College campuses aren’t welcoming places for any speaker who isn’t a Leftist — the Left’s dirty little secret is that identity doesn’t really matter to them at all.
Everything you’ve heard about “intersectionalism” and “privilege” gets thrown out the window if you have an opposing viewpoint. Gay? Well, Milo Yiannopoulos tried to speak at Berkeley, and a riot erupted. Female? Anne Coulter never spoke at Berkeley due to similar violence, and Betsy DeVos just gave a speech to a bunch of turned backs.
The latest example is a name many of us are unfamiliar with. Chadwick Moore did a profile of Milo for the gay magazine Out, and writes for various other gay-interest publications. This didn’t buy him any credence with the Left, as his speech at Portland State University was just targeted:
The speech, “The Joys of Being an Infidel: Challenging Orthodoxy and Standing Up for Free Speech in America,” drew roughly 60 students and community members, including about a dozen student protesters.
They held signs declaring “No sympathy for alt-right trash” and “Destroy your local fascist,” and at times disrupted the speech with verbal outbursts. Moore responded in sometimes feisty rebuttals as the two sides clashed.
Moore entered the national spotlight after coming out as a conservative in an op-ed in the New York Post in February that detailed the intense backlash and hatred he received from his once beloved and supportive gay community for writing a feature on Milo Yiannopoulos for Out magazine.
“If you dare to question liberal stances or make an effort toward understanding why conservatives think the way they do, you are a traitor,” Moore wrote in his coming out piece. “It can seem like liberals are actually against free speech if it fails to conform with the way they think. And I don’t want to be a part of that club anymore.”
Now, as an emerging defender of free speech, he finds himself a target.
The student group that put on the event, Freethinkers of PSU, is reportedly a non-partisan student group. They reported that they attempted to place flyers for the event with PSU’s Queer Resource Center, but were denied.
Meanwhile, flyers described as promoting socialism were permitted.
Get it? If you don’t have the right politics, you’re not really gay.
That’s the world Moore stepped into when he came out as conservative, which is the real shame in all of this. If being gay means you are so horrendously oppressed, as so many gay activists claim, then why lump still more onto gay men who disagree with you politically?
Because it’s not really about the struggles of the LGBT community. Like the Women’s March isn’t really about women, and Black Lives Matter isn’t really about blacks.
It’s just about socialism, and you’re all just pawns.