Why The Right — And Everyone Else — Needs To Drop Milo Yiannopoulos
Erika Marie

The Right’s Lenny Bruce Too Dangerous For CPAC and Safe Spaces

Who knew the power of Archie Bunker-level observations ensconced in effeminate glam bling and sprinkled with equal parts Allen Ginsberg, J. Edgar Hoover and Roy Cohn could be so effective in causing multitudes of people across the political spectrum to lose their lunches and minds.

Now I do not think Milo’s comedy is particularly funny or witty, even on a shock level, and I wouldn’t have taken it either if I were personally targeted like Milo’s trolling of Leslie Jones. He reminds me of a less comedically and generally intelligent version of early Howard Stern. But Milo showed as recently as his appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher that he thirsts for getting a rise out of people in a near pathological fashion. He likes playing the villain, perhaps a shock and awe transparent extroverted version of Bruno Antony in Hitchcock’s film adaptation of Strangers on a Train.

Whatever the case, Milo Yiannopoulos getting CPAC blocked and losing his book deal will only grow his infamy which will further promulgate his cultural penetration, exactly what phobics of mainstreaming intolerance claim to oppose. After all, didn’t Charlie Sheen just prove a couple of years ago that trolls get too predictable to be genuinely shocking over time or to warrant public outrage? Now he can say that he’s the public figure the establishment fears more than Daddy. Pat Buchanan appreciated the irony hoagie of the situation.

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