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Berkeley (and free speech) survive Hurricane Ben

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With all of the preparations and disaster-readiness actions that took place before DailyWire’s Ben Shapiro appeared at UC Berkeley to speak, one could easily confuse it the situation with an upcoming natural disaster or act of war. They did what they could to prevent him from coming. When that wasn’t going to happen, they decided to organize boycotts, protests, and counseling sessions to keep their liberally indoctrinated student body from suffering massive derangement syndromes for too long.

They couldn’t stop him. They could only hope to contain him.

When the speech was over and the dust settled, miraculously there were no casualties. Even free speech was preserved. Not only did Shapiro get to speak without many challenges, but protesters were able to voice their concerns with minimal violence and only a few weapons-based arrests. No snowflakes were harmed in the presentation of this conservative.

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Here’s the One Thing You Should Take from the Ben Shapiro Berkeley Event | Peter Heck, The Resurgent

http://theresurgent.com/heres-the-one-thing-you-should-take-from-the-ben-shapiro-berkeley-event/What does it say about the current state of the American left that this is the response they give to someone like Shapiro? Why are they protesting? What are they protesting?

 

Watch What Happened When Ben Shapiro Spoke at UC Berkeley | Peter Trinko and Christopher Piquette, Daily Signal

http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/15/watch-what-happened-when-ben-shapiro-spoke-at-uc-berkeley/Peter Trinko and Christopher Piquette went to University of California Berkeley to check out the protests ahead of conservative commentary Ben Shapiro’s speech on Thursday. Here’s what they saw and what some on the scene had to say (please be aware some protesters used curse words):

 

Ben Shapiro Is Causing Liberals Psychological Problems | Joe Scudder, Eagle Rising

http://eaglerising.com/47170/ben-shapiro-is-causing-liberals-psychological-problems/Why should Ben Shapiro speaking at the University of California in Berkeley cause students psychological problems? Shapiro is a regular conservative of the National Review type. He used to work for Breitbart but broke with them over their support of Donald Trump.

 

UC Berkeley counselors about to treat first Shapiro-triggered patient (who didn’t even hear his speech) | Doup Powers, Twitchy

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2017/09/14/uc-berkeley-counselors-about-to-treat-first-shapiro-triggered-patient-who-didnt-even-hear-his-speech/Yeah, somebody could have been joking around with the reporter, but given the events that have transpired of late, there’s a high degree of likelihood she was being totally serious.

Ben Shapiro speech at UC Berkeley results in arrests at protests | Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/15/ben-shapiro-speech-at-uc-berkeley-results-in-arrests-at-protests.htmlUC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof said the security measures could cost $600,000. Mogulof called the speech “a successful event” and said the university was committed to hosting speakers like Shapiro in the future.

 

Ben Shapiro Has a Message Aimed at Everyone Calling Him a ‘White Supremacist’ | Caleb Hull, IJR

http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/09/974931-ben-shapiro-message-aimed-everyone-calling-white-supremacist/Shapiro, a 5’9“ Jewish, yarmulke-wearing man is being accused of being a ”white supremacist“ and a ”Nazi“ because he holds differing views. A massive sign was hung near the building where Shapiro was speaking on campus reading, ”we say no to your white supremacist bulls**t.”

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It’s ironic that they tried to quash Shapiro during “Free Speech Week.” Kudos to YAF for a successful engagement and to Shapiro and crew for making it in and out without anyone getting hurt. It was touch and go for a bit, but they managed.

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  1. James McKelvey

    September 15, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Amen Ben!!!!

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PragerU: Do college students support abortion or life?

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PragerU Do college students support abortion or life

Progressive indoctrination centers, better known as American universities, have been pushing students towards a leftist worldview for decades. One might start believing the mainstream media narrative that college students are overwhelmingly pro-abortion based solely on other things we’ve seen coming out of college campuses.

PragerU tackled the issue. While nothing in this video will shock anyone, it’s a good cross-section of perspectives that likely reflects what’s actually going on at universities like UCLA. Will Witt went there and found the standard answers on both sides of the board. While the majority were pro-abortion, two pro-life students were found. Their responses were clearly more thought through than the answers given by their pro-abortion counterparts.

