On May 11th, Milo addressed Alternative for Germany (AfD) and Christian Democratic Union (CDU) MPs, journalists and alternative media bloggers in Berlin about press freedoms and Islam. The talk was originally scheduled to take place in the German Parliament, and had to be moved after complaints from leftists and Muslims. YouTube cut the live feed ten minutes into the speech, citing “hateful content” and issuing a strike against the channel hosting it.
But you can read the transcript here.
Dangerous My name is Milo Yiannopoulos, and for those of you who don’t know me, I am the most lied-about, most censored man on the planet. So, it’s fitting for me to be here today to address the most lied-about political party in Europe.
… even if we’re not having this speech where we should be. It’s fine, I’m not mad. It’s not like it exposed me to massive global humiliation getting disinvited from the Bundestag or anything.
It was only the Washington Post and maybe 50 or 60 other newspapers. Seriously, don’t worry about it.
In 2016, working at Breitbart under Steve Bannon and then on my own from a tour bus on American college campuses, I helped to get Donald Trump, or Daddy, elected.
My memoir of this period, Dangerous, was a New York Times bestseller, a smash hit that shifted over 200,000 copies to people who don’t normally read books.
I helped the Right in America win the culture war with young people. Because I was an effective supporter of Trump, helping to make conservatism cool after decades of it being, well, kind of embarrassing to be Right-wing, I became a figure of hate to the progressive Left. I became a target.
When I showed up to UC Berkeley in February 2017, Antifa stormed the city and smashed up the campus, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to the university and downtown Berkeley itself.
I’ve been called a racist, an anti-Semite, a misogynist, a white supremacist, a homophobe, an Islamophobe, a pedophile apologist and a transphobe.
Only Islamophobe is true.
You can’t even mention my name on some of those networks. If you say my name three times on Facebook, you lose your whole account. I’m Bloody Mary but with good hair.
Being me is like being in the Boy Scouts when you get every possible badge and you get to meet the President, except in my case, the reward for all these badges of honor is being banned from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, PayPal, Venmo, Eventbrite, Shopify, Patreon, Coinbase, Periscope, Mailchimp and Tumblr.
And the continent of Australia. The whole place. I can’t go there. For the rest of my life.
They call me names, and then they deny me the right to defend myself by banning me from every social network they can find.
But what about journalists? Instead of expressing shock and concern about the incredible, systematic censorship I have been subjected to, reporters across the Western world have applauded it, because they don’t like my politics.
Perhaps they’ve forgotten how recently the Stasi closed shop right here in Berlin. I’m happy to remind them. It was 1990. Germans should know better than to embrace this stuff again so quickly.
If you so much as add my name to an event listing on Eventbrite, if you just cite me as one of a dozen or more speakers at your event or rally, they will close your entire account without warning and keep all the money.
I’ve been banned not only from social media, but from payment processors and ticketing services. They want to rob me of the ability to make a living and get my message out to people. Not because I did anything wrong or said anything especially outrageous, but because I am popular and good at persuading people.
The media loves pointing out when you’ve been banned from something. Have you noticed that? They’ll say “Milo Yiannopoulos, who has been banned from Twitter and Facebook…” It’s almost part of my name at this point, one of the things you always have to say afterwards, like MP, or PhD.
Mohammed, peace be upon him. Milo, banned from Twitter and Facebook.
And it sounds damning until you realize it’s the same sort of people writing these stories, deciding the bans, coming up with nonsense theories about “hate speech” in university departments and creating government policy to spare the feelings of the perpetually aggrieved. All the same people.
So anyway, all of this is just to say, I have special insight into freedom of speech and the behavior of tech companies and the media.
I still love Berlin, despite, you know, Berlin, and I still love Germany. That’s why I need to give you some hard truths today. You’re not going to like everything you hear. But it’s all true and I mean it nicely.
I am a vision of what will happen to you if you are good at your job—if you speak enough truth to power and annoy enough Leftists with facts, reason and logic. I am what happens if you are effective at making the Left squirm, if you shatter the hold they have over the vulnerable and credulous.
I’m the reason your leaders are afraid—they fear the sort of consequences I’ve suffered.
I’m not only at risk here today from Antifa but also from Germany’s new Muslim population. They don’t care about politics but if they find out I’m gay and Jewish I am toast!
I’m going to talk to you today about how the enemy functions and how to beat them, and I’ll tell you how to keep a smile on your face while you do it.
I did find time to brush up on some German words I didn’t use much before. Tell me if I’m getting them right.
