Violence on and near the UC Berkeley campus over conservatives invited to speak at the university caused a lot of property damage and injuries last year. A UC Berkeley task force was convened to make recommendations in the wake of the violence, and first and foremost, one of the main causes was discovered:
UC Berkeley task force blames conservatives for leftist violence https://t.co/rOwCk3RJ8C
— Campus Reform (@campusreform) May 4, 2018
Well, there it is!
From Campus Reform:
A University of California, Berkeley task force is blaming conservative students for destructive protests on campus, saying that hosting conservative speakers was “likely to incite a violent reaction.”
The report was filed on April 10 by a Commission on Free Speech that Chancellor Carol Christ created last October to “analyze events featuring external speakers” on campus in the wake of a series of disruptive protests against planned appearances by speakers such as Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Ann Coulter.
“Although those speakers had every right to speak and were entitled to protection, they did not need to be on campus to exercise the right of free speech.” Tweet This
“Although those speakers had every right to speak and were entitled to protection, they did not need to be on campus to exercise the right of free speech,” the commission declares, speculating that they were only invited “in order to advance a facile narrative that universities are not tolerant of conservative speech.”
So the conservative students who invited those people to speak were sort of asking for it? That defense doesn’t hold water in other arguments but apparently for some on the UC Berkeley commission it’s a perfectly reasonable approach.
I thought Victim Blaming was against their "standards" Or do those standards not apply to those they disagree with?
— Rogue Elf, Herald of Chaos, Instigator of Madness (@TheRogue_Elf) May 4, 2018
That’s it blame someone else for your actions…that’ll show em…smdh…
— B (@buckeye22b) May 4, 2018
Victim blaming huh 🤦🏼♂️ https://t.co/54Z6j1iFUO
— TheWhiteElephants (@realWElephants) May 4, 2018
It’s okay when the Left does it, apparently.