than me beating them! Or trying to set them on fire!" And other such friggin' idiotic statements.
One Desmond Meagley wrote, “I put my safety and my freedom on the line
because letting Yiannopoulos speak was more terrifying to me than
potential injury or arrest.”
Then you, Meagley are a damned fool. And probably need your meds adjusted.
Finally, Josh Hardman wrote, “The principle of freedom of speech should
not be extended to envelop freedom of hate speech, for the unchecked
normalization of hate speech will have real consequences.”
Coming from someone who thinks he should be allowed to physically harm people because 'mean words!' Jeez.
Farging idiots have made Yiannopoulos more famous than he was before, have made themselves look like the violent, thin-skinned fools they are, and made a lot of people decide that the real threat is these idiots.
Speaking of, ran across this the other day, and I think he's right; a lot of these leftists are far more comfortable with hurting other people- especially with the excuses above to 'justify' it- than most other people. And the ones not that comfortable with doing it themselves are quite happy to help the guilty get away. I'm really amazed there hasn't been anyone crippled or killed yet; just a question of how long.
Other side of that problem: cops in a number of cities have demonstrated that, unless pushed, they're not going to make any real effort to stop the attacks, or catch the attackers; guess what'll happen the first time someone uses real force in self-defense? Yep, those cops will be all over them, and they and their brass will have some interesting excuses for why. Which will tell people "Not only won't these cops protect you, they'll punish you for defending yourself. So screw them."
That's when things get REAL interesting, in the Chinese sense.