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Better burn it all down, just to be sure, since everything the money touches must be infected with hate as well. That's how it works.
They're just shining light on this cockroach, not making calls to ban him or burn it all down. The more light shined on hatemongers the better, imo.
What that means is Yiannopoulos isn't a bee-line to KKK talking points. He makes quotes and references that get softies all wound up but he has largely been treading water with his fan base. He doesn't have anything interesting or of any intellectual depth to say.
The GoFundMe won't get pulled down for policy until the actual content of his speeches is clear, but either way is $14,000 that big of a deal? Is this douchebag that big of a deal? I've listened to the guy speak on podcasts and he's not managing some kind of Nazi brain trust, more like (barely) managing his own image as some kind of neo-fag badass or whatever he paints himself as.
I remember when Slog had more interesting stories instead of these outrage-baity articles of no importance. Lose good writers -> lose search rankings -> increase unique content rankings by posting about dumb bullshit that kids at Shoreline Community College are going to get SO MAD about = stay afloat?
This country is full of a lot of uninformed, misinformed, and/or stupid people.
There's two parts to executing a terror campaign. One is the terrorist who pulls the trigger. The other is Milo Yoannopoulos.
How ironic that the Left is organizing to ban an admittedly flamingly gay, black-loving Brit from speaking freely on a college campus! Grab the books and some matches!
Milo is an attention whore, and entirely insensitive to the sensitivities of The Snowflakes, but he is evidently not a racist. Now, you've all become so accustomed to screaming 'racist' at anything you find disagreeable that you can't imagine you'd actually have to listen to him before reasonably forming that opinion.
Let's not be so lazy with that "R" slur, or eventually the roommate that burns your toast is a "racist!," and the person slow off the mark at a green light is a 'racist.' (I'd reference the "Boy Who Cried Wolf.", but can't be bothered to translate a gender-neutral title that won't trigger your bullshit).
That is a joke of a defense.
Also the fact GoFundMe exists (to some extent) by taking 5% off the donations people make crowdfunding medical treatments and such is so fucking sad. Our society is terribly broken.
But at least The Stranger can be relied upon to give Milo more press coverage: it's Sarah Palin all over again.
By calling clearly bigoted speech and antagonistic actions (eg. projecting someone's face on a screen and taunting them) a "joke" is to willfully deflect from the issue and blind oneself.
A "joke" is a socially-constructed viewpoint intended to establish an in-group (those who think it is funny), and an out-group (those who do not), and maintain those boundaries. This can be pro-social, as when jokes are made to point out a inevitable truism of life, or they can be anti-social, as when jokes are directed at a person or group in order to denigrate them and hurt them. Laughing at the expense of others is anti-social.
There is also the concept of punching up vs. punching down, and that is about who has more power. Trump punches down when he makes fun of, say, a reporter with a handicap, or calling all Mexicans "rapists". Yiannopolous is punching down. The weakest form of humor.
As to bringing Yiannopolous to campus, one of the more effective ways to deal with hate speech and bigoted viewpoints is to expose them to vigorous and healthy debate. If Y. is coming simply as a lecturer, spreading his -rather boring- messages, then what a waste. The outrage & uproar will only serve to fuel his self-serving actions.
(I recommend a mass mooning... :>D)
But if he is going to participate in a moderated debate with someone who has more pro-social ideas, then sure, let him attend and let everyone see how the conversation progresses.
"Milo and his followers can die"
An attention whore such as Mr Somethingunpronouncable doesn't have any valuable social commentary to add. Mr Bruce sued shock as a means of getting your attention and drawing it to important things which needed to be said. Milo on the other hand just wants you to pay him for standing up and spewing obscenities with no context.
If hats all it takes to land a multimillion-dollar book deal, allow me to contribute the first paragraph of my upcoming book, "Fuck You, You Fucking Fuck"
Swearing is total bullshti. What shitfuck asslick son of a bitch uses goddamn motehrfucking swear words? I mean, godfuck, you shitty ass pissant jackass pieces of shit! What the fuckety fuck are you pussysuckers thinking when you goddamn tiny pricked jackass cocks swear at daddyfuckers who're just trying to fucking get bitch ass through our motherfucking piece of shit day?
There. Now, Simon and Shitster can send their proposal for my book deal c/o the Stranger, and i expect all of you alt-righers to buy copies of my book, which I will personally for each of you by changing the front cover photograph to one of me engaging in watersports with your Dad.
What's the problem - it was just a joke. Geez, you people on the Right are so sensitive!
By the same token calling Milo a hate monger and neo Nazi is to take those words and make them meaningless as well. The guy's a piece of shit media whore...he's like Caitlyn Jenner or any of the other Kardashians for that matter.
@12 Some college kids trying to ban him on campus is not 'the left' and you don't need to worry about triggering anyone with your tired rant on the overuse of the word 'racism', but good work taking it to an absurd end.
You can't take them at their word: whatever sounds like sedition or inciting violence is probably just a joke. You can't say their words influence anybody's acts. Because free speech. Is the antidote to the evils of free speech more speech? Nope. Yeah, I know, free speech was sold to you on the promise that you'd get to reply, that you *had* to reply, but ha ha no. That would be playing into their hands. Because you're giving them free media.
Just. Do. Nothing.
Doing nothing is the new machine that kills fascists.
It's not a rhetorical fallacy, because YOU don't get to define what other people find offensive. And who here is even suggesting "the subject can no longer be broached or explored"? Calling out offensive speech is simply that - pointing it out when it occurs. It doesn't prevent people from making offensive comments, since it is a response to and occurs after the comments have already been made.
It seems like students are using "Free Speech" to block Free Speech. The students seem so blind as to not recognize his right to speak anywhere at all. They only want Free Speech at the University that "They" approve of.
"Everything I don't agree agree with is hate speech! BTW I hope that you die!"
Act like an asshole, expect to get treated like an asshole. That's what the left has been telling you. All this compassion for fucking assholes is shit your propagandists made up, and you beloved it. Stupid fuckers. You got duped.
You are the first ones who want to jail radical imams. You are the first ones who want to kill terrorist propagandists with drones. But your own "alt-right" [nazi] terrorist? You cry for tolerance and compassion and free speech. Assholes.
But he has one more mission left. His most important. There's a private dining room off The Oval Office. Donald Trump has huge and very big plans for it. He knows classy, just like he has words. Obama calls him and puts on the charm, flatters him, and invites him to lunch, in the dining room, just the two of them, mano-a-mano, no one else in the room. Near the end of the lunch the President comes out and says something like "Mr. Trump has injured himself. He's not breathing. Call and ambulance." Mission complete.