Date: February 27, 2017
Please excuse that this isn’t well formatted, and it’s a short hodgepodge of responses, which is likely to miss a lot of what else is offered in this video…Stefan Molyneux can be a goldmine of things to respond too…But I don’t have the time, or inclination, to set through this entire video right now…
I went through my phase of watching his videos, three or so years back…It wasn’t a long phase…and I am totally over it…I don’t generally pay attention to them, anymore.
“Milo Yiannopoulos stood tall for free speech, and against the puritanical language fascism of political correctness. As a good-looking, ridiculously articulate gay man, he could have found a comfortable place to nestle in leftist cliches, and would have been welcomed by the establishment with open arms. Instead, he turned his considerable charm, talents, humor and intellect on the enemies of free thought and free speech – helping to provoke and reveal the violence and hatefulness of dangerous and powerful elements within Western society.
And now, he stands on a precipice, which we really need to examine in detail.
In the span of 48 hours, Milo Yiannopoulos has fallen from grace in the eyes of many. He has lost his quarter million dollar book deal, he has resigned from his influential position at Breitbart, and been disinvited from his prestigious speaking engagement at CPAC.”
The “alienation” myth:
Well…this is quickly going down hill.
You imagine that a prime factor of our chosen associations with children, hinges on whether or not we can “alienate” the child from their family?…Really?…Honestly?…You believe that?
This is rhetoric…plain and simple.
Here Stephen is, trying to put forward the novel argument…that because adolescents are going through heavy hormone changes [and their mind is not fully formed…a common, yet irrelevant, claim]…they are not actually free, in any choice to pursue sexual relations…because they are bound by their biology, to do such things…
So…you’re not actually free, because you are biologically predisposition to do these things?…
You’re “wrestling with puberty and approaching adulthood”…and you want to have sex, a lot…So, when sex presents itself, this is some kind of bondage…or entrapment…?!…
…That is curious logic.
Freedom is only a right to say “no”…balanced with a right to say “yes”…
If you don’t have these two options, existing in equal measure…then there is no freedom.
When a need is there…and you have a chance to fill that need…being inhibited from filling that need, is the bondage and entrapment.
I totally get why people dislike Stefan Molyneux:
…And I don’t say that because of this one, isolated example of strong disagreement…
…I say it, because I’ve noticed what a lot of people have noticed…this kind of self aggrandizing guru aura, he seems to place upon himself…as some possessor of the moral compos.
He can be very interesting to listen too…very charismatic…and has a good voice for this type of thing…
…But he falls into a lot of the same social trappings, as anybody else…His intellect isn’t really that amazing, or superior…Which is not the same thing as saying it’s irrelevant…or particularly dumb…
…But when you’ve built your business and life around “The Truth About…” videos on YouTube…it’s just…Stephen does not have “The Truth” about anything, in his own back pocket.
I understand why some people have compared him to a cult leader.
The problem here, Stefan Molyneux, is that you are equating intergenerational love with violence [or at least violation]…And that is where your position falls apart.
Who says that defending a child’s right to chose to exercise their own sexual agency, is not speaking in defense of the child?
Who says that fighting to get the sex fascists out of the lives of every human being, is not speaking on behalf of the interests of children?
Those fascists are treacherous against sexually active children.