Milo Yiannopoulos, a Breitbart senior editor and vile Twitter troll until he was permanently banned from the site, was set to give a speech at UC Berkeley where he would ... allegedly ... publicly name undocumented students the school and, well, the students at Berkeley weren’t having that at all.
Demonstrators protested and marched, and some threw smoke bombs, started fires and smashed windows, after Berkeley University officials warned that Yiannopoulos, an white
“We are deeply concerned for all students’ safety and ability to pursue their education here at Cal beyond Milo’s speech. Milo’s event may be used to target individuals, either in the audience or by using their personal information in a way that causes them to become human targets to serve a political agenda.”
Yiannopoulos, for his part, calls that suggestion "a total fabrication" but can anyone really trust a word that comes from his lips?
That’s a rhetorical question. But this isn’t about Milo Yiannopoulos—much as he might like it to be—but, intsead, it’s about Dan Adamini, a Republican Party official in northern Michigan, and what he said about the protests.
In a Facebook post, Adamini, former chair and current secretary of the Marquette County Republican Party, wrote:
Yes, that’s how one ends a protest: death and maiming.
But Adamini also Tweeted:
The same Free Speech that those students in Berkeley used is the same Free Speech that allows Dan Adamini to say what he wanted to say except ....
Dan Adamini called for murder and the protestors called for the cancelation of a peach by a white
See the difference? Again ... rhetorical.
Adamini’s comments instantly sparked a backlash; Brandon Dillon, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, called for Adamini to apologize and resign from the GOP, and said:
“There is no ambiguity or alternative interpretation. To call for ‘another Kent State’ and declare that ‘one bullet stops a lot of thuggery’ is to clearly and openly advocate for the murder of unarmed college students, simply because they don’t share his beliefs or point of view.”
Doreen Takalo, a member of the Marquette County Republican Party, called her party a “peaceful group,” and said that the “majority of us do not advocate for violence.” Then she said she suspected Adamini hadn’t “meant it exactly the way he said it.”
“I’m thinking another Kent State might be the only solution protest stopped after only one death."
“One bullet stops a lot of thuggery.”
That’s an asshat, y’all; that’s Hate Speech, y’all; that’s suggesting that when you disagree with what someone says, use a bullet to stop the talk.
That’s not America, but it is America in the Age of _____ when several Republicans, including Hair Furor called the protests as a blow to freedom of speech when, in fact, the protests are Free Speech; _____ Tweeted:
“What I was trying to get across, apparently very poorly, is that the violence at the college campus in Berkeley was reminiscent of the violence on college campuses in the ’60s. I fear that if we cannot get a handle on the violence, we might see the same type of tragic end. I was not calling for violence against the protesters. I was calling for a stop to the violence by the protesters.”
Bitch.Please. You called for the violence; you called for a bullet; you called for the same results as those at Kent State. You condone, promote and accept violence and you are an Asshat.