Assumption College Cancels Charles Murray Speech Over Threat of Antifa Violence
“inability to respond in the event of a violent protest”
Antifa doesn’t even have to show up to shut down free speech anymore. The fear of their arrival is enough now.
Campus Reform reports:
College cancels Charles Murray over ‘mere threat’ of Antifa
Controversial economist and author Charles Murray was recently disinvited from speaking at Assumption College due to alleged safety concerns.
The Boston Globe, in an article highlighting Murray’s recent appearance at Harvard University, mentions in passing that it had been informed by Murray of the disinvitation, reporting that Murray had been invited by faculty to speak at the college, but that the offer was later revoked, which Murray called “very sad.”
Meanwhile, The Telegram confirmed with both the university and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Murray’s employer, that the disinvitation had nothing to do with his research, but was based solely on the school’s inability to respond in the event of a violent protest such as occurred at Middlebury College earlier this year.
In fact, while there was no explicit threat of a protest, recent violence both at Murray’s talks and around the country led to the event’s cancellation, Executive Director of Communication Michael Guilfoyle told The Telegram.
Some, however, disagree with the move, including Professor Bernard Dobski, chair of the Department of Political Science, which was set to host Murray.
Dobski saw the cancellation as a form of giving into the tactics of Antifa, saying the disinvitation shows “groups like Antifa that the mere threat of their tactics is enough to cow us into submission.”
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“The fear of their arrival is enough now.”
Isn’t that pretty much the textbook definition of a terrorist organization?
Moral cowardice stalks the hallways of our soi disant institutions of higher education. These ‘administrators’ need to be replaced; even an empty chair would make better decisions!
I think it is less Moral Cowardice than it is simple agreement with Antifa. Let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that the leftist running these institutions actually believe in free speech.
There is a simple answer to these Antifa Terrorists. Since terrorist are basically bullies you take care of them the same way you do any other bully. You make it clear that you will not be their victim.
Take note of how effective Spanish Police are at confronting Antifa.
I suspect their “inability” is really “unwillingness.”