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Old 22.02.2017, 15:03
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Re: All about the alt-right (in the wake of anti-Muslim shooting)

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As may be the case, but the question posed was not one of conservatism brand, but of the righteousness of disinviting the guy to the ACU conference.
Precisely, and that's the only question I wanted an answer to. Either both Berkeley and the American Conservative Union are right in rescinding Milo's invitation to speak, or they are both wrong. You can't have this decision both ways.

From CPAC's point of view, they became uncomfortable with the thought of Milo sharing a platform with the POTUS who is also speaking at this event, and rightly so. From what I've read, many of the organisers were always uncomfortable with this, but the latest revelations were the final straw. Wonder if Milo is the alt-right's Ernst Röhm and he's been thrown under the bus...

From The New Statesman...
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The strangest part of yesterday was seeing Milo Yiannopoulous's increasingly sincere Facebook posts, as the awful realisation dawned on him - as it dawned on Nigel Farage during the referendum - that the sweet shelter of the mainstream right was being withdrawn from him. When he had attacked his female peers in the London tech scene, when he attacked transgender people for being "mentally ill", when he attacked an actor for the temerity to be black, female and funny in a jumpsuit, he was given licence. He was provocative, starting a debate, exercising his free speech. But yesterday he found out that there is always a line. For the right, it's child abuse - because children, uniquely among people who might be sexually abused, are deemed to be innocent. No one is going to buy that a 13-year-old shouldn't have been out that late, or wearing that, or brought it on himself.
http://www.newstatesman.com/2017/02/...populist-right
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