This leads to my next article. I’m starting to believe that if people are given all the information about abortion, and more importantly about the life attributes of preborn babies, they’d be more willing to accept a pro-life perspective.

Of all the challenges facing America today, the abortion issue is the most directly tied to life and death, literally. A world without abortion can only be achieved when we’re willing to have the conversations with everyone regardless of their current stance.


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Counterbalancing the fire-hose of Leftist propaganda

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Counterbalancing the fire-hose of Leftist propaganda

A study confirms the extreme bias of the national socialist media and what you can do about it.

A study just released from the MRC should only confirm what is already understood to be the case. The national socialist media is horribly biased against the pro-liberty right and the president in particular.

Since January 20, 2017, the Media Research Center has analyzed every moment of coverage of President Trump on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts, seen by approximately 23 million people each night. Highlights:

The tone of coverage remains incessantly hostile: 90% negative, vs. just 10% positive (excluding neutral statements), matching the historically bad press we documented in 2017. Yet despite the media’s obvious disapproval, public opinion of the President actually improved slightly during 2018, from an average 40% approval on January 1 to 42.7% approval on December 31, according to RealClearPolitics.

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This is how the insanely biased Leftist media has a pernicious effect on our society. This explains how some actually think that the historical scam of socialism is a workable system of government. Or how there is a panic over the onset of Global Cooling.. Global Warming.. Climate Change to the point that we somehow need a ‘Green new deal’ of ideas that aren’t even ‘green’ or new. This is how it’s become acceptable in some circles to jettison basic civil rights because of some perceived ‘epidemic’ in ‘gun violence’.

Pushing back on the Overton window.

We are dealing with a phenomenon of once outrageous ideas becoming mainstream. Concepts that only a few years ago would have had people protesting in the streets are accepted with almost quiet resignation. This has been labelled the ‘Overton window’ where a constant drumbeat of Leftist lies and propaganda have altered the perception of acceptable policy agendas. This was exemplified in a recent article about the state of Oregon wanting to institute extremly strict laws on Liberty. The piece causally refereed to government control of private property almost in passing:

A bill that would increase firearm regulations in Oregon is a reminder that states have vastly different gun laws.

In Idaho, for example, you can purchase a gun from a private owner without going through a background check. In Oregon, background checks are required for all sales.

Never mind that practically everyone – Academia, Vox, even the director of Everytown – has admitted that Intergalactic Background Checks [Universal, enhanced] will not have any value aside from setting up the nation for the next step to confiscation: Registration.

In the battle against the ever encroaching authoritarian Left, we need more voices instead of more regulation. Leftist media sources will continue to discredit themselves spewing narrowly focused propaganda. Some may wonder why they don’t talk about the treatment of ‘marginalized’ groups overseas or similar issues they consider to be critical in the states. The answer is simple, they have a specific focus and agenda that cannot be distracted by these and other problems. This is why it is critical that people have sources such as the NOQ report that don’t carry those agendas. This is why we desperately need your help.

The national socialist media will hopefully become less and less effective at selling the Left’s authoritarian agenda, but they are still able to sway the opinion of many. That is why is it critical that we have voices that act in opposition to its outrageous propaganda.

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Heather Mac Donald sums up the silliness of college perspectives on diversity

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Heather Mac Donald sums up the silliness of college perspectives on diversity

From the beginning of this 3-minute video, Heather Mac Donald tears apart progressive dreams and leftist talking points with the skill of a word surgeon. She’s an attorney, but she’s much more than that.

Her take on the plague of university student perspectives on diversity is classic. Here’s her opening line to the question.

“They define it by the trivialities of gonads and melanin, and now the various gender identities that are being rapidly crafted by desperate students who are finding it’s getting harder and harder to be transgressive and get your own personal bureaucracy to cater to your delusions about being oppressed.”

It only gets better from there.

When Heather Mac Donald gets started, she’s an unstoppable force of clarity and an immovable object of common sense. Even Ben Shapiro could only drop the question and get out of the way as she went to work. What do colleges get wrong about diversity? Watch.

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