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Well done Senator Leyonhjelm for inviting Milo to Parliament

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Full marks to Senator David Leyonhjelm for inviting Milo Yiannopolous to Parliament House. Despite the Greens Party leader Senator Richard Di Natale doing his best to ban him as a hate preacher, bigot, racist etc etc Milo had a pretty full audience. It is not whether one agrees with what he says but it is important to let any ideas out in the marketplace of free speech and debate the issues rather than shut them down. Indeed one would hope that Di Natale has such a strong case he could pin the Armani suited Milo’s arguments in person. That’s the thing. If Di Natale is convincing enough people will back his views on the sheer weight of  merit.

As an Australian citizen (even from afar) I watch the painful political correctness in the West that seems to turn a blind eye to almost anything that even remotely runs up against an identikit. We mustn’t offend this group or that group.

To be honest, as an example our government, in its quest to prevent on the fringe Islamophobia actually creates the environment for a worse time for Muslims. The majority of Muslims probably don’t care if we celebrate Christmas with trees in Martin Place but our political class decide to strip the tree of its significance in order to pander to something that just isn’t relevant. “Merry Christmas” is replaced with “Seasons Greetings.” In turn, some think that Muslims are behind it which means governments push for “hate speech laws” to cover up for their own stupidity and short-sightedness. Celebrate Australian traditions. Just like Aborigines seeking umbrage over statues of Cook and Phillip – the overwhelming majority don’t care but our politicians are all too busy trying to cater to another minority whose arguments and grievances are usually trivial to say the least.

Even the lunatic torch and swastika flag bearers in Charlottesville should be able to protest. Sunlight (torchlight) is the best disinfectant. Let these people go on parade for all to see. One can see for themselves they have no platform. The KKK (the former militia of the Democratic Party) has dwindled from 4mn members to less than 6,000. Out of a population of 330mn people they represent less than 0.02% of the population.

Probably some of the best footage of ‘like minds thanks to open platforms’ came when a BLM protest was given time on a stage at a Trump supporters event. BLM were told you’ve got several minutes and if you don’t like it then tough!

Still some in the political class feel the need to introduce all manner of laws to cover up their own weakness. At least some voices in parliament are not afraid to speak out and defend free speech. So credit to Senator Leyonhjelm for encouraging Milo to talk to our lawmakers.

It is not whether one thinks Milo is palatable (although a sellout tour in Australia is indicative) it is that he has a view. We don’t have to agree with it but again the left who try to shut him down will find far more backers of their cause if they combat him with concise and constructive arguments based on facts and truths. Said with authority and authenticity and watchMilo’s support wane. Indeed shutting him down actually helps Milo sell more tickets so it ends up being an own goal.

It really makes me want to join the political class in Australia to shore up the tide that is flowing toward feeble policy, further inaction and muzzling what they’re too gutless to admit. I want peace and harmony as much as the next person but it doesn’t come about by silencing dissenting voices. Embracing those voices is a tenet of democracy. Perhaps if the country was being run competently then people like Milo would be a footnote rather than front page.

Dear WaPo, please advise the President on the correct balance

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Dear Washington Post,

In your article titled ‘Trump’s administration isn’t very diverse. Photo ops make it glaringly obvious,‘ you failed to do one important thing. Like much of the reporting in left wing journalism you find it easy to find fault in everything Trump does yet offer no solutions. If you have such a strong view on the subject please let your readers know what is the politically correct mix of races, genders and sexual orientation. Because instead of perhaps appointing people based on merit and ability to carry out his orders to the letter it is more important to focus on identity. I am not saying all his picks are necessarily sensible or palatable but that is his choice to make. If he screws up with his team and loses office in 4 years then it will be his own fault.

To turn the argument on its head imagine if Trump appointed Milo Yiannopoulos to his administration. He is not a US citizen but suppose he was. He ticks the homosexual box and black boyfriend box. There has to be virtue signaling there but the left would drop all that because he is a White Supremacist. It shows that even identity politics has limitations and conditions.

Here is a great example of why affirmative action is a bad thing, especially when signaled by the minority. Donna Laframboise wrote in her book, “The delinquent teenager” the shenanigans of how identity politics is put ahead of ability in the construction of the climate bible.

We all made the mistake of believing the IPCC was a gem of an organization simply because it is connected to protecting the environment…How can a young man without even a Masters degree become an IPCC lead author? Good question. . . Rather than recruiting real experts like Reiter the IPCC enlisted young, inexperienced, non-experts instead.”

A quote from an IPCC lead author: “There are far too many politically correct appointments, so that developing country scientists are appointed who have insufficient competence to do anything useful.”

A quote from a team member from a developing country: “The team members from the developing countires (including myself) were made to feel welcome and accepted as part of the team. In reality we were out of our intellectual depth as meaningful contributors to the process.”

Yes, that is right. Inclusion is more important than qualification. Let’s put people who aren’t in a position to add real value to a process and use those results to allocate billions of dollar and drive policies affecting billions of people.

“Rather than keeping its distance from those whose careers have been associated with activism, the scientific establishment now honors, celebrates and promotes such people.”

So I ask WaPo again what is the correct balance? He has two Asian American women and one African American male but no Hispanics. Even if Obama had 39% women in his cabinet, were they all stellar? Did Americans think Attorney General Loretta Lynch meeting Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac the day before the FBI was to pass its judgement on his wife’s criminality spoke of dreadful ethics or is it OK because she’s an African American woman? Frankly it shouldn’t matter her gender or ethnicity. Bad judgement is just that and the more I read such garbage journalism the more I know how playing the identity card will alienate more and more Americans.