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originally posted by: Ohanka
Cancelling class so that they can boycott an event? Erm, what?
This makes like literally no sense.
Surely if they're in class or whatever, they're not attending the event. So they cancel classes so they can not attend the event...
Someone check these professors credentials please. Nobody with an education could come up with such a stupid scheme.
Unless it's some form of weird newspeak. Where "boycott" means "protest", and "protest" means "riot."
from this, what I can only describe as an act of provocation.
originally posted by: Stevenjames15
a reply to: xuenchen
Some of the worst, most obtuse people in our country. Very Anti American. However, they have every right to speak.
Definitely not an urban myth, because of my work and social justicey studies in the past, I know scores of them. I was out with sjw type folk last night.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Wheres whats his face to tell us that the existence of SJW is just an urban myth?
Perhaps we should start an ats crayon donation drive to help those poor poor souls during this most trying week of their lives...
. I'm hoping Antifa shows up in a big way, it be a shame to waste all that effort.
originally posted by: mikell
If it cost $600,000 for last nights security I can imagine it will cost 10 times that for 4 days of security. Spend it and look STUPID to civilized people.
But it's Berkley so it doesn't matter.
The same so-called movement is now using the same disruptive tactics to prevent speech they don't want to be spoken, much like the evil administrators you are talking about.
They stared in the mirror too long and become what they fought against.
What they are receiving is push back and it's long overdue. People need to see how illiberal they've become. Free speech isn't something they and only they get to have or grant, just like it wasn't up to those long ago administrators to decide.
Does it matter?
You have a concerted effort by people who claim they are "saving" people from a bunch of folks who were invited to speak, and are only speaking in venues where anyone who wants to hear them must pay for the privilege.
This isn't like a situation you had at Liberty where Bernie Sanders was penciled in to give a convocation speech where every student was required to attend and hear what he had to say, regardless of what they wanted.
These ANTIFA groups think they are justified because they want to label the speech of conservative ideas as "violence" and that therefore, they are justified in carrying out violence to prevent these speakers from having their say in private venues speaking to attendees who pay to hear them speak.
If you can't see how this is just as dangerous as the long ago administrators who felt they could similarly police the thoughts and speech of the students on the campus, then I can't help you. ANTIFA is literally arbitrating what speech they do and don't allow to proceed based on their designation of "violence."
This reality needs to be dug out from under its ugly little rock and demonstrated visibly and graphically to the American people by anyone and everyone who has the means to go in and lance that boil.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
And I am telling you that it should not matter who does it.
It's like assigning virtue to some science because it isn't privately funded and ignoring other science because it is.
Speech is speech, and here you are assigning morality based on your perception of the speaker and your perception of their motive. People accuse the right of doing this with pornography all the time.