In the same breath as Donald Trump‘s rampant, misguided nationalism, Milo Yiannopoulos has just been mainstreamed into conservative political culture in America.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the controversial and controversy-shadowed Yiannopoulos has officially been tabbed as the keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC.
CPAC is the conservative political event of the year every time it comes around, and this one — set for February 22-25 — is going to feature the highly controversial Yiannopoulos more than anyone else, including Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Mike Pence, Lou Dobbs, and Scott Walker.
All of those conservative mainstays were given speaking slots at CPAC this year, but none of ’em are the keynote like Milo, who is of course the same man who pushed his trolls towards Leslie Jones on Twitter last year.
Speaking to THR, Milo said of his speech that it will:
“[Focus on his] experiences in America battling feminists, Black Lives Matter, the media, professors and the entertainment industry.”
And CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp also revealed why they chose Milo to effectively be the biggest face of their organization:
“An epidemic of speech suppression has taken over college campuses. Milo has exposed their liberal thuggery and we think free speech includes hearing Milo’s important perspective.”
Hmmm… is that really what it is??
Well, there you have it!
What does this say about conservatism in America??
Remember all this for when The Donald inevitably crashes and burns soon — it’s really going to be something to see all these alt-right conservatives trying to back away from the failure as though they never supported it!
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