De Pasquale’s Dozen with Milo Yiannopoulos

Lisa De Pasquale
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Posted: Jul 04, 2017 12:01 AM
De Pasquale’s Dozen with Milo Yiannopoulos

Given my other Dozen interviews, it’s no secret that I’m a fan of the misfits (or political punks, as I call them).  I’m drawn to people like Andy Levy, Nick Gillespie, Ann Coulter, Greg Gutfeld, Thaddeus McCotter, Michael Malice, Terry Schappert, and Gavin McInnes, who don’t fit neatly in a political box and inspire me to think deeper or troll harder. Milo certainly fits in that group. If all of them were in a room they would be arguing and I would just sit back and enjoy the circus.

Today is the release of Milo’s book, DANGEROUS. For those expecting the flamboyant fanfare of his college speeches, you will be surprised. The book takes a serious look at the Left’s war against free speech. Given that it has already been a #1 bestseller on Amazon, and the first of many by the Milo, Inc./Dangerous Books imprint, it’s clear that people are passionate about their devotion and curiosity about the man who whips college administrators and campus thugs into a frenzy.

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with an interview of a Brit who is an America-loving punk?

The De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures, free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions.

1. What's your favorite movie line and who would you like to say it to?

Although the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie is inferior to the TV show, it has this great line, “They had this look in their eyes, totally cold, animal. I think they were young Republicans.” I’d like to say it to Jesse Arreguin, the Mayor of Berkeley, California, as long as someone was there to catch him if he faints.

2. Tell me about your favorite teacher and how he or she influenced your life.

This one is simple. A miserable old bastard taught my English classes in secondary school, and he hated me. He tried to embarrass me in front of the class by telling me I had better find a career that didn’t involve speaking or writing because I couldn’t do either. I became who I am because of him, or more accurately to spite him. So for that I owe him my thanks!

3. If you could be paid to do anything besides your current job, what would it be?

This is for Townhall.com, so let’s keep it classy. I think I would have made an excellent haberdasher.

4. What canceled show would you put back on the air?

Veronica Mars needs to be back on the air to show girls the path to being a successful woman is not intersectional feminism and identity politics, but rather being a good person who works hard for real justice.

5. What's your current “guilty pleasure” television show?

I love 80s and 90s movies on Netflix. Just like President Trump, who is reportedly a YUGE fan of the Van Damme masterpiece “Bloodsport”.

6. What’s the best present you ever received as a child?

Can I say my genetics, or is that too crass? Perhaps my father’s annual tradition of taking me to the shooting range on my birthday, which started when I was six.

7. What’s the best present you ever gave?

I once changed my best friend’s life by giving him a copy of Atlas Shrugged just a year after I first read it. He has gone on to great things and I know I had a hand in it.

8. What advice do you remember your mother or father giving you?

My dad taught me to never let anyone control me through intimidation. That has really come on tour when Antifa and related idiots try to scare me out of speaking.

9. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?

Darling, I’m not answering this question. The finest jewelers in New York City, Beverly Hills, and London will be terribly cross if I don’t mention them!

10. What books are on your reading list?

In between meetings about the launch of my own book, DANGEROUS, I’ve been devouring The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris.

11. What would you like tomorrow's headline to say?

BORDER WALL BREAKS GROUND

12. Tell me about the moment you decided to enter the political arena.

I’m not in the political arena. I am a cultural warrior and free speech advocate. To a certain extent those interests have crossed streams with the political arena, because the left squashes free speech as a matter of course. Politics is downstream from culture, if conservatives want to have lasting gains, they must focus on the larger fight for the soul of western civilization.