Liberals like their gays wearing pink triangles. Put another way, liberals like it when gays (and other minorities) identify as victims, because victims always “need” the Democratic Party. But woe to those more enlightened travelers who deviate from prevailing liberal orthodoxy.
Former Breitbart editor and respected gay conservative Milo Yiannopoulos turned the victim narrative on its head, threatening to topple the teetering house of cards on which the Democratic Party rests. Milo paid a heavy price for his heresy.
Like the conventional wisdom that suggests that Thomas Jefferson had an affair with his slave Sally Hemings, or that J. Edgar Hoover was a “cross-dresser,” the actual facts do not matter.
Like Jefferson and Hoover before him, Milo will likely become the new hot-topic ice-breaker for every pretentious, pontificating, pseudo-intellectual cocktail party “expert” trying to impress their date.
In the coming years, it will almost surely be “common knowledge” that Milo is a “pedophile” who promotes sex with minors. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Hoover’s rumored penchant for women’s clothing was hearsay printed in an unofficial biography in 1993 and later debunked. And, Nature Magazine, which rushed to report Jefferson’s nonexistent sexual escapades, later retracted the story because the DNA paternity test was not conclusive for Thomas Jefferson.]
If Democrats have demonstrated repeatedly that they are willing to tear down the memory of important American icons for short-term political gain, it is certain they’ll waste no time destroying an upstart like Milo Yiannopoulos.
The question, is why? Why are Democrats so easily able to lie about people with whom they disagree? It certainly isn’t because the left subscribes to the Judeo-Christian ethic. That’s one transparent reason that the attacks on Milo are so blatantly disingenuous.
The answer is simply that the entire success of the Democratic Party at the ballot box depends on voter ignorance and a virtual fact vacuum.
For example, the government’s own data (Historical Tables of the U.S. Budget), shows that when presidents dramatically cut marginal income tax rates for job-creators (“the rich”), unemployment goes down dramatically and the federal government takes in more revenue than when taxes are hiked.
Democrats have to hope voters don’t know that.
And that’s why Democrats depend on a steady supply of “victims.” Everyone is a victim and no one is responsible for their actions (unless they’re Republicans) in the distorted liberal reality.
Victims always need the Democrats, because they are always told that they are “disadvantaged.” Democrats promise to level the playing field, but, in practice, feed the victim a steady diet of de facto “food stamps” and class warfare demagoguery. And demagoguery is not policy.
Paradoxically, victims who realize the potential of the American Dream — that unparalleled opportunity unmatched anywhere in the world to become whomever we want to be — no longer need the Democrats.
That’s why black Republicans and gay conservatives are targeted ruthlessly by liberals. They escaped. Moreover, they no longer “buy” the lie of perpetual self-defeat and plantation politics. Milo Yiannopoulos was attacked ferociously and hypocritically by a mindless mob of Trump-hating liberals who feign offense when it serves their agenda, people who on another day are heard defending Islamic terrorists, actual pedophiles, and murderers.
The same people who hold up Donald Trump’s locker-room talk as offensive and “anti-women” are never heard condemning Ted Kennedy’s drunkenly abandoning his mistress at Chappaquiddick. Nor are they ever heard condemning the organized and widespread genital mutilation of women by Muslim men, the execution of gay men by Muslims, or the “bacha bazi” of Afghans (raping underage boys to death.) In point of fact, U.S. soldiers were ordered by the last administration to totally ignore Afghan boy rape, because “it’s their culture.”
Former President Barack Obama’s “safe schools” czar Kevin Jennings was a supporter of the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and one of its most vocal proponents, Harry Hay, whose views on underage sex make Milo’s comment sound positively quaint.
“[I]f the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what thirteen-, fourteen-, and fifteen-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.”
Moreover, Florida Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings advocated protecting “philias and fetishes” under the Matthew Shepard Act — even explicitly demanding civil rights protections for avowed pedophiles. Hastings said:
“This bill addresses our resolve to end violence based on prejudice and to guarantee that all Americans regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability or all of these ‘philias’ and fetishes and ‘ism’s’ that were put forward need not live in fear because of who they are. I urge my colleagues to vote in favor of this rule … .”
Democrats also struck down Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King’s simple clarification amendment, which read, “The term sexual orientation as used in this act or any amendments to this act does not include pedophilia.”
It is hilarious to see liberals trying perversely to appropriate Christian values they’ve for decades publicly rejected and even tried to outlaw in the name of the First Amendment.
Democrats are never shamed when their hypocrisy is exposed, because they appear to have no moral compass. If they did, the actual instances of abuse and horrific behavior mentioned before would be resoundingly condemned by the same salivating chorus we now hear gleefully attacking Milo for his stray remarks.
Since what Jesus thinks suddenly appears to matter to liberals, maybe they should consult him. As Jesus remarked when the Pharisees demanded that a quivering, weeping adulteress be stoned, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
And for Republicans eager to use, then discard, the Milos of the world for tactical gain, another of Jesus’ instructions bears repeating: “He who is not against us, is for us … Let him speak.”