Full speaker list released for ‘Free Speech Week’ at UC Berkeley

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Update 09/14/2017: This article has been updated with additional information from campus administration.

Milo Yiannopoulos confirmed Thursday a full list of speakers scheduled to appear at UC Berkeley during “Free Speech Week” from Sept. 24-27.

The organization originally intended to release the list of confirmed speakers slowly over a period of two weeks, but decided to release the entire list of names at once because reactions to the announcement of former White House chief strategist and Breitbart editor Steve Bannon’s confirmation were “so huge,” according to a press release issued Thursday by Yiannopoulos. Free Speech Week, a joint effort between Yiannopoulos and a conservative campus publication, The Berkeley Patriot, will encompass a variety of themes.

“Berkeley Free Speech Week will be an amazing experience for people of all viewpoints to come together in a festival environment and freely exchange ideas,” Yiannopoulos said in the press release.

The Berkeley Patriot, however, has been having some trouble confirming every speaker on the list, according to Berkeley Patriot news editor Pranav Jandhyala.

Yiannopoulos is scheduled to appear every single day. Other prominent speakers include Bannon; Ann Coulter, whose planned appearance at UC Berkeley fell through two days before; and right-wing InfoWars radio show host Mike Cernovich.

James Damore, the former Google employee who was fired recently for an internal memo mocking the company’s diversity policies, is also scheduled to speak on the second day, “Zuck 2020.”

According to campus spokesperson Dan Mogulof, however, the campus administration is currently unable to confirm a list of speakers. Only three of the speakers have contacted the campus or UCPD to make security arrangements, which is required for all campus events.

Additionally, rental fees for available indoor venues have not been paid, and no venue contracts have been signed.

“To date a number of key deadlines have been missed,” Mogulof said in an email. “While campus officials and venue managers are working diligently to assist the Berkeley Patriot group with its proposed events, the group’s failure to meet important deadlines is making it increasingly difficult to ensure a safe and secure program.”

Below is the list of speakers confirmed to speak on each day of the four-day-long event.

Sept. 24: “Feminism Awareness Day”

  • Miss Elaine
  • Lucian Wintrich
  • Lisa DePasquale
  • Chadwick Moore
  • Milo Yiannopoulos

Sept. 25: “Zuck 2020”

  • Heather Mac Donald
  • Monica Crowley
  • SABO
  • Professor Jordan Peterson
  • James Damore

Sept. 26: “Islamic Peace and Tolerance Day”

  • Michael Malice
  • Raheem Kassam
  • Katie Hopkins
  • Erik Prince
  • Pamela Geller
  • David Horowitz
  • Milo Yiannopoulos

Sept. 27: “Mario Savio is Dead”

  • Mike Cernovich
  • Charles Murray
  • Ariana Rowlands
  • Stelion Onufrei
  • Alex Marlow
  • Milo Yiannopoulos
  • Steve Bannon
  • Ann Coulter

The time and location of these events will be released next week, according to Yiannopoulos’s press office.

Contact Ashley Wong and Harini Shyamsundar at [email protected].

Clarification(s):
A previous version of this article may have implied that the entire speaker list is confirmed to appear on campus. In fact, campus administration and The Berkeley Patriot have not yet confirmed all of the speakers.

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  • pulse

    oh no the sun is coming out and the snowflakes are starting to melt.

  • C Bierbauer78

    Freak Speech Week has a full list or radical right provocateurs but no place to hold their event. They refused to follow the Universityclkearly stated policy regarding reserving sites.

    OOPSIE?

    No it was intentional so the radical right could complain loudly and falsely about “Denial of our First Amendment Rights” to use any facility, free and at no notice OR we are discriminated against!

    Whine Whine, Whine….and here I thought the US Viticulture (Wine growing/making) School was in Davis, not Berkeley!

  • zzz

    Modern liberalism is a regression from reason and sense.

    Here is an actual nazi speaking on a college campus speaking to what sounds like a lot of people. UCLA it seems didn’t require an army of cops to keep idiots in line and counsellor to sooth delicate college babies.

    It also seems that UCLA didn’t produce hundreds of fascists from the speech.

