Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

I am going to do a Facebook Live video about this in a few minutes on the PJ Media page. HotAir reports that Berkeley is going to offer counseling for fragile students after Ben Shapiro speaks there.

Note: They’re not providing counseling for people traumatized by the *content* of Shapiro’s speech, which would be pitiful enough. They’re not providing counseling for people afraid that Antifa will burn down the campus, a not unreasonable worry. From what I can tell, they’re providing counseling for people traumatized by the mere fact that Shapiro is speaking on campus. Liberals must outnumber conservatives there on the order of a thousand to one and Shapiro himself is as mainstream and mild-mannered as conservative commentators come. But the thought of him defiling a Berkeley auditorium by critiquing leftism for two hours has the administration worried that some students might need actual psychological treatment afterward.

What is happening on college campuses now is almost beyond parody. Berkeley is the worst, as it still fancies itself as the birthplace of the free speech movement. Now it is saying that free speech is emotionally damaging.

They can't have it both ways, and this needs to be stopped.