Journalist Andy Ngo, the same man who was targeted and assaulted by Antifa in Portland last June, wouldn’t have had to say a word about the “domestic terrorist violence” of Antifa at a scheduled late January speaking engagement, because Antifa did all the work for him.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada recently cancelled a presentation Ngo was to give entitled, “Understanding Antifa Violence.”
The reason? “Safety concerns due to potential violent protests from antifa groups,” according to The Post Millennial, of which Ngo is editor-at-large.
So a speech about how violent Antifa is was cancelled because of the potential for them to get violent while protesting Ngo’s scheduled January 29th speech.
With a reason like that, is there really any need to give the speech? Antifa proved Ngo’s point without know even stepping foot on campus, never mind the fact that he was beaten by the fascists who claim to combat fascism.
The Post Millennial reported:
Conservative legal advocacy group, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) has issued a press release and legal demand letter on behalf of student group The Free Speech Club demanding that UBC reinstate the event.
According to the letter, The Free Speech Club, received a phone call on December 20 from Ron Holton, Chief Risk Officer at UBC, stating “[t]he reason for the cancellation is the concern about the safety and security of our campus community.” The JCCF points out that no specific concern was mentioned.
This just goes to show that if you want free speech, for the most part, the only place left to experience it is in the U.S. Sure, speaking engagements for people that aren’t far-left have been cancelled in the last few years. But college campuses are tantamount to indoctrination centers, so they’re a little more sensitive than other places where the real world exists.