Liberalism

Speaker’s talk denied at Berkley, home of Free speech

free-speech-quoteImagine this, “free speech for me – but not for thee!”  Is this what it is when a man goes to speak on a university campus on a fairly innocuous topic, but he can’t because of liberal riots?  This university campus is Berkley, the home of free speech!   The movement started there in the 1960’s.

The man’s name is Milo Yiannopoulos, public speaker, provocateur, and journalist at Breitbart News. Being gay, he is in a required minority – but he’s conservative, seen as “Alt-Right.” He doesn’t fit the liberal narrative, so he’s seen as a threat.

In his own words, Milo wasn’t going to talk about anything that you’d imagine would prompt violent riots …”

The liberals promoted the protest the day before the event when the “Berkeley Against Trump coalition” posted the invite to the protest in the student newspaper.  The Cal Berkeley Student Newspaper PROMOTED Protest-Turned-Riot The Day Before Milo Event

Like him or hate him, Milo Yiannopoulos should have been given the right to speak.

Here’s a student from Iran who wanted to hear Milo, wanted that freedom of speech at the Berkley Campus.  He said, “I invite everyone that was here to see the difference between intimidating people by street thuggery and an intellectual discourse that is based on meritorious learning.”

Why do liberals believe they have the right to speak, and no-one else?

It just goes to show,

The heart of a fool inclines to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2.

Backlash

As a result of the Free Speech Movement started by liberals at Berkley University in the 1960s, there was a substantial voter backlash against the individuals involved – and Ronald Reagen won an unexpected victory in the fall of 1966 when he was elected Governor of California.  I predict another backlash, with liberal behaviour putting off the Gen Y and Millennials who believe in free speech.  Will there be a swing to conservatism as the new counter-culture?

dilbert17Berkley has already lost the support of the creator of the Dilbert cartoons.

On his blog, Adams announced last week that he, too, doesn’t feel “safe or welcome on campus” because of his political views, so he said he would no longer support the public institution where he earned his MBA.


 

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Links

Free Speech Movement

Like or loathe him, the Berkeley riots prove Milo Yiannopoulos is right on free speech

MILO Addresses The UC Berkeley Riots

‘Dilbert’ creator Scott Adams ends UC Berkeley support over Milo Yiannopoulos protests

Free speech under fire: | Nihilism has invaded college campuses and politics