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.
Here’s the One Thing You Should Take from the Ben Shapiro Berkeley Event | Peter Heck, The Resurgent
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
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):
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.
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UC Berkeley counselors about to treat first Shapiro-triggered patient (who didn’t even hear his speech) | Doup Powers, Twitchy
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.
UC 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.
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.”
— S.L. Stiles – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@StacyLStiles) September 15, 2017
We did it.
Conservative ideas can be heard at UC Berkeley.
— YAF (@yaf) September 15, 2017
Man the best part of the whole evening was @benshapiro is so freaking entertaining. And smart. And civil. And hilarious. And insightful.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) September 15, 2017
Free speech isn't free. It costs over $600,000 thanks to Antifa.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 14, 2017
America needs better media sources. Even many in conservative or alternative media are compromised by Big Tech. Learn why we’re launching Discern.tv and help if you have the means.
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) September 15, 2017
— Sean Anchondo (@seanatx24) September 15, 2017
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 15, 2017
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.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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