Violent right wing defense mobs have finally emerged to fight the antifa.
Today was a pro-trump march in Berkeley in response to the protest and ensuing riot that occurred at UC Berkeley
The trump supporters who showed up anticipated a similar anarchist/leftist response to Milo’s speech and so came armed with blunt weapons, bear spray and shields. Sure enough, the antifa outnumbered the right wing protesters, but they were pushed back every time.
Threatening to silence an iconic liberal college because of protest against a speaker who is exactly the opposite of the school. Inviting an editor an chief from Breitbart, a hate mongering wannabe news blog, deserved that exact reaction. To pretend like there was going to be fair and equal dialogue is bullshit and plays the role of victim on Yiannopoulos’s part. You chose to go into the dragons den, don’t be mad you got burned. You bring racist, fascist ideas to a campus full of liberal minded, democracy prone, diverse students YES THEY WILL DRAG YOU.
But this continued threat to suppress protest is deeply anti democratic, and borders on parallels with Nazi Germany. There are states proposing that protesters may get real jail time, or be allowed to be murdered by motorists. These are dangerous times.
I’m proud of you UCB. May you lead the way for other campus’s.
Remember bike lock guy? He’s seen attacking several people, putting at least one in an ambulance, and usually attacking people that are no threat, that are not armed, or that don’t see him coming.
After an investigative effort that included details like estimating his length by his brand of pants and matching his taste in pens and shoes, /pol/ claims he is a professor at Diablo Valley College, who taught “A Feminist Critique of Human Nature Essentialism” and wrote for Huffington Post, because of course he did.
He’s been tipped to police in different jurisdictions as well as FBI. If it’s him, we can hope the information is looked at seriously and he gets nicked for attempted murder.
We’ve tried peaceful protests and nobody listens. Every liberal peaceful protest is met with a flood of people calling us whiners and mocking us. If they won’t listen to peaceful protests the only option is militancy. Make it so that they have no other option but to address our concerns, they have ignored us too long.
I support the actions taken by the citizens of Berkeley to stand up for what they believe in.
It’s good to see the tolerant left engaging in civil debate with stances they don’t agree with in a calm educational setting.
That was sarcasm in case you couldn’t tell…
For those that don’t know, an alt-right Breitbart news editor, Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at Berkley tonight.
Instead of voicing their opinions through debate, peaceful protests, or public education/awareness efforts, the students of Berkley chose to create the scene pictured above. The rioters started fires, threw moltov cocktails, lit fireworks in buildings, and ultimately destroyed a lot of both public and private property.
Their main goal? To seemingly silence Yiannopoulos from voicing his message to those who wanted to listen.
What did they accomplish instead? They destroyed their own campus. On top of that, they ensured hours of coverage for Milo on numerous news networks across the country; they’ve only amplified his voice a thousandfold.
I by no means agree with Yiannopoulos’ ideals, but this is simply unacceptable. Universities are meant to be a place for free speech and healthy intellectual conversations.
What if I were to tell you that you can disagree with someone, and not create literal dumpster fires?