Go back under your bridge, Milo!

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LGBTQ Nation analyzes Milo Y's appearance on Bill Maher's episode with "Gay provocateur and Breitbart senior editor Milo Yianoppoulos:"

As the British self-professed "troll" continues to creep into the daily U.S. news cycle, voices on both ends of the political spectrum are speaking out against him.

Another of Maher's guests, Larry Wilmore, slammed Milo with my QOTD:

"You can go fuck yourself, all right?" Wilmore replied, to raucous cheers, defending fellow guest counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance adding, "he can talk circles around your douchey little ass from England."

The video is actually worth watching:

This is as good an example as any of what Robbie Medwed means in writing that he's proud of his liberal bubble:

In the wake of accusations of being stuck in a "liberal bubble," many of us have been accused of being intolerant of other opinions and shutting down debate before it even starts.

And you know what? It's true, and I'm proud of it.

Not every opinion or point of view is valid and acceptable.

Medwed continues:

I don't need to hear from a Klansman why ethno-nationalism and white supremacy are beneficial (because they're not). I don't need to hear from a radical Christian who says that transgender people are (a) not real or (b) only here to attack you while you use the bathroom (again, because they're not). I don't need to listen to that guy from high school who swears that the Muslims are going to take over our country and force all of our women to wear burqas as they impose Sharia law (once more, they're not).

I don't need to read those articles or listen to those opinions because I don't need to engage with racism and bigotry to know it's bad. [...] But even more than that, I don't need to defend those people and what they write, because nothing they say has a basis in reality. People who share and say such sentiments should absolutely be silenced because they are objectively wrong. We can prove that.

"Holding ourselves to the highest standard of free speech," he observes, "doesn't mean accepting arguments that aren't factully correct:"

Somehow "Make America Great Again" has turned into "I get to say all the disgusting stuff I want and you can't stop me." I refuse to live in a world where that's the standard.

So, go ahead and call me intolerant. You can even make up new fancy-sounding terms like "reverse bigotry" if it makes you feel good.

If the worst thing you can say about me is that I live in a bubble becuase I refuse to tolerate racism and bigotry? Great. Bring it. I'll take it as a compliment.

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