Democrats have embraced the alt-left over the last several years, but have particularly empowered them in response to Donald Trump’s presidency–hoping the fanatical fervor of group’s like Antifa and Black Lives Matter will give them the political impetus necessary to achieve their agenda even in the face of significant Republican majorities at the federal and state levels.
But Democrats are at last experiencing buyer’s remorse as they lose control of their zealots. They’re beginning to realize many of these #RESISTANCE types are closet anarchists who will gladly turn on the liberal establishment if it gives them further opportunity to make chaos.
Faculty at the College of William and Mary are in panic after Black Lives Matter protesters arrived to shut down an address given by an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) speaker, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
The incident has sparked immediate backlash among the liberal community against Black Lives Matter.
A New York Times columnist called the behavior “embarrassing.” A George Washington University law professor called for the student protesters’ suspension.
Annie Brown, a former William and Mary student known for her liberal views on female sexuality, said “This is a slippery slope. If we continue to undermine the right of individuals to peacefully gather and share their perspectives in intelligent, well-informed conversations, we are limiting our own ability to gather information, make informed strategies for change and also limit our freedoms to speak out in the future.”
The speaker herself, Claire Gastañaga, stated “a public college like William and Mary has an obligation to protect the freedom of the speaker to speak.” Gastañaga serves as executive director of the ACLU of Virginia.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson tackled the event head-on in his program, debating Black Lives Matter-aligned New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams.
Williams repeatedly defended the “free speech” rights of the Black Lives Matter protesters while entirely missing the point Carlson made: free speech does not mean you get to violate other people’s free speech.
The members of the local Black Lives Matter targeted the left-leaning ACLU due to the organization’s role in helping “white supremacists” in Charlottseville, VA obtain a permit for the rally that ultimately ended in several injuries and three deaths.
The ACLU is on the left side of every issue. Right now, they’re in the middle of suing the Trump administration for not forcing employers to buy condoms and birth control pills for their employees.
BREAKING: We're suing the Trump administration to block new rules allowing employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control. pic.twitter.com/nDT9QE0n8y
— ACLU (@ACLU) October 6, 2017
But because of ACLU’s actions in Charlottseville, an instance in which they put partisanship aside to protect the free speech rights of their adversaries, Black Lives Matter decided an alliance is no longer possible.
The crowd of Black Lives Matter hecklers interrupted Gastañaga’s remarks with chants of “liberalism is white supremacy” and “ACLU, you protect Hitler too!” in a demonstration that lasted an hour.
This latest instance of far-left rabble rousing mirrors the recent heckling at a Nancy Pelosi event by so-called “DREAMers,” who were angry at the Democratic leader for allegedly working with President Trump on a plan to give young illegal aliens a legal status.
Of course, liberal intellectuals only care about free speech when it’s their speakers being shut down. There was conveniently none of this backlash when the University of California Berkeley canceled its Free Speech Week and Milo Yiannopoulos event due to the dangers posed by Antifa.
It’s hard to feel sorry for leftists who are now being devoured by monsters of their own creation. Many conservatives are sitting back in enjoyment as they watch the Democratic party implode.
BLM protesters shouting down a speaker from the ACLU, which has religiously stood up for BLM, isn't just a bad look. It's bad.
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) October 4, 2017
Two fascist groups I dislike are fighting. I will sit back and enjoy. ACLU will sue, BLM will kill.
— DRUM Corps (@RWR1776) October 7, 2017
I think I just had an aneurysm watching the guy from ACLU taking up for BLM..for protesting ACLU..by shutting down a rally.. for free speech
— Jackolope (@Jackolope__) October 7, 2017
The best is BLM shutting down the ACLU meeting saying all LIBERALS are racists. The one and only time I have agreed with them.
— Barbara?????? (@Bkbattles) October 7, 2017