  • punababe808

    I never heard of a free speech week. I thought under the Constation every day was free speech day

  • Brendon Macaraeg

    Hey look everyone! They got the biggest names in bigotry! Congrats to UC Berkeley for fostering young minds.

    • lspanker

      The real “bigots” are those who are scared to death of the prospect of having to listen to different points of view.

      • Brendon Macaraeg

        Scared to death? Naw. Just extremely disappointed this white nationalist pablum has a platform through UC Berkeley, which should know better than letting thinly veiled hate-filled rhetoric on campus. These people are just trying sell the same old racist crap with a new coat of sleek paint.

        • California Defender

          Have you ever listened to any of the speakers lined up before?

          If you had, you’d know your preconceived notions are entirely incorrect.

    • FreedomFan

      The violent bigots are the ones censoring free speech and burning books.

    • zzz

      If a place holding an event is endorsing the event, does that mean the school also endorses the crazy of Luis Farakhan?

      http://www.dailycal.org/2012/03/10/louis-farrakhan-gives-speech-at-uc-berkeley/

  • BerkPed

    Milo Y. is spreading false incendiary rumors ahead of his scheduled speech.
    https://milo.yiannopoulos.net/2017/09/psychotic-antifa-allegedly-stabs-woman-for-holding-a-sign/

    Psychotic ANTIFA Allegedly Stabs Woman For Holding A Sign
    September 15, 2017
    Alt LeftTerrorism33 Comments2 min read

    ANTIFA protesters demonstrated outside a speech delivered by Ben Shapiro on Thursday, leading to an alleged stabbing of a woman.

    The woman, who was a Shapiro supporter, was holding a sign that read “Support for the 1st Amendment, Shalom Shapiro,” while standing on a light post before she was allegedly yanked down and stabbed in the neck.

    Kyle Chapman, who cited the photographer at the scene, claims the “brave young lady was holding a sign supporting Ben Shapiro when she was yanked down from a light post then beaten and stabbed by left wing terrorist.”

    Image Via Kyle Chapman/Facebook

    Image Via Kyle Chapman/Facebook

    Although it is currently unconfirmed, a local report by CBS states one woman was hurt during the protest.

    However, even though the headline of the report states one woman was injured, there is no mention of the injury in the article.

    There have currently been four to five arrests relating to the protests, and at least three people were arrested for carrying a banned weapon.

    According to Berkeley police, 29-year-old Michael Paul Sullivan, 44-year-old Sarah Roark and 20-year-old Hannah Benjamin were arrested. Benjamin was also accused of battery on a police officer.

    KPIX 5 reports one woman was escorted away from the protest area before spitting on a police officer. She was arrested for assault.

    “We do not initiate violence,” a member of Refusefascism.org, Sunsara Taylor, told KPIX 5. “But we do believe people have the right to self-defense. It’s a legal and a moral right.”

    Featured Image Via Kyle Chapman/Facebook

    Sources:

    Kyle Chapman

    KPIX5

    • cbale2000

      “We do not initiate violence”, the problem is they consider any and all conservative speech to be “Violence”.

  • Carwil Bjork-James

    Charles Murray has denied any knowledge of the event. https://twitter.com/charlesmurray/status/908645463112474624 How did he end up on this “speaker’s list”?

    • sorrykb1

      The supposed organizers of the “event” are all liars?

  • marklevine

    This event alone justifies legalizing marijuana consumption in CA. It’s hard to imagine listening to these guys straight. But the level of comedic possibilities here is enough to put a smile on the face of even the most hardened maoist.

  • Balynt

    Berkeley must bear the pathetic losers of ideas…The liars and fools…The propagandists and haters. How tiresome.

    • lspanker

      Well, some of us Cal alum types have to bear the pathetic whining and crying of snowflakes who can’t bear to see their vision of an ideologically conformist Berkeley disrupted by dissenting points of view. Don’t you think we find THAT tiresome?

  • roccolore

    How many fascist Democrats will riot and loot?

    • alwaysthink

      None

      Not even a trick question since Democrats are the antithesis of fascism. And the looters are the hooligans these Alt Right types import from out of the area. Just see who get arrested, they are never from Berkeley. Most aren’t even residents of the Bay Area.

