Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Speaks About His Latest Crisis


I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim.

I would like to restate my utter disgust at adults who sexually abuse minors. I am horrified by pedophilia and I have devoted large portions of my career as a journalist to exposing child abusers. I've outed three of them, in fact –– three more than most of my critics. And I've repeatedly expressed disgust at pedophilia in my feature and opinion writing. My professional record is very clear.

But I do understand that these videos, even though some of them are edited deceptively, paint a different picture.

I'm partly to blame. My own experiences as a victim led me to believe I could say anything I wanted to on this subject, no matter how outrageous. But I understand that my usual blend of British sarcasm, provocation and gallows humor might have come across as flippancy, a lack of care for other victims or, worse, "advocacy." I deeply regret that. People deal with things from their past in different ways.

As to some of the specific claims being made, sometimes things tumble out of your mouth on these long, late-night live-streams, when everyone is spit-balling, that are incompletely expressed or not what you intended. Nonetheless, I've reviewed the tapes that appeared last night in their proper full context and I don't believe they say what is being reported.

I do not advocate for illegal behavior. I explicitly say on the tapes that I think the current age of consent is "about right.”

I do not believe sex with 13-year-olds is okay. When I mentioned the number 13, I was talking about the age I lost my own virginity.

I shouldn't have used the word "boy" -- which gay men often do to describe young men of consenting age -- instead of "young man." That was an error.

I am certainly guilty of imprecise language, which I regret.

Anyone who suggests I turn a blind eye to illegal activity or to the abuse of minors is unequivocally wrong. I am implacably opposed to the normalization of pedophilia and I will continue to report and speak accordingly.




32 comments:


  1. This is a double-twist petard hoist. He played the left's game, which gave him some space do his thing, but his left-designated special status couldn't save him, and he ended up losing.

    If you're going to be flamboyantly outrageous, you better be doing it from the left and in service of the left.

    I don't know why he wanted to do the stodgy, stick-up-the-ass CPAC anyway. The median age there is around 179, they have no sense of humor, and they think they are still relevant.

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    1. I'm not sure I understand your meaning, old friend, but it's good to see you here undisguised in mufti, as it were.

      I was beginning to wonder if you hadn't meant to disappear from the blogosphere altogether all the while hoping, of course, that that was not the case?

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  2. I don't know the official stats but do most young men begin their journey to "gayness" via sexual abuse? I'm thinking a good number do, whether the majority or not would be interesting to know.

    Sort of puts the push of homosexuality into the Boy Scouts of America into a different light—more of a corrupt maneuver of older adult males to broaden the base for their deviant sexual predilection on younger males.

    Progress as they say, I guess.

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    1. It's a curious case, Waylon. I had never heard of the fellow before he got into all this trouble. I only saw him on one of the FOX opinion shows, and found him presentable enough –– good looking with a beautiful British accent and a great whimsical sense of humor not unlike my own brand of tongue-in-cheek cynicism and twinkly-eyed mockery of things I find absurd.

      HOWEVER, despite his undeniably attractive attributes, his manner and body language make it all-but-impossible for him ever be identified as anything but "gay." Whether this is completely natural or part affectation is not for me to say. Theatrical personalities are known to exaggerate their own salient characteristics to gain maximum attention.

      "Gay" and "Conservative" don't mix in the Public's Perception of reality, though I've known for decades that "Public Perception" is rarely worth a tinker's dam.

      At any rate, the question simmering behind all this rhetoric is this: IF Milo were NOT homosexual, and had said the same things about sex between males and females he alluded to about sex between males, WOULD he have been suddenly DROPPED like a HOT POTATO, BANISHED, JETTISONED, VILIFIED and EXCOMMUNICATED in the way he has?

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  3. CPAC denied Trump their forum 2 years ago. I've got no "hope" for CPAC.

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    1. A bunch of Internationalist-Corporatist-Davos-Bohemian Grove-Skull & Bones-Masonic Descendants of the Knights Templar-members of the COFR, and other similar "World Citizen" types masquerading as "Conservatives" no doubt a la the Bushes, the Clintons, the Obamas, most of the DemonRats, and most of the RINOS.

      We've been led around by the nose by a bunch of duplicitous fiends, fools and fakers for a very long time. And whatever these shadowy Powers be, they are decidedly NOT Americans.

      Unfortunately, there is an army of people who hold American CITIZENSHIP now who are not REALLY Americans. Many of them are even "natural-born" citizens.

      It makes no difference anymore. MONEY and IDEOLOGY trump ALL.

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  4. There's just too much irony here. It's an overdose of hypocrisy! It's just too much!!!

