Political Forums  

Go Back   Defending The Truth Political Forum > Political Forum > Political Ideologies > Progressivism

Progressivism Progressivism Forum - Political Philosophy Forum


Thanks Tree1Thanks
  • 1 Post By Truther
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 29th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #1
Have you seen my Iguana
 
Sabcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Earth
Posts: 22,486
Mayor of Berkeley: The University Should Cancel Free Speech Week

Quote:



Mayor of Berkeley: The University Should Cancel Free Speech Week Because Leftists Might Riot

The good news/bad news see-saw on free speech continues to teeter back and forth. On the positive side of the fulcrum, we have the new poll I wrote about this morning. It shows that supermajorities of Americans are opposed to the phenomenon of weaponized political correctness being wielded to exact economic revenge on people who voice genuine political views. Ideological purges may be all the rage on the 'End of Discussion' Left, but they're not playing well with Americans writ large (I should add that the exhausting scalp-collection wars continue to rage on both sides).

But so long as the mob keeps "winning," the silencing will continue -- and nowhere in the country has the mob asserted its dominance more than in Berkeley, California. Last academic year, three separate events featuring right-wing speakers were canceled or shut down through violent rioting or threats of violent rioting. This past weekend, peaceful pro-Trump protesters were assaulted by left-wing Antifa thugs who swarmed the streets of the city. The militant arm of the left-wing "resistance" movement has finally behaved so badly, so often, that mainstream journalists (beyond Jake Tapper) are finally beginning to come to grips with their crimes and denounce them. Here's the Washington Post's story on Sunday's attacks, followed by a well-deserved Morning Joe pile-on and a condemnation from the Post's Dave Weigel:







We've been exposing the Left's political violence problem for quite some time, especially recently -- ignoring mainstream media clucking about "false equivalencies" along the way. Now that the press is starting to catch up on this scourge, when will they start to hold elected Democrats accountable? Journalists frequently ask Republicans to disavow far-Right extremists, then debate whether their statements were prompt or forceful enough -- blasting inadequate responses, and sometimes questioning the sincerity of robust ones. Is Nancy Pelosi ever going to get grilled for her anti-speech demagoguery last week -- which entailed reckless smears and an effective endorsement of the heckler's veto? Where's the anguished hand-wringing over Terry McAuliffe's response to Antifa? When asked about the group's violence, Virginia's Clintonite Governor and the former DNC Chairman effectively echoed President Trump's much-maligned "many sides" condemnation: "Anyone who committed violence, on any side, will be arrested. [...] Everybody’s entitled to do their protest but were not going to accept violence from anybody,” he said. Is that sufficient, or is it a pro-Communism, violence-supporting dog whistle? It's hard to keep track of the rules. Not to be outdone, I give you the disgraceful Mayor of Berkeley:


In the aftermath of a right-wing rally Sunday that ended with anarchists chasing attendees from a downtown park, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin urged UC Berkeley on Monday to cancel conservatives’ plans for a Free Speech Week next month to avoid making the city the center of more violent unrest. “I don’t want Berkeley being used as a punching bag,” said Arreguin, whose city has been the site of several showdowns this year between, on the one hand, the left and its fringe anarchist wing, and on the other, supporters of President Trump who at times have included white nationalists. “I am concerned about these groups using large protests to create mayhem,” Arreguin said. “It’s something we have seen in Oakland and in Berkeley.” The mayor wants UC Berkeley to halt plans by a conservative campus group, the Berkeley Patriot, to host right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos during its scheduled Free Speech Week from Sept. 24-27...

“I’m very concerned about Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter and some of these other right-wing speakers coming to the Berkeley campus, because it’s just a target for black bloc to come out and commit mayhem on the Berkeley campus and have that potentially spill out on the street,” Arreguin said, referring to militants who have also been called anti-fascists or antifa. The anti-Yiannopoulos protesters inflicted $100,000 worth of damage to the school’s student union in February before taking to the streets of Berkeley, where several businesses’ windows were smashed...“I obviously believe in freedom of speech, but there is a line between freedom of speech and then posing a risk to public safety,” the mayor said. “That is where we have to really be very careful — that while protecting people’s free-speech rights, we are not putting our citizens in a potentially dangerous situation and costing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars fixing the windows of businesses.”




https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guyben...-week-n2374639
Sabcat is offline  
Old August 29th, 2017, 03:40 PM   #2
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: The Truth
Posts: 170
The fascists, which is both Nazi and Communist, different sides of the same coin, are insane. In the end they merely fight each other for dominance, but believe in the same things.
Thanks from Sabcat
Truther is offline  
Old August 29th, 2017, 04:14 PM   #3
RNG
Senior Member
 
RNG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: LA LA Land North
Posts: 26,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by Truther View Post
The fascists, which is both Nazi and Communist, different sides of the same coin, are insane. In the end they merely fight each other for dominance, but believe in the same things.
Ah, another self styled political scientist inventing his own, unique definitions.
RNG is offline  
Old August 29th, 2017, 06:31 PM   #4
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: The Truth
Posts: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by RNG View Post
Ah, another self styled political scientist inventing his own, unique definitions.

LOL

You must be a fellow traveler to make such a ridiculous post with zero substance. Pinko's usually do that.
Truther is offline  
Old August 29th, 2017, 06:46 PM   #5
RNG
Senior Member
 
RNG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: LA LA Land North
Posts: 26,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by Truther View Post
LOL

You must be a fellow traveler to make such a ridiculous post with zero substance. Pinko's usually do that.
But you can't justify your ludicrous claim about fascists.

Why? Because it's ludicrous.
RNG is offline  
Old August 30th, 2017, 08:50 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Katmandu
Posts: 4,990
Quote:
Originally Posted by RNG View Post
Ah, another self styled political scientist inventing his own, unique definitions.
Living under Stalin or Hitler was the same. The methods governance were the same.
Libertine is online now  
Old August 30th, 2017, 09:39 AM   #7
RNG
Senior Member
 
RNG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: LA LA Land North
Posts: 26,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
Living under Stalin or Hitler was the same. The methods governance were the same.
The same is true of Pinochet.
RNG is offline  
Old August 30th, 2017, 09:43 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Hollywood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Memphis, Tn.
Posts: 18,896
Quote:
Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
Living under Stalin or Hitler was the same. The methods governance were the same.
They were both totalitarian dictators. If they SAID what they wanted done was TRUE Communism or Nazism that was it, as arguing with them or opposing them was a good way to end up dead.
Fucking Duuuuuh.....
Hollywood is online now  
Reply

  Defending The Truth Political Forum > Political Forum > Political Ideologies > Progressivism

Tags
berkeley, cancel, free, mayor, speech, university, week



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Congress may try to cancel Barack Obama's pension following his $400,000 speech Sabcat Politicians 13 May 7th, 2017 09:57 AM
Gavin McInnes give Ann Coulter's speech at Berkeley Sabcat Political Talk 3 April 29th, 2017 12:06 PM
Hate Speech or Free Speech? Sabcat Freedom of Speech 27 December 10th, 2016 11:52 AM
Dear Mr. Netanyau Please Don't Cancel Your Speech skews13 Current Events 34 February 15th, 2015 12:51 PM
Columbia University - Selective Free Speech RidinHighSpeeds Freedom of Speech 112 August 1st, 2008 02:29 PM


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed



Copyright © 2005-2013 Defending The Truth. All rights reserved.