Friday, February 03, 2017

Maybe If They Taught History At Berkeley, This Sort Of Thing Wouldn't Happen

Looking back into the past, it's not uncommon to find examples of places which were razed to the ground and the people slain or imprisoned after having killed or insulted the king's son or minister. That sort of thing has been traditionally frowned upon by autocratic rulers.

Milo Yiannopoulos is a very popular columnist for Breitbart News. Breitbart News was managed, until recently, by Steve Bannon. Steve Bannon is now one of Trump's key advisors. When Milo was invited by a group of students to speak at Berkeley, this is what happened.

Horrible. No, I don't mean CNN's standard calumny against someone on the right - Milo is not alt-right - I mean the rioting and mayhem. After which no one was arrested. No one.

Donald Trump isn't the fascist dictator the crazies think he is, but he isn't someone you want to insult, even by proxy. Like Tinkers to Evers to Chance, Milo to Steve to Donald is a short distance. Given how Big Education is the primary funding arm of the Democrats, it doesn't take a genius to see how a Republican Congress could be prodded by an angry Trump into legislative action against publicly-funded universities who shut down conservative speakers.

This isn't going to end well for the lefty campuses.

I guess they didn't teach history in their Transgendered Studies classes.

1 comment:

IlĂ­on said...

It's long past time for a solid Wall of Separation between School and State -- no Established Schools!