Kanye West is back on Twitter, and is again running for President. In a video released earlier this week, he made the announcement as well as accidentally revealing his campaign manager – an intern from hard-right Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene’s office. That intern’s name will be familiar to many in Westminster… Milo Yiannopoulos.
It’s been quite a run for Milo over the last decade. He soared into political celebrity in the UK during Gamergate and the birth of the culture wars, and moved to the US to make his fortune. After some, erm, imprudent remarks about paedophilia he lost almost everything, including his homosexual lifestyle. His rehabilitation program included demoting his bed-partner to housemate and dedicating himself to one of Christianity’s senior saints
He told EWTN:
“St. Joseph is the spiritual father figure of the Holy Family. In this time of gender madness, devoting myself to the male protector of the Infant Jesus is an act of faith in God’s Holy Patriarch, and a rejection of the Terror of transsexuals.”
Now, his shot at redemption has been confirmed by this latest leap back into the political arena. Guido’s sure Milo will steer Kanye away from any gaffes, errors of judgement, social outrages or unnecessary controversies…
Hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer announced today that he was cutting all financial ties with Breitbart News and Milo Yiannopoulos. He released a statement explaining his ideological stance and distancing himself from Milo and Breitbart:
A society founded on the basis of the individual freedom that flourishes under a limited federal government has no place for discrimination. Of the many mischaracterizations made of me by the press, the most repugnant to me have been the intimations that I am a white supremacist or a member of some other noxious group.
Discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, creed, or anything of that sort is abhorrent to me. But more than that, it is ignorant.
The press has also intimated that my politics marches in lockstep with Steve Bannon’s. l have great respect for Mr. Bannon, and from time to time I do discuss politics with him. However, I make my own decisions with respect to whom I support politically. Those decisions do not always align with Mr. Bannon’s.
Without individuals thinking for themselves, society as a whole will struggle to distinguish the signal of truth from the correlated noise of conformity. I supported Milo Yiannopoulos in the hope and expectation that his expression of views contrary to the social mainstream and his spotlighting of the hypocrisy of those who would close down free speech in the name of political correctness would promote the type of open debate and freedom of thought that is being throttled on many American college campuses today. But in my opinion, actions of and statements by Mr. Yiannopoulos have caused pain and divisiveness undermining the open and productive discourse that I had hoped to facilitate. l was mistaken to have supported him, and for several weeks have been in the process of severing all ties with him.
For personal reasons, I have also decided to sell my stake in Breitbart News to my daughters.
Last Guido heard Milo was pretty tight with Rebekah Mercer, though we have been unable to confirm if that is still the case…
As usual Guido checked into Dear Deirdre in the currant bun yesterday for a bit of voyeurism and was surprised to see his good friend Milo in one of the stories. Milo apparently has mental health issues, funny because Guido thought he was alt-right. Apparently – according to Deirdre – he wants to become a teacher…
Milo’s life is a performance. Don’t take it more seriously than he does.
He says he’ll publish his book anyway and give 10% of the royalties to child abuse charities…
Free speech under attack as Milo’s appearance provokes riots at Berkeley. President Trump has Milo’s back:
If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
He was going to appear in a full red Indian costume to discuss “cultural appropriation”….