Saturday, April 30, 2016

Moonbats doing their moonbattish thing

It's hard to describe just how nauseating this is.

Students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst set a new high for hysteria Monday night at an event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Steven Crowder.

The event was intended to be a forum and discussion about the use of political correctness on campus, but degenerated into a shouting match as protesters sought to drown out the speakers with cries of “hate speech” and, less imaginatively, “**** you.”

One of the protesters took it upon herself to pass out literature expressing her concern for the “triggering” event, claiming the speakers “all demonstrate either that you don’t give a **** about people’s trauma and pain and think it’s funny to thrust people into states of panic and distress OR that you fundamentally do not understand what a trigger is, what it means to be triggered, and what a trigger warning is meant to prevent.”

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The speakers were constantly interrupted throughout the event by shouts from the audience to “go home” or that “we don’t want you here,” with some of the most enthusiastic hollering coming from the very protester Campus Reform had attempted to speak with before the event.

When the protester attempts to interrupt Yiannopoulos at the beginning of the video, Hoff Sommers tells her to “calm down, young lady.” Paying no heed, the protester responds with an impassioned “**** you! **** you!”

Later on, the young lady begins loudly asserting that “hate speech is not welcome here” and demanding that the speakers “keep your hate speech off this campus,” all while insisting that she is the true embodiment of free speech.

“Stop talking to us like children!” she demands at another point.

“Then stop acting like a child,” Hoff Sommers responds coolly.

There's more at the link.  Here's a short video highlighting some of the moonbattery.

If you'd like to watch the whole event, the video (an hour and a half long) is available here.

This sort of nonsense is absolutely typical of the moonbat - a.k.a. the liberal/progressive extremist (emphasis on 'extreme').  They may talk about 'human rights', but they actively seek to deny those rights to anyone with whom they disagree.  For example, 'free speech' means it's free to them, but denied to their ideological opponents.  It's fascist totalitarianism under another guise.

Contrast that with those honorable leftists who aren't afraid to be up-front about their opinions, and their opposition to those of others, but do so in a relatively polite manner and are open to debate.  They aren't likely to change, but they're willing to give respect in return for it.  Fortunately, there are a number of people like that on the 'other side', which makes it possible to have a reasoned exchange of views instead of the blind, impassioned, visceral, emotional rejection demonstrated by the protestors in the video exchange above.

Based on the above, I can only wonder . . . is it safe to be near a moonbat during the full moon period?



JK Brown said...

From the past, an honest answer to their attitude and some irony for that author:

"Nikolai Bukharin [1888–1938], a Communist author who lived in a Communist country, wrote a pamphlet in 1917, in which he said, we asked for freedom of the press, thought, and civil liberties in the past because we were in the opposition and needed these liberties to conquer. Now that we have conquered, there is no longer any need for such civil liberties. [Bukharin was tried and condemned to death in the Moscow Purge Trial of March 1938.] If Mr. Bukharin had been an American Communist, he would probably still be alive and free to write more pamphlets about why freedom is not necessary."

von Mises, Ludwig (2010-12-08). Marxism Unmasked (LvMI)

Seth From Massachusetts said...

Yup, I'm from Massachusetts, and there's a reason why we call the university "Zoomass"!

Gorges Smythe said...

And she called her a "lady?" I always called people like that "trash."

007 said...

Steven and Milo owned those sorry asses. They were so fat, dumb, and stupid that they didn't even feel the knives that were eviscerating them.

Divemedic said...

This is Newspeak: Telling an SJW to stop shouting over a person who is trying to express an opinion that differs from that of the SJW is an infringement on the SJW's right to free speech.

Charlie Mitchell said...

I saw that special little rant.
To be fair, I do think that the audience member in question may suffer from some sort of social adjustment malady. Autism, Asperger's - I'm not qualified to diagnose, but she's definitely not a comfortably adjusted young woman.

Grog said...

"is it safe to be near a moonbat during the full moon period?"

only if one is carrying a 12 gauge or a similar appliance. ;)

Anonymous said...

I'll just leave this here.....

Old NFO said...

LOL, both of us put the same thing up this morning! :-)

Anonymous said...

One has to start asking the question if it is possible for groups of people so utterly different in manners, customs, behavior, aspirations, religion, political philosophies and just general life ways can live in the same society. I believe we are at a point where they simply cannot coexist peacefully. The time for seperation seems to be rapidly approaching. Hopefully it will be a peaceful bloodless one.

JohninMd.(HELP?!??) said...

We face on one hand the totally unchangeable forces of Islamofacism, who seem willing to fight to the death, and on the other, these screaming snowflake renditions of the SA Brown-shirts. While force of arms seems needed to stop the first, how will the new Brown-shirts be more than the death of the liberal movement in this country? Who would employ them? How will they support themselves, when their parents(allumni, presumably) stop supporting the colleges who allowed their children to be turned into drones? It can't go on for long, can it?

Dirk said...

I had a great deal of trouble understanding anything that was said in that clip, so I can't tell if the people on stage are the "special snowflakes", or if they're the people speaking out against them.

Nate Winchester said...

She's been memed as "triggly puff"