Hundreds of radical scum rioted at the University of California Berkeley recently, rampaging, pillaging, looting, burning stores, throwing Molotov cocktails, clashing with police, and forcing the university to cancel an event featuring the gay, conservative, immigrant-and Breitbart editor- Milo Yiannopoulos.
The ever-so-tolerant-and-inclusive leftists’ violent, criminal actions prevented Yiannopoulos from presenting his remarks...defending free speech.
Visiting assistant art professor Samara Haplerin told the Daily Californian: “I’m outraged that Milo has been given a platform at UC-Berkeley, and there should be no place for him here. He should be scared that people aren’t going to stand for this.” Visiting assistant art professor? Why does the mainstream media think that art professors, let alone visiting assistant ones, deserve to be taken seriously when discussing politics, government and current events? There should be no place for him here? Don’t we all belong here? He should be scared that people aren’t going to stand for this? Why? What are you gonna do to ‘em, Sam, fit him for cement shoes? Maybe he could use one of your school’s “safe spaces?” No?!
The maniacal mob attacked several Trump supporters, as well, though that’s now simply de rigueur. One was grabbed by a group of rioters and tossed to the ground. He fled, leaving his red hat behind. They lit it on fire. Police rescued another who was bloodied and beaten. One young lady wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat was being interviewed by a television crew when she was accosted by a man who pepper-sprayed her face.
The demented horde also smashed windows at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union, and damaged a Starbucks. Dr. King would’ve been so proud. And memo to marauding morons: Starbucks is arguably the most liberal, “progressive” company in the country.
UC-Berkeley’s Chancellor, Nicholas Dirks, rightfully decried the bullying and violence, and said the school’s values “include the enabling of free expression across the full spectrum of opinion and perspective.” Though he couldn’t resist adding that “Yiannopoulos’ views, tactics and rhetoric are profoundly contrary to those of the campus.” Milo’s tactics? You mean like his tactic of showing up to talk about free speech? Shouldn’t we be substantially more concerned about the tactics of the deranged throng attacking people and smashing private and public property?
No one was arrested.
Yiannopoulos, a British journalist, characterized the violence and mayhem as a “horrible spectacle and very humiliating for American higher education.”
Ms. Haplerin and Chancellor Dirks, because of terroristic threats, and the violence surrounding your schools’ campus, Milo was given no platform to defend free speech. And, when free speech isn’t protected, we all pay dearly.
Colleges used to know that. In fact, they used to teach it.