Support Free Speech at UC Berkeley
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
― George Orwell
Protect Free Speech Week
For months the leftist administration at the tax payer funded University of California at Berkeley have tried to come up with excuse after excuse to block free speech week on their campus. They didn’t respond to emails, made outrageous funding requests, and set arbitrary deadlines in order to stop free speech week from happening on campus. Milo Yiannopoulos author of the best selling book Dangerous (read it on a Kindle Fire) explains in this video all of the attempts the university has made thwart the event.
The ‘never trumper’ disgrace Ben Shapiro
This is but a small list of conservative voices that liberal university administrators have tried to or succeeded in silencing on university campuses. We cannot allow this to continue. These voices have a right to be heard regardless of what liberal administrators think or their friends in the main stream media.
“If you allow yourself to be silenced then you didn’t deserve to be heard in the first place”-Me
I am a gay black conservative and you better believe I’ve gotten a lot of flack for that. Including from my own family. I, however, have chosen to take the harder path and not allow myself to be silenced. Here’s a recent facebook post by me.
So I’ve had very well intentioned good hearted people ask me why I post some of the controversial things that I do on my facebook account. The reason is if we allow people to effectively silence opinions that they don’t like/agree with then we lose who we are as a society. The free discussion of ideas if what intellectualism is all about in my opinion.
One person commented in a private message that I was driving people away. He was right. But what he didn’t realize was I am also drawing new people towards me. Friendships come and friendships go but you’ll always have to live with yourself. I’d rather have to lose some friends than to know I was silenced by those that disagree with me. I can and have made new friends. I can never make a new me.