      • ESPM360

        Sarah Rourke, 44, San Francisco, on suspicion of carrying a banned weapon
        Hannah Benjamin, 20, Fremont, on suspicion of carrying a banned weapon and battery on a police officer
        Michael Paul Sullivan, 29, Hayward, on suspicion of carrying a banned weapon
        Kerim Celik, 18, Saratoga, on suspicion of disturbing the peace
        Noe Gonzalez Gudino, 24, Richmond, on suspicion of disturbing the peace and public intoxication
        Miguel Reyes, 21, Colton, on suspicion of resisting arrest
        Jorge Cabanillas, 20, Rialto, on suspicion of battery
        Eddy Robinson, 44, Oakland, on suspicion of carrying a banned weapon
        Darin Bauer, 45, Berkeley, on suspicion of battery

      • roccolore

        You Democrats ARE fascists: Anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, pro-abortion, pro-Islam, anti-military, anti-police. The ones who get arrested are “anti-fascist” yet want to prevent a Jewish man from speaking. You Democrats are the hooligans who riot and loot to prevent people from speaking.

  • Munihausen

    This is quite the planned event, although I would be surprised if it actually happens. Also, where’s Ben Shapiro?

    • Nunya Beeswax

      He spoke on campus last night.

  • Lightning

    Key here is what the “campus spokesman” says: “To date a number of key deadlines have been missed,” Mogulof said in an email. “While campus officials and venue managers are working diligently to assist the Berkeley Patriot group with its proposed events, the group’s failure to meet important deadlines is making it increasingly difficult to ensure a safe and secure program.” Brewing slimy excuses.

    • Nunya Beeswax

      It should be easy enough to acquire copies of the applications submitted for this event–if any have yet been submitted.

      If an organization can’t get it together to submit their completed paperwork on time, there are all kinds of questions about legal liability and financial responsibility left unanswered. The campus would be foolish to allow an event to go forward without that information, and they’re certainly not required to bend over backwards or waive requirements in order to allow such an event to happen. That’s not “brewing [a] slimy excuse,” that’s how the world works.

      • California Defender

        Are the requirements the same for this group as others?

        Set different requirements, fees, restrictions, and timelines that are designed to be difficult to meet. Compound that with the ever present threat of violence by leftist groups and hopefully they decide its not worth the trouble. Right?

        Suppressing free speech doesn’t need to be done in-your-face.

        • >Set different requirements, fees, restrictions, and timelines that are designed to be difficult to meet.

          Are you just speculating, because this speculation is required for your preferred narrative to be true?

          • California Defender

            We’ve seen this repeatedly in just the last few months alone. Berkeley uses a variety of underhanded maneuvers like an “inability” to find space or selecting small/remote venues, moving dates repeatedly and to dates/times when the fewest students are on campus, forcing speakers to pay outrageous “security fees”, etc.

            http://www.yaf.org/news/berkeley-blocks-ben-shapiro

            As in the case of Shapiro when he was successful in overcoming their roadblocks, Berkeley arbitrarily limited his audience by closing balcony seating and made it extremely difficult to obtain tickets.

            Or they just cancel the event at the last moment when the resident leftists start a riot.

            https://www.facebook.com/myiannopoulos/posts/835263563278207

  • Dude

    Lol. The Daily Californian just accidentally used a picture of Bannon holding his hand out. What might they be trying to imply?

    • Nunya Beeswax

      GIVE ME YOUR MONEYS JEWFOLK

    • SarahBJones

      if the shoe fits…

  • Ron Jacobs

    boycott. strike against UC admin’s support of fascism

    • sorrykb1

      So…. are you going to boycott by not getting an education?

      • SarahBJones

        holding classes elsewhere. not going to let our students, many of whom feel unsafe with the presence of hate-mongering white fascist speakers on campus and the ilk they attract, be detracted from their education.

        • lspanker

          The only reason certain students would feel “unsafe” in listening to opposing points of view would be because they lack the intellectual capacity and emotional maturity to handle different ideas and come to their own conclusions as grown adults. Something tells me that most of those students are the ones herded into the various and sundry victim/grievance studies programs on account of their inability to make it through any program requiring any type of academic rigor or real mental effort…

    • FreedomFan

      Yes please leave. Go to your safe space. Don’t come back.