For instance, “Vielfalt,” which means white people clapping while Muslims murder homosexuals and chase Jews out of the country. Not quite happening on the streets of Hamburg yet, but give it six months.
And “Bereicherung.” I wasn’t sure about this, but it appears to be something about female doctors getting spat on and cursed at, churches getting vandalized and Muslim asylum centers burning down.
Who could in good faith claim to support women’s rights, while turning a blind eye to the systematic rape of young girls by Muslims, as happened in Rotherham and Telford and a dozen other British cities, when authorities were too terrified of appearing racist or “Islamophobic” to prosecute Pakistani Muslim rape gangs?
Condemning this will get you branded “far-Right.” If that’s the case, aren’t we all far-Right these days? Isn’t everyone? We are all far-Right now.
We no longer seem to prize intelligence in public life. It’s a shame! We reward people who can stay in the headlines but out of trouble. So, we don’t have any dangerous ideas floating around anymore. We don’t have serious debates. We elect slippery weasels who suck at everything and leave everything they touch a bit more damaged, useless and of course expensive than before.
We used to have great statesmen leading our countries, men of commanding intellect and experience. Thomas Jefferson spoke seven languages. That’s even more than Melania Trump, who speaks six.
Angela Merkel only speaks three languages, but she can say allahu akhbar in all of them.
German establishment politicians are so hopeless and stupid that they led the charge on the EU Copyright Directive’s Articles 11 and 13, which, if fully enforced in the years to come, will destroy internet culture forever.
Normal people don’t want to be lied to in the form of political correctness. They see it for what is. The comedian George Carlin put it best. He said political correctness was “fascism pretending to be manners.”
Political correctness is really a mechanism of control. Because if you can tell people how they can and cannot talk, you’re a step closer to telling them how they’re allowed to think.
Political correctness creates alternate realities and fictions, such as “Islam has nothing to do with Islamic terrorism,” “Antifa is an organization that fights fascism,” and, “Feminism is about equality.”
Dissent is the only thing that prevents dictatorship. We need to talk about things. For instance, we should talk about your new residents from Syria and the effect of replacement-level immigration from war-torn Middle Eastern countries on German society. Especially on women and homosexuals, and especially on Jews.
The social attitude problems are by no means restricted to fresh Syrian migrants.
Ask your children about the Turkish kids they go to school with, and what those third-generation Turkish children say about Jews. They are more extreme than either generation before them, just like Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslims in England.
The problem is getting worse, not better, and instead of addressing it, your leaders have imported more of these regressive, woman-hating, gay-hating attitudes while refusing to acknowledge that the problem even exists.
These are not reasonable times. The voters are not looking for reasonable solutions. They are looking for courage.
Donald Trump is President of the United States for one simple reason: He disobeyed the diktats of establishment journalists and politicians and chose instead to embody the heroic male virtues for which his supporters adore him.
He was courageous, in an age of cowardice. He was forthright, in an age of dissembling and euphemism. He was relentless, in an age of fatigue. He was consistent, in an age of u-turns and self-doubt.
Urging you to rediscover the heroic masculine virtues so mocked by today’s timid, weak, feminized German culture isn’t a nostalgic appeal to darker times from our continent’s past. It is a reminder that without courage, confidence and strength, all that is good and decent about European civilization is at risk.
To the populist, nationalist, pro-freedom politicians in Europe, I say: The people are with you. We want more brazenness, not less. Give it to us and we will reward you.
The establishment press lies, deflects and projects. They accuse us of conspiracy theories about immigrants. What about Right-wingers getting blamed for asylum centers burning down (when it is the asylum seekers themselves who burn it down when they don’t get what they want)?
What a low opinion of ordinary people the media must have to say that AfD and other populist, nationalist movements are swept to victory on a wave of racism and anti-immigrant sentiment. AfD’s MPs were elected by fathers concerned for the safety of their daughters. That’s not hate. That’s love.
AfD MPs were elected on a wave of pro-family, pro-Christian and pro-western civilization sentiment. These are all noble virtues. The voters are not wrong. Our civilization is on the brink of destruction, like Notre Dame collapsing into smoke and ruin in Paris. The press is fanning the flames.
Racism and prejudice have a long and bloody history in Europe. But don’t, especially as Germans, allow guilt from the past and lies in the present to sabotage your future.
If you think I’m exaggerating about how they behave, here’s a quote from a 1943 Communist Party Directive: “When certain obstructionists become too irritating, label them, after suitable buildups, as fascist or Nazi or anti-Semitic, and use the prestige of antifascist and tolerance organizations to discredit them.”