Thursday, May 25

Upcoming Bruin Republicans event with Milo Yiannopoulos cancelled


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Bruin Republicans will not host controversial conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos in February, announcing Monday night that Yiannopoulos cancelled because the group could not accommodate his requirements for the event.

The group added they thought UCLA students would protest his speaking engagement and could threaten their members’ safety. Students created a Facebook group to protest the event, which amassed nearly 1,500 responses of either “Interested” or “Going.”

The Bruin Republicans letter said the group felt the event would not ultimately help achieve their goal of educating UCLA students about conservative values. It added that protests against Yiannopoulos at other college campuses have become violent. The Breitbart editor appeared at UCLA amid protests in late May 2016 for an event titled “Feminism is Cancer.”

“We as a club support free speech no matter the viewpoint, yet everyone’s safety is of our utmost concern,” the letter said.

Bruin Republicans did not disclose Yiannopoulos’ requirements to participate in the event.

 

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  • red

    Looks like the Alt-Right snowflake couldn’t handle free speech. Shoot people because you disagree – wow. So f### that freedom of speech sh## you all preach. You can’t handle it. It works both ways.

    • Dre_loves_Trump

      It appears you only comment on Milo articles..you might want to expand your knowledge base to other topics..You’re losing your cause and it’s driving you nuts..i understand.

  • http://rdsathene.blogspot.com Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene

    This is excellent news! Bravo to everyone who played a role in getting this extremist’s event cancelled.

    In the past this vile white supremacist would not have been invited again to UCLA, but for the intervention of alt-center UC President, Janet Napolitano, whose insistence that hate speech be something university campus students should be subjected to. We must stand strong against Nazis like Yiannopoulos spewing their hatred and fascism on campus, but also recognize that this invite was made possible by the accommodationism afforded by right-of-center Liberals. I wrote the following response to Napolitano last October. https:[email protected][email protected]657b7#.qlpos0pyx

    UCLA ’14
    PCL ’18, Juris Doctor Candidate

    • TheRbruin10

      Wow what happened to UCLA being open minded and allowing freedom of INTELLECTUAL EXPRESSION/FACTS that may go contrary to YOUR BELIEFS. As a Bruin Alumni I am disappointed. Not too long ago I walked by campus and I saw a huge group tabling for a Bruin SOCIALIST group with a big RED BANNER. Shame on you UCLA you are giving power to stupid and violent socialist, commies, MECHA, PITA animal lovers, and libtards. Robert Skeels they shouldnt even give you a JD because you dont believe in the constitution and you dont believe in the red white and blue flag that our fellow soldiers bled and died for YOU!!! UCLA’ 10 (I got out before it got worse, now in the real world with a career, real responsibilties, and REAL understanding of how the world works unlike careerist students who are trapped in the college liberal bubble.)

      • http://rdsathene.blogspot.com Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene

        1st amendment protections are only owed by state actors (i.e. the government). Students don’t have the standing to deny this fascist his dubious right to free speech. Rather, by protesting the possibility of his vile presence on a campus of higher learning, students exercised their first amendment rights. That’s right out of the constitution, something you’ve likely never read.

        I graduated in ’14, but transferred to the UC in 1991, so spare me your idle talk about real world, real… It’s likely that I was out of high school for years when you were born.

        Moreover, I’m a Veteran (USN ’83—’86) so can miss me with all the “they died for you” nonsense. I see the victims of US imperial projects every time I have an appointment at the VA hospital, and there’s never a single flag waving Yiannopoulos fascist there to “support the troops.”

        The Red Army showed the best way to deal with Yiannopoulos and his ilk.

    • TheRbruin10

      Talk about stolen valor. A US vet wouldn’t talk like that especially someone who is supposably been around before me, the language is too PC and too commie

      • http://rdsathene.blogspot.com Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene

        IDK what “stolen valor” is, but here’s a few photos of my ship off of Avalon Harbor, and myself in uniform, just off of Diamond Head. [ I'm the STG3 (SW) — I earned ESWS at only 19 years old ]. http://rdsathene.blogspot.com/2007/07/uss-florikan-asr-9.html I’m not just a US Veteran, I’m a proud member of Veterans for Peace. As penance for your vile misrepresentations, you should make a donation to them.

        You see, unlike trolls that use fake names for comments, I use my actual name. If you had any sense, you would have looked me up on a search engine before spouting off with your juvenile, reactionary nonsense. I’ve run for public office and finished in second place, chased armed Klansmen and fascists off the border, and a whole bunch of other exciting stuff. I’m published in publications like Jacobin, Counterpunch, and Truthout.

