Cal Poly and fascism

January 31, 2017
Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos

OPINION by ALLAN COOPER

Today Cal Poly is providing a platform for fascism by inviting Milo Yiannopoulos onto campus. For those of you who may need a tutorial on the subject of fascism, just remember these four letters: D.I.C.K.

Dismantle government, Ignore the rule of law, Censor the press, and Keep hate alive.

This is all you need to know about fascism, Milo Yiannopoulos and Donald Trump (whom Milo weirdly refers to as his “daddy”).


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Boldguy

I have to admit, I knew nothing about this guy until all hub bub about him being here.

Googled his name and was steered to a bunch of YouTube video clips of him speaking. Nothing like I expected, guy was mildly entertaining in a weird sort of way, viewpoints that are different than my own, but everyone should be able to express their own point of view!!!


Snoid

Remember the days if you didn’t like something you simply walked away, turned it off or ignored it. Guess its time to protest cause KZOZ sucks and they dont play music that’s really “classic rock” and those constant commercials, what greedy bastards. How about KSBY or the Trib who fear the truth in reporting. Perhaps its time to fire bomb their studios, flip over their cars and attach their staff??. The point is intolerance and how hypocritical the real haters are. Put your big boy undies on and walk away intolerant anti free speech people.


Pelican1

Wait just a minute, back up the constitutional convention cargo van…….The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, ensuring that there is no prohibition on the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.


marc

Allan Cooper, get a grip on yourself and chill. Milo is hardly the evil person you make him out to be. Politically incorrect but not a racist.


October

Thanks for the free advertising. I wasn’t aware of this. I’m watching the live stream on You Tube right now.


injustice_to_bees

Some of you are offering a rebuttal to something Mr. Cooper never said. Please keep your eye on the ball here. Mr. Cooper did not say that Mr. Yiannopoulos does not have a constitutional right to speak. He is only questioning Cal Poly’s decision to give him a microphone. These are very different things.


So, please, if you want to debate whether Mr. Yiannopoulos is a funny provocateur or a fascist, please go right ahead. I’ll get it kicked off. He is a fascist and so is Trump.


Mike

Can you define fascism for us?


laftch

1. A political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition


2 A tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control


Neither of which definitions apply to Milo or President Trump.


acooper

Laftch & Santalilcamper –

Steve Bannon – Senior Counselor and now on the National Security Council – is a temperamental white supremacist, misogynist and anti-semite. Bannon will use Breitbart as a bully pulpit spreading misinformation about Trump’s enemies and will forge alliances with Europe’s nationalist, anti-immigrant, and far-right parties. Milo, who formerly worked for Bannon, is a clone of Steve Bannon. Bannon, as Trump’s surrogate, has told the New York Times to “shut up” and says the press is the “opposition party”…i.e., press censorship. Trump/Bannon have continued to enforce the Muslim ban overriding a judicial restraining order…i.e., ignoring the rule of law. This ban has singled out Muslim countries even though none of the acts of terrorism committed on U.S. soil since 2001 were associated with these countries…i.e., hatred of the Muslim religion. Nearly all of Trump’s appointees have previously expressed their intention to dismantle the very bureau’s they will soon head and Trump/Bannon have completely marginalized the role of the State Department. This all appears to be a prelude to a strong autocratic POTUS. Finally, it is irrelevant that Milo is gay…he is an outspoken critic of gay activists and has said many times that he would prefer to be straight if he had choice.


Santalilcamper

Okay, you don’t know how to debate, you cannot make a claim and then have no evidence to back it up. That’s being intellectually lazy/ You MUST provide evidence, I can give you tons and tons of evidence that Milo is NOT a fascist, for example, he’s never said he’s hated the Jewish, in fact he’s half Jewish, I’ve watched all of his speeches and I’ve never heard anything anti-Semitic, He isn’t a white supremacist, his boyfriend is black, oh and he doesn’t hate the gays because he is one, and hates how the left constantly tries to paint him and the other gays as this monolith that all think and act alike.Ya know kinda like how the left tries to paint all white people as racists and all men as misogynists. Then they paint minorities as the helpless victim that can’t fend for themselves, which truly is a horrible way to do something, “Hey this man needs help because he’s a minority and he can’t do anything by himself without the government’s help” Isn’t that insulting? So please, provide your evidence. I will gratefully debate with you. Just debate correctly


Desdecardo

Allan,


You just described your opinion when attempting to call out that creep and Cal Poly for siting legal precidence and the Constitution in their decision to let the Constitution work.


You promoted censorship and hatred.


I don’t like him. Find his stances sickening. I’m not going to go all night of the long knives on a right with extremist because I disagree with him.


This is the United States, if you want Fascism time travel to 30s Germany or move to Russia. We don’t need censorship in the United States.


This beautiful country gives you a choice to not listen to idiots like this guy.


Sincerely,


A Liberal who believes in the Constitution


Kaiser Bill

Milo is dangerous and deserves to be marginalized, but not for the laughable argument that Milo is a fascist. Milo should be attacked because Milo and his new Right Allies deny and reject identity politics. Identity politics works. The left has used it for years to mobilize minorities (Black Lives Matter), Trump used identity politics successfully with the Wall and the Muslim ban.


Milo believes the idea of America is special, that it wasn’t the founding stock of America who made this country great. Milo’s Proposition Nation and Civic Nationalism should be rejected, it is as weak as Russia building its identity around Soviet Communism rather than the Russian people.


“Dismantle government, Ignore the rule of law, Censor the press, and Keep hate alive.”


These tropes are so contradictory and absurd. How can a dismantled government ignore the rule with a police state that censors the press? Who gets to decide what is hate? This is why the left is far more dangerous than Trump, Milo’s New Right, the Alt Right, or any movement on the American right wing. The left truly wants to silence and eliminate controversial speech that offends leftists. The left will accomplish this with hate speech laws imprisoning people like Milo. If hate speech laws don’t work or don’t come to pass, the left will get violent, as they did to Frank Luntz and Richard Spencer on Inauguration Weekend.


billygatez

Not choosing sides; but how often does SWAT need to be used to keep “all sides calm”, when a guest speaker is invited, no matter how controversial they are. Poly is footing the bill for police and SWAT, but who is footing Cal Poly’s bill for these measures? What budget is this coming out of and how will it affect moneys in general and dispersion of such related to such? And no need for “snowflakes” of all sides spouting off opinions related to such, please. You’ll upset the moderator. The issue is money and safety here. Not freedom of speech.