Breitbart Tech Editor Milo Yiannopolous is doing a national campus tour speaking up for free speech. The irony was lost on hysterics at DePaul, where the totalitarian intolerance is strong, who gave the pseudo-Catholic university the distinction of being first in the nation to shut down a Milo talk.
Milo, a gay Catholic conservative, told the audience “microaggressions” don’t exist- promoting aggression from student agitators.
Undaunted, Milo’s college tour moves to California next.
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Speaker 1: Now the book “Clinton Cash” is to Hillary Clinton what the famous black book is to the mafia. It’s got all the names, all the dollar amounts, all the figures. Speaker 2: Hello, darling. Speaker 1: Sir, please. Sir, please. Speaker 3: Do you need some help? Dan Proft: Good morning, Dan and Amy. So in the moral words of Hawk Harrelson, “Cinch it up and hunker down!”, Amy, because we are about to be visited upon by a force of nature. He is Milo Yiannopoulos, he is the Breitbart Tech Editor; he was at DePaul University in Lincoln Park last night to give a speech, give a little talk as part of this tour that he’s doing, a tour that shall remain nameless because of Milo’s certain particular zest for life. Milo was speaking and some of the professional agitators masquerading as college students decided to interrupt the event. You heard at atop some of the listening, literally a dog whistle or a whistle whistle, not a dog whistle – I guess humans wouldn’t have been able to hear it; but whistling and taking over this Black young man and Black young woman kind of came up to the stage and took the mic and took over the event and Milo sat in this comfy chair just laughing at the passing scene. Then they had all their compatriots stand and face the audience, and it was a bit of a shoutfest, as you’ll hear. Milo Yiannopoulos: This hysteria about microaggressions. Well, they’re called microaggressions because you can’t even see them, and the reason you can’t see them is because they’re not there. Nothing happened. “Hello, darling. Sir, please, sir, please. Sir, please.” Dan Proft: So it evolved into chaos from there. Milo committed the cardinal sin on a college campus of a microaggression and was treated to that response. We’re happy to be joined now by Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart Tech Editor. Milo, thanks for joining us. Milo Yiannopoulos: Thanks so much for having me. I think I’m a walking microaggression, or maybe a macroaggression, I have no idea. Dan Proft: Seriously, so you’re doing these speeches on college campuses across the nation. And give us a sense of what happened last night at DePaul, similar to the treatment you’ve received. Milo Yiannopoulos: Well, I have to say, this is by far the worst outpouring of stropiness and petulance and authoritarian yelling and misbehavior that I’ve experienced on my tour. By the way, it was a lovely introduction you just gave me. You had to sidestep about 11 things, but all the work you’ve got to say on morning radio, but you did so very elegantly. Dan Proft: Thank you very much. You don’t make it easy. Milo Yiannopoulos: Anyone’s interested in the name of the tour, they can Google it. But no, I have never called an event short, called a halt to an event early before in my tour. I’ve done 30 days so far, I’m doing 66 this year, possibly more. I have never done this before, and I did it because DePaul University security, which I partially paid for, because DePaul University thrust this demand for more money on the students for security in the last minute in a sort of attempt to get the event canceled, sort of then to make it impossible to do it because having a conservative speaker on campus is just not allowed. And having a conservative gay speaker on campus just blows their mind. They just can’t even deal with it. So they tried to get it cancelled and it didn’t work. Anyway, I partially paid for the security, and the security sat by, sat back, while a guy paced the stage and threatened to hit me. And they would do nothing, I asked him to be removed from the stage, and they did not remove him from the stage. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. Amy Jacobson: You were fearful of somebody attacking you. Milo Yiannopoulos: Well, fearful’s the wrong word. These kids don’t scare me, but the guy was going to throw a punch at me for sure, and it came very obvious for me that security were not there for my benefit, but were there to protect the rights of these outrageously rude and discourteous kids who don’t want to allow other people to go to the event that they want to go. So I mean, if you don’t like me, you don’t want to hear my stuff, then fine, don’t show up to my talk. But there were 550 people in that room who did want to hear it, and who were there to have a good time and to enjoy themselves. And I’ve never done this before, but I had to call a halt to the event. So instead, I took the entire audience, like 500 people, out on march to the principal’s office to ask him why the security refused to remove… you know, violently threatening people from the stage. Because they have dark skin color; is