    • zzz

      Are you a student at UCB? If so its not working.

  • zzz

    Some of those people are interesting like Milo and Jordan Peterson, David Horowitz and Coulter on the other hand.

  • Ray Johnston

    Berkeley calling to the faraway towns. Now war is declared and battle come down.
    Berkeley calling to the underworld, come out of the cupboard, you boys and girls.
    The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in. Meltdown expected, the wheat is growing thin.
    Engines stop running, but I have no fear. Because Berkeley is drowning, and I……. I live by the river !!

    • Nunya Beeswax

      There is no river in Berkeley.

      If you’re going to parody the Clash, you’ll have to do more than just switching out “Berkeley” for “London.”

      • johnsawyer

        But there are at least a couple creeks

  • Kevin

    The Irony of people calling this “White Supremacist Week” When you have a number of Jewish speakers and some of the fiercest Zionist extremists in America who support NeoCon Wars. I’m sure there will be some great moments but unfortunately plenty of ‘cucks’ too.

  • hoapres

    Proudly banned by the San Jose Mercury News for speaking the truth.

  • hoapres

    News flash. North Korea launches another missile.

    • Ron Jacobs

      news flash, Washington kills more civilians in Afghanistan

      • lspanker

        News flash, black-on-black violence in this country exceeds the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan and the number of people killed by cops on a regular basis.

        • Brendon Macaraeg

          News flash: when you state something as “fact” it helps to cite a reliable source (and no, Brietbart and InfoWars do not count).

          • California Defender

            Why does Breitbart or Infowars not count?

            Breitbart, in particular, is a global news source with major divisions in the Middle East and Europe. It is the 57th most visited website in America, ahead of Fox, HuffPo, Reuters, AP, NPR, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and WSJ, just to name a few.

  • Jacob

    I’m sure the author thinks Bannon is doing a heil in the photo. These tears are so nourishing. I can only hope Antifa burns the school down, save the actual producers in that community (STEM and the business school).

    • Andrew H

      ANTIFA is as much of a hate group as the alt-right and Milo are. If they are really fighting for liberty and justice, they don’t need to hide behind a mask.

      • Wagnerian_thrice

        “ANTIFA is as much of a hate group as the alt-right and Milo are.”

        No.

        • alwaysthink

          antifa is a concoction of the Alt Right who goads these angry young men to come to the COS play fights they stage.

          Progressives, liberals and other leftists want nothing to do with antifa jerks.

          • Wagnerian_thrice

            Hi, that’s not true, either. ANTIFA isn’t a group, pe se’, it’s more a call to action that a diverse group of people answer including progressives. It merely means anti-fascist. This last year has seen ANTIFA and progressives, and clergy working together and being supportive of each others in ways that they certainly did not happen a few years back.

          • California Defender

            So how would you respond to the Mayor of Berkeley, a fairly left wing fellow, who has registered his “disgust” with Antifa and designated them a street gang? Or DHS and FBI classifying them as “anarchist extremists” who commit acts of “domestic terrorist violence”?

            Do progressives and clergy really work with such an organization?

          • Wagnerian_thrice

            I would say that the Mayor of Berkeley doesn’t know what they are talking about, he should join the resistance to fascism.

            Yes, clergy and progressives have started to talk to people who participate in ANTIFA tactics (it’s not an organization). The last big demo in Berkeley there were many outspoken clergy who defended ANTIFA and were openly critical of the media’s spreading of misinformation about what gone down at that demonstration.

          • California Defender

            That is interesting as the Mayor of Berkeley is a Facebook member (at least) of BAMN, a front for a radical leftist political party in Michigan, which is a similar organization to Antifa. Perhaps BAMN has had a falling out with Antifa or they’re battling over turf?

            And this “resistance” is to democracy because there is no fascism to “resist”.

            The last fascist government in the world ended over 40 years ago in Spain. There has never been fascism in the US, although FDR said of Mussolini “I don’t mind telling you in confidence that I am keeping in fairly close touch with that admirable Italian gentleman” and modeled the New Deal after his fascist work programs.

  • hoapres

    Calexit is coming.

    Welcome to the Peoples Republic of California.

    • California Defender

      You think so?

      If California ever does manage to leave the union, the leftists here aren’t going to like the result.

