Is it a hurricane? A tornado? Maybe a swarm of locusts? Nope. It’s Ben Shapiro.
In an article that brings new meaning to the phrase “hand-wringing”, the Los Angeles Times writes that UC Berkeley “braces” for the conservative talker’s upcoming talk. The horror.
Girding itself for a visit from another polarizing political figure and the possibility of more violent protests, UC Berkeley is tightening campus security.
In a message sent earlier this week, Provost Paul Alivisatos said the university was taking precautions in advance of the Sept. 14 visit by conservative political commentator and former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro. There will be a “closed perimeter” around the building where Shapiro is scheduled to speak, and an “increased and highly visible police presence.”
A number of university buildings near Zellerbach Hall, the event’s location, will be closed that afternoon. In order to pass through security barriers, people will have to show tickets for the speech.
The university also is offering counseling to students and faculty worried about the event, which is being held at the invitation of the Berkeley College Republicans.
Seriously. They’re offering counseling.
UC Berkeley is offering counseling services to those upset by Ben Shapiro's speech pic.twitter.com/wPX1dYXD3P
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) September 8, 2017
They posted a memo on their website about it, too. The LA Times mentions it here:
The memo drew scorn from conservative websites, including the Daily Wire, where Shapiro serves as editor in chief. The site called the measures extreme and criticized them as a sign of the university’s intolerance.
Ya think? Ya think it drew scorn?
At the Daily Wire, Joseph Curl writes..
“While UC Berk is known as the birthplace of free speech — “the Free Speech Movement was the first mass civil disobedience in college campus of the United States during 1960s,” the Wikipedia entry says — today, uh, not so much.”
The state of our college campuses is ridiculous. Maybe after four years of Trump and his followers this country can grow a little skin back. Right now it’s so thin we have therapy for hearing mainstream conservative opinions.
Parents. Don’t let your kids become p***ies. Send them to a real school, not a ridiculously overpriced day care center.