Liberal Students Call Police to Report Conservative Free Speech Event
“in hopes that officers would forcefully terminate our exhibit”
This makes no sense. Haven’t liberal college students been telling us for months that police are evil and can’t be trusted?
Campus Reform reports:
Leftists call cops to report conservative free speech event
Liberals often criticize law enforcement as a systematically oppressive institution, but don’t seem to have any qualms about turning to the police when conservatives speak their minds.
In late April, the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at the University of Texas at San Antonio held a tabling event inspired by Steven Crowder’s “Change My Mind” videos. The topic was “Hate Speech is Free Speech,” a sensitive subject on a campus where a white supremacist banner was hung last fall and white supremacist flyers were posted this spring.
In response to the white supremacist activity, along with provocative flyers distributed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center that resulted in the group being banned from campus, the university has enacted a “Campus Climate” initiative that allows students to report incidents of bias to promote a “safe” student environment.
The YAF chapter at UTSA responded to this Orwellian measure to suppress free speech by hosting its “Change My Mind” tabling event, generating almost instant controversy.
First, a university staff member immediately approached us about our white board, erroneously claiming that it violated the university’s exhibit policy, and that we had no right to conduct the event because UTSA is a “limited free speech” campus, though the administrator was unable to show us the policy that we allegedly violated.
Then, within the first 10 minutes of our event, an LGBT student group that was tabling nearby called university police in hopes that officers would forcefully terminate our exhibit, though after arriving at the scene, the officers confirmed over radio that YAF was by no means violating UTSA policy.
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One thing to guard against is using their terminology in the debate. I never use the term assault rifle, instead using modern semi-automatic sporting rifle so to not reinforce their message. In this case, likely better to coach the conversation as “Free Speech is protected,” which then places the burden of qualifying what is considered hate speech on them. The goal is to not convert them, but to reach out in a positive manner to those sitting on the fence. Place statements on a board and let the crowd decide where they want to draw the line, which of course will cause ire as it will be a few standard deviations away from where the SJW’s want it. If you act as a moderate, and they label you as a fascist, the moderates will come to your side once they see the alternative “out themselves.” Give the opposition a little room, and they will quickly push the middle over to our aside, as they are right now by labeling anything not 100% pure as racist, homophobic, and misogynist.
And I would say, “[quote] hate speech [closed quote]”.
Which university hasn’t?
UTSA has gone straight to Hell since I worked there almost thirty years ago.
Which one hasn’t, might be the correct question.
There is that. Hillsdale, maybe. Even the Service academies have lurched to the Left.
Fascists gotta be fascist. Too bad they are too stupid or blinded to realize the irony of their actions.