This is revealing and informative (though I have protectively censored the first few seconds so as to spare the listener the foul language) and includes the following issues:~
- The 3 issues behind Trumps success (Groan: yes Trump again. The media can’t seem to leave his candidacy alone – please don’t blame me). These being concerns over: Immigration; Freedom of speech & political correctness; and globalism;
- He believes that society should want people who disagree with them to be able to voice their ideas in the clearest and strongest possible terms so that the free exchange of ideas leads to the greater benefit of society;
- He wants to desensitize people to the grievance and outrage culture. If the way to do that is to be outrageous then he will do that;
- He explains his view of the alt-right;
- His attitudes as a Gay man to Islam. He is deeply concerned how quickly the West is changing;
- He is asked: "Do you consider yourself a 'White Nationalist'?" (Here the interviewer conflates criticism of ideology and culture with racism – you know by now how very common this straw man nonsense is).
- Milo opines on how news organisations like the BBC won't report on the genuine concerns ordinary people have about the Muslim religion or ideology and its resultant culture, but prefers to couch the issue in terms of racial oppression and bigotry;
- His opinion of Feminism. "The only people who are still feminists are journalists";
- What he thinks will happen in America if Trump loses the election (perhaps the interviewer is angling towards the supposed threats of social unrest and unpleasant division);
Of course I don't support everything he either says or represents - as a Straight, Born Again, Evangelical, New Zealand Christian hunter and motorcyclist (did I get enough minorities in there?) we disagree on some profound stuff, however we both give each other the dignity and the liberty to think differently without painted the other person as a hater or a weirdo.
These days so many things are presented in an ever increasing black/white, them/us manner with any shades of grey being ever harder to find. This approach just leads to division, isolation, misunderstanding and a failure to communicate. As I've said recently this tribalism is not helping us.
I was also encouraged to put this on here because a 22 year old friend - who I think is pretty representative of the attitudes of her unchurched age group (being 90%+ of Kiwis around that age) - said she really liked what he had to say whenever she's heard him. So it gives an insight into how younger people are thinking which we may have missed.
Another window into the need for dialogue & understanding is Windolened for us.