Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Berkeley is Burning

If your reaction to what's happening in Berkeley right now is to be happy that Milo Yiannopoulos was preventing from talking, then you don't actually believe in free speech.*

If your response to the rioters is to say "They were provoked", then you are condoning felony violence as acceptable if it shuts up someone you don't like.

Finally, keep in mind that these rioters who are setting fires, smashing windows and pulling people out of cars wouldn't hesitate to do the same to Milo, so saying "He deserved this for saying inflammatory things" is the moral equivalent of "She was just asking for it, dressed all slutty like that."
* For the love of god, before you start to write a comment about how Milo's right to free speech wasn't violated because the First Amendment applies to the state, realize that I said "belief in free speech", i.e. the principle behind the First Amendment. I didn't say "Milo's First Amendment rights were violated."
PS:  Let's all appreciate the savage irony of "anti-fascist" protesters looting the storefront of a company that promised to hire 10,000 refugees.

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