The organized riots at Berkeley University have dominated news and conversation around the interwebs these past few days. The defendants of these rioting anarchist thugs most often use the explanation that free speech doesn’t mean that people can’t react badly to you, only that the government can’t stop you from speaking. In other words, if people riot and tear up entire neighbourhoods then it’s your fault for being an asshole and speaking in the first place.
Notwithstanding the fact that Milo never even got to speak, this argument, if I can call it that, is fallacious in the extreme. As Peter Grant correctly points out, if this were true then it should be equally applied on both sides. In other words, if you lot get to riot when we want to speak, then we get to riot when you want to speak. Obviously this would mean an eventual total breakdown in civil society. But what we cannot forget is that this is what the rioters actually want.
The rioters are also a product of the very university that they were engaged in destroying. These rioters have been brainwashed by professors at institutions just like Berkeley, if not Berkeley itself. In other words, they are doing their professors’ work. If any of you may have been wondering why the university was not more upset, then you have your answer.
Personally I consider these riots to be a very good thing to occur at this time. Obama is no longer the president, but the rioters are behaving as if it’s business as usual. Information on the rioters is being collected by concerned citizens who have infiltrated their organizations. This piece at Oathkeepers makes for very interesting reading. If citizens are marshalling themselves to do this, you can bet that the Trump administration is doing the same. President Trump no doubt understands very well what he is dealing with and what measures need to be employed to not only defeat but to destroy these anarchist scumbags. The more they riot then the more ammunition the administration has. And the more they riot the more ordinary citizens will approve of a heavy-handed response by authorities.
Milo, of course, will be happy, seeing as his book sales soared over 12,000% overnight. But that also demonstrates the undercurrent of support for anyone who attempts to stand up to these anarchists. Funnily enough, people don’t like the idea of their nation or civilization being destroyed from within. The more the anarchists (and I include hardcore socialists and communists in this group) cause trouble, then the more trouble they will be in further down the line. President Trump is not going to put up with this. He is going to come down very hard indeed.
So please riot more, anarchist lovers of peace who supposedly oppose hate. You’re doing everyone a favour in the long run.
UPDATE: The first black-clad rioter has been identified and it appears that he was a Berkeley university staff member. So the university staff are burning down their own university and then bragging about it on social media. If anyone had any doubts about the value of a university degree, then this should be the final nail in the coffin. I mean, how dumb can you get? And these are the people teaching the courses.
This article was originally published at https://pushingrubberdownhill.com/ where Adam Piggott writes regularly and brilliantly.