Friday, December 16, 2016

University of Wisconsin Students Want Conservative Student Group Banned and Put Through Sensitivity Training

Hat tip Campus Reform

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Big Bad Ben

“used his following and nationally syndicated media presence to deny the realities of systematic and institutional violence against Black and Brown people, sexual assault survivors, Muslims, LGBTQIA+ people, people with low income[s], people with differing abilities, undocumented immigrants, and anyone that [sic] is systematically targeted along identity lines.”

The snowflakes at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) are in distress and want the conservative student group, Young Americans for Freedom banned from campus and its members forced to go through intensive-intensive- re-education, er sensitivity training. Why? Because they invited Big Bad Ben Shapiro to speak on campus.

“I just watched Shapiro’s lecture, and as an international minority student, seeing familiar faces of classmates in the cheering crowd, I felt betrayed, unwelcome, and regretting my choice of university and ever coming to the U.S.,” the anonymous student recalled in horror."

What the hell is it that these kids fear so much-that someone like Big Bad Ben is going to say conservative things that they don't agree with? Do they really expect UW to protect them from that?

I have heard this guy speak many times.  He is on a morning radio show in LA. He is a conservative. He is not a fascist, Nazi, or hairy-toed sloth coming to eat your children.

As for that international student, who regretted ever coming to the US, hopefully, he or she is now safely ensconced in the safe space of his or her own country, where he or she doesn't have to listen to views contrary to his or her own thinking.

And as for "intensive sensitivity training", here is what the YAF's answer to that should be.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Denying any reality is well within the boundaries of protected free speech. If the speaker is delusional, one can ask pointed questions, or publish established facts to refute the denials. Those who are afraid of the confrontation need to read up on a famous observation by Frederick Douglass.

Gary Fouse said...

I can assure you Ben Shapiro is not delusional. He is a very sharp cookie.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Gary, the report you posted said that one charge against Shapiro was that he "used his following and nationally syndicated media presence to deny the realities of systematic and institutional violence..."

My point, then, is that whether he denied reality, or denied the delusional fantasies his critics called reality, his speech is equally protected. If they can make their case, they too have the right to speak.

As to whether he is a "very sharp cookie," I have no idea, I wouldn't take your word for it, and it doesn't make any difference to his right to speak.