The majority of individuals in conservative circles are familiar with conservative author Ben Shapiro. He is the one who delivered the “smack down” to the Black Lives Matter chief supporters of a lie. Liberal progressives and university indoctrinators take offense to the conservative viewpoint Mr. Shapiro espouses because California State University, Los Angeles canned Shapiro’s speaking engagement. The reason given by the university’s president, who canceled the lecture, stated the university needed to organize a more “inclusive” event.
The Blaze reported:
The lecture, titled “When Diversity Becomes a Problem,” was scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, and was going to focus on trigger warnings and microaggressions.
“After careful consideration, I have decided that it will be best for our campus community if we reschedule Ben Shapiro’s appearance for a later date, so that we can arrange for him to appear as part of a group of speakers with differing viewpoints on diversity,” CSULA President William Covino wrote in an email to the college’s Young America’s Foundation (YAF) chapter, who was hosting the event.
Covino went on to write that a diverse panel of speakers would “better represent” the university’s “dedication to the free exchange of ideas and the value of considering multiple viewpoints.”
It’s amazing this president would even step foot on that rattlesnake, but he did. For quite some time now, universities and colleges across the nation have adopted a liberal progressive stance. The hiring of far left professors specializing in liberal ideology is rampant earning universities and colleges the title “indoctrination centers” instead of institutions of higher education. Chair of CSULA’s Young America Foundation, Mark Kahanding responded in an interview with the Blaze.
“This is ridiculous. We spent months planning this event. I thought CSULA would be fine with a ‘diverse’ viewpoint, but instead it’s caving into leftist demands, forsaking free speech,” Kahanding stated.
However, CSULA’s attempt to derail the lecture has caused more resolve in YAF to hold the event and in Shapiro to appear.
Speaking to Breitbart News, Shapiro stated, “The campus fascists have taken over. I pay taxes in the state of California; I’m paying for these whiny children to be indoctrinated by radical leftists. For CSULA to pretend that they’re trying to provide balance isn’t just stupid, it’s insultingly stupid. I am the balance, and they’re too afraid to let me speak. These aren’t diversity warriors. They’re jackbooted thugs. If they want to call the men with guns to shut down free speech, they’ll demonstrate clearly just who they are. I’ll see them on Thursday.”
According to Breitbart News:
YAF announced in a statement, “In recognition of the school’s dire need for ideological diversity, Young America’s Foundation and CSULA YAF, in cooperation with Ben Shapiro, fully intend to hold the event, which is part of YAF’s Fred R. Allen Lecture Series, without the university’s approval. The Foundation is prepared to take legal action if the school fails to recognize these students’ rights.”
Covino clearly had no problem with the university hosting radical leftists ranging from Dr. Cornel West to Angela Davis and Tim Wise without the need for a conservative counterpoint. “Balance at CSULA only runs one way,” Shapiro said. “This event obviously threatens the feelings of the precious snowflakes at the university. Tough.”
The shutdown follows weeks of controversy, after Professor Robert Weide threatened to wrestle students for sponsoring the event, and Black Lives Matter activist Professor Melina Abdullah, who took to Facebook to complain, “I say this event is a problem…What we go’n do y’all?!?!” One of the commenters, Ruben Martin, replied, “You want I should hoiwt’em bwoss? I’s got a fews ideas me n’d’fellas been kickin ‘round. Only ting iz he won’t be talking or lookin so nice no more. We’ll take the cannolies…” CSULA students have said the event poses a “threat to their lives” and is “damaging to their mental health.”
Does it surprise anyone that CSULA students have reportedly claimed the event as a “damage to their mental health” and a “threat to their lives?”
It sounds as though CSULA has a student body full of “drama mammas.” Where college days were full of the exchange of ideas and “growing up” to be an adult was fostered because professors had little, if any, sympathy for your “feelings” or personal problems, the colleges of today fill students’ days with coddling, indoctrination, emphasizing “feelings,” and fostering the students to remain as infants in playpens. These “professors sans indoctrinators” implant and foster ideology above reality, churning out good little communists who can’t tie their shoes without the government telling them how. And good grief, the world would collapse tomorrow should one have an independent or opposing thought, much less, sponsor an entire event devoted to opposing viewpoints.
Parents, while you may foster college or university education for your children in order for them to improve their station, do better than you, or to get an education, the reality is you are wasting your money. Students attending college are not being educated; they are being indoctrinated to accept government control over every aspect of their life and yours. They are being taught to reject the self-evident truth of individual God-given unalienable rights and accept that government is the “be all, end all” to everything. Anyone opposing that ideology is a threat and needs to be silenced.
While many may “raspberry” this, the government already wants lower school-age children to “spy” on their parents and report information that is inappropriate — such as if there are guns in the home. Obamacare mandates home visitation for certain enrollees under the guise of “providing an evaluation to better medical care” while taking note of guns in the home, parenting skills, etc. The government will use the information obtained later in a nefarious manner.
Kahanding is right. This is ridiculous. Correction, it is more than ridiculous. This has grown to ludicrous proportions. Yet, the American public continues to tolerate this by sending their children to government sanction indoctrination centers, paying top dollar in some cases for these “institutions” to turn out good little communists specializing in the equivalent of the 1980s degrees in “basket weaving.” These “universities and colleges” are the extension of the preliminary indoctrination received in grades K through 12. Again, the American public tolerates this by sending their children to these government run/owned/directed places disguised as schools.
Infiltration of the school and university systems by left liberal progressive socialist communist educators is complete. The next generation responsible for the continuation of this nation will be a majority of left liberal progressive socialists. Their children will continue in the “glorious” tradition of their comrade parents and so forth until the entire population will never know the truth about this nation’s founding, its Constitution and Declaration of Independence or other critical times in its history. The united States of America that was founded on freedom will be no more but a fleck in the annals of history, if at all.