    Conservatives have, for many years, been trying to break into pop culture. They made good headway in the country music scene, though to be fair, it was already there. A little on TV and movies. But comedy, which is what Milo does, very rarely works with conservatism. And the sort of outrageous routine Milo does? Eventually that was going to come back to bite him. And conservatives have NOT EVEN A CLUE about the subject matter he was playing around with. It's not some conspiracy, or classism, or anything like that. It's just that if you really did understand where Milo was coming from, it's highly unlikely you'd be a conservative in the first place. That's why he is unique. But uniqueness is anathema to conservatism anyway. There was no good end to Milo's foray into conservatism.

    JMJ

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    1. Are you saying that he was tickling the funny bones of the Berkeley "students", and they displayed their sense of humor with their reactions to his visit?

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    2. Jersey, me dear, much as I believe in your essentially benevolent nature, your worldview does as much as any other View from the Left to convince me that there really IS a Parallel Universe all of us inhabit simultaneously.

      What YOU see and believe you know, and what I see and believe I know are as different as night and day.

      It makes me wonder if BOTH of us could be equally right and equally wrong?

      God IS All-in-All. He knows all, sees all, hears all, simultaneously, so I'm sure that HE understands what is and is not. I doubt, however, that it will ever be given unto us to know for sure.

      "LIFE is a MYSTERY to be LIVED, NOT a PROBLEM to be SOLVED"

      ~ J. Erwin Solomon

      That's as good a motto to live by as any I've yet found.

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    3. You asked an excellent question, Waylon.

      Poor MILO!

      FIRST he's trashed by the Left because he dares to identify himself as a Conservative.

      THEN he trashed by the Right, because he made some offhand remarks that captious prudes with dirty minds could too early misconstrue.

      The Satanic bastard behind BOTH extremes is, of course, POLITICAL-CORRECTNESS –– the TYRANNICAL new brand of ORTHODOXY that can get you Ostracized, Impoverished, Bullied, Harassed, Driven out of Town, and Burnt at the Stake (or the moral equivalent thereof).

      Salem had its Witch Hunts.

      WE have a Monitored Society where any infraction –– or perceived infraction –– of its Arbitrary Rules and Standards of Proper Conduct can literally RUIN YOUR LIFE.

      Plus ca change, plus ca la meme chose!

      The more things change, the more they remain he same!

      Alas! It has been ever thus, and likely to remain so.

      The costumes and sets may change. The language may become more simplified and include more and more slang, or more and more buzzwords, but the underlying DRAMA is same old play societies have seen and heard for countless thousands of years.

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    4. Well, FT, how many over-the-top gay libertarian-conservative anti-PC antihero college campus provocateurs could we even name? Milo is unique. Just the same, I have known many of his fellow urbane party boys in NY and LA, and they are usually very clever and charismatic and funny, and if they are political at all, they are usually libertarian (low taxes/govt out of the bedroom), though they'd tell you, in all likelihood, they are apolitical, 'couldn't care less.' Ironically (though not really, when you think about it), most I knew were not socialistic at all in outlook.

      But their sense of humor? Though quick and smart, often very blue and very coarse and very provocative and not the least bit politically correct. Remember, though - they're just kidding around. If you are not familiar with them, you would have a hard time understanding their bounds.

      Now, when it comes to sexuality in general, there is an obvious disconnect between sexual reality and sexual morality and it's been a difficult issue through all human history. There's nothing new about that. As conservatives tend to identify with conservative sexual morality, they are about as far removed from sexual reality as the infamous Dr. Money was on his extreme-other-end amorality. When Milo made comments that would have been considered common chatter in a gay bar in NY, he instantly wrecked his conservative career.

      FOR EVERYONE:

      Let's do an experiment. How many John Waters movies have you seen? Did you like them? Find them funny? Be honest.

      JMJ

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    5. "I have known many of [Milo's] fellow urbane party boys in NY and LA, and they are usually very clever and charismatic and funny,...

      Not really "funny," Jersey. "Flippant, sarcastic, cynical ,and irreverent" would be more like it.

      Please don't ask me how I know, ;-) but don't forget that I AM a New Yorker, and have pretty much seen it all. This kind of thing –– like much our fair city has to offer –– decidedly de trop, and that's the primary reason I got out, and moved to the hinterlands –– a move I've never regretted, even though it pretty much derailed my promising career as a professional accompanist.


      "... and if they are political at all, they are usually libertarian (low taxes/govt out of the bedroom), though they'd tell you, in all likelihood, they are apolitical, 'couldn't care less.' Ironically (though not really, when you think about it),

      “As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State ’What does it matter to me?’ the State may be given up for lost.”

      ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)


      " ... most I knew were not socialistic at all ..."