      • hoapres

        It is coming sooner than you think. If we get a federal law on nationwide CCW along with states not being allowed to tell you what firearms you can own expect the crud to hit the fan.

        Just issue an obstruction of justice arrest on Gov. Brown for failure to enforce immigration laws.

        • California Defender

          I doubt either will ever happen.

          Globalists want a pacified population of mindless consumerists who eagerly buy $1,000 iPhones. If that means a few get to play with guns (but have no practical use), so be it. They’ll trade that for another six million illegal aliens to pick their artisan bok choy, scrub toilets in their mansions, vote for their puppets, and march in the streets as their useful idiots.

          • hoapres

            It won’t be a few playing with guns. We still have 288 million firearms in private hands.

          • California Defender

            Has that stopped the erosion of our rights?

          • hoapres

            You got a point. I guess it is a question if enough people figure out that they are losing their rights on an almost daily basis.

          • sorrykb1

            You’re all delusional.

    • CT14

      We had a war over this issue. States can’t leave.

      Your guns won’t help you against the U. S. Military.

  • 1776

    This is going to be great.

    • Dude

      IKR? I hope the event goes forward as planned.

      This should be hilarious as the drama queens seek emergency counseling due to the severe trauma of it all.

  • Catherine Montalbo

    This is AMAZING.

    • California Defender

      This is going to be the event of the century! One that we will look back at as a defining point in American society that reignites the core principles of liberty and freedom for the nation.

      • sorrykb1

        This is never going to happen. The organizers have no plans for it to happen.
        No venue. No set schedule. No contracts.
        They’re just doing these so they can scream “censorship” when their unplanned event fails to happen.
        And gullible fools like you just eat it up.

        • California Defender

          The venue is UC Berkeley.

          The schedule is Sept 24-27 with themed days and a list of world-class speakers.

          They do have a contract called the US Constitution.

          If it doesn’t happen, people will indeed scream censorship. They’ll be right and Berkeley will suffer the consequences.

          • hoapres

            Typical liberal mindset. I believe in freedom of speech as long as you agree with me.

          • sorrykb1

            I’ll explain again: The people supposedly planning this speaker series never had any intention of pulling it off. The whole thing is a troll, a set-up that allows them to scream CENSORSHIP when what they should be screaming is WE HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO PLAN EVENTS.

          • sorrykb1

            Aaaaand… several of the supposed speakers are now saying they had no idea this “event” is even happening and have no plans to be there.
            https://twitter.com/berkeleyside/status/908556542751891456

          • divadarya

            They got the people from MOAR to help plan it, I heard. They should have hired the Juggalos.

          • sorrykb1

            You’ve never planned an event, have you.

          • Ameen Younis

            Yeah it seems crazy to think that all of these people are actually schedule to speak. It would be nice if it actually happened but it’s a pipe dream

          • C Bierbauer78

            He planned his birthday party once, but he got the date wrong!

          • CT14

            They have missed deadlines and haven’t arranged required services. Berkeley could have cancelled already, but they are trying to avoid nonsense protests over a failure to meet simple planning requirements.

          • cbale2000

            They did not miss deadlines, Berkeley kept moving the goal posts:

          • Selina Style

            Failing to navigate well-documented event logistics is not the same as being denied your 1st amendment rights. I look forward to you making the case why “the US Constitution” entitles you to free Superbowl ad time.

          • California Defender

            The event logistics were neither “well-documented” nor applied fairly and specifically designed to deny the First Amendment rights of the Berkeley Patriots:

            https://youtu.be/rn5Xgak1zzA

            And the Super Bowl is a for-profit entertainment show at a private venue. This is a non-profit educational event at a public university. I’m surprised that you can’t tell the difference, but this is Berkeley after all.

            Try again.

          • alwaysthink

            The organizers have missed all the deadlines. Ask why?

            They are shooting themselves in the foot with their own incompetence to not meet deadlines.

            They will scream and we all will know they were just bs’ing all along.

          • BREEDER

            Sure
            We know how the left operates

          • Tom Levenson

            Ummm. It’s not censorship to demand cash in advance for services (the venue, security etc.) you intend to use. The Constitution says that Congress may make no law restricting freedom of speech. It doesn’t say the University of California has to let any bozo walk into an auditorium and start talking.

