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Is UC Berkeley going off the rail when it comes to free speech?

  1. jackclee lm profile image74
    jackclee lmposted 2 months ago

    U C Berkley has cancelled a speech by a conservative speaker Ann Coulter.
    Is this where we are headed as a nation?
    What are they afriad of?
    Where are the campus police?
    If this is allowed to stand, no speech on college campuses will be safe any more...

    1. colorfulone profile image88
      colorfuloneposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Not just my opinion that it is the fascistic hallmark of today's American left.  Belittle, bully, insult, lie, protest, ban, riot, attack, ... anything to stop the free speech of the opposition.  We might as well get use to it, because its going to get worse before it gets better.  Its so self destructive it has to fail. 

      I saw a headline that Anitfa were protesting to demand payment from George Soros for their services, not sure if that is true.  But, that could go hand in hand with other reports I'm seeing.   

      Milo Yiannopoulos, said he will return to Berkeley and bring an army. Yikes!

      Personal note: Remember, Jack, when we are weak, He is strong.

      1. jackclee lm profile image74
        jackclee lmposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        This whole incident is so unnecessary if the college would just do their job. There main responsibility is to maintain peace and order on campus. Any disrruption should be dealt with harshly. That is the simple solution. When you give an inch, they will take a mile.

        1. colorfulone profile image88
          colorfuloneposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          More censorship on YouTube.   Infowars’ Owen Shroyer was breaking down today’s protests outside the University of California, Berkeley...the video was posted 2 hours ago and was killed.  Took the comments down too.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFmI4t-r0j4

          I guess they don't want the world to know what's going on that video.  I have a friend that just got a drone that can reach 3.2 miles and that is how far he lives from Berkeley.   

          ADDED:   Berkeley Protest Riot Police, Ann Coulter Speech, Donald Trump Supporters Rally Freedom Antifa
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9VghT7 … e=youtu.be

          Added: not much to see on that video.

  2. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 2 months ago

    Berkely says it is for "security" reasons: I'd like to see the campus put out a statement that the next speaker to be allowed time on campus will be Coulter.  No exceptions, not even liberal ones, and if it means no guest speakers until the current crop of idiots has been given their fake diploma and left campus.  They might follow Coulter with Milo Yiannopoulos as they did the same thing to him.

    Interestingly, Berkeley has not been sued over the cancelled speech
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/24/an … wsuit.html

    1. jackclee lm profile image74
      jackclee lmposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Security cuts both ways. Start arresting some of those protesters and I wm willimg to bet some of them are not students but professional protesters and agitators.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        But who would pay them and why?  What can the employer hope to gain?

        But absolutely start arresting "protesters".

 
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