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Response to Grins (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 11:16 AM

7. I've said this over and over again-

but if one is going to protest. being disruptive and appearing to try to shut stuff down is counter-productive. A) it plays into their narrative and B) it doesn't do a damned bit of good; a PUBLIC university is REQUIRED to allow everyone to speak.

"Free Speech" doesn't just apply to speech you don't find offensive. It applies in particular to the most vile, disgusting, and horrific ideas, right up to the instant that a genuine incitement to violence occurs.

Personally, I am going to fight anyone, anywhere, who tries to shut down another's speech; the first amendment should apply to every public word that isn't a provable incitement to riot (plus defamation, but that is after the fact and in no way a reason to prohibit speech preemptively).

Ann might actually draw a crowd. In the case of the neo nazis, I really think that almost no one goes to hear them speak, if it was 8 fat incels and crickets, with a really rocking counter protest on the other side of town with killer music and food, it would be more damaging to their cause than having 500 Antifa show up looking to kick ass. Just a dozen or so losers with no audience becomes pathetic and laughable instead of a threat.

If Ann was to speak to 10 or 20 people, no protests, no one PAYING ANY FUCKING ATTENTION it would be a better message.

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