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Milo at Cal-Berkeley: the Left Fails Again

Wednesday night, rioters – and unlike the Agents Provocateur in the media let’s call them what they are, rioters not protestors – celebrated what they deemed a victory when they prevented conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos from giving a speech at UC Berkeley.

But their win was actually a loss. They’re just too obtuse to realize it.

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A year ago most people had never heard of Milo, and if progressives had even an ounce of common sense that would likely remain true today. But over the past year Milo has been on a speaking tour of colleges across the nation, and since the far left can’t win by debate, and they can’t win with facts, they feel compelled to shut down opposing thought. With Javert-like obsession they stalked Milo from campus to campus, hounding him with their usual fascist tools: astro-turf riots populated by clueless Pod People and a misinformation campaign promulgated by a compliant media machine who labeled him homophobe (though he’s gay), anti-Semite (though he’s Jewish), and white supremacist (though he proudly declares his love of black men.)

The results? Milo is more popular than ever.

But what’s really going on here? Why all the lies? Why so much hate for this man?

Well, the easy answer is the most basic – it’s typical of what the left does to anyone whose free speech does not conform to theirs. But the deeper reason is this – they fear Milo. Progressives see Milo as a danger because he siphons off votes from multiple groups they feel they own: college students, LGBT’s, and blacks. As if that wasn’t enough, he also speaks out about the insanity and hatred of the Cult of Castrating Shrews known as feminists, and women are another group the left does not want, to use their vernacular, woke.

CNN is so terrified of Milo that while covering the riots last night, Anderson Cooper wouldn’t even refer to him by name. Instead, he lamely and laughably called him “this person” and “a Breitbart writer,” as if he could prevent Milo from garnering additional publicity. The network’s coverage of the riots is as misguided as the rest of their 24/7 Trump hate-fest masquerading as world news. They mistakenly think viewers will see the fires, looting and assaults and support the anti-free speech movement, instead of being repulsed by it.

As usual the left is its own worst enemy. Had they not targeted Milo he would not have reached the level of popularity and success he enjoys today. Here’s a perfect example. Last month, Milo signed a book deal that brought him $250,000.00. Progressives predictably responded by opening the spigot of their media outrage machine, threatening boycotts against the publisher.

The result?

The next morning Milo’s book shot to number one on Amazon.

The far-left is the Dr. Frankenstein who created the very monster they fear. And now, while they celebrate hollow, imagined victories he goes on to greater fame and fortune.

Last night proved this once again.

Had they ignored Milo at Berkeley no one would know about his speech, outside of the few who chose to attend it and the readers at Breitbart. Instead, haters gonna hate, progs gotta prog. They busted windows, started fires, tossed fireworks at the police, assaulted innocent bystanders, broke into ATM’s and looted local businesses.

Sans riots, Milo would have made a speech in front of two or three hundred people in Berkeley. As a result of the “protests” Milo, forced to cancel the event, was a call-in guest to Tucker Carlson’s show, which has an average audience of 3.7 million people, including over 700,000 in the key demo of ages 25-54.

Instead of spreading his conservative message to a few hundred people in a local area, Milo reached millions all across the country. Only in the factually-challenged liberal brain could this be considered a win. But, they never learn. The events at Cal Berkeley last night are reminiscent of when the progressives celebrated shutting down Trump’s campaign rally in Chicago.

How’d that work out for them in November?

S.P. Palermo

Sonny Palermo is an editor, novelist, humorist and marketing director. His writing has appeared at Lucianne’s, David Horowitz’s News Reel Blog, American Thinker, I Hate the Media and the Daily Caller, as well as other popular websites and magazines. His favorite quote is "With Words I Enlist a Dark Army." (Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides) When asked to submit a short bio, he sent us this: I was born. Then a lot of other stuff happened. Currently I'm in Vegas, Sin City, where 50% of my time is spent in the confessional booth trying to explain (and seeking penance for) the other 50%.

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