As the culture war continues to escalate, the main advantage the anti-American left has is, they control most of the education centers around the United States.
With this influence and ability to control what is taught and to insert their radical worldview into the curriculum, is there any wonder why TikTok and other social media platforms are full of their students freaking out against anything traditional?
Radical groups for the individual schools form on social media, which helps them organize to target anyone on campus who disagrees with them.
In a recent example, more than 100 Yale Law School students ambushed and disrupted a recent free speech panel — and added enough intimidation to the mix that police were called to escort the speakers to safety.
It took place during a March 10 panel hosted by the Yale Federalist Society, featuring Monica Miller of the progressive American Humanist Association and Kristen Waggoner of Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative nonprofit promoting religious liberty, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
The outlet said the opposing groups on the panel took the same side in a 2021 Supreme Court case on legal remedies for First Amendment violations — and the Yale event was meant to show that a liberal atheist and a conservative Christian could find common ground on free speech issues, the Yale Federalist Society said, according to the Free Beacon.
But when law school professor Kate Stith began to introduce Waggoner, the nearly 120 protesters — who outnumbered other onlookers — stood up and held signs attacking Alliance Defending Freedom, the outlet said.
Alliance Defending Freedom has successfully argued several Supreme Court cases on religious exemptions from civil rights laws that violate freedom of conscience — in particular, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in 2018, the outlet noted.
Protesters also targeted the Yale Federalist Society.
In line with their arrested development issues, one of the protesters actually told a member of the group that she would “literally fight you, bitch,” the Free Beacon reported, citing audio and video it obtained.
Stith spoke up, reminding protesters of Yale’s free speech policies which bar any protest that “interferes with speakers’ ability to be heard and of community members to listen,”. Stith then told them if their disturbances persisted, she would “ask you to leave — or help you leave.”
When the protesters exited — one yelled “f*** you, FedSoc” — they stayed in the outside hall and began to stomp, shout, clap, sing, and pound the walls, making it difficult to hear the panel, the outlet said.
“It was disturbing to witness law students whipped into a mindless frenzy,” Waggoner told the outlet. “I did not feel it was safe to get out of the room without security.”
After the panel ended, police arrived to escort Waggoner and Miller from the building.
After the incident, more than 60% of the law school’s student body signed an open letter supporting the “peaceful student protesters” they claimed had been threatened by the police just showing up, the outlet said.
“The danger of police violence in this country is intensified against Black LGBTQ people, and particularly Black trans people,” the letter said, according to the Free Beacon. “Police-related trauma includes, but is certainly not limited to, physical harm. Even with all of the privilege afforded to us at [Yale Law School], the decision to allow police officers in as a response to the protest put YLS’s queer student body at risk of harm.”
In their attempt to stop Miller from participating, an email was sent, signed by 150 law students and telling her she shouldn’t participate.
In reaction, Miller told the Free Beacon that “as lawyers, we have to put aside our differences and talk to opposing counsel. If you can’t talk to your opponents, you can’t be an effective advocate.”
Waggoner also told the outlet, “Yale Law students are our future attorneys, judges, legislators, and corporate executives. We must change course and restore a culture of free speech and civil discourse at Yale and other law schools, or the future of the legal profession in America is in dire straits.”
Nicholas A. Christakis — Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale — took note of the “immature behavior of students in the nation’s most elite law school” and also said they’re guilty of “using florid language to voice their complaints, failing to ask well-formulated questions of a speaker, and failing to understand the difference between protest and a heckler’s veto.”
Incredible details & video re immature behavior of students in the nation’s most elite law school @YaleLawSch at an event whose purpose “was to illustrate that a liberal atheist and a conservative Christian could find common ground on free speech issues.” https://t.co/3bnN6E9hSO
— Nicholas A. Christakis (@NAChristakis) March 16, 2022
Other notable individuals agreed with Christakis:
- Jordan Peterson wondered, “Why does anyone still agree to speak on university campuses?”
- Barrie Weiss said “this is happening because of an epidemic of cowardice among the people meant to be leading these elite schools.”
- U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) added that “left-wing children at Yale are so fragile they can’t even tolerate a bipartisan panel on the First Amendment. Pathetic.”
- Jonathan Turley — Shapiro Chair of Public Interest Law at George Washington University — noted that the incident represented “an all-too-familiar pattern being played out across the country. The record of most schools is at best passive-aggressive in declining to enforce their free speech rules. The result is a chilling effect on free speech that is perfectly glacial.”
By: Eric Thompson, editor of Eric Thompson Show.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics
Notice: This article may contain commentary that reflects the author's opinion.
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