Another California speaking event shut down by students


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Fascist California: Protesters from the student chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) shut down another speaking event at a University of California campus, this time at Irvine.

A group of roughly 30 protesters descended upon the event when it was about halfway through, initially engaging civilly but quickly turning to insulting the speakers and shouting over them as they attempted to answer questions.

Video footage of the proceedings, chronicled by former UCI professor Gary Fouse, shows the protesters leading chants of “Israel, Israel, you can’t hide/we charge you with genocide” and “Israel, Israel, what do you say?/how many people have you killed today?” for nearly five minutes, eventually leaving after the police were called. “You people are colonizers or occupiers and you should not be allowed on this f*****g campus,” one of the protesters exclaimed, shouting “**** you” before leaving the venue with her applauding peers.

Kevin Brum, the founder and sole member of Students Supporting Israel at UCI, told The Algemeiner that members of the school’s police department were scheduled to be present for the duration of the “high-risk program,” but didn’t arrive on the scene until ten minutes after they had been called. “After not showing up when we first needed them, UCIPD took us out not by a safe alternate route or by clearing a path [through the corridor], but they decided to take us through a path of protesters who posed a high likelihood of violence,” Brum added.

It appears once again that the authorities in California support this violence, and are willing to aid these protesters in their jackbooted acts of intimidation.

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  • Cotour

    I am reposting this here from an earlier post because “TRUTH” can be a convenient thing. This truth that these students speak of is only their particular subjective truth and they are presenting it as absolute. There is truth only in mathematics and physics not in the words of man (or woman).
    —————
    Driving past a Liberal friends house this morning going to the bank I noticed taped on her door was a plain large white page with the words in big bold type “TRUTH, we need it more than ever now”. It looked like it came out of some news publication, I will assume it was the NY Times. It must be a campaign of Liberal righteousness.

    So when I got back home I prepared a response based in reality.

    WHAT IS “TRUTH” ?

    THERE IS NO TRUTH IN POLITICS, ONLY POSITIONS AND STRATEGY.

    ONE MAN OR WOMAN’S TRUTH IS ANOTHER’S BENGAZI.

    I taped it to her door under her sign and was in the process of taking a picture of it to send in an email to her but my phone froze up and while I was attempting to fix it she arrived back home !? I got busted. She yells out. “I knew you would see that and do something”. I just smiled.

  • Cotour

    Here is a little bit more truth.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hillary-clinton-launches-political-group-onward-article-1.3168294

    Yes, she still wants to call the shots and at the minimum control, influence and crown who will be next in line from the Democrat party perspective. The entire concept of truth related to politics is a misdirection and a false narrative.

    There really is no truth in politics, that is my conclusion, its all about positions and strategy and the two conversations. These children are following what they believe is truth, but if there is no truth in politics what is it that they really are following then?

    They see our system and all of its warts and contradictions because we live in a relatively open society and come to the conclusion that it must be wrong. However when you dig down you find that yes indeed, our system is among the worst forms of governance, except, like Churchill pointed out all other forms of governance.

    So these children instead of being lead and educated by those who tell everyone that they are leaders and educators are allowed to do the leading. Leading from the point of view of the half educated is what? Anarchy.

    And who is lining up to access and lead these young half educated minds? The likes of Obama, Hillary Clinton, Keith Ellison, Perez, Marx etc, etc. They want them psychologically young, confused, angry and looking for “a better way” and the “truth”.

    What chance do they have? Forget about their chances, what about our chances?

  • Early Bird

    It appears once again that the authorities in California support this violence, and are willing to aid these protesters in their jackbooted acts of intimidation.

    I think, perhaps, it is possible you might be reading too much into what happened:

    Kevin Brum, the founder and sole member of Students Supporting Israel at UCI, told The Algemeiner that members of the school’s police department were scheduled to be present for the duration of the “high-risk program,” but didn’t arrive on the scene until ten minutes after they had been called.

    So the local plod were ten minutes late in showing up? Sounds like run-of-the-mill indifferent timekeeping to me.

    (Surely if the administration didn’t want the campus police there, they simply would have told them not to show up at all.)


    “After not showing up when we first needed them, UCIPD took us out not by a safe alternate route or by clearing a path [through the corridor], but they decided to take us through a path of protesters who posed a high likelihood of violence,” Brum added.

    “A high likelihood of violence,” that never actually took place. There is a big difference between people hurling verbal abuse and those same people throwing fists.

    I’d say that the SJP useful idiots mob got what they wanted when they shouted down the presenters. Had they started physically attacking the pro-Israel group, it’s the SJP group that would have emerged as the Bad Guys, thereby ruining the media image of “defenders of the downtrodden” that they seem to be trying to create for themselves.

    None of this is meant to downplay the fact that one campus group shouting down another is a bad thing, because it most certainly is a bad thing. I’m just having a hard time seeing anything that particularly smacks of complicity in the fact that the cops showed up ten minutes later than they were supposed to, that’s all. As for the rest, the rozzers did their jobs: the event attendees/organisers were escorted to safety when the crowd got out of hand and that was that.

    Very few special events start exactly on time and the event organiser could just as easily have delayed the start of the programme until the cops showed up if he was that concerned about safety.

  • Cotour

    Another example of the ignorance and lack of knowledge about what free speech is.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/twitter-co-founder-apologizes-site-role-trump-presidency-article-1.3181746

    One of the founders of Twitter, that Trump happened successfully utilize in his campaign victory and on into his administration “apologizes” for that. Is this guy so smart that he is stupid? Does he really understand the business that he is in? I would think that his position would be a bit more objective being one of Twitters founders and being in the COMMUNICATIONS BUSINESS. FREEDOM OF SPEECH and COMMUNICATIONS!

    “”It’s a very bad thing, Twitter’s role in that. If it’s true he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry,”. Someone else who needs to be fired after getting a smack in the head.

  • Edward

    Cotour wrote: “Does he really understand the business that he is in?

    Maybe he thinks that Twitter is in the business of spreading liberalism. If he also does not realize that Trump is still a liberal Democrat, then that would explain his apology. As we are seeing, liberals and those who want to spread liberalism are not as favorable of freedom of speech as they think they are.

    Their unstated motto: Free speech for we but not for thee, or Trump, or anyone else who does not completely agree with us.

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