6 thoughts on “Seattle Protest Against Breitbart Leads to Shooting, Victim Critically Wounded – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. [comment deleted: your comment is off topic and violates other comment rules as well. Before posting another comment, please read the rules linked on the home page and respect them. Restrict your comment directly to the specific topic of the post. Try not to wander into personal excursions.]

  2. “One must ask, why would a university officer whose own brother was murdered by right-wing crazies permit a campus event with a speaker who advocated bringing guns to campus?”
    Well, George Orwell had an answer to such questions:

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

    and another statement that is relevant here:

    “Most people do not really want others to have freedom of speech, they just want others to be given the freedom to say want they want to hear.”
    ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

    and last but not least:
    “It’s not the word that’s important, it’s the right to say any word you want to and to form any sentence you want to, that’s the point and once they start to legally restrict what we can say and what we can’t say then we are on a slippery slope to authoritarianism.”

    “We’re talking about racists,” said Karen.

    “No one should be allowed to be racist,” said Mark.

    “But that’s not down to the Government or the courts,” said Rob desperately, “that should be down to us, we should make it difficult for people to be racist, we should frown upon such language and activity, it should be by peer pressure that we stop people from being abusive and unpleasant, not down to the Government.”

    “Why not?” demanded Karen, “they make the laws so it’s down to them to make the punishments.”

    “It’s not about punishment,” pressed Rob, “it’s about morality and social conscience, it’s about standing up for what’s right versus moral laziness, it’s about courage versus cowardice.”
    ― Arun D. Ellis, Daydream Believers

    1. @Amico: Read the comment rules again. Their purpose is not for long disquisitions or quotations from external sources ( short ones are OK). Comments must be concise.

      The classic Supreme Court ruling defining unprotected speech says you may not shout “fire” in a crowded theater. Yiannopolous clearly did that by inciting his followers to riot. This incitement almost led to death. No one has an obligation to stand idly by while provocateurs bring guns & mayhem to their campus

      You are officially done in this thread.

  3. Until the Duck’s Ass au l’Orange is impeached, convicted and removed from the WH, the loose fascist pistoleros will continue to shoot w/impunity.

  4. RE: “Thought there were riots in D.C. today? Wait until the Milo event tonight at @UW.” ~ Yiannopolous

    MY COMMENT: The word ‘abomination’ comes to mind. This guy is like a never-ending, self-contained, mobile episode of The Jerry Springer Show.
    Consequently, he has reportedly received a $250,000 advance payment from Simon & Schuster for his autobiography titled “Dangerous”. A day after the recent announcement of its publication (scheduled for March), pre-sales for the book elevated it to first place on Amazon.com’s list of best-sellers.

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