      • http://rdsathene.blogspot.com Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene

        Oh, look! It’s the Daily Bruin story about me in 2014 http://dailybruin.com/2014/06/09/stories-of-older-students-enrich-uclas-class-of-2014/ I guess I actually have “supposably been around before” you.

        Looks like my disqus account is considerably older too. Go figure.

  • http://www.alwayslategamereviews.weebly.com/ Always Late Game Reviews

    They’re just figuring out now this idiot offers nothing of educational value for conservative conversation?!

    • Dre_loves_Trump

      And the racist BDS offers what exactly?..At least Milo confirms and substantiates that your BS liberal ideology has never worked in the history of mankind… You’re just sheep going through life with nothing else to say..

      • Cristobaldelicia

        Didn’t Hitler say “you’re liberal ideology has never worked in the history of mankind?” I think he did, and he referred to people as sheep as well. Milo, Hitler; that’s some interesting mentors you have.

        • Dre_loves_Trump

          Now are you making s__ up again?…I’ll call the LAUSD and explain to them we have a new historian on our hands…

  • BruinAlum

    Yes, Milo is shocking in his delivery, but this does not
    negate issues of free speech. I would like to see the University have
    him speak along with a moderator and someone with opposing viewpoints.
    Let them discuss and debate the merits of the ideas. Avoid personal
    attacks and name calling and lets all try and learn from each other. As a
    self-identifying liberal, I would like to hear what he has to say, see
    if it has merit and hear someone more learned than I discuss issues of
    feminism, liberalism, etc. with him. One does not learn by listening to
    what you already know.

    • Kalisfriend

      I HATE THIS MAN. Okay, that felt better. And now that I’m over that, I have to say that I agree with you. To know the Devil, after all, you have to hear the Devil. But only in a moderated setting. I don’t want to get continuously spewed in this man’s venom without some thoughtful restraints.

      • Dre_loves_Trump

        That’s exactly what I felt w/ Obama..unfortunately there was no moderation then..

        • Kalisfriend

          Let us take it upon ourselves then to respect each other, especially now.

    • http://rdsathene.blogspot.com Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene

      The dubious right-wing club that invited the pro-fascist withdrew their invitation. The anti-racist students that opposed Yiannopoulos’ spewing of hatred on campus are not state actors. The UC itself had nothing to do with the cancellation of the event. So how, precisely, was the Nazi’s “free speech” “negate[d]” in any way?

      If you genuinely want to hear this vile individual, there are other venues at which you can indulge your curiosity. An institution of higher learning should not be one of them. Particularly when students will be denigrated by the fascist’s presence on campus.

      You claim to be a “self-identifying liberal.” The different approach to Nazis might stem from the fact that leftists got red triangles and camps, while Liberals got cushy positions.

    • butters

      tell me Bruin. what does one learn from racist ideology? what merit do you find in ideas that hold one person above another because of the color of their skin? i have an ideology that tells me that people with the name BruinAlum are subhuman and should be genocided, would you like to ponder the merits of that position. do you feel I have something to contribute?

      • Kalisfriend

        To know the Devil, the Saint has to listen to what the Devil says. Only then can you find ways to defeat him. (Or, as Tzu says, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”)

        • Joseph Duran

          Another tactic. Allow the misinformed misanthrope to attend. Speak. Line the street with thousands. Leading to it. Away from it. Surround it. If he doesn’t show, people would never SEE the sheer numbers of the opposition. Allow that small group to arrive. Then, engulf. The opposition will Be THE headline.

          • Kalisfriend

            YES!!

    • chuckkle

      But Milo’s schtick is stand up “comedy,” not debate or discussion. He doesn’t dialogue, he presents.

  • Jason Andrew

    Enjoy what little you can, goys, Trump is still president :)

    • Kalisfriend

      And we’re still going to resist. So yeah, deal with that.

    • NotInYourBestInterest

      Jason, Jason… be kind to the “clinically affected”, they can’t help it. they’re borderline suicidal, so tantrums are part of the diagnosis.

  • NotInYourBestInterest

    yes, the gay jewish guy WHO DATES BLACK GUYS is a “white supremacist”. must you be hit over the head to grasp something so obvious??

    what’s really scary is this guy (who doesn’t grasp simple logic) says he’s a JD candidate. ugh. no doubt UC will be happy to rubber stamp this lib through because misery l̶o̶v̶e̶s̶ is desperate for company.

    • uncommonsense

      I see your long post at the top. I upvote then it disappears. Then reappears and I try to comment but it says I cant comment on inactive post! Whats up w that? Its a really good post that people should read.

      • NotInYourBestInterest

        thanks man. leftist authoritarian BS i suspect. keeps getting taken down. idk if it’s the moderator or what. they are afraid of being called on their BS. somewhat ironic, considering the subject.

