The Rubin Report is becoming one of my new favorite podcasts. Dave Rubin is unapologetically advocating for sensible discussions regarding free speech, and has taken to task the “regressive left” with their attempts to silence people through name-calling, labels, ideological politics, and more. In doing so, Rubin made a commitment that’s laudable for many: he would present all views on an issue, even those he disagreed with and made him uncomfortable. That takes remarkable integrity, and I applaud Rubin for it.
I also applaud Milo Yiannopolous for showing up to discuss anything and everything related to his conservative leanings, why he leads the life of a provocateur, and his unapologetic support of Donald Trump’s Presidential bid. You listen to Milo for a little bit, and you’ll learn why the self-proclaimed “World’s Most Dangerous Faggot” has such a massive following. Here’s what I learned from his appearance on the Rubin Report.
- Milo values fun and sees the current state of affairs in America as “boring” because of progressive left politics.
One recurring theme that circulated around Milo’s time on the Rubin Report was that he loves his work because it’s “fun.” He loves seeing Trump’s rise as President because it’s “fun.” One thing Milo despises is “boring,” and that’s where he lays the finger of shame on the left.
His work as a journalist means living a life of “fun” as well. One of the more entertaining bits on the Rubin Report appearance was when he talked about his creation of a “Feminism or Cancer” poll and a two time cancer survivor said she’d STILL pick cancer over feminism! That may be an unappealing view for some, but Milo calls it fun, and he’s enjoying his work. Good on him.
2. Milo values the ability to say whatever you want, whenever you want, without fear of repercussion. He also practices what he preaches.
There’s some things in Milo’s appearance on the Rubin Report that will shock a few people. If you get shocked by Milo or offended by Milo then you’ve never really taken the time to “get” Milo. He takes issue with the current mentality that people cannot say what they want when they want without worrying about losing their jobs or alienating others.
Give the man a chance, and he’ll give you some quotes that will make your day. One example comes from when he describes a press conference he would hold if he was President Trump’s Press Secretary.
“Daddy doesn’t feel like answering your questions today. I’m going shopping. Please leave your comments in the box.”
3. Milo is incredibly persuasive when speaking on just about any issue.
There’s a point in the podcast where Rubin and Milo get into a discussion of an issue Rubin had with a Buzzfeed writer who took issue with Rubin’s label of the “Regressive Left.” Rubin took what would be considered in many circles the “moral high ground” and tried to avoid naming this individual.
Milo would have none of this. He badgered Rubin into naming the Buzzfeed writer under the rationale of “If someone does something stupid, I want their name and face exposed to the harsh light of scrutiny so people can see just how stupid they are.” Eventually, Milo got Rubin to name the Buzzfeed writer that aggrieved him, and they discussed the entire issue. It was clear Rubin didn’t want to go there, but after being called a “cultural librarian” by Milo all gloves came off and Milo got his way.
4. Milo is willing to say things people are thinking but don’t have the ability to say, and that’s important.
Two points here. The first is when Milo says the influx of Islamic culture into Europe is a big reason why he’s spending more time in America. He views the way Islam treats the LGBT community as something he wants no part of, and that means he has to distance himself from places he once called home as a result. Milo also says this is a bad sign for women too, but people aren’t recognizing it, because as soon as an attack by “radical Islamists” happens the first thing our world leadership and the news media goes to is “This was radical Islam and it wasn’t the view of the regular Muslim.”
The second is his indictment of the LGBT community for going after Christians on randomly “offensive” topics. Milo takes a large issue with the LGBT community, for example, going after a bakery to find alleged “homophobia” because they’d rather not bake a cake for a wedding, and then grind that into an OFFEND stance that puts people out of business. He’s not a fan, and sees it as a way of alienating people that would otherwise be allies.
5. Milo is unabashedly conservative and free speech, and sees all of it as the best way to be.
“If you want to be punk, if you want to be cool, you’ve got to be conservative.”
That’s Milo for you. That’s a guy who says “free speech” means you have to take the piss out of words like “gay,” “faggot,” and other slurs that have been used to denigrate people who just happen to be attracted to others of the same sex. His take is he wants to see the word “gay” go to mean “stupid” or “idiotic” as it’s been used by straight/cis/heteronormative shitlords for ages. Milo’s take is that when you get to that point, then you’ve reached a society where “free speech” means something.
He also sees the current state of liberalism/progressive politics as a stifling of everything good in life, anything that’s fun at all, and that’s why it needs to be destroyed. The same thing goes for conservatives in his book, though, and that’s why he thinks a Trump Presidency will do wonders for this country. Milo is of a mindset that if and when Trump his the White House, our country will start to reconstruct itself into what it once was.
I can’t say enough good things about Dave Rubin and Milo Yiannopolous, so I’m just going to cut it short and say go look for the Rubin Report on iTunes or YouTube, and follow Milo at @Nero and Dave Rubin at @RubinReport on Twitter. You’ll be glad you did.