          • joncwriter

            The US Constitution doesn’t reserve speaking halls at campuses, you doofus. I mean, unless that’s a new Amendment I missed. Source?

          • California Defender

            The higher philosophical meaning has passed you by. Or perhaps it didn’t and you’re just being a doofus.

            Either way, a half century of conformist groupthink at Berkeley is a hard thing to dispel.

          • joncwriter

            Sweet! Thanks for the clarification. So in response to this Free Speech week thingie, I can walk straight into the Fox & Friends set unannounced and unscheduled (at least per the upper management at Fox News), and talk about commie libtard dumbocrat stuff and call all the conservatives doofuses to my heart’s content, as long as I say that I’m doing so under the philosophical aegis of the US Constitution. SWEET! I KNEW there was a loophole!

            Thanks! :D

          • California Defender

            First, Free Speech Week has been announced and scheduled. That’s kinda the reason were here having this very discussion, right?

            Second, if Fox News were a public entity, like public access TV, perhaps you could broadcast (as you put it) a “commie libtard dumbocrat” show. But wait! You already have PBS/NPR to do just that!

            Third, yes you do have the right to call conservatives “doofuses” under the philosophical (and legal) aegis of the US Constitution. Although I don’t think Thomas Jefferson and James Madison meant it to be a “loophole”.

            You’re welcome! :D

        • Emonthesouthside

          Don’t ever mess with admin. No contract, no venue, no special snowflake treatment for little alt rights..

      • Ron Jacobs

        fight the right

        • California Defender

          Of free speech?

          See, that’s what is so awesome about the 1st Amendment. Even those who wish to destroy it are protected by it.

      • marklevine

        you clearly weren’t at woodstock and didn’t watch the movie. people were bathing in the lake all the time, and then it rained a lot. BO was not an issue. please try to think before attempting to make meaningless insults at the 2nd greatest music festival ever.

        • joncwriter

          Come to think of it, I think they’re planning Woodstock, but it’s actually turning out to be more an Altamont.

          • Alan Jay Weisbard

            I suspect they won’t get the reference.

          • lspanker

            ///

          • lspanker

            It’s not the conservatives who rely on filthy violent thugs for “security”…

          • California Defender

            Interestingly, Milo has hired a SEAL team for security.

            A former SEAL who started SEALs on Security, which handles protection for high-level executives, said “We don’t deal with celebrities. They can’t afford our services.”

            I suspect this mission is being done pro bono… for love of country.

        • lspanker

          Woodstock was a filthy dump once all the save-the-planet hippies were done with it. Funny how the evil nasty right-winger Tea Party types will have a demonstration somewhere and leave the park cleaner than the people who claim to care SO much about the environment…

  • JackDorseyIsWeak

    Why have these liars and BS artists on campus?

    • California Defender

      So you are intolerant of any view outside the narrow Berkeley orthodoxy?

      “Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man may present his views without penalty, there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.” – Albert Einstein

      Looks like Einstein would be banned from speaking at Berkeley, too.

      • soyviet

        “I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals” – Albert Einstein

        • California Defender

          Yes, Einstein was a socialist, sort of. More a single taxer in the Georgism spirit. He still believed in free markets.

          But that doesn’t matter, my vegetarian communist friend. The point I’m making is that he believed strongly in the concept of free speech while Berkeley does not.

          For instance, I would happily listen to any speech by Einstein if he were alive today. But I doubt Berkeleyites would. Especially if he spoke of his fervent support for Zionism. That is the leftist way: I’ll permit you to speak until I disagree with you. This is inherently anti-intellectual.

      • Ron Jacobs

        i have a feeling Einstein would have a major problem with these asshats

        • California Defender

          Why would you say that? Ben Shapiro is a pro-Israel Jew, like Einstein. He’d likely agree with many of his views, especially those on free speech.

          And I’d guess he’d frown upon those who use vulgar insults, like you.

          • Ron Jacobs

            fight the right

          • lorna shores

            and i take it that Ben was welcomed with open arms at Berkeley?

      • SarahBJones

        there is no berkeley orthodoxy. trust me. i strongly disagree with many liberals and conservatives on campus.

