Milo Yiannopoulos has been center stage in university lecture halls throughout the country. Via his national “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” Milo has taken it upon himself to destroy any Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) he comes into contact with. At one point, he was carried into a lecture hall on a throne. While his antics and attacks on the left may appear to be a conservatives dream, he is in fact an enormous threat.
Milo is a living catalyst for a movement the left has coined as the “alt-right.” The term has stuck, and people are identifying with it. But the fact of the matter is that it should be identified more properly. The movement we are seeing has existed before, and it is the “Far-Right.”
What is the “Far-Right”?
The far-right is a fringe entity that believes in ideals associated with white supremacy, eugenics, and racial extremism. While Milo has recently criticized the movement in an attempt to wash his hands of their far-right extremism, it’s not working.
Far-right groups have become emboldened in recent months. SITE Intelligence Group is a private agency led by Israeli Rita Katz that provides tracking information on jihadist and far right/left groups around the globe. In a November 18th article, they state that white supremacists are spreading the idea to “press the attack” following Trump’s election victory.
This news solidifies fears of a growing and empowered far-right that may be using alternative methods to promote their ideals. While Trump is by no means a white supremacist or far-right member, his victory was an opportunity for fringe groups to expand.
Milo, on the other hand, is an immoral vagabond who is making a concerted effort to rebrand conservatism.
The Far-Right and the Alt-Right
The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles reports that Milo has separated himself from the alt-right movement, and refuses to identify with it. He’s even claimed he “doesn’t care about politics” to evade questioning on Bloomberg. Milo commented on his own movement, stating that “The alt-right’s intellectuals would also argue that culture is inseparable from race.”
In the statement, Milo is using several lengthy words in an attempt to soften the racist undertones of a movement propagated by his own antics.
However, there is no denying that the alt-right and far-right are both motivated by racism. Stephen McNallen, an “alt-right” writer who calls himself a “pagan,” expands on his beliefs (shared by many in the alt-right and far-right community) in the online journal Radix. He identifies with pre-Christian Europe, and states his primary problem with Christianity is that it “claim[s] allegiance of all the human race.” Basically, McNallen takes issue with the fact that God doesn’t differentiate between race or gender.
Clearly, racism is a moral evil that still exists, and it’s time we once again stand against it.
Defending Conservatism Against Evil
The conservative movement is facing an internal threat whose existence challenges the core principles of America’s founding. The soon to be director of national security, General Michael Flynn, spoke at an event in Trump’s new hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. Before his speech to conservative college students, he praised Milo Yiannopolous as “courageous.” As an attendee myself, I felt my heart sink. I heard a respectable man praise a college icon without truly understanding what his antics meant.
As a conservative, I see my own movement assaulted by an evil ideology. I stand against hate, immorality, and extremism. I call on fellow conservatives to rally behind our shared ideals. I also pray for Milo, and pray that he realizes the (possibly unintentional) threat to conservatism that he has created.
Conservatives must take a hard-line stance against this attack within our movement. Whether the term “alt-right” was created by leftists or not, this evil does exist. It is the responsibility of principled conservatives to stand strong to defend our heritage, our history, our morals, and our love for others.
Abraham Lincoln believed in freedom, and the ethical thought that men should not be subjugated to slavery. He believed in the idea that man is capable of great good, and we all could tap into this if we acted in love. In the book of Luke, Christ exhorts his followers to “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” Lincoln echoed this sentiment when he said that “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
Conservatives fought to end slavery. We brought morality and principles into politics. It is imperative that all of us stand boldly against this new extremism. The wicked flee from morality, because they know that God stands with those who stand with Him.
As a conservative, I suggest to you #SayNoToMilo & #YesToLincoln.