There was a Toronto comedy show labeled a celebration of ‘free speech,’ but the jokes on them! The AltLeft caused the club to cancel it.
While he used borrowed branding, the comic maintains there was nothing unusual about the event he wanted to host on Saturday. “There were 20 comedy shows in Toronto on Saturday night, all the same, except one of them was called the pro-free speech show and that’s the one that go cancelled because of threats of violence and actual violence,” he said.
His event’s description includes a disclaimer that “If you’re an ACTUAL NAZI or WHITE SUPREMACIST or anything of this sort you ARE NOT WELCOME.”
“The thing now is obviously I’m against Nazis in every form,” said Polishchuk, who is Jewish, “but if you don’t actually disavow them, maybe sometimes they think this is an event for them. I just didn’t want there to be any, like, confusion about what this was.”
This is the insane thing. Leftists, the AltLeft, AntiFa, the League of Extraordinary Doucheburgers… I don’t care what we call them (see Bibi Netanyahu’s Son Weighs In: The ‘AltLeft’ Scares Me More than Neo-Nazis and BACK TO BERKELEY: Antifa Swarms Trump Supporters in Violent Attack). They decided anyone who supports free speech, or even says the words “free” and “speech” next to each other, is akin to Nazis and white supremacists. They honestly think you, the fine human being reading this post, are no better than people waving flags with swastikas on them.
Let’s clear things up, and I realize this happened in Canada, but the attitude is the same:
Chanting about white power while wearing a Nazi uniform and draping yourself in the swastika? White supremacist Nazi scumbag.
Arguing about free speech and having a different opinion about Islamic terrorism, or another social issue while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat? NOT THE SAME THING.
Listen to the event organizer. Is there anything about him the screamed MAGA to you? I’m willing to bet he agrees a lot more with the left on policy than he agrees with any of us here at LwC. But he said “free speech” so shut it down. SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN.
Incidentally, silencing and threatening violence against people saying things you don’t like? Let’s just say Hitler would be proud.
This is why we can’t have nice things.