There has been a news story in our community yesterday regarding a child molestation at a local park. A friend of mine, who happens to be a big fan of Milo, had quite a discussion about the molestation, with everyone screaming their appropriate and predictable indignations at the crime. I did not participate, but with today's breaking story regarding Milo, I decided to make a comment that Milo might not agree with his fan's umbrage. I was attacked for believing such "fake news" about Milo. While I did not say Milo was a molester - I replied that child molesters are well-represented in every socioeconomic, professional, religious and political class, and range from derelicts to doctors, from cooks to congressmen. In this case, there was a clear statement indicating a very questionable moral compass in a voice of leadership - and that perhaps it was time to shift paradigms regarding Milo. Apparently, that suggestion is running into deaf ears.
The big story here - to me - is not Milo. It is people believing what they want to believe. If Milo can do no wrong in some peoples eyes, then they will not see further than what they choose to see. That mindset creates the same permissive bubble that worked so well for individuals like Jerry Sandusky to institutions like the Boy Scouts. Some people cannot see past their preconceptions and acknowledge what is happening under their noses.