While the protest at UC Berkeley turning into a violent riot to prevent to Milo Yiannopoulos' speech, has spurned a much-needed public awareness about the First Amendment right of free speech being stifled on college campuses, as well as the question of whether colleges such as Berkeley that not only allow this type of violence to prevail and cause the cancellation of an invited speaker, but had staff members allegedly participating in the violence, should continue to receive any federal funding, it has also exposed student groups that are now encouraging more violent protests like Berkeley.
Starting with the Barnard-Columbia Socialists group, which reportedly held an open discussion forum which included students questioning whether "previous activism against Trump and his boosters, including anti-feminist provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, had been violent enough......"
Several students chuckled when another said that aiming fireworks at campus buildings was effective, apparently referring to Yiannopoulos’s scheduled Wednesday appearance at the University of California-Berkeley. That administration canceled the event in the face of widespread violence and property destruction by alleged non-student protesters who set off fireworks, threw bricks and even pepper sprayed a Trump supporter.
While this is just one in a long list of examples, it does highlight the debate of whether colleges that allow not only liberal snowflake activists to violently protest any speakers they do not agree with, should have their federal funding cut as President Trump recently suggested, but whether parents of those attending these colleges should be spending tens of thousands of dollars for tuition to a college that is allowing their children to be endangered by this type of violent behavior.
Below in a segment of Judge Jeanine Pirro's "Street Justice" she visited a college campus, asking if the violence seen on television screens across the nation at the UC Berkeley was "acceptable," and the response was to be verbally attacked by a woman screaming about Nazi's and white supremacists, claiming that free speech doesn't apply to them, stating "right-wing people do not have the right to spew hatred and bigotry."
When Judge Jeanine attempted to have a "civil" conversation with the little snowflake, the girl became completely unhinged, screaming "F*ck Trump, F*ck these white people that think that they get to say....." before she was interrupted by another woman talking about "tolerance."
By the 1:54 minute mark, Judge Jeanine had enough, and looked right into the camera and spoke to parents that are paying tuition, saying " You know what? If this is what our colleges are doing, don't pay tuition any more."
Especially noteworthy is the portion when the unhinged snowflake is asked if she understands what Free Speech means, which her answer makes it clear she doesn't, which should also show parents across the nation that their higher education institutes are not even "teaching" students the basics about the U.S. Constitution anymore.
WHORE HOUSES AND MENTAL WARDS WOULD BE MUCH CHEAPER
Debauchery, perversion, contempt for your supposedly benighted ancestors, lazy agnosticism, easy and costless pacifism, political maneuvering, and an enforcement of a new orthodoxy that in denying rational analysis seeks to render itself immune to criticism. You sink yourself in debt to discover that your sons and daughters have been severed from their faith, their morals, and their reason. Whorehouses and mental wards would be much cheaper. They might well be healthier, too.
He is right, many of these examples like the girl above, show symptoms of possible mental illness, but the points made by both the professor and Judge Jeanine, are worth following up on. With President Trump questioning whether federal funds should be allocated to colleges that allow free speech censorship, and alumni donors are reacting badly to what they see playing out across the nation's colleges.... if parents want to see "higher education" get back to the basics of actually educating instead of creating "safe spaces" and allowing the incitement of violence, as well as allowing the violence to go unaddressed with nothing more than a slap on the wrist, they are going to have to speak with their wallets as well.
In August 2016, the NYT reported that donations were down and it was directly due to the spectacle of what has been seen publicly across the nation's campuses:
Alumni from a range of generations say they are baffled by today’s college culture. Among their laments: Students are too wrapped up in racial and identity politics. They are allowed to take too many frivolous courses. They have repudiated the heroes and traditions of the past by judging them by today’s standards rather than in the context of their times. Fraternities are being unfairly maligned, and men are being demonized by sexual assault investigations. And university administrations have been too meek in addressing protesters whose messages have seemed to fly in the face of free speech.
They list example after example, including the one shown below which encapsulates the issues at universities in this day and age: (H/T to Chicks On The Right for the quotes)
Scott C. Johnston, who graduated from Yale in 1982, said he was on campus last fall when activists tried to shut down a free speech conference, "because apparently they missed irony class that day." He recalled the Yale student who was videotaped screaming at a professor, Nicholas Christakis, that he had failed "to create a place of comfort and home” for students in his capacity as the head of a residential college.
I don’t think anything has damaged Yale’s brand quite like that," said Mr. Johnston, a founder of an internet start-up and a former hedge fund manager. "This is not your daddy’s liberalism.
"The worst part," he continued, "is that campus administrators are wilting before the activists like flowers." Yale College’s alumni fund was flat between this year and last, according to Karen Peart, a university spokeswoman.
In a short AP video, shown below, even some Berkeley students are upset over the violence of the recent protest, with one pointing out that it is money from school tuition that have to repair the damage caused by the riots.
Colleges and universities need money to operate and the donors shrinking their checks is a good start, but federal funding for schools like Berkeley must be cut off and most important of all, parents must be made to understand that at many of these so-called schools, the only things their children are "learning" are to hide from reality, that violence and throwing temper tantrums are being encouraged, that free speech is being censored, that activism is taking the place of "education," and most importantly, that every single time a "peaceful protest" turns into a riot, their children are being endangered.