The left only complains about “the lack of diversity” when no left-wing ideas are present. Their default position is; only left-wing views should be allowed. If conservative ideas are expressed, it’s time to call the “Diversity Police.”
One of the brightest lights on the right, (my youngest daughter absolutely adores him) Ben Shapiro was scheduled to speak at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) on Thursday, but after weeks of protest from campus cry-bullies, his speech was cancelled.
Ben Shapiro, coincidentally, is the author of Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans.
His experience with CSULA could end up in a future edition of the book.
The campus president’s reason for shutting down Shapiro’s speech before the CSULA chapter of Young America’s Foundation, “When Diversity Becomes a Problem,” is about as glaring an example of doublespeak as you’ll ever see:
CSULA president William Covino announced Monday that the event would not be allowed to continue without opposing speakers: “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. Such an event will better represent our university’s dedication to the free exchange of ideas and the value of considering multiple viewpoints.”
George Orwell could not be reached for comment.
…Shapiro and YAF point to the fact that left-wing activists like Cornel West and Angela Davis have been allowed to speak at student events without the need for a conservative response. “Did Covino go out of his way to ensure students attending any one of these events had the opportunity to ‘consider multiple viewpoints?’” YAF asks. “Has he ever canceled other events for failing to meet his standard of ‘inclusivity?’”
Shapiro told Breitbart News that he and YAF would take their event to campus anyway, without the school’s permission.
“The campus fascists have taken over,” Shapiro told Breitbart News. “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.”
Below is an example of why the left fears Shapiro.