“Arguments like Benson’s enable white supremacist and fascist ideas”
A group of left wing students at Brown tried to prevent conservative commentator Guy Benson from speaking on campus last night claiming it was a violation of community standards. Luckily, the speech went on as planned.
The College Fix reported:
Brown students allege gay conservative speaker event ‘violates community standards’
Guy Benson turned heads recently when he appeared in a PragerU video titled “I’m gay … conservative … so what?”
The Fox News contributor and Townhall.com political editor also noted his Christian faith, arguing that his sexual orientation does not dictate his other beliefs, which include fiscal conservatism and support for small government.
Eighteen Brown University students are terrified of Benson’s scheduled appearance tonight at the Ivy League school, saying his lecture violates “section XI of the Code of Student Conduct” and promotes … “white supremacy and fascism.”
They wrote an open letter in the campus feminist magazine Bluestockings – known for publishing a hoax rape accusation – that alleges Benson’s talk amounts to prohibited “behavior that is intended to or can reasonably be expected to result in significant emotional or psychological harm.”
Here’s part of the absurd letter the students wrote:
There is a wealth of writing on the inextricable connection between Benson’s ideologies — fiscal conservatism and free market ideology — and real, tangible, state violence against marginalized communities. Such thinking is fundamentally at odds with any intention to pursue real justice for structurally and historically marginalized people. Arguments like Benson’s enable white supremacist and fascist ideas to fester and flourish by defending the speech of already empowered people over and above any concern for justice or histories of violence. …
Here’s a video Benson recently did for Prager University:
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