success at another publisher, but never mind. It’s clear that this coalition of organisations are standing up for what they believe in, and feel it is important to defend Yiannopoulos’ well-rehearsed right to speak his mind.
Defending free speech often means finding yourself in the difficult position of having to defend people who say disgusting things. People who make jokes about rape; Holocaust deniers; straight-up racists. Though we might not like what these people say, it’s important that they’re allowed to say it. You can’t go around censoring people just because you don’t agree with them. If we can’t all express what we think, then we can’t talk to each other about our ideas. We can’t have a discussion; we can’t improve; we can’t function as a society.
And yet. ... 
     Continues on with the tortured pretzel logic of Globalist elites. Actually, the absolute last thing these people want is a reasoned discussion of things like race, migration or nationalism. Anything beyond their echo chamber, even if phrased much less provocatively than Milo, will still be considered 'hate,' 'toxic,' 'divisive,' 'polarizing,' etc, etc.