September 16, 2017
It looks like this is going to be a big one.
He’s put together a pretty great line-up.
Credit where credit is due.
The Milo Yiannopoulos-organized, mysteriously funded, very possibly still-to-be-cancelled “Free Speech Week” at Berkeley, which is set to begin a week from Sunday, has quite a roster of controversial names on its full schedule of speakers. Yiannopoulos put out the full schedule in a press release Thursday because, he said, the reaction to his earlier announcement about the inclusion of Steve Bannon had been “so huge,” as the Daily Californian reports. Among those allegedly scheduled to appear, in addition to Milo himself and his biggest female role model Ann Coulter, are recently fired Google engineer turned conservative hero James Damore, anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller, and noted conspiracy theorist and alt-right radio host Mike Cernovich.
There’s also former-Pussycat Doll-turned-Trump-supporter Kaya Jones, and a veritable who’s-who (I guess?) of alt-right and conservative mouthpieces.
Because I don’t spend my time trolling the alt-right web or its Twitter and Reddit dens, I don’t recognize most of these names but I get the obviously facetious themes Yiannopoulos has chosen for each day’s program, which include “Zuck 2020” (a reference to Mark Zuckerberg’s rumored eyeing of a presidential bid, though it’s unclear how that will unite the speeches of five people including James Damore), and “Islamic Peace and Tolerance Day.” The last day, “Mario Savio Is Dead,” references one of the leaders of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley in the 1960s.
You can almost hear Yiannopoulos’s grating, giddy laughter as he came up with these.
It should also be noted that Yiannopoulos has himself on the schedule on three of the four days. Could he actually have that much to say?
Sept. 24: “Feminism Awareness Day”
Sept. 25: “Zuck 2020”
Heather Mac Donald
Professor Jordan Peterson
Sept. 26: “Islamic Peace and Tolerance Day”
Sept. 27: “Mario Savio is Dead”
We’ll be hearing all about this, as the details get hammered out, or as it gets canceled, next week.
I think antifa will finally kill someone at this event, which will… I don’t even know what that will do.
Will it do anything?
I don’t even know anymore.
There is literally nothing that the media cannot do.
They could just not report it at all.
Did you guys know that MILO refused to send me a reviewer’s copy of his book?
Can you imagine?
Speaking of book reviews – I will write one for Hillary’s new book.