You are right to call me on this. The Golden Dawn, as I mentioned, is an ultra-ultra-nationalist Greek political movement that has, to date, won seats in the Greek government. One of its MPs is actually in prison on graft charges. Hey, it is Greece. A country that if they started rumblings (and they have) about leaving the EU and the common market as a whole, well, I would just kick them out as being more hassle than what they are worth.
On his Twitter, Milo spoke highly of the group vis a vis the whole rise of the right in Europe and Brexit. While not openly endorsing the group, he favored their message. His Twitter has long been cancelled, so no trace remains (lucky him, unlucky me) but by the all-knowing AmonRa, he said it.
RE Milo and pedophilia. Whether his comments were meant to come out as a joke, I cannot find it. He did reference Father Michael and blow job perfection, to be honest that made me chuckle. But, he attempts to redefine pedophilia as only finding non-sexually mature children attractive. You can find that here.
The slippery slope.
You and I and everyone else has the right to say they hate whatever ethnic group comes to mind and for whatever reasons. You have the right to say you are better than me due to ethnicity or whatever. All that is fine. Don’t care. Can even do it publicly, since there are no federal laws banning it. And neither should there be. But…well, three buts actually.
If Dick Spencer is spewing forth his aryan bullshit, that is fine. When he talks about ethnically pure America, that is OK. When he talks about methods to achieving said purity, then we enter a gray area. What happens when someone picks up on this? What happens when words become actions? Once the genie is out of the bottle, it will be near impossibly to put it back.
Maybe some people think that is still protected under the guise of “expression.” And that is fair. But, the reaction to all this would also be protected under that argument. As I mentioned, the protestors in Berkeley who were able to shut down Milo and Coulter appearances, were exercising their freedoms. No? How so?
Finally, free speech only exists in terms of the big bad federal government, not private organizations. As mentioned, the market place controls what it will allow to be spewed forth. There can be no government protection from that.
But what about the cake people and same-sex marriage issue? That is not protected as, and this is tricky, they are opening themselves up to the public and offering a service to the public. That is there license. They have to make all services equally available to the public. How does FB et al get away with banning what they term hate-speech? They are not open to the public. You have to be a member.