There was a category five “triggering” at the University of California – Berkeley last night, where conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was set to speak.The inappropriately named “antifascists” wreaked havoc on the university, assaulting those who were easily identifiable as supporters of Donald Trump or Milo Yiannopoulos, and destroying private and public property.
If the rioters were trying to silence Milo, they certainly won the battle — but not the war. They prevented a few hundred people from seeing him in person — but the event is the #1 trending topic on Facebook following media coverage of the riots.
Even President Donald Trump has threatened the school if they do nothing to make their campus great again.
If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
Trump isn’t the first president to target UC Berkeley following protest. A young Ronald Reagan did just the same when he served as Governor of California.
“Negotiate? What is to negotiate?”“All of it began the first time some of you who know better, and are old enough to know better, let young people think they have the right to choose the laws they would obey as long as they were doing it in the name of social protest.”
Change “social protest” to “social justice” and it’s amazing to see how little has changed.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]