      Well, that's one of the many small mercies for which we should be profoundly grateful. };^)> Needless to say, I'm glad to hear it, though I've never known ANY member of the sub-culture we're referencing NOT to vote for the Democrats. Perhaps things have changed I've been away from NYC for forty years, and haven't visited the City in at least twenty.

      "But their sense of humor? Though quick and smart, often very blue and very coarse and very provocative ..."

      You are still young, so you may not remember it, but you ought to see The Boys in the Band, a harrowing 1968 drama by Mart Crowley, which was successfully transferred to the screen in 1970.

      The New Yorker thumbnail review at the time said, "They crack jokes, but inside their hearts are breaking."

      This evocative drama is The Last Word –– or should be –– on the subject of how Gay Sophisticates in New York City interact socially. I know itto be one of the most depressing, enervating spectacles I've ever witnessed, but it has about the Ring of Truth.


      By the way Milo is NOT unique. Have you never heard of ANDREW SULLIVAN? Andrew used to make frequent television appearances on C-Span and various news channels, but I have't seen him make an appearance in years.

      I think he still writes a column called The Daily Dish, but I haven't seen it in years. VERY interesting fellow! A Brit who became a naturalized American citizen, Brilliant, Extremely Well-EWducated, a wonderful writer, been living with AISA for at least went years now, and seems to be still functioning pretty well.

      LOOK HIM UP. Andrew Sullivan truly IS unique. Milo strikes me as a iightweight in comparison, though I don't really know that much about Miio.

      All I can say to you is that if that crowd of vicious Rabid Lunatics at Berserkley staged a riot to stop him from speaking there, Milo has GOT to be AOK. ;-)

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    6. I'm quite familiar with all of which you speak, my friend.

      As for the gay community, there are some striking differences today. First, the gay community has been far more mainstreamed (we can thank Andrew Sullivan just a little bit for that I think!), so they're more stable, they're able to live and work and hang-out where they like. They're still heavily over-represented in some professions, but it's not all entertainment and fashion and such any more. I knew a gay couple, last saw them maybe 12-14 years ago, who had an apartment just near Wall Street, cost a fortune. They were in the "pattern" business. Drapes, lampshades, all sorts of textiles, these guys would travel the world searching for the next pattern print you see on a bowl at JC Penney. So, I'm talking to this one fella, from New Zealand, nice guy, and he tells me he's making 200K a year on that alone, aside from other ventures. So I asked him, "How do I get in this business?" And he broke the news to me, "You're not playing for the right team, sorry man." Apparently, these guys had a lock on this biz like the mob used to run the docks! LOL! Smart guys.

      But anyway, they're far more stable and "normal" than they were back in the 50's, 60's and 70's. That's why it was such a good idea to mainstream them, though I'm sure many pine for old days. Sometimes I kind of miss the old crime-infested, landscape-tattooed, polluted, dangerous NY and LA. But then I remember how really terrible it all was and I'm glad we've come a looooong way from those days.

      JMJ

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    7. If all of that is true, I don't disagree at all, Jersey, BUT from what I've been able to observe the country as a whole has become far more dissolute and degenerate than it was when I was young.

      It's as though the so-called "normal people," if there are any, are now behaving more and more like the grungy Underground crowd who spent most of their free time in dark debauchery –– and were NOT really HAPPY doing it.

      MY interest, believe it to not, is NOT to see that people behave "CORRECTLY" –– God save us from a Reign of Rigidly Enforced Prudery! –– but to find ways, and to encourage others to find ways –– to become more serene, contented –– and productive.

      I'm enough of a New England Puritan to believe quite honesty that "If we don't get our happiness but of our WORK, we will never know what happiness is."

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    8. Well, if a man is told "he's not playing for the right team", and in this context "the right team" happens to be the sodomites, I'd step back and think that if a straight male said the same thing to that individual in order to prevent his advancement in life, that if he protested then he'd be a hypocrite.

      After all "gayness" has been given a free pass to special treatment and privilege and advancement. There are laws forbidding discrimination today on sexual orientation.

      Those laws may not apply equally if you are a straight white male, though.

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    9. Oh, FT, the country is far less debauched than it was 20, 30, 40 years ago. Most all the social ills pervasive in those days are half or less what they were then. I think we're just not around these scenes anymore so we can only remember or consume news that as we all too well know tends toward coverage of bad things. Not a fan of Calvinism, I can't say that only work and productivity bring true happiness, but I will say this - it can for some! Everyone is different. As long as they aren't hurting you or me, what do I care?