it more racist somehow, or less? I don’t even know what the crazy progressive lunacy of DePaul University is, but all I can tell you is this never happened to me before. And I’ve been to some very liberal colleges. I’ve been to big states schools. This is the worst that it’s ever been, and as a Catholic I’m very shocked that this is the state of America’s largest Catholic university. Very shocked. Dan Proft: Well, there are a couple of things. One is that Chicago has one of the most virulent strains of totalitarianism that’s out there. And secondly, DePaul is a catholic university for Catholics who hate Catholicism. Milo Yiannopoulos: I’m starting to pick this up. Dan Proft: By the way, I like the fact that you referred to marching the students to the principal’s office. Because high school is not even as advanced to some of these kids; not the kids that brought you to speak, but those protesters that made you shut down the event. But it seems to me, you know, it’s fair to say you’re a bit of a provocateur, and very much in the Andrew Breitbart tradition, it seems to me that you relish those who are detractors of yours as much, if not more so, than supporters. Milo Yiannopoulos: Well, I’m flattered by the comparison, thank you. When they show up, I’m giving talks about free speech, and I’m giving talks about how the regressive left, progressive left – however you want to call it – shuts people down even if it doesn’t have documents. And it prefers to yell and to ban you and to make it impossible for you to speak, rather than to show up and have polite debate; rather than to show up and interrogate your arguments. Look what happened last night. I don’t even need to say anything. By the time I arrive on campus, my point has already been proven to me. And if these guys who want to disrupt and shout stuff about me, shout stuff about Trump, if they had any sense, if they were the remotest bit smart, they would realize that every time they do this, that this hits the local news, and then the national news, if they really get out of hand, like they did last night. They’re creating tens of thousands of Trump voters every time they do this. So from my point of view, sweetheart, you go right ahead, but I think it was a shame for the people in the hall last night. They didn’t get to hear whatever distasteful and politically incorrect jokes I was going to tell them in the remaining 45 minutes. Amy Jacobson: Well, that’s what I was going to say. What’s the premise of your tour? What are you trying to teach these kitties that you have running into safe spaces? Milo Yiannopoulos: Well, my tour is a kind of performance, I suppose. It’s almost more like a stand-up tour than a traditional college lecture tour. I just had to tell some jokes, read some statistics, shine a light on the absurdity of some progressive claims – you know, the campus rape culture epidemic, which of course doesn’t exist; it’s nonsense. You know, the wage gap – not true. I make some jokes about feminism, I make some jokes about things you’re not really supposed to joke about these days, but about which everyone’s desperate to laugh, because they’re preposterous. The lunacy of the progressive left privileging Islamic immigration over the rights of women and gays; saying, “Oh, it’s great, we should have 1.4 million Syrian refugees in Germany”. Never mind the rape epidemics and the gay people that end up being beaten up by all these barbaric Muslim immigrants from God knows where. The absurdity, the lunacy of the progressive left holding these simultaneously contradictory positions is intrinsically hilarious, and so I just brought attention to the hypocrisy and the stupidity of it all, and they don’t like that very much, because if there’s one thing authoritarians and dictators don’t like, it’s the sound of laughter. Dan Proft: What did you say to some of the Black female protesters who turned up at DePaul? Milo Yiannopoulos: You stay up to your elegant introduction. I’m not sure I can quote myself directly, but I said something along the lines of - you’ll have to go and look for the video online if you want to see it in its original form – but I said something like, “Why are there so many Black girls in front of the stage? I think I was with their brothers last night”. They just don’t like being laughed at. One joke, they start to leave the base, you know? Dan Proft: Right. Milo Yiannopoulos: They’re out on stage and I thought, at this point, that the Police Department and security were going to hold them off, and I said, “You’re up here protesting, well, give it 20 minutes, Black incarceration rates are going to get even worse”. Dan Proft: Hayo! Is this thing on? Amy Jacobson: Did I just say that? Dan Proft: While we’re doing Milo’s Greatest Hits here, what did you say to the female ringleader in the protest group that claims she had been silenced for 200 years? Milo Yiannopoulos: Oh, I said, “You look good, darling, you don’t look that old”. I have been oppressed for 200 years, and I’m like, “You don’t look that old, good for you”. Dan Proft: That’s the stuff that I think they’re not receiving well in places like DePaul. Amy Jacobson: I understand. And how