Free speech as understood by the American student left

The speaker, by the way, is Art Laffer, the creator of the Laffer Curve from whom you can also learn about Say’s Law. About five minutes will get you all you need, although the best part may be at the 4:00 minute mark when the crowd starts shouting, “Free speech! Free Speech!” as the police come to arrest those who had actually interrupted the speech. Then turn it back to around 1:40 to hear Laffer begin. Ignorant and stupid doesn’t cover anything like what came next. Terrifying if anything. Also very loud.

Picked up from Steve Hayward on Powerline.

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16 Responses to Free speech as understood by the American student left

  1. The BigBlueCat

    Laffer demonstrated that high taxation does not lead to high government revenues – there is a point where the level of taxation is economically efficient and optimised. Leftists will never understand that.

    These precious snowflakes don’t know what free speech is … the think free speech means taking over the platform. Guess what! It wasn’t their platform! They deserved to be removed. They can shout “free speech” outside all they like. They should sit down, shut up and learn some sound economic principles – if it was good enough for Reagan, it should be good enough for them.

    And what’s with the bright light in the loudspeaker?

  2. Old School Conservative

    Alinsky, Rule 4: Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

    Conservative like Laffer believe in free speech so the little marxist darlings shout “free speech” to try and turn the enemy’s own beliefs against themselves.

  3. mundi

    If you really want your brain to fall out, just listen to what they are reading out and saying. They just pick any think in society they don’t like, almost all of them caused by the left, and for some reason blame it on Laffer….

    Whats more is you can bet, despite this video evidence, not a single ‘student’ will face anything like having their ass kicked out of uni.

  4. Old School Conservative

    just listen to what they are reading out

    Poor bugger.
    His brain has turned to mush because of his education and he can’t remember what he’s aggrieved about. Has to read it out.

  5. max

    “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

    Bible teach Concept of Personal Responsibility

    All societies of men must be governed in some way or other. The less they may have of stringent State Government, the more they must have of individual self-government. The less they rely on public law or physical force, the more they must rely on private moral restraint. Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the Word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.

  6. Notice in many of these demonstrations, especially those that become violent, that many if not most participants are “People of Color” determined not to get the education they were granted the opportunity for under Affirmative Action.

  7. Beachcomber

    It’s like an out-of-control primary school. Infantile with a large dose of “Lord of the Flies”.

  8. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ann Coulter got the treatment at Berkeley overnight.

    Ann Coulter Event In Calif. Draws Protesters, Several Arrested (21 Nov)

    Several protesters are arrested for disrupting a speaking event for conservative commentator Ann Coulter at the University of California Berkeley. Demonstrators formed a human chain to block attendees from entering the event on Wednesday, which was put on by the Berkeley College Republicans. … Coulter’s was forced to cancel a similar event at the school in 2017 over safety concerns.

    Well done to Berkeley for holding their nerve, it must have been a terrible temptation to cancel it again. I wonder when people will notice how fascist these protesters are.

  9. sfw

    Prior to the last US election I saw Laffer saying how the next POTUS would be a remarkable person, He said the selection process is so trying and severe that only the best candidate would be selected. Spot on as it turned out.

  10. None of these little pricks would have known even the existence of a bloke like Laffer. No chance they learned about him or his curve in classes.
    So why are they there? Because their fucking “perfessers” told them about Laffer and what evil deeds he performed during the Reagen administration.

    “Perfessers” have ruined the lives of the last couple of generations almost wholesale. Many of these kids will never recover.
    (If only we could) reduce universities to STEM fields only and tell all the “studies” perfessers and lecturers (almost all of whom are angry, fat arsed lesbos who couldn’t get a dick on a pirate ship) to go private.

  11. IainC

    I wonder when people will notice how fascist these protesters are.

    Everyone has noticed, even those responsible for security on campus and campus administrators – the problem is that the latter agree with the brand of fascism being promoted by violence, and prevent the former (who should be apolitical and respond to a situation as it arises regardless of the perpetrators) from acting properly to defend those on the right being attacked. Naturally, the opposite will occur if right wing protestors should dare to advance on a leftist speaker. A global campus culture that can accommodate Marxist conferences (eg U Melbourne every Easter) without a care is hardly one to care remotely about equality of opportunity, freedom of speech, moral justice, fair play and the like.

  12. That’s right, GDP is maximised on the left hand side of the Laffer Curve.

  13. wal1957

    I would say that at least half of these educated morons have no idea who they are protesting.
    These idiots don’t know how good they have got it.
    This will continue until these snowflakes are made to face some consequences.

    A period of suspension from the university.
    A financial penalty on their student loans.
    An arrest record on a resume’ would certainly deter some future employers.

  14. Zatara

    Don’t make the common mistake of assuming that all who participate in protests on campus are students. Nobody is checking student IDs.

    Recruiting, training, and deploying leftist protestors has become an industry in the US (and most other western countries). A key indicator has become the presence of buses parked nearby, as well as older, generally better dressed individuals hanging around across the street quietly directing operations.

    However, in the case of the Coulter protests, it takes mere minutes to walk from the slums of Oakland to the U of Cal campus at Berkley and from the looks of those videos that’s exactly where much of that crowd came from.

  15. deplorable

    And the civil war starts when?

  16. The BigBlueCat

    but the laffer curve says nothing about whether any kind or level of tax is “efficient”.

    Thanks for the correction. My understanding of the Laffer Curve is that there is a point where either lowering or raising the rate of taxation will lower the total taxation revenue – that’s what I meant by efficient (the rate that maximises tax revenue), but optimised is a better word.

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