        • California Defender

          Berkeley is widely known as one of the most left wing universities in the world. Their curriculum, research, and services are clearly shaped by a unified philosophy that pushes leftism in all aspects of university life.

          Sure, there are a handful of conservatives on campus. But they are a small exception. In fact, your non-committal centrism (I assume) is also not the norm and can be perceived as hostile by many on the left. I noticed some signs at the protest last night that said “Silence = Hate”. This clearly indicates that your centrist views are not acceptable to the Berkeley orthodoxy, Sarah.

    • Jacob

      Because some people want them on campus, and that’s good enough.

      If “liars and BS artists” weren’t allowed on campus, no one in politics or policy would be allowed to speak.

      Deal with it, snowflake!

      • Wagnerian_thrice

        No-one wants them on campus.

        • Balynt

          11 people do.

          • Ameen Younis

            I don’t even like most of the speakers but I love seeing Liberals go crazy

          • Balynt

            The only crazy ones are the Brietbart crew: Dumb, deranged and debauched. Imposing their illness on the country and thinking it’s meaningful.

          • California Defender

            You’re entitled to your opinion (a laughable one in mine), but how exactly is Breitbart “imposing” their views on the country? And their views are quite meaningful. Have you looked around and seen the nationalist-populist awakening here and around the world?

          • Balynt

            A ‘populist awakening’ of people who are intellectually undisciplined. Suddenly the people who have done nothing to inform or develop themselves except to be immersed in the most squalid propaganda, are rising up and saying they are as good as anyone and don’t need to qualify in any way. Sad for the country.

          • lspanker

            A ‘populist awakening’ of people who are intellectually undisciplined. Suddenly the people who have done nothing to inform or develop themselves except to be immersed in the most squalid propaganda

            That’s hilarious, coming from a Berkeley progressive. You’re the ones who believe everyone who disagrees with you is some type of Nazi, and you’re scared to death to let your opponents speak lest other people form their own opinions…

          • Balynt

            Look up the meaning of Nazi. It partially represents what Bannon and his Brietbart ilk stand for: Racism, Anti-Semitism, white supremacy. If you voted for Trump, those are your beliefs. Sad for the country when people feel so low that they align themselves with hateful beliefs instead of raising themselves up by bettering themselves.

          • Ben Sunness

            I’m a Jew married to a black women and we both voted for Trump. That blows your little theory out of the water.

          • Balynt

            Nope. it is not a theory. It is one of those odd things called facts.

          • lorna shores

            you got your facts from the view?

          • C Bierbauer78

            But you are lying so no one is blown out of the water except you.

          • Ben Sunness

            Eat me

          • Drmbon

            You know breibart was founded by a jew, ans employs many jews, muslims, gays, women, etc. You sound extremely ignorant

          • JDHoward

            Nazi means “National SOCIALIST German WORKERS PARTY”

          • cbale2000

            It must be convenient to be able to label someone as a NAZI (An abbreviation of “Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei”, which translates to “National-socialist German Workers’ Party”) and associate them with beliefs that they don’t actually hold.

            If any conservative discusses race or anything to do with another race they are called racist, if a conservative so much as mentions the Jews they are called an Anti-Semite (which is entertaining to see coming from the people who support Palestine over Israel), if a conservative discusses an issue that is affecting primarily white people, they are called a white-supremecist.

            The problem with broadening the definitions of these terms to include anyone who disagrees with you is they loose their meaning and their power.

          • Balynt

            You are dissembling. Look at the Trump campaign and the people surrounding him, principally Bannon but also others. it’s greatest plea was one of division and racism. If you can’t see that you need some education. No one can help you but yourself. NAZI, in this context, is shorthand for where these beliefs have historically fit.

            You, and they, are like the Emperor Without Clothes. You march down the street claiming to be clothed in meaningful ideas. But the world sees you for what you are, bare of substance and decency and totally unfit to contribute to the productive life of our country.

          • cbale2000

            Everyone cites Bannon, but I have yet to see one thing he’s ever said or policy he’s proposed that could be considered “racist”, or anyone else on the campaign for that matter. Building a wall along the border (which I assume is the issue you’re referring too) is not racist, nor is wanting to deport ILLEGAL immigrants (who come from a wide variety of countries and ethnicities) in accordance with current US law (if you don’t like the law, change it). Every nation has the right to control it’s borders (Mexico certainly does). The campaign was not one of division, but of unity of American Citizens.

