Vox admits that MILO is leading the charge against political correctness as an unstoppable force in what they call the “era of unleashing.”
In a piece about the “era of unleashing,” Klein talks about shifts in acceptable discourse by highlighting the sordid revelations about progressive darling Harvey Weinstein, who was revealed to have sexually harassed women for decades. While his behavior was an open secret in the upper echelons of Hollywood, few were willing to talk about it, until now.
The willingness to speak about Weinstein’s horrific behavior is part of a new “era of unleashing,” says Klein, who says that the victims of sexual harassment and assault are more willing than ever to publicly disclose their experiences. That simply wasn’t possible before, due to the social climate.
Likewise, the “era of unleashing”—or rather, the range of acceptable discourse—has been broadened thanks to two key figures: Milo Yiannopoulos and Donald Trump.
Citing Joe Bernstein’s BuzzFeed article, Ezra Klein regurgitates the slant present in the piece, but inadvertently admits that MILO’s willingness to speak to everyone and offer them a fair platform has expanded “the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.”
In other words, Vox admits that MILO is killing political correctness.
Although his emails were presented in a slanted manner, and were completely bereft of context, they revealed how he was open to conversing with everyone. From intersectional feminists aligned with the progressive far left, to so-called “race realists” on the far right, MILO was willing to speak to everyone, if only to get all points of view.
MILO’s willingness to speak to everyone, even those with whom he disagrees on every level, completely disrupts the ideological echo chambers established on both sides of the political spectrum.
“On Thursday night, BuzzFeed’s Joseph Bernstein published a blockbuster story based on a cache of emails between key employees of the Trumpist website Breitbart detailed the way the organization used itself to launder alt-right ideas into the conservative mainstream. This, too, was an unleashing — a calculated, steady effort to expand the boundaries of acceptable political discourse and permit white supremacists to express themselves more freely in public.”
Although the claim that MILO and Breitbart by extension were attempting to “launder alt-right ideas into the conservative mainstream” is unfounded, at best, Klein openly admits that MILO has made a steady effort to broaden the boundaries of “acceptable political discourse.”
Klein cites BuzzFeed for further proof that MILO’s openness to sharing the thoughts of those too afraid to speak is enabling others to free themselves from the shackles of censorship.
“He also heard, with frequency, from accomplished people in predominantly liberal industries — entertainment, tech, academia, fashion, and media — who resented what they felt was a censorious coastal cultural orthodoxy. Taken together, they represent something like a network of sleeper James Damores, vexed but silent for fear of losing their jobs or friends, kvetching to Yiannopoulos as a pressure valve. For Yiannopoulos, these emails weren’t just validation, though they were obviously that. They sometimes became more ammunition for the culture war.
[…] In an email titled “Working for E! Is Hell,” a production manager at the cable network wrote Yiannopoulos that her employer was a “contributor to the fake news machine and my colleagues have become insufferable. … I … offer you my services … a partner in fighting globalism.”
Like BuzzFeed’s Joseph Bernstein, Ezra Klein remains completely intent to silence those who transgress against political correctness—but as he himself says, MILO’s embrace of free speech is driving an expansion “of what people are willing to say and do in public are rocking American society, for better and for worse.”
Political correctness is going to die, and you can thank MILO for it.
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