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2,000 UC Berkley Students Try To Shut Down Ann Coulter’s Speech, It Didn’t Work

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter was greeted by a crowd of over 2,000 student protestors before delivering a speech on immigration last night at UC Berkley.

According to the LA Times:

Some wore black. Some marched in a circle, yelling anti-Coulter chants. Some waved signs calling Coulter a racist who supports fascism, ethnic cleansing and white supremacy. In diverse and liberal Berkeley, the student and community protesters were particularly riled up by Coulter’s anti-immigrant slams in her 2015 book, “Adios America! The Left’s Plan to Turn our Country into a Third World Hellhole.”

Numerous outlets reported that students projected messages on to the campus’ Wheeler Hall, such as “Berkeley stands united against hate,” as well as, “Why do the Berkeley College Republicans keep inviting Nazis on campus?”

What exactly is it about Ann Coulter that folks on the left (and some on the right) despise?

Simply put: her stance on immigration.

The title of her speaking engagement was “Adios, America!” The event description said Coulter would be “speaking about the current United States immigration system and the dangers of mass immigration.”

Ann Coulter is what we would call a “demographic realist”. She views mass immigration, both legal and illegal, to be a direct threat to the Republican party, and the conservative movement as a whole, and she’s not the only one.

Coulter believes that, if mass immigration continues, the United States will become a liberal cesspool.

Rather than argue against her (because they can’t), UC Berkley students were encouraged by the school’s administration to go out and protest against “hate”.

Campus Reform reports that UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ sent out an email to students urging them to go out, and “confront hatred”, whatever that means…

In an email framed as an encouragement to students to stand against “hate,” the chancellor of the University of California-Berkeley encouraged students to attend a number of events, including an organized protest during conservative author Ann Coulter’s visit to campus.

This week marks the annual “United Against Hate Week” in the Bay Area, and UC-Berkeley plans on playing an integral role in promoting the week’s events across the bay, as well as hosting several events on campus, according to an email Chancellor Carol Christ sent to all members of the campus community Monday morning. Christ’s email referenced today’s “angry polarized times” and encouraged students to attend several events that are “designed to catalyze the awareness and actions necessary to confront hatred in its every form.”

The Chancellor attached a list of relevant events, compiled and hosted by the official “United Against Hate Week” website. These events include one on immigration, an “Islamophobia Awareness Workshop” at city hall, a “Candlelight Vigil for Lives Lost to Transgender Violence,” and a “Transgender Day of Remembrance Service.”

Also included on the list of promoted events was the“UC Berkeley United Against Hate Rally,” which is set to take place during Wednesday’s campus lecture by Ann Coulter, hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans. The event description linked by the chancellor specifically states that the promoted protest is being organized by a “coalition of students from Cal Berkeley Democrats” and other on-campus groups.

First of all, THANK GOD I DON’T LIVE IN CALIFORNIA. I don’t know which is more ridiculous… The “Islamophobia Awareness Workshop”, the “Candlelight Vigil for Lives Lost to Transgender Violence,” or the “Transgender Day of Remembrance Service.”

The students aren’t being asked to think for themselves. They are being asked to buy into this garbage, and to protest against anyone who might have a different point of view.

“Hatred is antithetical to belonging, to respect, to understanding, and to learning itself. We must defend our commitment to diversity and inclusion by remaining united in our condemnation of abhorrent ideologies that promote hatred on the basis of an individual’s origins or identity,” the email read.

The thing is, there isn’t anything inherently hateful in saying that immigrants don’t vote Republican. That’s just a reality.

I had a friend ask me “well, if conservative ideas are so great, why would you be worried about immigrants voting democrat?” My only response is “look at the rest of the world”.

We value things like free speech, and the right to defend yourself from those who wish to do harm. We value a strong family unit, and charity (real charity, not just paying your taxes). People coming from around the world don’t grow up with those same values. That’s just a reality.

Democrats, and people pushing for lenient restrictions to outright open borders also don’t value these things. They give less to charity. They don’t want you to own guns. They don’t promote a strong family unit.

Republicans who are pro-immigration see the monetary benefits. Tucker Carlson recently did a segment on H1-B Visas, exposing how business owners are able to skirt payroll taxes by hiring a foreign born worker as opposed to an American.

These are the things that are important to Coulter. She is an America First conservative, and that rubs people the wrong way. The media has continuously pushed the idea that wanting a stronger, better America is somehow “racist” and “evil”.

Mind you, these are the same people who think that it’s okay to kill a baby in the womb. They also think it’s totally appropriate for a parent to bring their children to listen to “drag queen story time”. Perhaps they aren’t the best judges of what constitutes as “bad”.