I had been wanting to read Dangerous ever since I first heard about it, unfortunately however it got pulled after I preordered it and I didn’t get my pre-order back in for the second wave.
I did, however, get my hands on the Audiobook so I got to listen to hours of Milo! I actually think that this added something to the book because he’s just so easy to listen to and I could listen to it on the way to and from work.
Now, I know, I know – a lot of people don’t like Milo, so I know this is going to be a controversial book to talk about. I suggest that you give this book a chance, I mean, everyone is entitled to have opinions on things and that’s what this book is basically about – the freedom to express opinions – freedom of speech.
I personally quite like Milo, that’s not to say I agree with everything he says. Of course I don’t, but that’s the thing about Milo, you don’t have to agree with him, he doesn’t want everybody to agree with him. However he’s a provocative person who in my opinion talks a lot of sense and regardless of whether we agree with him or not he’s an important figure in today’s society because he is the embodiment of free speech, he’s not afraid to get out there and say things that will get attention – whether that attention is good or bad.
And that’s how it should be! When did we forget that opposing views were entertaining? When did we stop debating each other and learning from each other? This is healthy and it’s how society works. There is nothing healthy about surrounding yourself with people who hold your opinion and only your opinion. It’s a ridiculous notion that we can make society into one big fluffy safe space and it’s not a world I want to live in.
This isn’t the smallest of books so understandably it covers quite a lot. Despite the book being very well structured in terms of sectioning out the subjects – he does mention his love of Black Men quite often, which is to be expected I mean, it’s Milo – but I think there’s a reason for it. I mean, on the one hand it’s a humorous way to break up some heavy subjects, and on the other hand if you had been called a Nazi you’d also probably want to point out that you’re a Gay Jew-Catholic who loves Black…men. (let’s try to keep it at least somewhat PC huh?)
Throughout the book Milo presents his points on each section such as The Alt-Right and Feminism clearly and concisely whilst exploring the subject in depth. It’s basically like listening to (or reading) one of his talks. You’re going to want an open mind for it, and maybe he’ll surprise you. It’s refreshing to say the least hearing someone talk so honestly about what they think in a day in age where you can be arrested for a tweet.
I don’t want to go in to all the different subjects and my thoughts on them really, because, this isn’t a political blog it’s a book blog and also I’d actually like people to read this book. It would be nice to hear some opinions on it, and if you’d like to discuss it, you’re welcome to get in touch. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I think a lot of other people will as well.
In short, be offensive, get offended and laugh at everything. It’s healthy.