"I see Milo as this embodiment of the awfulness you see over the past few years with the general tilt of millennial conservatism. It's diverged from this traditional conservatism so much. You've seen it essentially become full of awfulness and all about attacking the left and not about actual principles. It has nothing to do with conservative ideology so much as it has with opposing the leftists, SJWs, and so on and so forth."
Vox didn't name the teenager — citing her own safety — and referred to her only as "Julia" in the post, but it's a fascinating look at how one young person said "enough is enough" and took down a VERY controversial figure!!!
And with a very good memory — it was Julia alone — and partnering with a conservative blog to post the damning video — she felt a liberal blog would have less credibility at CPAC — the teenager went out and made it all happen, calling out pedophilia and child molestation!
Even more attractive, Julia understands how dangerous that Milo brand of political speech can potentially be, and how that's linked to the current occupant of the White House, too:
"America is a global power, and it affects the entire world. Whatever Trump says now in terms of foreign policy does change the course of world history and does alter not just America's position in the world but it will also affect Western civilization's position in the world stage. There's not a politician in American politics today that would be worse than Donald Trump."
And just for good measure, she dropped one more knowledge bomb to finish things up:
"You shouldn't have to feel intimidated to stand up for what you believe in. Hopefully they'll realize that you can't keep being this reactionary movement — if you can even call it that. You can't just keep looking for enemies to attack and pointing the finger. Eventually, you have to stand up for something."
We LOVE this girl!!!
It's an interesting piece in full, too — read it HERE.
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.