If there’s anything that level-headed Americans dislike more than radical feminists, it’s the ultra-conservative religious right-wing constantly scheming against gay men, sometimes advocating electrocution as a cure.
Now the outspoken culturally-conservative free speech advocate Milo Yiannopoulos is being defamed as a pedophile because of some joking comments he made approximately forever ago.
The controversial clip in question is all the way back from 2013, and contains no advocacy of pedophilia whatsoever.
Listen closely. The first comment Milo makes is about the arbitrary nature of consent. Consent in reality is “giving permission for something to happen.”
It’s the United States government which has added untrue meaning to the concept, such as age. In many States, the age of consent is 18 years old. This means that an older person having sexual intercourse with someone verbally consenting who is 17 years and 364 days old is rape, but the next day it is completely legal.
The very idea of age-based consent is incredibly insulting to younger Americans who are forced through advanced college courses in high school, indoctrinated with ancient religions, and expected to know what career they want for the rest of their lives as young as 16 years old, but apparently aren’t mature enough to decide if they want to have sex.
According to the government, a fully-developed young person who has completed puberty and can solve advanced college arithmetic by decree of common core is still a victim of rape if they choose to have sex with an older person before they turn 18.
Firstly, nowhere in those comments does Milo mention the age 13 as being the proper age of consent. Rather, he mentions being 13 when he lost his own virginity and reports not being personally bothered by it. The truth is, your age of consent depends on your own developments alone. Nobody else, not even blessed Uncle Sam (and his army of authoritarian legislatures) can tell you when that is.
This doesn’t mean that 13 year olds are ready to have sex. It is very rare that that is the case, and according to Milo, he is one of those rare cases. That is his decision and his decision alone. As adults, we should be extremely skeptical of the idea of a 13 year-old giving consent. Usually a human of this age is not fully developed and doesn’t understand what sex even is. The most likely scenario involving a sexually active 13 year old is that he or she was pressured into it. This, unquestionably, is rape. No ifs, ands, or buts.
But if seventeen years later, the supposed victim of pedophilia Milo Yiannopoulos says that he was ready to “give great head” at the age of 13, I’m inclined to believe him. Why would he lie about that?
It simply boils down to the fact that fundamentalist Conservatives, including Conservative Leftists, are horrified by the idea of gay sex even though they claim to be tolerant. The clip is from 2013, and the establishment right-wing media has been sitting on it for a while. To the right-wing establishment like the Daily Beast, Huffington Post, or The Blaze, Milo is a threat to heterosexual tradition. Milo has been normalizing homosexuality in the right-wing for some time. It was finally time to do something about it.
Milo yesterday gave a press conference in New York City.
Milo’s book Dangerous was canceled by Simon and Schustr shortly after the video circulated. Milo also resigned voluntarily from Breitbart News, where he was a senior editor. He claims he will be back with a new publisher and media outlet.