Earlier this week, the president of California State University Los Angeles canceled a scheduled lecture by conservative columnist and commentator Ben Shapiro. His reasoning? Diversity and free speech, natch:
In an email to the chairman of CSULA YAF, university president William Covino wrote, “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.”
Covino continued, “Such an event will better represent our university’s dedication to the free exchange of ideas and the value of considering multiple viewpoints.”
Contrary to Covino’s newfound love for the “free exchange of ideas” and the consideration of “multiple viewpoints,” his university has hosted a wide variety of radical liberal speakers without ever bothering to ensure the conservative worldview was represented.
Despite Covino’s sniveling asshattery, the university and Young America’s Foundation went ahead with the event:
“Heating up” is putting it mildly. Those who were there were treated to a sickening display of leftist “tolerance”:
Gotta love the Left.
What the hell.
Shapiro, however, wasn’t deterred:
We’ll leave you with these words from Shapiro:
“So here’s my message to these bloviating jackasses outside: Toughen up, you spoiled-brat snowflakes, if you actually want a better world.”
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text.