Under the headline “Violence as Self-Defense,” The Daily Californian published articles by students and alumni that try to make the claim that the use of violence in shutting down a speech by Milo Yiannapoulos was somehow justified.
In the first one, alumni Nisa Dang libels Milo while trying to justify violence by saying not being violent is itself violence:
To people with platforms who decide when a protest should and should not be violent: You speak from a place of immense privilege. As I recently wrote in a tirade against this brand of idiocy, asking people to maintain peaceful dialogue with those who legitimately do not think their lives matter is a violent act.
First, Nisa – I’m not a fan of Milo, but he has never said that anyone’s life doesn’t matter. Second, you’re using the word “legitimately” wrong in that sentence. And finally, your argument that “asking people to maintain peaceful dialogue with those who legitimately do not think their lives matter is a violent act” is utter nonsense.Read more at TheFederalistpapers