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Milo: Forbidden Conversation…


Date: May 23, 2019

01) Milo: Forbidden Conversation


“I should start by saying that Milo is definitely now on the list of those who no one acceptable socially should ever speak to, which I suppose is one of the reasons why I’m talking to him. I want to know what happened to him over the last few years, in his words, and I don’t really give a damn if that’s politically incorrect. I also plan to post clips directly from this discussion on Facebook this week. We’ll all see (all who are interested) what happens when that occurs.

Milo’s a hard man to categorize. Part journalist, part performance artist, part agent provocateur, part comedian and wit, Yiannopoulos is a man of immense and complex self contradiction. He’s half-Greek and half-Irish, but is know as an Englishman to the Americans with whom he has communicated extensively. He’s gay, and Jewish by descent. He married to his long-term boyfriend, an African-American man, in Hawaii, in 2017, but faces frequent accusations of racism. He is—or was—strangely attractive to young American Republicans, and completed a successful and controversy-ridden tour of US universities in 2016-2017. For at least two years, he was one of the most well-known internet celebrities, let’s say, on the political front, and caused more uproar than any other single person that I can think of.

In my view, for what it’s worth, Milo was such a figure of inner contradiction and outer controversy that I believed his time was numbered. Nonetheless, the circumstances of his demise were unpredictable, I would say (and that’s in keeping with his apparent destiny). After revealing details of his early sexual experiences at the hands of a decades older priest, whom he refused to name, he stated that he was an active participant in the events, and that such occurrences were far more common (and far more consensual) than people were willing to admit. I don’t think he ever recovered from the controversy that those comments generated.

In case it has to be said, and no doubt it does, I believe that what happened to him was absolutely unforgivable, and it would seem that he has come to share that opinion. Our conversation centered mostly around these issues, which I believe to be of wide general relevance. Hence the video.”

I guess our question on how open minded Jordan Peterson is regarding man/boy love, was answered…

…He is not open minded, at all…and doesn’t really stray from the typical narrative and sexual superstitions.

Milo doubles down on his retreat from the “it was un-harmful and positive” stance…using excuses which are lame…

…”The clip was edited, and distorted” [I didn’t take that away, watching the original interview]…”he worded himself badly”…”when he made the statement, he only had his own experience to go by…but, over the last two years, his late teenage step son has made him realize the horrors of it all” [because he couldn’t imagine that kid doing what he did]…”the paternal element to older men and younger boys in gay culture, is completely fucked up“…Milo “wishes gay therapy worked”…

Milo claims to hate his own sexuality…

…The talk about “losing your ability to be a father” [actually not true], was a bit intriguing…as well as that of homosexuals tendency to end up working in the church as “nurturing shepherds”…

I think the most worthwhile point, prior to my falling asleep…was the talk about being targeted…why and how he got taken down.

…Not sure if I’m going to bother listening to the rest.

Milo did expound a bit [reluctantly] on the “young male with older male” pairings in gay culture…which, while a mixed bag, I did think it was insightful…saying how the older male cares for and orients the younger male, because the younger males parents, etc. cannot, or will not.

I did have a lot of appreciation, for how it was acknowledged by both Milo and Jordan, that certain issues cannot be honestly discussed in public, without being punished and ostracized for it.

Making Sense with Sam Harris #157 – What Does the Mueller Report Really Say? (with Benjamin Wittes)…


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Date: May 23, 2019

01) Making Sense with Sam Harris #157 – What Does the Mueller Report Really Say? (with Benjamin Wittes)


“In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Benjamin Wittes about both volumes of the Mueller Report.

Benjamin Wittes is a legal journalist who focuses on issues of national security and law. He is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he is the Research Director in Public Law. Benjamin is also the cofounder of Lawfare, a blog devoted to discussion of U.S. national security choices, and a cohost of the Rational Security podcast. His books include The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones—Confronting A New Age of Threat (coauthored with Gabriella Blum), Detention and Denial: The Case for Candor after Guantánamo, and Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror.

Website: https://benjaminwittes.com/

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