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“That is the price you pay for being a Libertarian or Conservative on American college campuses”

“That is the price you pay for being a Libertarian or Conservative on American college campuses”

Milo Yiannopoulos talks to Tucker Carlson about the riots at UC Berkeley.

https://youtu.be/mEiYZDuwIWg

Let’s be clear. What happened at UC Berkeley on Wednesday night has nothing to do with Milo Yiannopoulos. It is part of a much larger problem on American college campuses which has been brewing for years.

Left wing radicals, some of whom even have criminal pasts, are frequently welcome to speak on college campuses. Conservatives are not and are often shouted down if not protested.

Milo Yiannopoulos happened to be at ground zero of a riot which received national media attention. If he’s done nothing else, we should thank him for shining a light on this issue which has been ignored for far too long.

Milo sat down with Tucker Carlson to discuss the events at Berkeley and made some valid points. He suggested that the fury of the left has been stoked by the media. Tucker reinforced his argument by pointing out the spin used by CNN and other liberal outlets in their coverage.

Tucker read this CNN headline out loud:

Does that sound like a fair assessment of the situation to you?

Tucker also read this New York Times headline aloud:

“Berkeley Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos Speech, and Donald Trump Tweets Outrage”

No mention of the violence, the destruction or the compromise of free speech in higher education.

Here are more details on the interview from the FOX News Insider:

‘This Is Political Violence’: Milo Talks to Tucker About Fiery Berkeley Riots

Yiannopoulos, a Breitbart News editor, said he was preparing for his speech on the campus Wednesday night when the ground floor of the building was stormed by protesters, violence broke out, and he was evacuated by his security detail.

“That is the price you pay for being a libertarian or a conservative on American college campuses,” Yiannopoulos said.

He argued that the mainstream media helped create this environment on college campuses by labeling ordinary conservatives “white supremacists,” “anti-Semites,” “racists” and “sexists” when they’re not.

“There’s an inevitable, obvious consequence to this,” Yiannopoulos said. “The media has created this environment in which it’s OK to say almost anything about somebody who is right of Jane Fonda.”

He said that people should have to answer for this “political violence,” because it’s only going to get worse.

“The establishment – the media, academic and entertainment establishment – has made certain sorts of political opinion – respectable, reasonable, mainstream opinion – impossible to express in public.”

You can watch the entire segment below:

You don’t have to like Milo Yiannopoulos or Breitbart to appreciate what this is all about. There is a free speech crisis happening in American higher education and this was just the latest example.

It’s unfolding at the same time that progressive politicians want American taxpayers to foot the bill for “free” college. No thanks.

Get back to us when you’ve figured out how to pay for the property damage at Berkeley.

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Comments

If anyone is curious as to why the police seem to do so little in the face of these riots, google “police procedure and first amendment assemblies (alternatively first amendment activities, conduct, etc.”) While I don’t doubt that Berkeley is far worse than average, please know that modern police procedures mandate a hands-off approach unless the situation has deteriorated to violence and destruction, i.e., until it’s too late.

Allowing the ACLU to write police procedure was a very bad plan. (The IACP is just a conglomeration of leftist bureaucrats; they have very little in common with real cops on the streets.)

    Ragspierre in reply to Anonamom. | February 3, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I agree with pretty much every word. Big city police chiefs are almost universally Collectivists.

      Yep. It’s a function of big-city Chief of Police being an appointed position, not an elected one. He/she is usually chosen by the Mayor, and as big-city Mayors tend to be liberal collectivists it’s no surprise that they choose someone of similar political persuasion.

      County Sheriffs, on the other hand, are elected, and usually reflect the politics of the voters.

      Likewise, beat cops are normal people and generally match the area demographics — that is to say, usually a mix of liberal and conservative, in ratios similar to the community they serve.

      It’s the Police Chiefs that are the exception, not the rule. Being the exception, they are more likely to be out-of-touch with the community. This makes the IACP an organization of elitist “special snowflakes” not accountable to reality, unlock the street cops they ostensibly “lead”.

        “unlike”, even.

        Stupid auto-correct.

        iconotastic in reply to Archer. | February 3, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        Are those police chiefs criminally liable under federal civil rights laws? By standing back when attendees and Trump supporters were attacked it would seem to a lay person that they were complicit. Reminds me of how southern sheriffs would stand back while KKK would beat up peaceful civil rights protestors.

