Conservative author and Daily Wire Editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro, 32, spoke at California State University, Los Angeles on Thursday despite threats issued to him and students organizing the event, blockading protesters, and an initial cancellation by President William Covino—only overturned last minute to save face, and perhaps some legal troubles.
Shapiro, never one to back down, issued a blunt message directly to those actively shutting down freedoms guaranteed to all via the First Amendment: "F*ck your fascism.”
"For all the people outside," said Shapiro during his speech on diversity. "Here's my message to the bloviating jackasses outside: Toughen up, you spoiled brat snowflakes, if you actually want a better world."
“Here’s my message to the bloviating jackasses outside: Toughen up, you spoiled brat snowflakes, if you actually want a better world.”
"We can have an actual conversation if they were up for it," Shapiro told the audience Thursday. "There are mics here, people can ask questions. They could have engaged that way, they chose not to. Maybe they are right about how to solve America’s problems. Maybe I’m right. Maybe someone in the audience is right. We are never going to know because they won’t let the conversation happen.
"Not all diversity is bad, some diversity is terrific," continued Shapiro. "The left just ignores the only type of diversity that matters. Until they stop, America will only become a more pinched, bitter, divided country — divided by tyrants, like some of those who are standing outside this hall, at the front of your classrooms and in the halls of your administration."
Attendees and journalists were reportedly physically assaulted. One attendee claimed to have anti-Semitic slurs hurled his way when he took a call from a friend in Israel. Students lucky enough to attend had to be smuggled in four at a time through a back door. The fire alarm was also pulled during the speech in effort to shutdown the event. Shapiro, undeterred, vowed to continue on.
After all the chaos, the fearless conservative issued another "note" to campus leftists: "F*ck you and f*ck your fascism."
Watch the entire speech, “When Diversity Becomes a Problem,” here.
H/T Oliver Darcy