Surprising no one, or at least it shouldn’t, Bill Maher is on the side of the First Amendment when it comes to the “War on Berkeley” (see Back to Berkeley: AntiFa Leftists Brutally Attack Trump Supporters and “Anti-Fascists” Burn Berkeley to Protest Milo). But when he refers to it as the equivalent of liberal book burning?
“Berkeley used to be the cradle of free speech, and now it’s just the cradle for f***ing babies. This goes on all over the country on campuses. I feel like this is the liberals’ version of book burning, and it’s got to stop. Howard Dean tweeted today about this, “Hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.” Yes, it is! Threats are not protected by the First Amendment.
[The First Amendment] doesn’t mean, ‘Just shut up and agree with me.’”
And Maher should know. They tried to block him from speaking at a 2014 commencement over, you guessed it, ISLAM-O-PHOBIA!!!
But this is the left nowadays. If you say something they don’t like (because they can’t agree with it, can’t argue it, it makes them feel poorly about themselves, it triggers them, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah) they’ll do whatever they can to ban your words and may even attempt to destroy your own body to prevent you saying “hateful” things. The irony isn’t lost on us. The First Amendment allows for everyone to speak freely. It doesn’t protect your feelings over words said. Read Dear Idiot Liberals: Stop Trying to Make ‘Hate Speech’ a Thing.
It’s a point we’ve made repeatedly to leftist dunderheads with more feels than brain cells. This is our hell.
On top of all of this, “hate speech?” It’s not real…