The mayor of Berkeley is demanding that conservative speakers Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter, and Milo Yiannopoulos not be allowed to speak in his city because violent leftists will destroy property and assault people.
“I’m very concerned about Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter and some of these other right-wing speakers coming to the Berkeley campus, because it’s just a target for black bloc to come out and commit mayhem on the Berkeley campus and have that potentially spill out on the street,” Arreguin said, referring to militants who have also been called anti-fascists or antifa…
“I obviously believe in freedom of speech, but there is a line between freedom of speech and then posing a risk to public safety,” the mayor said. “That is where we have to really be very careful — that while protecting people’s free-speech rights, we are not putting our citizens in a potentially dangerous situation and costing the city hundreds of thousands of dollars fixing the windows of businesses.”
I’m looking for the part of the interview where the mayor condemns the violent left-wing groups who actually commit the violence. So far, nada.
Have you noticed that right-wing people never riot to prevent people from expressing their points of view? And that is all Mr. Shapiro, Ms. Coulter, and Mr Yiannopoulos are going to do…. express points of view. They are not coming to beat up people, burn buildings, or smash windows. They are not going to encourage people to do those things.
But that is what the Progressive Left does every stinking chance it gets.
More black neighborhoods have been burned by #BlackLivesMatter supporters than by “White Nationalists.” This is a fact.
BTW, the student groups hosting Mr. Shapiro, Ms. Coulter, Mr. Yiannopoulos are being charged over $15,000 to help pay for the damage and violence that left-wingers will carry out. Think of it as a Free Speech Tax.