      DaveGinOly in reply to Ragspierre. | February 3, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      I used to work for a large police organization and was frequently able to read the literature the chief received from the IACP (and the SPLC). The IACP and its members are “in the bag.”

    inspectorudy in reply to Anonamom. | February 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I just heard on Rush’s show that the rumor is that the university told the cops, both campus and city, to “Stand down”. Sounds like Baltimore to me. I am at a loss when felonies are being committed and the cops do nothing at all. Especially when fires are being set right before their eyes!

My poor son, who is a freshman at a southern CA college, deals with this almost daily. In the classroom, it is incessant Republican, Trump, Christian, etc bashing. Thankfully, no violence on his campus, but frustrating to watch the wear on him because be knows he just has to be silent. Campus president sent out a ridiculous letter regarding Trump’s EO…. It is a backward world right now.

I don’t care too much for Milo, but honestly, I’m extremely thankful he’s taking these barbs for people like my son.

The UC Berkeley blogs attributed the violence, not to UC students, but a group of about 150 off-campus anarchists.

There has been some “chatter” about Project Veritas having undercover video connecting the violence to Soros’ son, who is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley.

    Neo in reply to Neo. | February 3, 2017 at 11:01 am

    UC Berkeley is also revising student advisories such that UC Berkeley should flee any riot, or risk having the university blamed.

This editorial from the staff at the Daily Californian is laughable:

“Protest shows presence of free speech on campus”

http://www.dailycal.org/2017/02/03/protest-shows-presence-free-speech-campus/

Amid the cleanup, a 21-year-old student who supports Trump was brazenly attacked on campus. The student, Jack Palkovic, was wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap as he headed to class when a white SUV slammed to a halt, and two students jumped out and pummeled him. Police arrived and arrested both men.

Many students shook their heads at the violence and what it means at a place like Berkeley.

“Berkeley has always stood for self-expression,” said Russell Ude, a 20-year-old football player. “Things like this discredit peaceful protest.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-berkeley-chaos-questions-20170202-story.html

Why on earth would anybody except a libtard or a eGOP loser-type not “like Milo Yiannopoulos or Breitbart?”

I am listening to Limbaugh now. He’s playing a clip of former labor secretary Robert Reich suggesting that the riots at Berkeley were really a right-wing false flag operation. Leftists are crazy, really completely crazy.

    iconotastic in reply to tarheelkate. | February 3, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Crazy like foxes. Muddying the waters while pushing a false narrative limits damage. By the time the rest of the country hears about this political violence the usual culprits will be writing that there are “some questions” as to who was under the masks.

    DaveGinOly in reply to tarheelkate. | February 3, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    If anyone on the Left truly believed that, they’d be condemning the violence. They’d be calling it “right wing,” but they’d be condemning it. The fact that they aren’t shows that the “false flag” here is the claim the violence is a “false flag” operation.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 3, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Why do the Democrats, Leftists, Progressives, Communists and the UC institution hate GLBT people so?

Snark.

(Although all of them – except maybe UC – have a very long, long history of that hatred.)

UnCivilServant | February 3, 2017 at 12:29 pm

When I see someone I detest agreeing with me, I am forced to sit down and re-examine my position. This gets especially irritating when dealing with Milo. I can’t stand the smarmy limey, so I end up going back over my stances, find they are consistant with what I claim my principles to be. Then I look at the other side to find smashed windows and portable generators on fire. It becomes a case of “any friend in a foxhole” at that point.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444544/berkeley-riots-milo-yiannopoulos-california-mayor-free-speech

Another of the excellent thinkers and writers of conservativism.

“If we can’t unite against rioting…”

President Trump is a master at trolling.
He should start handing out Medals Of Freedom to anyone hurt by these thugs.
I’m sure the resulting outrage would be epic.

Best.
Election.
Evah!

Tucker should be more careful about offending people. Living in Florida, I have met several HVAC repair technicians, and I am certain none of them would stoop so low as to be a former UCB student.

If it is impossible to state one’s conservative and libertarian views without the threat of violence, make your views known at the ballot box and in the jury box. If and when it becomes necessary, make your point with the cartridge box.

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