Milo spoke the truth about male homosexuals and got killed for it. He was killed, largely, by people who hate Trump, hate Steve Bannon, hate Breibart, and hate Milo because he is a senior editor at Breitbart.
I don’t believe the majority of people are killing him because he is gay. We took a poll here and the people overwhelmingly believed that someone can be gay and be a conservative. Whether someone would want a homosexual to be the face of conservatism at CPAC is an entirely different poll, particularly one that has made provocative statements that blur the lines of what society has determined to be illegal versus their own code of ethics and morality.
Protecting the identities of men who were plying underage boys with drugs, and having unprotected gay sex with them, might disqualify you as keynote speaker at lots of organizations, let alone a place that disinvited Trump because he made a veiled remark about a woman’s menstruation.
CPAC’s bar is pretty high, even if they’ve proven to be disingenuously outraged in order to score political points.
Milo never had a prayer. I think he was invited just to be uninvited.
I care little about CPAC and what CPAC does with their soiree. I care about CPAC using Milo to go after Breitbart, Bannon and, by extension, Trump.
Milo, unfortunately, has made it easy for them. His remarks were wince-inducing.
Conservatism has many definitions, depending on who you are talking to. For many it’s about fiscal responsibility, personal freedom, supporting the rule of law, supporting a strong national defense and defending the constitution. Homosexuality isn’t in conflict with these principles, but Milo might be.
Milo’s main misstep is on the rule of law component. His rhetoric, and that’s all it is, is troublesome in that it sounds like leftist activism, where one seeks to “smash the whatever” and drag the old-fashioned into the new paradigm, where age of consent is seen as a farty construct decided by repressed, straight, farty old men. That’s not a great optic for the face of conservatism.
It doesn’t take a real sharp reader to see that I’m conflicted on the Milo issue.
On paper, I like him around. In reality, he’s an interesting dynamic that might not be the dynamic we want to embrace.
Has he achieved the Peter Principle? Maybe a few promotions ago.
But I still like the guy.