(not so) Free Speech?

UC Berkeley students have recently involved themselves in a number of controversies that don’t quite make sense to me.  The latest incident to happen was Ann Coulter canceling a planned speaking event at Berkeley.  Previously before that was the Milo Yiannopoulos incident.

But after these two incidents, two thought immediately came to mind.

  1. The proportion of the student body that actually are political should be pretty small.  From what I remember, at least 40% of the student body is Asian(/Chinese) and let’s be realistic here… Asians almost never willingly participate in politics THIS divided or controversial.  Oh they might say something but I highly doubt they’d participate in any fracas… because the punishment when their parents find out that they weren’t studying is FAR WORSE.  Even still, have you seen the pictures of these Pro-Trump/Anti-Trump rallies that turn into fistfights?  Just about every person pictures is non-Asian/non-Chinese.
  2. How did the epicenter of the Free Speech Movement come to support an anti-viewpoint/anti-ideology movement?  And furthermore, at what point does the safety of the general non-political population become more important than upholding free speech?

Now what would Bernie say?

 

Ya I thought so.

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