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06 October 2017 @ 07:06 am
It has been said that when Milo Yiannopoulos sings “My Favorite Things,” he starts with white racism and Black dick. Now he is telling us that has married a Black man whose face we are not permitted to see. That has stirred up a lot of anger all around, which may be something he loves even more than the two things I just mentioned.

One reply included, “It is much easier to disregard working on the most intimate display of one’s politics—love—when the narrative is that love can’t be helped.” This happened to be aimed at Milo’s husband, but the only way you can tell it’s not aimed at Milo for being a “race traitor” is that it’s too articulate.

This is why I hate politics: its claim to be at the center of everything we do. Love should drive politics: Ideally, we engage in the forms of collective force that we dignify with the P-word out of love for all human beings and desire to minimize their suffering. Doing it the other way around leads to—and is—totalitarianism.
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on October 6th, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
"Love should drive politics"

The word should actually means 'not' or 'doesn't', viz. "Love doesn't drive politics." It indicates an ideal state that doesn't exist: "Hey, this isn't the reality I ordered!"

It wouuld be nice to think that the collective seven-billion We are motivated by love for all human beings and desire to minimize their suffering. Unfortunately, the evidence does not support that hypothesis. Where we are motivated by love at all, rather than by less-laudable emotions, it's mostly love for our own nearest-and-dearest, and to hell with all those 'others'. Sure, there are those who would walk away from Omelas, but they've always been a tiny minority.

Milo Yiannopoulos is about the best example I can think of off-hand, of Mowgli's assertion that "Men are first cousins to the Bandar-log." What's he ever done but run his ignorant yap? Why would we ever need to care about anything he says? Especially his dysfunctional personal life, ewww. We're probably not allowed to see the face of his alleged new black husband because he's a 17-year-old rent-boy.