It’s hard to describe just how nauseating this is.
The event was intended to be a forum and discussion about the use of political correctness on campus, but degenerated into a shouting match as protesters sought to drown out the speakers with cries of “hate speech” and, less imaginatively, “**** you.”
One of the protesters took it upon herself to pass out literature expressing her concern for the “triggering” event, claiming the speakers “all demonstrate either that you don’t give a **** about people’s trauma and pain and think it’s funny to thrust people into states of panic and distress OR that you fundamentally do not understand what a trigger is, what it means to be triggered, and what a trigger warning is meant to prevent.”
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The speakers were constantly interrupted throughout the event by shouts from the audience to “go home” or that “we don’t want you here,” with some of the most enthusiastic hollering coming from the very protester Campus Reform had attempted to speak with before the event.
When the protester attempts to interrupt Yiannopoulos at the beginning of the video, Hoff Sommers tells her to “calm down, young lady.” Paying no heed, the protester responds with an impassioned “**** you! **** you!”
Later on, the young lady begins loudly asserting that “hate speech is not welcome here” and demanding that the speakers “keep your hate speech off this campus,” all while insisting that she is the true embodiment of free speech.
“Stop talking to us like children!” she demands at another point.
“Then stop acting like a child,” Hoff Sommers responds coolly.
There’s more at the link. Here’s a short video highlighting some of the moonbattery.
If you’d like to watch the whole event, the video (an hour and a half long) is available here.
This sort of nonsense is absolutely typical of the moonbat – a.k.a. the liberal/progressive extremist (emphasis on ‘extreme’). They may talk about ‘human rights’, but they actively seek to deny those rights to anyone with whom they disagree. For example, ‘free speech’ means it’s free to them, but denied to their ideological opponents. It’s fascist totalitarianism under another guise.
Contrast that with those honorable leftists who aren’t afraid to be up-front about their opinions, and their opposition to those of others, but do so in a relatively polite manner and are open to debate. They aren’t likely to change, but they’re willing to give respect in return for it. Fortunately, there are a number of people like that on the ‘other side’, which makes it possible to have a reasoned exchange of views instead of the blind, impassioned, visceral, emotional rejection demonstrated by the protestors in the video exchange above.
Based on the above, I can only wonder . . . is it safe to be near a moonbat during the full moon period?