Protesters at Stanford Burn Flyers Announcing Matt Walsh’s Speech
“Remarkably, in a country founded on the principles of free speech and expression, some still think they control what others can see and hear.”
There are few conservatives who trigger the campus left like Matt Walsh.
The College Fix reports:
Protesters set fire to Matt Walsh flyers ahead of Stanford speech, Eventbrite cancels ticket sales
Things are heating up ahead of conservative firebrand Matt Walsh’s speech at Stanford University on March 1.
Flyers advertising the campus event were set ablaze by protesters, and event management platform Eventbrite removed the speech’s ticketing page, forcing organizers to set up a new ticketing platform last minute.
The incidents are the latest in a string of controversies surrounding Walsh’s pending speech at Stanford, his next campus stop in his collegiate speaking tour focused on criticisms of transgender ideology.
The Stanford student senate, which officially opposes the event, allocated funds for Walsh’s appearance to avoid “legal consequences,” but also allocated thousands of dollars to counter protesters as well.
Walsh’s speech is co-sponsored by the Stanford College Republicans and Young America’s Foundation.
“Remarkably, in a country founded on the principles of free speech and expression, some still think they control what others can see and hear. Fortunately, they’re wrong,” YAF spokesperson Michael McGonigle told The College Fix in an email. “It’s easier to burn posters than show up and engage in a respectful exchange of ideas—perhaps out of fear they may agree with what they hear.”
Stanford University’s College Republicans chapter posted Feb. 17 to its Twitter account images depicting posters for Walsh’s event set ablaze.
The images are screenshots from the university-focused discussion app Fizz and contain claims the Stanford College Republicans placed posters for the Walsh event over other posters soliciting donations for victims of the earthquake in Turkey.
With @MattWalshBlog coming to Stanford March 1st, Leftists are losing their minds. Just last night leftists made the point by TORCHING our flyers.
We deny covering any well-meaning flyers intentionally, but is lighting our flyers on FIRE really a rational reaction? @yaf pic.twitter.com/gkzNIG772F
— Stanford College Republicans (@Stanford_GOP) February 17, 2023
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These people have been taught their whole lives that bullying others into shutting up is the only free speech that matters. They won’t quit just because they’re wrong.
This is PRECISELY the lynch mob mentality.
Somebody should bring this up next time Brandon goes off on “lynching.”
Yeah, we have lynching today, and — just like always — Democrats are the ones doing it.
“claims the Stanford College Republicans placed posters for the Walsh event over other posters soliciting donations for victims of the earthquake in Turkey.”
The usual leftist bullshit. The speech is tonight. When it’s over, feel free to tear down the flyers — Turkish victims will still need money.
This has to violate some California Global Warming ordinance or regulation.
No fire permit?
Not recycling paper?
Failing to file Form 2023 – Crybaby report: subsection 3 regarding hurt feelings.
Did they ignite the posters using gas stoves?
My money is on bong torches.
Tiki torches. They’re LARPing as Nazis — they burned things they didn’t want to hear, too.
“We deny covering any well-meaning flyers intentionally, but is lighting our flyers on FIRE really a rational reaction?”
Jeebus H Mush-mouth Messaging. Can’t these guys call up somebody like The Babylon Bee for some copywriting help?
“Hey, you wanna burn something, come to the talk n torch our points. Shouldn’t be hard if we’re that wrong.”
Along with this story, Walsh’s podcast castigating Dylan Mulvaney and the conservative reaction is worthy of being on the front page.