It’s no secret that colleges in America are the last bastions of communist thought and repression of free speech. What is surprising, however, is that occasionally, when conservatives bother to fight back, they actually win cases in court or get the colleges to back down.
Case in point: UC Berkeley has notoriously been treating conservative guest speakers far worse than liberal guests. In some cases, as with Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter, the students riot with the help of Berkely police and administrators and shut the event down entirely. In other cases, they impose outrageous “security fees” to speakers, as they did with Ben Shapiro. This Mafia-like tactic is surprisingly brazen when put into practice.
Berkeley: “Pay us a huge security fee.”
Speaker: “What’s it for?”
Berkeley: “To protect against violence.”
Speaker: “Violence from who?”
Berkeley: “Berkeley professors and students.”
Berkeley and other schools are really trying to make excuses for blatant discrimination against conservative viewpoints. It’s bad enough that most students can go through a four-year college programs these days and never encounter a conservative professor in the classroom. But the liberal higher education also prevents the students from hearing from conservative guest speakers. We have to sit at the back of the bus — and our bus ticket costs tens of thousands of dollars more than a liberal speaker’s bus ticket.
Well, that hopefully just changed in a big way. After being sued in a landmark First Amendment case, Berkeley just agreed to a settlement and to change its ways. Check out the good news in the video below!