Hate speaker and white supremacist Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from fascist propaganda outlet Breitbart “News.”
His career in free-fall after a tape surfaced of him defending pedophilia and his own childhood abuse, Milo has gone from being the keynote speaker at the CPAC conservative conference to unemployed in just a few days.
Break: MILO resigns from Breitbart pic.twitter.com/pSQnJ0b9vA
— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) February 21, 2017
While we don’t wish to downplay the trauma Yiannopolis must have endured at the hands of his childhood abuser, his channeling of that trauma into a sadistic desire to cause pain and mock the trauma of others in the name of “free speech” is truly deplorable.
Milo led the rebranding of white supremacy and far-right ideology into the more publicly palatable form of the “alt-right,” popularizing the “snowflake” slur against liberals and conflating making hateful attacks on minority groups as a part of “free speech.”
“It’s like he’s joking: ‘Ha ha, let me popularize the worst ideas that ever existed. That’s new, and that’s scary” says Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
With luck, we won’t be having to hear from Milo again anytime soon. Banned from Twitter and from CPAC, he’s running out of platforms from which to spread his hateful message.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.