The message the (((fake news media))) is spewing is that Richard Spencer is a threat. The universities and politicians have redefined hate to mean any opposition to your own destruction if you’re white.
Spencer’s positive message of white identity is in the same spirit as messages advocating for Mexican identity, black identity, Chinese identity, lgbt identity, and so forth. But when a white person notes that every group except whites is free in America to promote it’s group interests, that white person is labeled an extremist, a threat, and so forth.
Smart white college students in Florida should recognize that when this much effort is being made to demonize someone, then maybe that someone has something interesting to say.
GAINESVILLE — White nationalist Richard Spencer will speak today at the University of Florida, an event which has stoked fears on campus in light of the violence at an August rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Spencer’s National Policy Institute will host an event 2:30 p.m. at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
A group calling itself “No Nazis at UF” plans to protest outside the event and nearly 3,000 people had indicated on Facebook that they planned to participate as of Wednesday, Students also staged a sit-in at a student Senate meeting earlier in the week.
The anti-Spencer group had urged UF President W. Kent Fuchs to cancel the event, as did UF’s chapters of the United Faculty of Florida and Graduate Assistants United.
Spencer, they argued, represents a threat to safety on campus.
“We are disappointed that the individuals who advocate for a Spencer visit to campus have ignored the rights of thousands of employees to safety and dignity on the job,” UFF’s leadership wrote in an editorial published this month by The Gainesville Sun.
The university told students and staff that week that class will be in session today, though some tests times were adjusted and some buildings will only be accessible with university-issued IDs.
Students should expect a major police presence.
UF President W. Kent Fuchs said Wednesday he expected more than 500 law-enforcement officers to be on campus Thursday. The final tab to protect the event, he said, will likely top $600,000.
This week, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Alachua County, with an executive order that warned a “threat of a potential emergency is imminent.” The order allows local law-enforcement to partner with state and other agencies to provide security.
Spencer events on other campuses have sometimes prompted skirmishes between Spencer’s supporters and opponents, including “Antifa,” or anti-fascists. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Fuchs urged people to boycott Spencer’s speech at UF.
Spencer has drawn added scrutiny since participating in an August rally in Charlottesville, during which white nationalist demonstrators marched with torches chanting slogans, including “Jews will not replace us” and the Nazi-inspired “blood and soil.”
Some wore or displayed swastikas or Ku Klux Klan imagery.
Spencer, who calls himself a protector of “the white majority,” is considered an extremist and a white supremacist by both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, which track hate groups.
W. Kent Fuchs, the president of UF, has a history of Tweets that kiss Jew ass. He may be a Jew. He looks like one. Whatever, he’s strongly against the free marketplace of ideas. Here’s his two minute message to America:
I’m obligated by a commitment to truth to restate that I have my suspicions about Richard Spencer. Let’s see how he does at UF.
Although Spencer is a long way from being a so-called Nazi, the Jews in Gainesville are exploiting muh Holocaust to seek favors from law enforcement. Like Spencer is going to firebomb a synagogue in broad daylight. LOL.
For Rabbi Berl Goldman, preparations for white nationalist Richard Spencer’s visit to the University of Florida have been going on for a while.
Goldman, the rabbi at the Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student and Community Center in Gainesville, said that hundreds of students and parents have contacted him expressing their anger and fear regarding Spencer’s appearance, scheduled for Oct. 19.
“It’s not a matter of if we are going to be affected,” Goldman said. “We are affected. I believe all of humanity — decent people of all religions, races, colors, men, women and children — are affected by this.”
The rabbi said local Jewish organizations and law enforcement have held several meetings to prepare.
Goldman said he specifically has been in touch with the Gainesville and university police departments as well as federal law enforcement. He said UF and its president, Kent Fuchs, have also been proactive during the past few months in preparing.
Chabad has multiple cameras installed throughout its building to monitor activity on a daily basis. The center is putting in place additional security measures, but they are known only by members of the internal staff.
“We take this extremely seriously,” Goldman said, “because we know we are a target.”
Chabad is a safe haven for many students, and it will continue to be so throughout the event, Goldman said.
“We hope to overwhelm darkness with light,” Goldman said. “Each person can do something to counter this in the right way.”
Goldman said he prefers to not call Spencer by name, and he refers to Spencer’s organization, the National Policy Institute, as the “group coming to campus.”