More from the once-touting-tolerance, now-championing-violence-and-incivility side of the aisle.
On Thursday, Daily Wire podcaster Michael Knowles spoke at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Mid-presentation, he was attacked by a rabid dork in a mask who sprayed him with what seemed to be glitter-colored bleach.
The incendiary nature of Michael’s appearance? His speech was titled “Men Are Not Women.”
Our goose is cooked.
During the speech, according the TDW, Michael was perpetually interrupted by hecklers.
Press Pause: As mentioned above, there was a time when Democrats constantly talked tolerance. Tolerance, tolerance, tolerance, tolerance, tolerance. They were conjurin’ it like it was going outta style. Tolerance was a virtue. But we’re now looking into a generation that’s wholly poised for violent revolution. Punch a Nazi in the face. Words amount to violence, and you fight fire with fire. This is a perilous component of the intolerant Left, and a very dangerous cultural uprising (here, here, and here).
And it’s the fault, it seems to me, of the media and dishonest politicians. They’ve lied to their audience — about Trump and conservatives — instilling great fear. And the worst fear begets the worst violence.
Amid interruptions, Michael told the crowd:
“I know — you’re so oppressed, my dears. I know — life is so hard for you. You have to live in the richest, most equitable, most just country in the history of the world. You have to get a college education; you have to voluntarily go to lectures; it’s so awful. I can’t imagine.”
Protestors eventually began to exit, which prompted more from Michael:
“People who are in war-torn nations; they must truly pity you. Goodbye. Goodbye.”
He made clear he wasn’t skeered:
“Thank you, gentlemen, for your support. I’m not that intimidated by these guys. … There’s a course being taught right now at an American university on angry white men. When I look at who’s angry, I’m not so sure…”
More heckling commenced.
Back to Mike:
“I know. I seem so hateful. You guys seem lovely and sweet. You guys seem so compassionate and lovely.”
He remarked to one protester, “You hope that what? Well, it’s very difficult to use my platform when people use the heckler’s veto to try to shut up any opinion that disagrees.”
The spraying began, from a large Super-Soaker-type water gun.
And ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE.
View the madness:
Great speech Michael, I was in the front row and caught the whole thing on video. pic.twitter.com/fVeaXs0Q4p
— Collin Tuso (@collin_tuso) April 12, 2019
Here’s more on the brutal takedown, with mania from a generation that appears to have no capacity for what Dr. Drew calls “emotional regulation”:
BREAKING VIDEO: One person injured following protest at event hosted by conservative group Young Americans for Freedom. According to guest speaker Michael Knowles, a student threw bleach at him and was arrested. pic.twitter.com/nBC2B25dXz
— UMKC University News (@unewsumkc) April 12, 2019
Knowles summed up the experience thusly:
“The topic of my lecture was ‘Men Are Not Women.’ Apparently, this plain fact was so offensive to some leftist thugs that one of them decided to shoot me in the face and side with a super soaker full of what appeared to be glitter-colored bleach. At first, I just thought it was paint because of the color and smell. I was later told it was bleach; police now say that the substance merely smelled like bleach. This is what conservatives on campus are up against. This is the kind of violence conservatives on campus stand to face if they state plain facts and refuse to kowtow to leftist fantasy.”
We’ve got rough times ahead, folks.
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