        • Dre_loves_Trump

          No need to “suspect” it – just look at all the recent articles on this site – literally 40 anti-conservative articles w/ an op-ed about how great Obozo was..

          • NotInYourBestInterest

            yeh no kidding. had to repost it again… pesky communists.

  • NotInYourBestInterest

    GREAT JOB shutting down free speech and the freedom of your fellow students to hear views that differ from yours. the sad thing is, you guys throw the word “fascist” around like you actually know what it means yet don’t comprehend how your tactics mirror the worst authoritarians throughout history.

    Hitler, Stalin,Trotsky, Castro, Mao–their #1 tool of control was to crush voices of dissent–their detractors. your tactics are no different, no less honorable, just as pathet.

    ever hear the old saying, “i detest what the KKK has to say, but i’d fight for their right to say it?”. that’s not just a saying, it’s the exact principle our freedoms are built upon. you purport to champion liberty but you are not principled enough pay the cover. at a time when it’s finally become en vogue to “support vets”, you still manage to spit on everything vets stand for each time you attempt to stamp out another’s voice & choice.

    you don’t like ice cream so you ruin it for the rest of the class? that’s mature. you have become what your liberal predecessors despised and you’re too dumb to get it. you are scared that people will be persuaded by what Milo has to say, made worse by your arguments being just as barren as, well… i’m too polite to say here. you are bankrupt of the values that forged America (thank GOD you weren’t born as Franklin, Jefferson or Hamilton or you would’ve gone FETAL in the face of the coming British!) and you don’t deserve the protections you are afforded by our constitution when you seek to deny others theirs.

    check yourself; your privilege is showing.

    • uncommonsense

      Finally

      • NotInYourBestInterest

        yeh we’ll see how long till they take my post down again LOL. thanks for the upvote.

    • http://rdsathene.blogspot.com Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene

      First amendment protections are only owed by state actors (i.e. the government). Students did not deny this fascist his dubious right to free speech. Rather, by protesting the possibility of his vile presence on a campus of higher learning, students exercised their first amendment rights.

      The Red Army showed the best way to deal with Yiannopoulos and his ilk.

      By the way, I’m a veteran and I sure as heck do not feel that opposing fascists defiling college campus is “spitting on everything vets stand for.”

  • Merle Kessler

    This whole thread is so Berkeley I can’t even.

  • NotInYourBestInterest

    you think you won, but even your own are turning against you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZhHm_xQScE

  • NotInYourBestInterest

    GREAT JOB shutting down free speech and the freedom of your fellow
    students to hear views that differ from yours. you don’t like ice cream
    so you ruin it for the rest of the class. what a bunch of killjoys. the
    sad thing is, you guys throw the word “fascist” around like you actually
    know what it means yet don’t comprehend how your tactics mirror the
    worst authoritarians throughout history.

    Hitler, Stalin,Trotsky,
    Castro, Mao–their #1 tool of control was to crush the voices of their
    detractors. your tactics are no different, no more honorable, just as
    pathet.

    ever hear the old saying, “i detest what the KKK has to
    say, but i’d fight for their right to say it”? that’s not just a slogan,
    it’s the exact principle our freedoms are built upon. you purport to be
    the club that champions liberty but you are not principled enough (too
    cheap) to pay the cover. at a time when it’s finally become en vogue
    among liberals to “support vets” (lip service, at least), you’re still
    spitting on everything vets stand for each time you attempt to stamp out
    another’s voice & choice. perhaps one of these decades you’ll get
    the “vet thing” right.

    you have become what your liberal
    predecessors despised and you’re too thick to get it. you are simply
    scared that people will be persuaded by what Milo has to say and see
    through all your lies. how does a jewish homosexual like Milo, who’s
    very enthusiastically attracted to black guys, even qualify as a bigot??
    your fear of Milo’s wry yet genteel, articulate charm, is made worse by
    your arguments being just as barren as, well… i’m too polite to say
    here. you are bankrupt of the values that forged America. THANK GOD you
    weren’t born as Franklin, Jefferson or Hamilton or or we’d all be having
    borscht & sauerkraut with our afternoon tea.

    you don’t deserve the protections you are afforded by our constitution when you seek to deny others theirs.

    please check yourself; your privilege is showing.

    btw,
    to those with viewpoints articulate enough to be viewed as a threat to
    the UC majority, some individual apparently sits on this page whenever
    not in class to report such posts as spam (i can only guess who it might
    be). my post only stuck after “uncommonsense” replied to it, thus
    ‘inoculating’ my post against such control freaks. so keep posting until
    it sticks and assert your right to be heard.

  • Mike Bump

    congratulations to the left wing fascists, you wont have to hear anything that doesn’t coincide with your uninformed opinions.