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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Milo Yiannopoulos - NOT Banned

The repellant man-baby that is Milo Yiannopoulos, failed entrepreneur, failed website guru, failed tech guru, failed campaigner, and ultimately failed human being, has returned to the UK, despite his having flounced out recently and run off to the USA. Here, he has for some inexplicable reason featured on Channel 4 News, being frankly abusive to host Cathy Newman - well, abuse is the one thing he hasn’t failed at yet - and was intending to also feature at his old school, in what was billed as a “talk”.
Behold an empty creep

Yiannopoulos, who has recently been banned from Twitter, to the great relief of those who wished the ban had happened rather earlier, was scheduledto speak at his former school, Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Canterbury, on Tuesday”. It’s not going to happen. Apparently, “The decision was taken after the school spoke to the Department for Education Counter Extremism Unit”. Were they ordered to pull the event?

Well, it seems no, they weren’t. That was not enough for Yiannopoulos, who whined “My old high school has been bullied into canceling [sic] my talk on Tuesday by the ‘counter-extremism’ unit at the U.K. Department of Education … Who even knew the DoE had a counter-extremism unit? And that it wasn't set up to combat terrorism but rather to punish gays with the wrong opinions? Perhaps if I'd called the speech ‘MUSLIMS ARE AWESOME!’ they'd have left us alone. Disgusted”. Yeah, right.

Quite apart from Yiannopoulos being banned from Twitter after his vicious campaigns which culminated in the one against Leslie Jones, he is being highly selective in his claims, as well as playing the victim by equating  his own far-right extremism with terrorism. We know this as the people at BuzzFeed have painted a rather fuller picture.

This is what his old school said “This decision was taken following contact from the DFE Counter Extremism Unit, the threat of demonstrations at the school by organised groups and members of the public, and our overall concerns for the security of the school site and the safety of our community”. The report also told “objecting to the invitation, two former pupils who are now university academics, Kit Caless and Gary Budden, wrote: ‘Milo Yiannopoulos is not the “alt-right”; he is a twisted new incarnation of the far-right’”.

And then came the real reason for the cancellation: “The Langton is intending to have Milo return at some point for a proper debate the format of which will be acceptable to all parties concerned”. In other words, what Yiannopoulos nearly got away with was to spout his propaganda without someone from the real world challenging him on it.

That is the real problem for Milo Yiannopoulos, and indeed all of the goons at Breitbart: they love the idea of sounding off unchallenged. The DfE suggested it was a good idea to not only hear what he had to say - no problem with free speech, then - but that there should be someone there to not only practice free speech, but free dissenting speech. And that is what Yiannopoulos, and the rest of the Breitbart goons, cannot stomach.

The reason that Yiannopoulos is so sore is not that his free speech has been constrained, but that those he dislikes get to enjoy free speech too. What a hypocrite.What a sore loser. What a closet fascist. And what a splendid example of a washed-up has been.

2 comments:

Oscar James said...

This would-be Brown Shirt has the most annoying ego. I rarely wish harm on someone but I so want his hair to fall out.
He's a Taki wannabee without the humor or style.

Tim Clark said...

Presumably he will have to return to Greece or Cyprus once we leave the EU