Berkeley shuts down Thiel’s free speech

Berkeley shuts down Thiel’s free speech

Berkeley free speechAs I detailed earlier, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement.

I noted that, today, free speech largely has been extinguished at the University of California, Berkeley and other American campuses. They’re now just centers of P.C. indoctrination.

Another example just arrived. Breitbart reported:

“On Wednesday evening, in the very hall where the University of California at Berkeley had just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, demonstrators shut down a speech by billionaire tech guru–and noted libertarian–Peter Thiel.

“The activists who broke into Wheeler Hall were protesting the non-indictment of police officers in the deaths of black suspects Michael Brown and Eric Garner in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY for the fifth straight evening.”

So they’re using their right to protest to extinguish someone else’s right to free speech.

It’s like something out of the brownshirts in 1930s Weimar Germany.

 

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  1. Timberrrrrr......
    Timberrrrrr...... 11 December, 2014, 13:46

    It’s not just Berkeley and it’s not a new phenomenon with liberals, John. At the college I attended years and years ago it was the same. The liberals would only invite outside speakers who carried their ideological water bucket for them. Any dissenting opinions were quashed. And when someone hears the same liberal crap over and over again he begans to believe it. That is part of the human condition. Propogandists understand that principle well and use it to their adavantage on college campuses where views on politics and ideologies are ingrained and carried into society. Liberals are the VERY WORST at encouraging free speech. They are the first ones on discussion boards to demand those with opposing opinions get banned. I challenge you to go to a liberal news website where there is a board discussion and start spewing conservative values. You will immediately get attacked and eventually banned. Yet liberals are free to spout their agendas on conservative comment boards (like CWD) with no threat of retaliation or censorship. Liberals are hypocrites. There were back in my day – and they still are today.

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  2. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 12 December, 2014, 09:44

    Doomers are uncaring, selfish and write hate…….so there-

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    • Timberrrrrr......
      Timberrrrrr...... 12 December, 2014, 10:11

      Uhaul is a perfect example of what this Berkeley article is all about. Silence those who dare voice an opinion different than my own!!! 😀 We thank you for giving this article life and supporting it’s truth!!! 😀

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  3. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 12 December, 2014, 16:29

    You have a nasty tone in every tome you excrete!

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  4. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 12 December, 2014, 16:43

    Uhaul is fair and balanced. You are tipping toward the final ride in the little white wagon-

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  5. Ted
    Ted "Eddy Baby" Steele, Associate Prof. 13 December, 2014, 11:34

    Pack and Ship is a Patriot ™ !

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  6. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 13 December, 2014, 22:53

    Thanks Teddy….it’s easy when you are on the left side!

    Fair and balanced.

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