does Donald Trump help give you some new material? Milo Yiannopoulos: Trump, like me, I think we’re both Voldemort for the progressive left. They don’t even speak our name. I see my name on Twitter sometimes like M--* because they can’t even spell it out in the form, because my spirit will infect them if they even dare to spell my name, I don’t know. It’s so funny. Trump and I are both like that, and we both really just don’t care about being called names. And this is the thing; when you realize that the left has no power over you, if you don’t care about the names they call you, if you know you’re not a sexist and they call you a sexist, you don’t care. Nothing bad happens. If you know you’re not a racist and they call you a racist, you know you’re not, nothing bad happens. If you remove the left’s power over you by looking them in the face and telling them, “You know what, you can call me all the names you want, it isn’t true. Where’s the facts, where’s the specifics? Give me the numbers, give me the data” they do what they did last night, which is melt down in fury and confusion and panic. Dan Proft: And so where does the Milo rambling wreck go to next? Milo Yiannopoulos: My wrecking ball is next moving to California. So Thursday night I’m going to be at U of C Santa Barbara, and then while I’m in California we’re doing UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, and a couple of other things, and of course we’ll be at the Trump rally in San Diego too. Dan Proft: And as a tech editor for Breitbart what’s your take on the whole Facebook flap and the pow-wow with some selection of conservatives and so forth? Do you concern yourself with that, or do you think it’s much ado about nothing? Milo Yiannopoulos: Sure, when I’m not causing chaos on college campuses I do have a day job as tech editor for Breitbart, and yes, I was actually at the center of this story. I challenged Mark Zuckerberg to a debate and Facebook told ABC News they’ve received my debate offer, but were not planning to respond to it. What Facebook did, it’s very clear, obviously, Silicone Valley companies riddled with crazy intersectional far left progressive nonsense. It’s very clear what was happening. It was a human element to the trending topics, and also, there are huge concerns about censorship; a perfectly respectable reasonable mainstream conservative point of view, and jokes, and all this kind of started...Facebook is not a good place for conservatives. Now, what they did try to paper over their PR disaster when it came out, that they jerrymandering trending topics, was to invite a bunch of conservatives to go meet Mark Zuckerberg, but of course, they chose the safest establishment conservatives, broadcast types, and then of course crazy going back. People who’s audiences do not go younger than 55. People over 55 aren’t the group that Facebook’s having problems with. Facebook’s having problems with people that are fans of me. 15-25-35 year old who are center or right center who don’t trust Facebook, don’t like Facebook. The pretty much damning thing about it, you know people are on Facebook but they lie to pollsters about it; they say they’re not. And they say they’re not because Facebook has become so uncool, the brand is so untrustworthy and unloved among millennials and people my age, 35 and above; people lie to pollsters whether they’re on Facebook. That’s a horrendous position for this network to be in. Zuckerberg could have addressed this directly by debating me or sitting down for interview with me and talking honestly about the political biases in his network. He could have addressed it a number of ways. Instead, what he did, was a photo-op with a few desperate fame-hungry types, and a few lazy establishment conservatives who are close to retirement, who have no effect really on anything and nobody listens to. Conservative media is done, it’s over. Nobody listens to conservative media anymore. Look at the declining power. Even great magazines like National Review, voters don’t care anymore, they don’t read this stuff, and they don’t care about it. They don’t listen to them. The power to influence the voters, the conservatives used to have, is gone. There are very few publications; the publications that took Donald Trump seriously in the early days, for instance, that now still speak to people under 55. Like Breitbar, I have to say, one of the reasons I work there is they actually care about readers under 60. The old establishment bastion of conservative media are, you know, dying; their readers are all dying, their listeners are all dying, their viewers are all dying, and in 20 years they will be irrelevant; and these are the people that Facebook chose to invite because they knew that they’d be safe. Dan Proft: Alright, that’s a tour de force answer to that question. Milo Yiannopoulos, he is the Breitbart Tech Editor; catch him at a college campus near you. Milo, we have to go. Those DePaul protesters are trying to break down our studio door here. Milo Yiannopoulos: Good luck with that. Make sure you get your tetanus jabs. Dan Proft: Thanks so much for joining us, appreciate it. Milo Yiannopoulos: Cheers, take care, bye!