UPDATE 02/21-17: Milo is under scrutiny for comments defending pedophilia. Public opinion may change, but the argument this article makes stands.
Milo, Spencer, Anonymous, Howard Stern, Lenny Bruce, 4chan – each sharing the title of being a public figure or entity that controversially expresses views protected under the first amendment; full-stop, end of story. So you would think.
Somehow that this non-issue is once again an exclusive story – in this case the Maher/Milo interview – is perplexing. It seems every decade or so “we the people” need a reminder in civics.
Say it loud, say it proud: freedom of speech without impunity is a big deal. If you don’t like it, you can turn it off.
Of Course, Of Course
Of course Milo can go to a campus and say he believes transgender males should not be allowed to use a women’s bathroom. Of course Howard Stern can joke about the “good looking girls” running from the Columbine shooters. Of course Lenny Bruce can talk about cocksuckers and cumming without being arrested. Of course 4chan can organize a protest against scientology for removing public content from the internet. Of course Richard Spencer can tell reporters that he feels blacks still haven’t assimilated into modern society… of course, of course.
Now Shut Up And Speak Out
What you cannot do is violently accost fellow Americas on the street because they have a red cap on. This you cannot do, and for good reason. Frustration is powerful, it motivates the best and worst in people. If the end result is violence, you are helping destroy the free society in which you enjoy. You are helping cultivate the exact scenario that Leninist, Steve Bannon and fatalist, Donald Trump want.
Are you willing to accept that responsibility?
ANTIFA: Please Stop
The movement we are witnessing of black clad, concealed men and women assaulting people and destroying property are not representatives of the #resistance. No one ever called for violence, no one asked for these infiltrators.
Pressed for reasons why they are lashing out, they claim that the police state is already upon us. They feel they are fighting the battle in full effect. These claims are unfounded, though, without question the world is verbally combative, it could be much worse.
If there is a major terrorist attack on American soil, we could be reduced to a sort of localized warlordism. Should any one of Michael Anton’s worst case scenarios unfold, a much more bleak reality – by way of nuclear fallout over at least one metropolis epicenter – would create political, social and economic calamity in the U.S. and elsewhere.
There Are Two Things You Can Always Do
The same amendment that gives the previously stated figures the absolute right to say what they will, also gives you the right oppose those figures, and more importantly those in power.
- Peaceful Assembly
- Petition The Government – (in other words, complain)
Voting Works, Cynicism Does Not
In 2018, every single seat in the House, and 34 Senate seats are up for grabs. If America really is as widely liberal, progressive as the leftist bubbles portray, AND the Democrats can get their shit together and come up with a real plan for middle class Americans, (and overcome the power of Kek) then we should see a massive overhaul in political representation.
In turn, the #altright will reluctantly fall into the darkened background of the web where it belongs. Lest we forget, much of the anti- (insert progressivism here) content you see on the internet is made with comprehensive awareness.
That’s it. Those are the well defined, incredibly powerful tools given to you by the founding fathers, enabling the average citizen with a power unmatched in history.
We Are At An Incredible Time In History.
There is a movement on the right that is seemingly more dangerous than any quarantined, leftist, bubble-residing, safe space, blue state coastal elitist could have imagined. Or are we? With certainty by the end of 2018, we will know.
I’m not a comedian. And I’m not sick. The world is sick, and I’m the doctor. I’m a surgeon with a scalpel for false values.
~ Lenny Bruce