Let’s start off with this:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Now the reason why we had to start off with this is because the people that are slated to speak at this so-called Free Speech Week have had a history of either advocating for or themselves violating that First Amendment, and this is much of the reason why they are so reviled. Since February, however when pedo-loving neo-Fascist Milo Yiannopoulos was chased off campus by antifa, those of his ilk kept coming to UC Berkeley to engage in physical confrontations with people in the name of a freedom that ultimately only want for themselves. And we know this by listening to them speak. So yeah, we are about free speech, and truth be told we and those they fight are more for that freedom then they are, but it doesn’t exactly work to say that when you are trying to promote events where you are trying to get the mainstream to side with you.
So IF this event happens – and it might be a big “IF” since they have had a bit of a time working with the University to secure the security and the money to have it, and Bell Curve author Charles Murray, who was one of the announced speakers, has said flat out that he would not have anything to do with Milo, it’s bound to be a cluster-you-know-what. And then there is still the fact that many of these speakers have any business lecturing anyone of free speech. Besides Murray, among the speakers announced are:
- Milo, who once tried to get a Muslim student group banned at the Glasgow University in Scotland (where he lost a bid to become a rector) because to him it represented “a homophobic, theocratic system” – which by the way is rich coming from a guy who attacks trans people and once said Glasgow is full of “spiky-haired lesbian ‘comedians'”.
- Ann Coulter, who once opined that her only regret about the Oklahoma City bombing was that Tim McVeigh didn’t go to the New York Times Building, which not only says she doesn’t want the Times to have free speech, but advocates violence to prevent it.
- James Damore, the former Google employee who was fired for a doublespeak memo that attacked the diversity policy there based on his belief that men have a “higher drive for status.” and “Differences in distributions of traits between men and women may in part explain why we don’t have 50% representation of women in tech and leadership.” This while also saying we should all be treated as individuals.
- Pam Geller and David Horowitz, two Islamophobic bigots who will lecture you for an hour about free speech and will sue publications and transit systems if they don’t allow them to use them to post racist and Islamophobic ads, but anyone using their freedom of speech to counter their efforts will also generate a lawsuit or at least threats of them. Geller even went so far as to not sue Facebook or Twitter for the removal of her bigoted rants but the Department of Justice for not enforcing her right to post them on those social networks, as opposed to the right of those networks to decide for themselves if they want to have them on their platforms. And let’s not forget the fact that they believe in marginalizing the rights of Muslims, which of course they can’t do, thanks to the First Amendment.
But that’s what Berkeley is going to be dealing with this month. And we are sure there will be yet another stunt sometime down the pike until someone starts calling this crowd on their hypocricy.
The most satisfying thing to come out of Charlottesville is Christopher Cantwell of Keane, NH. This guy, who runs a Nazi podcast out of Keane, New Hampshire, was all about the shit talk in a video posted by Vice hours after Charlottesville blew up on Aug. 12. Scheduled to be one of the speakers, he boasted about being a racist and called for more violence on the part of himself and his fellow boneheads. In fact, he all but cheered on the death of Heather Heyer during the rally, saying “I think that a lot more people are going to die before we’re done here.” For a refresher, this is the full video:
And when he got news about a warrant for his arrest and this gem was placed in everyone’s laps:
On Aug. 24, Cantwell surrendered to authorities and was charged with two felony counts of illegal use of tear gas and one felony count of malicious bodily injury by means of a caustic substance. Denied bond, he has been locked up ever since in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail and will more than likely be there until at least a preliminary hearing on Oct. 12, his next court appearance. We can only hope that he gives us even more tears as this case goes along, especially since he is looking at twenty years!
Josh Steever of Aryan Strikeforce might be coming to the end of his tenure as a perennial Nazi nuisance when he goes into court to face trial for on weapons and drug charges – basically being a part of a meth ring. Last Spring, he and several others were snatched up by the feds and they were supposed to face trial on July 10, but it looks like they moved it up to…Sept. 11 – which is not only one of our days in history that will live in infamy, but is also the birthday of the late National Alliance founder William Pierce! It is likely those he was arrested with will also face trial either that day or somewhere around that time, and we will let you know when that is.