Berkeley law school fails at education, let’s free-speech opponents embrace leftist anti-Semitism
The Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have been in a long-running war for control over the Berkeley campus; the battle is over the right to free speech on campus. Both were on campus on September 13th to protest the university’s handling of a controversial speech by conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos. The protests resulted in the university’s suspension of Yiannopoulos, who was arrested for allegedly attacking two students with racial slurs.
As the controversy has brewed out of control, the Berkeley Jewish community has been caught up in the controversy with its own anti-Semitic campaign, calling for a boycott of all things Jewish by conservatives.
In Berkeley, the left-wing activism has been led by the group Young Black Leaders (YBL) headed by Linda Sarsour, who calls Breitbart News “evil;” and the Berkeley College Democrats (BCD), headed by Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American Congresswoman from Michigan.
The left has successfully used this controversy to bring its own agenda to the campus of higher learning. The BCR now wants to oust the BCD and replace it with groups that agree with its extremist views.
In the last two years, the Berkeley campus has become the breeding ground of hate, as both sides use anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric in their protests. The Berkeley College Republicans even used it to push off a debate on campus and make an excuse to ban Yiannopoulos from campus.
Yiannopoulos, a former Breitbart News journalist, was due to appear on campus on September 20th but was arrested and suspended from class. His arrest was not an isolated incident as far as the university’s administration is concerned. There have been numerous instances of Yiannopoulos’s speech being censored, suspended or banned from campus by the administration.
According to University of California President Janet Napolitano, while at the university, the university is “favoring discourse or debate on these issues, not censorship.” However, this is exactly what is happening.
During the UC-Berkeley campus protests, the Free Speech Movement and the Student Peace Union have been using their platform as an echo chamber and spreading their own narrative of hate and violence. The Free Speech Movement, which the left considers a legitimate campus political organization, has been using Nazi symbols and other anti-Semitic slurs against conservatives. This has been used by