I came across Milo, or as he's known on Twitter, @nero, a few months before the show launched. Milo is a bit of an enigma. He's a flamboyant, outspoken gay conservative. He's staunchly against the Regressive Left, or as he refers to them, the authoritarian left and is proudly part of a new wave of voices known as Cultural Libertarians. He's brash and bold and speaks roughly a million words a minute, which makes for a roller coaster of an interview.
Milo and I had a couple drinks the night before our interview so were able to get to know each other as people more than just our 140 character selves on Twitter. I have to admit that I was a bit surprised how much I liked a guy who's political beliefs I considered (at least at the time) to be on the far right. Our conversation hit on a ton of stuff from Gamergate, to feminism, to atheism and more. Many of my follow up questions or counter arguments got lost in the waterfall of thoughts that is Milo's brain, but despite that I thoroughly enjoyed the interview at every level.
The second half of the chat was the most interesting to me because we really dived into some gay topics that are rarely discussed. Here we had a married, gay liberal (me) arguing with an unmarried, gay conservative about the validity of marriage. Pretty sure that hasn't been done anywhere else. We also opened up about our personal lives and the pros and cons of being 'the other.' At the end we brought it around to this concept of Cultural Libertarians, people who come from all over the political map but are unabashedly for free speech, against safe spaces and trigger warnings, and see the authoritarian left as a major threat to free society. This was a great example of how you can have a conversation with someone you don't agree with and not only respect them but actually like them. I sense our paths will cross many more times over the next few years.
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