Berkeley shuts down Thiel’s free speech

by John Seiler | December 11, 2014 11:58 am

Berkeley free speechAs I detailed earlier[1], 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[2]:

“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 [3]in 1930s Weimar Germany.


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