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I’ll bet you can’t wait for your local schools to be privatized.
Or maybe tax cuts are the most important thing in your life.
I didn’t get to listen to Ben Shapiro’s whole talk because of interruptions, but it seemed to me that it was nothing more than old-fashioned conservative talking points.
The USA could be 100 percent African or Mestizo and it would still be the USA according to Ben, because the country wasn’t founded on ethnicity, but rather upon the Constitution.
I’m never sure whether these kinds of conservatives are stupid, evil, or both. Ann Coulter is willing to acknowledge that the country would go Communist if nonwhites were in charge, but not Ben. He seems to think that nonwhites just need to be made citizens and then they’ll be loyal to Old Glory and the Founding Fathers.
My best guess is that (((Shapiro))) is controlled opposition whose task it is to deflect attention away from the issues of white genocide, white identity, and white nationalism.
Excerpt from the Los Angeles Times
As conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke at UC Berkeley on Thursday, a large group of demonstrators marched around the campus amid intense security triggered by a recent series of violent clashes between far-left and far-right protesters.
Berkeley police warned drivers to expect traffic delays in the area, where large swaths of the campus were closed off by law enforcement officers, many dressed in riot gear.
Authorities arrested at least three people for carrying banned weapons. Before the event, police temporarily banned sticks, pipes, poles and anything else they said could be used to riot.
One of the three held, 20-year-old Hannah Benjamin, was also arrested on suspicion of battery on a police officer, Berkeley police said.
Demonstrators appeared otherwise peaceful. Messages of resistance — “We don’t want your racist hate” — were scrawled on sidewalks in chalk.
Video posted on social media showed two officers confiscating a man’s poster because it was attached to a wooden stick, which the officers said they considered a weapon.
“Hey, if you get another sign, you can’t have a stick on it, OK?” one of the officers told the man.
It remained unclear whether far-right and so-called antifa, or anti-fascist, agitators would show up.
Inside Zellerbach Hall, hundreds of students cheered as Shapiro gave his talk, which he titled “Say No to Campus Thuggery.”
He scoffed at the demonstrators outside protesting fascism and the counseling services administrators offered to students stressed by his arrival.
“I have spent my entire career standing up to fascism,” he told the crowd. “Antifa is fascist. I am not a fascist.”
If someone required counseling because of his speech, he said, “it was a mistake for you to have foregone psychiatric treatment” long ago.
Several weeks ago, far-left forces attacked several far-right demonstrators in Berkeley, sparking arrests and much debate about the line between protest and criminal behavior. Earlier this year, protesters set fires and forced the abrupt cancellation of a talk by conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos.
As police officers cleared out a section of campus around Zellerbach Hall where Shapiro was set to talk, students said they were weary of the next chapter after six months of protests on and around campus.
Juanna Falcon, a 20-year-old junior studying environmental economics, said she was going to skip the talk. The whole situation, she said, had disturbed the learning environment on the campus.
“I guess there is a limit to free speech,” she said. “Hearing out a speaker, that’s OK. Sometime I just wonder if all this security enforcement really does something or does it just draw more attention.”
Campus officials said they are spending $600,000 on security for Thursday’s event.
Sophomore Katelyn Tupen said the Berkeley College Republicans had the right to host a controversial speaker. But she wasn’t a fan of the campus shutdown.
“I got to study for my calculus midterm tomorrow,” she said.
The Thursday event marks the start of a parade of right-wing speakers who may be coming to campus over the next month. They include former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and right-wing provocateurs Ann Coulter and Yiannopoulos, who announced that they will appear as part of a “Free Speech Week” event on campus.
The Los Angeles Times reports that arrests now total nine people, while the cost of security for the event amounts to $600,000.