UC Irvine students furious over an upcoming “Rally for America” event to be hosted by Milo Yiannopoulos and the UCI College Republicans on Oct. 30 are supporting a petition calling for it to be canceled, saying the event will be “filled with hate and rooted in exploitation of non-white bodies.”Read on:
More than 1,000 people have signed the “Stop Milo From Coming To UC Irvine” Change.org petition since it was launched two days ago.You'd think they'd celebrate having a gay speaker on campus.
The petition, in particular, bristles at the event planners’ call to “wear your most culturally appropriating, offensive, triggering Halloween costume to the event for a fabulous costume contest” and “bring as much privilege as you can.” The event serves as a rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and is part of Yiannopoulos’ “Dangerous Faggot Tour,” in which he is visiting colleges across the nation to speak on various issues.
I'm reminded of the following quote:
"A civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself."Our college leftists don't even realize that their calls to stifle speech are dangerous--and that's dangerous. We have a deep cultural rot, and may already have lost the energy and conviction to reverse it.
--French writer Jean Francois Revel