            The left are the ones who are obsessed with race, the average conservative doesn’t give a damn, we have more important things to worry about. White Supremacists are an irrelevantly small faction in US politics. Conversely even the “White Nationalist” movement, while it is a growing faction more recently, is largely a reaction to the “identity politics” of the left. The anti-semite accusation is the most absurd at all considering conservatives are by FAR the most supportive of Israel and the Jews.

            You accuse me of “disassembling” and not seeing the big picture, but how do you expect me to debate your big picture when it’s built on a mountain of verifiably false information and lies?

            The burden of proof is on the accuser, present evidence to back up your claims. Name calling and labels are a cheap tactic used to shut down debate used by people who have no argument.

          • lorna shores

            spoken like a true liberal, ignorance breeds ignorance, and you just proved it!

          • JDHoward

            You mean the hardened Maoists who have learned nothing from history, right?

          • BREEDER

            Qualify??? ahhahahahahaha,Sorry but “we the people” include’s everyone, if your so educated you would allow fools to speak(that would make you look more special?).

          • California Defender

            Yet your comment displays precisely that which you deride.

          • lspanker

            Yet you fear them – why is that again?

          • Emonthesouthside
          • ELI1MXP

            name calling. Who saw that coming?

        • California Defender

          Your statement is an indictment of the anti-intellectual groupthink at UCB.

          • Wagnerian_thrice

            You wish.

          • California Defender

            No, I don’t wish for Berkeley to be controlled by anti-intellectual groupthink.

            What I do wish is that they would open up their taxpayer funded public campus to more viewpoints and encourage critical thinking.

            Perhaps THAT is wishful thinking.

          • Wagnerian_thrice

            Your framing of UCB as a place of non-critical thinking merely because people, who may or may not be UCB related, openly oppose fascism is nothing but projection and fantasy.

          • California Defender

            My opinion of UCB’s lack of critical thinking is formed from the comments/acts of the administration, non-STEM “research” produced, courses offered, my interactions with their students and alumni, the endless propaganda of The Daily Californian, commenters on their articles, and the testimony of the small conservative, moderate, and libertarian groups that tenuously exist at the marginalized fringe of its campus.

            Even if you ignore all that, you only need to passively observe the violent mob reactions whenever the Berkeley orthodoxy is questioned.

          • Emonthesouthside

            So, we’re going with the “me first, if not I’m gonna throw a tantrum and blame you.”

          • ELI1MXP

            the irony in this response is delicious.

    • Wagnerian_thrice

      It’s trollfest. It’s what they DO.

      • C Bierbauer78

        Freak Speech Week

        • lorna shores

          thats your take, maybe people think your a freak too, listen, maybe you`ll learn something you didn’t know, i always heard that as long as your running your mouth, your not learning anything, smoke a joint and chill out!

      • annabel

        Because its the United States and not some some country where citizens have no say.

        But, you’ll be happy to know that it got cancelled.

        • Wagnerian_thrice

          That response makes no sense and has no relevance to this discussion, but you go girl.

          I do know that, and it does make me happy.

    • cdw

      Milo is absolutely brilliant with a hilarious sense of humor. I estimate that his I.Q. is in the genius range.

      • California Defender

        I agree and apparently so does the US Government.

        Milo was granted an O-1 visa which is a very rare and prestigious visa given to people who demonstrate extraordinary ability in the fields of science, education, business or athletics at a level of expertise indicating that the person is
        one of the small percentage who has risen to the very top of the field
        of endeavor.

        • Emonthesouthside

          Or they suck up to trump and company

          • California Defender

            Oh look, someone took the bait!

            His visa was granted in 2015 under Obama.

            Now say “sorry, I’ll stop watching fake mainstream media and try to be a more informed fish in the future” and then I’ll gently return you to the lake.

    • Drmbon

      Because its called free speech..dont like?, dont listen.

    • Emonthesouthside

      Someone got a whine on

    • ELI1MXP

      That is exactly where the conversation belongs. The only antidote to bad ideas are good ideas.