SCARED MUCH? UC Berkeley Says it Can't Host Ben Shapiro Due to 'Lack of Space'
Leftists believe they're the big bad wolves of modern society. In some respects they're right. They huff, they puff, they blow a bunch of hot air, then feast on victims who thought themselves more capable than reality dictated. But when faced with a logically-based, young conservative attorney sporting a yarmulke, the left devolves from wolves to squealing sows. Panic-stricken from an impending slaughter.
On Wednesday, Young America’s Foundation and the Berkeley College Republicans were told by the University of California, Berkeley administration that Berkeley would not facilitate an event by Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro on September 14 on campus. Instead, administrators have informed YAF and BCR that they are “unable to identify an available campus venue.” They have not provided a list of other events taking place on campus on that time and date that would prevent Shapiro from speaking.
So to be clear, UC Berkeley is alleging they don't have space to host Shapiro and his throngs of adoring fans? Interesting. Lemme hop over to The Google for a second. When one asks The Google for UC Berkeley's campus size, one finds it to be a cozy 1,232 acres. One might also ask The Google about "UC Berkeley's lecture halls" to find the quaint little campus has a crap ton of them. Methinks the "We totes haven't the space for the conservative speaker" is a lie of the pantaloons aflame variety.
As YAF reports:
In an email to BCR members, Dean of Students Joseph Greenwell and Student Organization Coordinator Millicent Morris Chaney denied the students’ request for a venue for September 14, 2017, despite what the Morris Chaney calls “extensive efforts.”
Berkley goes on to claim Ben is more than welcome and they are "...committed to supporting his, and [YAF's], rights to free speech.” I'm calling bovine feces (see Berkeley Teaches Students How to Drive Trump Supporters Off Campus and Back to Berkeley: AntiFa Leftists Brutally Attack Trump Supporters).
A more accurate statement from Berkeley would be: "We can't let a master of debate enter the heart our leftist safe space and wreck all our wet dreams of tranny love, pay gap myths, and perpetual racism claims despite all that pesky evidence to the contrary, which Mr. Shapiro would smash our faces in." But I don't write their releases.
Because the one thing the left cannot stand is someone exposing their ideas for the crapfest they actually are. Which Shapiro has done on numerous occasions. My favorite: BOOM! Ben Shapiro Lays Waste To Vapid Leftist In Transgender Debate.
Incidentally, Ben Shapiro and Adam Corolla are slated to address Congress about the growing problem of free speech censorship on college campuses. Maybe Berkeley didn't get the memo. I'm not necessarily a betting kind of person, but I'd wager this little scuffle about "We totes don't have any space on our 1,000+ acre campus" might come up in that congressional hearing. I'm ordering gluten-free snacks for the show.
To be continued until Mr. Shapiro Goes to Washington.