Atlanta, GA - After Black Lives Matters activists disrupted a speaking engagement at DePaul University by conservative political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos, a rising black libertarian YouTube personality, who goes by That Guy T, took aim at the social justice group for their hypocrisy.
Last Tuesday, BLM protestors at DePaul University shouted down and disrupted an event by Yiannopoulos, attempting justifying their actions by claiming that the conservative spreads hate and violence through his speech – which is ironic given that the only acts of violence precipitated by the speaking event came from one of the protestors who attacked Yiannopoulos on stage.
The female protester can be seen assaulting the controversial Yiannopoulos after her and another protester, identified as student Edward Ward, interrupted a Q and A session and stormed the stage along with about ten other activists. Police and campus security were called, but both refused to stop the activists from shouting down the planned event, which once again is extremely ironic, due to the fact that DePaul had actually forced the College Republicans, and Yiannopoulos himself, to pay for the security for the event, according to The College Fix.
Ward told Heat Street that his intent was not to shut down down free speech but "hate speech" -- but free speech is exactly what was stopped when he refused to allow Yiannopoulos to continue his speaking engagement, as even the most vile of speech is protected under the First Amendment.
"When [speech] is coming from a point of ignorance, when you make these blatant statements about feminists, when you make blatant statements about the LGBTQ community, when you make statements about black people – then it becomes a problem, because when you use this kind of hatred people like us end up dead," said Ward. “You get Charleston. These are what you get as a result of his type of speech and rhetoric.”
Ward implies there is a direct, causal relationship between offensive speech and violence, which is the ultimate irony due to the fact that the protesters actually used violence and aggression to threaten someone they didn't agree with. The whole idea that aggressive force can be used to quell speech we dislike in an effort to avoid violence is a completely absurd notion, similar to the idea of going to war to achieve peace.
In a video " target="_blank">posted to YouTube, That Guy T discusses how the activist group is opposed to any criticism of black people, and how hypocritical behavior and advocacy for a mentality of victimhood actually hinders the progress of the black community as a whole. To illustrate his point, he stated:
"Whenever BLM talks about issues, you know with police brutality or crime rates or incarceration or anything like that, basically any issue that black people face and someone white comes up and says, 'Well, white people face these issue too.' They immediately come back with, 'No, no were talking about black lives, don't try to derail the discussion, don't try to bring your white problems in here. We're talking about black lives! We're focusing on black people, let's focus on that. Well we're not dismissing those problems, but were focusing on black issues."
He then goes on to explain that when the conversation turns to black-on-black crime, the high murder rate among young black men, the incarceration rate, fatherless homes, welfare dependency, these same activists immediately shift their position by pointing out that "Oh, well white people have these issues too."
T forwards the notion that "any time the criticism is placed on black people then they immediately justify bringing in white people to the discussion, but whenever it's talking about the victimhoods or hardships of black people they want to dismiss all other racial hardships that white people face or that Hispanics face -- they want to solely focus on black people. It's complete fucking hypocrisy!"
In analyzing the situation that took place at DePaul, T makes clear that he believes this incident, and these two protestors in particular "are a great form of symbolism, they're a great personification of the overall black community in the urban African American community. The immediate reaction these black protestors had to someone up on stage saying things they don't agree with, saying may hurt their feeling or whatever type reaction they had to it, their immediate reaction, as you can see here was emotional, purely emotional. Just complete all logic, reason, out the window -- emotions trump all in this scenario."
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It is important to note, the outrage expressed by the #Black Lives Matter movement is founded on statistical evidence which shows that the system inherently and with extreme bias disproportionately targets blacks. African-Americans make up only 13 percent of the population, yet they are the victims in 26 percent of all police shootings. That is nearly three times the rate of whites.
As former Congressman Ron Paul pointed out on national television on Jan 16, 2012;
[Black peope] are tried and imprisoned disproportionately. They suffer the consequence of the death penalty disproportionately. Rich white people don't get the death penalty very often. And most of these are victimless crimes. Sometimes people can use drugs and get arrested three times and never committed a violent act and they can go to prison for life. I think there's discrimination in the system, but you have to address the drug war. I would say the judicial system is probably one of the worst places where prejudice and discrimination still exists in this country.
Despite making up only 7% of the entire population, black males make up 37% of the prison population. Almost 3% of all black males in the US were imprisoned as of December 31, 2013.
It is the view of the Free Thought Project and many other experts that the war on drugs is responsible for perpetuating this racial disparity. The War on Drugs takes good people and turns them into criminals every single minute of every single day. The system is setup in such a way that it fans the flames of violent crime by essentially building a factory that turns out violent criminals.
The system knows this too!
When drugs are legalized, gang violence drops — drastically. Not only does it have a huge effect on the localized gangs in America, but the legalization of drugs is crippling to the violent foreign drug cartels too. Until Americans educate themselves on the cause of this violence, uninformed and corrupt lawmakers will continue to focus on controlling the symptoms.
We will see more senseless killings and more innocent lives stripped of opportunity by getting entangled in the system. Shout it from the rooftops, from the streets, from any pulpit you can find, “Black Lives Matter!” Shout it out loud, because black lives do matter!
But until the root cause of the police state is defined and removed, all that shouting will continue to fall upon deaf ears.