Reminds me of this piece I saw yesterday -
In 1964, Berkeley student Mario Savio made a speech about the vital importance of free and open discussion at the college.
He urged the university to encourage students to debate all ideas, both mainstream and radical.
Savioís struggle was eventually successful, but only after he and his supporters endured suspension, arrest, fines and jail time.
Now Berkeley seems to have decided it should be the home of killing off free speech, not promoting it.
Iím appalled but not surprised by this.
The truth about many modern liberals is that they donít believe in free speech at all.
They only believe in it if people agree with them.
They donít see their opinions as opinions, they see them as Ďtruthí.
Berkeley used to be the very home of the Free Speech Movement. Now it's the opposite. If they donít like what theyíre hearing, they scream and shout, punch and kick, petrol bomb and stab. Violence broke out just last weekend. Here protesters throw a traffic cone at Trump supporters
If they donít like what theyíre hearing, they scream and shout, punch and kick, petrol bomb and stab, and furiously demand the offender be silenced and banned.
This dramatic shift in liberal behavior from peaceful protest to violent hateful censorship is a vile, virulent virus that first infected vast swathes of America intelligentsia and has now spread across to my own country, Britain.
Iíve recently had first hand experience of it on both sides of the Atlantic.
Appearing as a guest on Bill Maherís Real Time show in February, I was told to ĎF**K OFF!í live on air by Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, because I dared to suggest Trumpís not the new Hitler and didnít consider his proposed travel ban to be a ĎMuslim baní because 85% of the worldís Muslims were not targeted by it.
This led to the likes of Harry Potter author JK Rowling leading global frenzied jubilation at me being Ďsilencedí for my supposedly disgusting opinions.
Only my opinions werenít disgusting but factual, and I wasnít silenced at all. I was just told to ĎF**K OFF!í by an ignorant, obnoxious comic because I didnít agree with his opinions.
Thatís not an argument, itís what a drunk does in the pub when heís told itís closing time.