Monday, February 20, 2017

Choose "conservative" heroes wisely

I've been kind of disappointed in the way a lot of people latch on to pundits and so called conservative media personalities and publications.
Mostly because we'll always be let down one way or another by them.
The latest being Milo Yiannopoulos.

Yiannopoulos responds to video posted by conservative site
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was trying to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men after a conservative site posted a collection of edited video clips that set social media abuzz. 
After the polarizing Breitbart News editor was invited this weekend to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference sparked a backlash, the Reagan Battalion tweeted video clips Sunday in which Yiannopoulos discusses Jews, sexual consent, statutory rape, child abuse and homosexuality. 
Yiannopoulos wrote on Facebook blamed deceptive editing and his own "sloppy phrasing" for any indication he supported pedophilia.~snip~
He claims that he's what the future of conservatism has to look like, personally I'm not so sure, but I can support him as a free speech advocate. I just don't care for his life style and he'd be the last person I'd point to as a conservative example.
But then again I wouldn't point to Glenn Beck, Marco Rubio, John McCain, Ann Coulter and a whole slew of others who wrap themselves in the mantle of conservatism and then betray us by going outside the ideology.
The fact is just because they say some things you can agree with don't mean they walk on water and people need to get away from blindly following someone just because they like some of the things they say.
 Milo's done a pretty good job of exposing the intolerance of leftists who don't like people expressing different ideas but the videos show him to be way off when it comes to child abuse and rape. Those views don't deserve defending.

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