Free speech was once again on full display in Berkeley, CA on Wednesday night. Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the campus in Berkeley but was prevented from that by the free speech police (brownshirts) and a coalition of tolerance.
So we see this is not your parents’ free speech. Now there are designated free speech zones, which doesn’t protect from the tolerance brigade attacking any undesirable speech.
Free speech now means the right to destroy property with impunity, and rioting to prevent other speech they don’t like. Media claims this seems ironic considering the Berkley campus was the birthplace of free speech in the sixties. Really? But we always had free speech in that thing called a Constitution. Those rights did not come from Berkeley.
Actually, Berkeley wants abortion of free speech — in the womb — out of their own selfish convenience. So now free speech is really approved speech. All other “speech” is cause for rioting, violence, protests, or all the above. That equals freedom in their 1st Amendment.
LA Times called this a “free speech clash.” Why is it so hard to say riot? Other media reported it was peaceful until anarchists started rioting. It usually is peaceful before rioting. Forced cancellation of a scheduled speaking event is a real clash of free speech.
Update: Robert Reich floats idea on CNN that the rioters may have been right-wing paramilitary types trying to deceive people that it was the leftists. Possibly even in concert with Milo.
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