Milo Yiannopoulos is preparing to take UC Berkeley by storm for ‘Free Speech Week,’ which will take place between September 24-27 and will also feature special guests Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, and a 16-man Navy SEAL team to provide maximum security in the event that local police fail or stand down, as they have in the past.
The provocative writer and political pot-stirrer has been planning the event in the roiling cauldron of toxic leftism since his last appearance at the taxpayer-funded school, which devolved into life-threatening chaos thanks to the violent cowards of Antifa and their fellow travelers.
The city of Berkeley, as well as the university, have proven extremely hostile to visiting speakers who espouse even a whiff of conservatism, making a regular habit of preemptively shutting them down or allowing their events to be savaged by feral retrogrades.
Berkeley mayor Jesse Areguin – who has been linked to Antifa groups and may even be a ‘member’ himself – has applied pressure to the university to cancel Free Speech Week, and UCB vice chancellor for communications, Dan Mogulof, indicated to Politico that officials are still attempting to exploit loopholes to thwart Yiannopoulos and Co.
The conservative students’ group had said it planned speeches from Sept. 24-27 at Sproul Plaza, Zellerbach Hall and other major locations on campus, but it has failed to provide requested information needed to provide security for the events, “nor has it confirmed the list of speakers and when they intend to schedule events with those speakers,’’ Mogulof said.
Yiannopoulos addressed the Politico piece in fiery Facebook post, calling it “fake news,” excoriating Mogulof and vowing that the show will go on as planned.
UC Berkeley assistant vice chancellor Dan Mogulof is spreading rumors that Free Speech Week might be canceled. Ignore him, it’s fake news. Ironically, Berkeley is fighting Free Speech Week the same way they fought against Mario Savio’s Free Speech Movement in the 60’s — by spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Mogulof has a long history of hostility, leaks and lies when it comes to conservative speakers. His efforts will not be successful, and Berkeley Free Speech Week will a fabulous, and peaceful, celebration of free speech including more than 20 speakers from diverse viewpoints. Our efforts are moving ahead at full speed to put together the best free speech event Berkeley has ever seen. I am sparing no expense, including a 16-man Navy SEAL security detail for me and our speakers.
UC Berkeley has claimed that this will be a year of free speech, but they’ve quickly gone back to their old tricks. They seem committed to the course of excluding speakers who don’t share their progressive authoritarian mindset from campus. It won’t fly, there is too much at stake for America, and too many eyes on both the university administration and the city of Berkeley. Berkeley Free Speech Week will go on no matter what Berkeley says. Nothing will deter us. We will not yield.
Milo’s last visit to Berkeley in February was an utter disaster, as domestic terrorists swarmed the campus unabated, assaulting and viciously beating peaceful attendees and students, destroying property, setting fires, and attacking police.
Earlier this month, confidential documents obtained by Politico revealed that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security had classified Antifa as ‘domestic terrorists’ in early 2016.