      Waylon, give 'em a break. When that fella told me that, I thought, "Well, good for you guys!" Besides, how many straight white males would even think to get into the textile pattern business! Sounds pretty gay to me! ;)

      JMJ

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    10. Jersey, you could well have found yourself in the trade if you had only bent over and grabbed your ankles.

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  5. Apparently his crime is being conservative.

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    1. Probably so, Kid, but Milo's being }}}}}}}}}}}} GAY {{{{{{{{{{{{ makes most "conservatives" eager to find a good excuse to reject and repudiate him.

      As I said above, Milo is being reviled and rejected by ALL sides now. It will be interesting to see how quickly he can rehabilitate his career.

      Being }}}}}}}}}}}} GAY {{{{{{{{{{{{ is never an advantage in a society that still distrusts, despises and abhors anything that may be categorized as "The Other."

      The efforts of the P-C Crowd have only made things much worse, of course. I, myself, was never brought up to despise anyone, unless they proved themselves to BE despicable by performing some evil deed or other.

      Today, I regret that I find myself resenting Negroes, Muslims, Jews –– and ANYONE who gets too vociferous and obnoxiously pushy in advocating his OWN specific interests and political agendas above those of the rest of us.

      It's gotten so bad I dreamt up an anti-P-C slogan the other day:

      FIGHT for the RIGHT to TAKE DELIGHT in BEING WHITE!

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    3. *sniff* *sniff* Hey! Smells like rat toids in heah!

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    1. The palpable, malodorous, HYPOCRISY of the Left never ceases to DISGUST me, AOW.

      Who the HELL do these smug, supercilious bastards they think they're kidding?

      I'm pretty sure that one of the main reasons why Donald Trump won the election was because the good average citizens of his great country got FED UP, SICK and TIRED of having their INTELLIGENCE INSULTED, while being treated as if THEY DIDN'T MATTER.

      Remember the bad old days when Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, and vile, loudmouthed characters like Sam Donaldson, the smarmy liar Bob Woodward and slimy, putrid Carl Bernstein ran the News Shows unchallenged?

      It got so bad, in the SICK-sties, Seventies and early Eighties, I used to cherish fantasies of being able to give each one of those filthy swine a good swift crack in the jaw and a hard slap across his lying mouth, and often wished they get attacked by a gang of thugs and beaten to within an inch of their miserable wretched lives in a dark alley.

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  7. Hi FreeThinke, this real Christian lady has written many articles on her blog - Fencing Bear at Prayer - about Milo. He has touched her soul. Worth many hours to read if you or others can spare the time one day. Cheers.

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    1. That you for the reference, Ray. I'll do my best to check it out,

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    2. Hi again, Fencing Bear is in the news the last 2 days. About 5 all attacking her. Rachel Fulton Brown is her name, prof. of history (Medieval)at U.of Chicago. The comments section of these articles are so nasty but for those who know the leftist academic's mindset it's not surprising but very revealing. They rolled out a leftist student of British imperialism/Islam to attack her. Hey, I just went back to get the name (The Chicago Maroon) and another article pops up this time by a 3rd Y grad.leftist political science. The lefty prof's will stand back and spit but not face her in the open. They are the same as she quoted Milo when he told his teenager Republican audience once that their parents (for rolling over to the left for 30yrs) were "Spineless C-word/s".

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  9. Among the many non-delights
    Found in the blogosphere
    The intellectual termites
    Are certainly most queer.

    The time they spend is worthless
    In seeding comments sections
    With waspish, witless, mirthless
    Phrases filled with misconceptions!

    Nothing's worse than anal fudge,
    Save those who think they're fit to judge.

    The worst folks are Attention Whores
    Who do their best to start Blog Wars.
    Their bilious nature must be causative
    Of gross behavior never positive.
    What's worse they 're cursed by demon Fate
    Ever to rise to the Bait.


    Doo-Doo Dude, you're over and done.
    
GEDDOUDDAHERE! You ain't no fun.

    Put your hate where the sun don't shine

    No way could you be a friend of mine.

    Toilet Talk without a bit
    
___ of humor, wit 

    ______ ain't worth a
    
_________ Tinker's Dam!


    

};^)>

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    1. There once was a Registered Nurse

      Whose presence was truly a curse.

      He was proudly inept
,
      And what's more he just kept

      Getting worse and worse and worse!




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    2. If you think you're funny, I'm here to tell you you really are.

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  10. UNASKED for ADVICE from a SELF-STYLED SAGE:



    Never get into a fight

    With one who knows he's always right.


    Those who tend to self anoint

    Stay blind to any others' point.


    They can't admit they might be wrong,
    
So they'll harangue you all day long.


    They never will express contrition

    So you get conquered through attrition!
    



    ~ Anne Animus

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