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Monday, February 20, 2017

An Offense Too Far

The American Conservative Union has rescinded its invitation to Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the group’s annual CPac conference, after footage emerged in which the rightwing provocateur discusses sex between “younger boys” and older men. ... He goes on to suggest that sex between “younger boys” and older men could be a “coming-of-age relationship … in which those older men help those younger boys discover who they are”.
And this:
“Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation,” said Matt Schlapp, chairman of the group which sponsors CPAC, in a statement Monday afternoon. The group called Yiannopoulos to “further address these disturbing comments,” but defended its original decision to invite him as a nod to “the free speech issue on college campuses.”
So, CPAC invited him to underscore their commitment to free speech, but then disinvited him because he was saying things that they didn't want to be associated with.

Turdlet can say things that are racist, homophobic, transphobic, antisemitic, neonazi, you name it, because freedom of speech. CPAC invited him because others have protested and rioted when he was spreading his slime. CPAC was trying to take what it saw as the moral high road in supporting free speech regardless of the contest of the speech.

Hard to be a bunch of free speech absolutists, CPAC, when you disinvite somebody because you found what they said to be repellent.


3383 said...

I would hope promoting pedophilia is beyond anyone's tolerance.

I get what you wrote, but still.

B said...

I agree. It is one thing to have ideas and speech that others disagree with, and another to be ok with molesting young boys.

Were our Host to be OK with molesting young Girls, she'd be off my blogroll. I may disagree with her views on the Donald, but she doesn't promote pedophilia. There is a line one should not cross.

To conflate pedophilia (and the disgust over) with free speech is somewhat disingenuous.

CenterPuke88 said...

Ok, so as long as he only advocated raping women and such, he's exercising free speech...add in young boys, he's over the line.

Is the line the fact it was young boys? Would young girls have been acceptable? Your response seems to indicate it would not...so at what age does a girl/woman become acceptable as a repository for sperm?

pharris said...

Republicans are drawing the line at pedophilia? Bullshit. Lots of Republicans knew about Hastert, and said nothing because he was the Speaker of the House.

So a GOP politician in a position of power = child rape is OK

But a gay Brit, though useful, is bad optics when he argues for NAMBLA.

B said...

Do't put words in my mouth. I hate Alinsky tactics. Cheap and mean and sleazy.

I dislike Pedophiles. Period.