On Milo

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I have been following what Greg Johnson, Richard Spencer, Hunter Wallace, Andrew Anglin and Stefan Molyneux are saying about the recent Milo scandal—respectively, here, here, here, here and here. (Update of February 25: Millennial Woes’ recent video—here—is the best comment I’ve seen on Milo from a white nationalist.) I’d like to take issue with them and specifically with Johnson, who wrote today:

Milo’s defense of what basically amounts to classical pederasty—in which teenage boys take up with adult men—is highly misleading. It might have been normal in ancient Greece, but it is certainly not the norm among homosexuals in the modern West.

Nationalists apparently have no clue about what classical pederasty really was in the Greco-Roman world. At least I’ve tried to explain it (see my collection of articles mentioning pederasty: here). In a nutshell, Greco-Roman pederasty was infinitely less degenerate than what is accepted homosexual behavior in today’s West.

This does not mean that I am defending Milo. The Hollywood orgy he attended with “very young boys,” presumably thirteen-year olds, was obviously destructive for the poor kids and it has nothing to do with classical pederasty.

And this does not mean either that I want classical pederasty in our times. In dark and perilous times we need hypermorality. See for example my translation of the mini-book on Sparta. Unlike other ancient Greek cities, militarist Sparta apparently did not promote pederasty.

What I find bothersome about the Milo scandal is that the commenters are alienated from the spirit of the ancients, and this also refers to westerners in general. Recently at The Occidental Observer some authors have been trying to educate their readers about the importance of the classical world to save the race (see e.g., here and here).

Westerners, including nationalists, are in a bad shape precisely because they have become completely alienated from their roots. Incidentally, after I post this entry I’ll relocate my “From St Francis to Himmler” below my sticky post: the girl on the rock. It nails white nationalism.

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  1. Of the above-cited commenters, Stefan Molyneux’s approach to the scandal was the most thorough. He has thousands of videos and many videos about philosophy. I once watched a long Molyneux video about Aristotle. But like the others he does not inject classical pederasty (not to be confused with pedophilia) into his very long monologues. This is the crucial sentence of my “Gitone’s magic” that Molyneux et al missed:

    There must be legitimate cases of pederasty: those that help the abused teenager escape the homes of schizophrenogenic parents: something that totally and absolutely escaped deMause’s approach to psychohistory.

    In other words: it is worse to become a schizophrenic due to an all-out, parental abuse at home than an adolescent like Gitone in Petronius’ novel. Why doesn’t Molyneux contemplate this fork where the teenager could chose the lesser evil in the Ancient world?

    Simple: the lifestyles of that world are gone, and today’s writers and filmmakers are not recreating it with novels or movies that reflect the culture (Hollywood’s or HBO’s Rome is not the real Rome, etc).


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