America has tilted so far to the left that it is time for a resurgence of commonsense and free speech. Both comedy and political punditry is on the verge of extinction as it is becoming nearly impossible to express an observation without offending someone.
Even just existing is, apparently, offensive to some as “white privilege” is cited as a means of justifying the discrimination against white people who dare to offer a thought or opinion.
To help combat this horrid trend of societal censorship, several prominent pundits have emerged to host “The Triggering,” a panel dedicated to discussing issues in a politically incorrect fashion.
While it would make sense to not attend such an event if one is easily offended by politically incorrect speech, during a recent panel at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), liberal snowflakes protested and attempted to disrupt the speeches offered by the panelists.
Evidently, the irony of using free speech to try and silence others from speaking freely escaped the notice of these social justice warriors.
One of the commentators was Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative tech commentator who has earned the ire of the left by passionately defending free speech in all mediums and who even founded the Yiannopoulos Privilege Grant, “a scholarship exclusively available to white men who wish to pursue their post-secondary education on equal footing with their female, queer and ethnic minority classmates.”
After Yiannopoulos made an unflattering remark about modern feminism, some in the crowd erupted at the idea that someone could dare to have a different perspective.
When a fellow panelist tried to settled things by offering a tongue-in-cheek explanation of what Yiannopoulos really meant to say, Yiannopoulos clarified that he meant that feminism is a “cancer.”
That’s when an oh-so-delightful young lady began shouting “Fuck you! Fuck you!”
“Keep your hate speech out of this campus! Keep your hate speech out of this campus! Keep your hate speech out of this campus!” the woman continued to shout, attempting to drown-out the speakers.
When she was asked to quiet down, the enraged woman began accusing the panelists of attempting to suppress her free speech rights.
When fellow attendees tried to explain to her that disrupting a private event is not a free speech issue, she adamantly declared “yes it is!”
“Stop talking to us like children!” she yelled at the speaker.
“Then stop acting like a child,” the speaker replied.
This altercation is just seething with delicious ironies and illustrations as to why events like “The Triggering” are so necessary.
1) The right to free speech is a protection against government interference. Attending a private event and being asked to quiet down by those putting-on the event is not a free speech issue. It’s not even close.
2) Who attends an event dedicated to the advancement of free speech and then is shocked and appalled to discover that there are utterances occurring that are politically incorrect? It’s obvious she’s kind of missing the point…
3) The fact that this is the reaction to politically incorrect comments showcases why this event was so needed in the first place.
4) It takes a certain warped reasoning to believe that the speakers on stage don’t have a right to speak freely but that the right to disrupt this scheduled event with profane shouting is somehow a protected exercise of free speech.