Saturday, February 11, 2017

Oh! Well, OK Then

Berkeley Student Op-Ed: We Had To Get Violent In Self-Defense To People Saying Stuff

student newspaper for UC Berkeley – ran an op-ed defending the use of violence in shutting down a speech by alt-right popularizer and professional provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. The op-ed, titled “Violence as self-defense,” was a whole series of op-eds talking about why violence was useful in shutting down political debate.

“To people with platforms who decide when a protest should and should not be violent: You speak from a place of immense privilege. As I recently wrote in a tirade against this brand of idiocy, asking people to maintain peaceful dialogue with those who legitimately do not think their lives matter is a violent act,” wrote Nisa Dang, an alumna of the university.
Of course, MILO never said such a thing. The narrative must distort the truth (outright lie) or the narrative would be useless to the Left.

1 comment:

Steven Satak said...

Ah, the old 'look what you made me do!' defense. Got me off the hook every time when I was a little kid. No doubt the protesters resorted to violence only reluctantly and as a last resort, out of a sense of duty.

And now? They're protesting against the violence of their own protests by claiming they were 'forced' into it by someone else. The poor dears had better find a Leftist sinecure quickly when they graduate, or they will surely starve.