Clueless Left-Wing Protesters Disgrace Themselves Outside of Ben Shapiro Event at Ohio State
Left-wing agitators were out in full force Tuesday night to protest conservative commentator Ben Shapiro at Ohio State University, but most of them had trouble articulating exactly what they were were protesting. That lack of purpose, however, didn't stop them from chanting slogans like “F-ck Ben Shapiro," "Reagan is dead," and "John McCain is dead."
According to the Young America Foundation (YAF), the sponsor of Shapiro’s campus tour, protesters also began chanting “Bush Senior’s dead” until they realized their mistake.
Video footage captured by Austin Fletcher, a YouTuber who covers left-wing protests, shows the mostly white students chanting, "Black lives matter," "Abortion is healthcare, healthcare is our right," "No borders, no nation, stop the deportations!" and "Brick by brick, wall by wall, we will make your system fall." Messages on signs held by the protesters included "Free abortion on demand" and "Healthcare is a human right."
The students also held up posters of President Reagan with his eyes x'ed out.
Although the hapless protesters made it into the building where Shapiro was speaking, they did not manage to disrupt the event, YAF said.
When Fletcher asked two female protesters if Shapiro should be allowed to speak, they replied, "Not at all."
"What about free speech and the Constitution?" Fletcher pressed.
"That's a good point, but he shouldn't be allowed to have free speech if he's gonna preach the kinds of things that he preaches," the protester said.
"What are some of the things you're talking about...specifically?" Fletcher asked.
"I don't know what he said specifically," the woman replied. Her friend didn't seem to have a clue either, saying: "I don't know what he said specifically but I just don't agree with his platform -- his party platform."
A masked antifa wannabe told Fletcher he was protesting because Shapiro is "a transphobe, a racist, and ... a douche."
Students were alerted to the Shapiro event by an email earlier on Tuesday, YAF member Emily Jashinsky reported at The Federalist. The infantilizing email asserted that Shapiro’s “rhetoric has the potential to threaten the emotional and mental safety of much of the campus community.”
The message, signed by the program’s student advisory council, also noted anyone without a “safe space” or who didn’t “want to be alone” was welcome to gather with other students and staff from 5 to 8 p.m.
YAF owns the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, which likely explains protesters’ chants about the 40th president’s death. What prompted the group to chant about the recent passing of a U.S. senator remains unclear, although it should be noted McCain fought and was a prisoner of war overseas to preserve their freedom to do so. For OSU’s senseless demonstrators, that might be worth dwelling on.