Thanks for reading and commenting, Leo.
Your point would be fitting, if I were saying the things you claim I am. But large swathes of your comment are just fully untrue.
This statement by you (for example) has no relation at all to the article:
“You say that because he doesn’t worship at the altar of feminism and BLM.”
I never mentioned feminism or Black Lives Matter. In fact, I do not identify with both the feminist and BLM movements—for reasons I explained in this article from October 2016 (about “ideas vs isms”).
So, in this case, I think you’re projecting your inaccurate impression of who you think I am (based on some of my views and, possibly, the fact that I’m black).
Also, I never said Milo preaches hate. I only acknowledged that people who perceive him to be a preacher of hate keep trying to get him banned from things and places.
That being said, I’m no supporter of Milo. I listen to him sometimes—as I try to consume all sides of an argument or debate. But I find he brings little value beyond being a counterpoint to a popular idea or opinion. Half the time, I’m not sure *he* believes what he’s saying.
He’s a polemicist and that’s fine… but I prefer to focus on constructive discourse (what can we build, not what can we break down).
As for thinking my point of view is superior… I assure you I don’t and I hope this article doesn’t give that impression. This is just my assessment of an issue which it seems I cannot escape (everyone’s talking about it everywhere), and has become a source of frustration.
As I hope the last sentence of this article shows, I do not believe people must adopt my mentality. My issue is with the incongruence of anti-liberal behaviour among self-proclaimed liberals.
But I don’t believe being a liberal is the only way to be a good person—it’s just the one that works for me.