Continuing on the theme of restricted free speech on college campuses and the incendiary tactics of the Black Lives Matter movement, Buck invited Heather Mac Donald, author of The War on Cops and a senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, to the Freedom Hut to describe her experience being shouted down and menaced by protesters at Claremont McKenna College, and again at UCLA.
“It’s quite amazing how little free speech there is on campuses today,” Mac Donald began. “Students believe they have the absolute right to shut down speech they find racist.”
Mac Donald recounted the harrowing escape she had to make to survive her talk, leaving in a police vehicle after an increasingly violent mob closed in around the room where her talk was being given.
“They go under the name antifascist," Mac Donald said, referring to the protesters, "but this is the most garden-variety form of fascism, to use brute force, and to prevent their fellow students from making up their own minds.”
Mac Donald ran through the positions she's taken in her book and elsewhere.
"The Black Lives Matter narrative is a complete fraud. Everything that the public thinks it knows about policing from Black Lives Matter is wrong. Reverse it and you have the truth."
As for the protestors, "They presumably believe that I am a fascist and white nationalist, which is preposterous," she said. "I would hope that some of the faculty know that that is a ludicrous assessment and put themselves up between myself and the mob.”
Mac Donald related that her safety was far from guaranteed by campus police, who "were utterly passive. They’d set up barricades, but when the students ignored the barricades, they let them walk on by.”
"Police are so terrified to do anything that would be deemed racist or oppressive, however lawful, that they just stand by passively. We saw that in the Milo protests, in anti-Trump protests.”
“And also at Middlebury,” chimed in Buck.
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