As we’ve said before, it is up to you American liberals to defend yourselves. The political correctness brigades see you as a soft target that can be bullied. And frankly you’ve allowed yourself to be bullied because you don’t want to offend the “diversity” crowd.
The PC brigades know that we, the classical liberals will never shut up and we’ll never let them pull the shades down over thought. They know that they’ve got an intellectual scrap with us, and they know in their heart of hearts (you know they know) they will lose. But with good “liberals”? You guys can be torn apart because you put up with this idiocy.
Huckleberry Finn is a masterpiece not a tool of “white supremacy.” Thomas Jefferson was a symbol of enlightenment despite being a slave holder. Reasonable (I think that is fair to say) people know these things. But some of you guys (American liberals) just won’t stand up for yourselves for fear of being branded enemies of the people.
Perhaps it’s time to consider whether the ones doing the branding are the actual enemies of the People.
Students affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement crashed an event at the College of William & Mary, rushed the stage, and prevented the invited guest—the American Civil Liberties Union’s Claire Gastañaga, a W & M alum—from speaking.
Ironically, Gastañaga had intended to speak on the subject, “Students and the First Amendment.”
The disruption was livestreamed on BLM at W&M’s Facebook page. Students took to the stage just a few moments after Gastañaga began her remarks. At first, she attempted to spin the demonstration as a welcome example of the kind of thing she had come to campus to discuss, commenting “Good, I like this,” as they lined up and raised their signs. “I’m going to talk to you about knowing your rights, and protests and demonstrations, which this illustrates very well. Then I’m going to respond to questions from the moderators, and then questions from the audience.”
It was the last remark she was able to make before protesters drowned her out with cries of, “ACLU, you protect Hitler, too.” They also chanted, “the oppressed are not impressed,” “shame, shame, shame, shame,” (an ode to the Faith Militant’s treatment of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, though why anyone would want to be associated with the religious fanatics in that particular conflict is beyond me), “blood on your hands,” “the revolution will not uphold the Constitution,” and, uh, “liberalism is white supremacy.”