Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fundamental Principles

Michael Lumish

Milo Yiannapolous
Sometimes it is important to refer back to fundamental political assumptions.

I am promoting the Yiannapolous interview on Nothing Left radio because Yiannapolous is interesting. The reason that he is interesting is because he straddles a line on the progressive-left hierarchy of victimhood that drives people batty.

He is Gay and part-Jewish. This would make him a natural fit for the western-left.

However, he is also conservative and anti-feminist, which also makes him a natural fit for the western-right.

For many people, Yiannapolous is a confounding figure. He refuses to fit pre-existing categories. He is not a scholar, but he is an exceedingly intelligent and well-educated individual with guts who rides the political winds high.

I am happy to promote Milo because I am a classical liberal... although I believe in regulatory capitalism rather than laissez-faire.

I believe in individual autonomy, representative democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and so forth.

Basically, I believe in the Constitution of the United States of America and, thus, I believe in the tradition that follows from English Common Law and the political Enlightenment as it played out from Magna Carta to Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am increasingly opposed to the Left because I am liberal, anti-racist, pro-democracy, pro-freedom of speech, and, thus, pro-Israel.

{I respect the faith of our fathers, but I am not dogmatic about it.}

But what strikes at my heart is the hypocrisy of the western-left which self-righteously proclaims its anti-racism.

They are not lying so much to us as they are to themselves.

Thus I want Milo to have his day in the sun.

He is certainly a far more decent figure, from a moral perspective, than is the insidious regressive-left anti-Zionist and Jew Hater, Linda Sarsour.


  1. Vile excuse for a human being? Why not just a cockroach and call for his extermination.

    Why people make sickening judgments about others they pretend to know illustrates the sad state that social medial has brought forth.

    The need to comment and opinionize about ever thing and everbody creates a sad, angry society that masks how good things actually are. Perhaps there should be a quota, and people would be more circumspect in what they say. Quality does prevail over quantity in almost every case.

    1. Yes, I was going to say that people used to be far more circumspect before using such language. And yet when it comes to certain other people and subjects people are having a tendency to practice some severe form of self-censorship. Go figure.

  2. Why apologize for Milo? It's those that try to shut him down that need to apologize, especially when they use violence or claim to speak for tolerance.

  3. What matters to me is that the combination of his ideas and his social personae just don't fit the normal left-right paradigm that we are accustomed to.

    What does it mean to be a Gay conservative?

    Or a Black Conservative? Or a Jewish Conservative?

    These are lines of transgression and they sometimes anger people.

    And, on top of that, he is a Gay anti-feminist.

    Well, what does that say about the guy?

    What does it say about feminism, if anything?

    I think that we get so accustomed to our ways of thinking that when someone like this Yiannopolous comes along it can become hard to process.

    Now, this does not mean that I think that Milo is pristine as the driven snow.

    While he is something of an icon of the Freedom of Speech issue, I am less sure about his stance on feminism.

    A Jewish Gay anti-feminist.

    That's almost as rare as a Métis, Zionist, football player.

    I just want to hear what Michael and Alan have to discuss with the guy.

    btw, I am going back on their show early in December to discuss the conclusion of the Reem's case, the NYT article praising the vile place, and maybe a bit of Milo, as well.

    An Arab Bakery in Oakland Full of California Love

    The "paper of record" is vile.

    Absolutely shameless.

  4. "Reem Assil grew up in a Palestinian-Syrian household"
    Oh boy! A mixing of two distinct cultures! She's the multicultural ideal baked into one big anti-zionist muffin!
    " the children’s book “A Is for Activist”"
    Right. And "H is for Hamas!"

    I had to laugh until I saw the that the Times writers name was Marx.