Who is Milo Yiannopolous? And why does he matter?
If you don’t know who Milo Yiannopolous is, maybe because you don’t hang out in those fetid swamps, then don’t worry. You don’t need to.
Milo Yiannopolous is simply a highly able alt-right troll; Monica Beth has his whole guerrilla-marketing schtick nailed:
These Milo Yiannapoulos article titles are hilarious. (Sample: "Send women back to the kitchen and take away their education and birth control.")
I haven’t read them, but the collective prog freakout over them is exactly what is intended. People can't help themselves. They can't avoid in-group virtue signalling about how terrified they are that someone published an article suggesting we go back to 1950s cultural trends. Even people on the right are sharing and commenting like, "Wait, no.... we didn't realise we were voting for this." LOL.
Milo is a giant troll laughing himself to sleep every night. It works and will continue to work because the left has over-reached in a major, major way.
This may be part of a more insidious agenda than just trolling SJWs, but I actually kinda love all of this right now. So entertaining! (I refuse to link to or read these articles, though.)
According to articles he has written, he is explicitly defending racism by saying, "Here's what the racist community wants." I think his agenda is actually to stoke civil unrest.
He's a smart dude. He defends bad stuff intellectually in his writing, and he knows it will cause a rise in white nationalism. Then he goes out and tells people otherwise in the stadium, that it's not what it's about, it's about defending decent people from SJWs. Have you read the stuff he's written? Fairly insidious, actually. All of it will stoke conflict between SJWs, BLM types, and others. I think the goal is to get a Trump presidency to crack down and escalate stuff..
He’s a brilliant troll who may or may not have an agenda – but his trolling certainly does aid and abet folk who do.
Don’t you. (Don’t feed the trolls.)