Ann Coulter to Speak at Berkeley – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Conservative students decide to poke the intolerant masses.
Remember, the Milo Yiannopoulos riot was only a couple of months ago. The school better be ready for anything.
Campus Reform reports:
Defiant conservatives invite Coulter to Berkeley after riots
Ann Coulter plans to brave the “anti-fascists” who trashed campus earlier this year to deliver a talk on illegal immigration at the University of California, Berkeley.
Coulter’s speech, sponsored by Young America’s Foundation and hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans, will be the first major conservative event on campus since leftist vandals caused over $100,000 in damage to the campus in reaction to a planned appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos. Protesters set multiple fires, broke bank windows, graffitied ‘Fuck Trump,’ and attacked event attendees while clashing with police, but only one arrest was made.
Following the riot, conservative students have been repeatedly targeted and harassed by unidentified groups for their political views, with one group even threatening to reveal the personal information of all event attendees.
College Republicans members, however, allege that the university administration has done little to stop the antagonism, and say they invited Coulter in hopes of engaging their classmates in an actual conversation about a topic that has proven particularly divisive.
“We have invited Ms. Coulter to speak at UC Berkeley because she has been one of the most vocal critics of illegal immigration in all its manifestations and was one of the earliest supporters of President Trump, from when he initially announced his candidacy down to the present day,” the club explained in a statement to Campus Reform. “The Berkeley community has shown itself to be hostile to both of these stances; therefore Ms. Coulter is the perfect individual to engage in a spirited debate on topics such as President Trump’s travel ban and sanctuary campuses.”
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Will she be kicking antifa ass afterward?
The University will not allow this to go forward. I expect that there will be a huge security fee demanded by the University, in order to prevent the event.
If YAF opens a FundMe appeal to raise the money for this event to go forward, please post that on LI, so that we can help it take place!
I will reiterate a suggestion I made earlier. The university should assess the security fees evenly among all the student groups. This does three things. The group inviting does not get hit with a huge cost, the group(s) opposing have to fork over funds to cover their own behavior, and the neutral groups get pissed off at having to pay for these expenses and start voicing their disapproval to the administration.
As Milo found out at DePaul, “Security” doesn’t really mean anything if the disrupters suffer no consequences