The Daily Wire's Editor-in-Chief, Ben Shapiro, delivered a speech at Stanford University, in conjunction with Young America's Foundation, about the "dangerous game" both the Alt-Left and Alt-Right tend to play. While Shapiro was in the middle of condemning Nazis, white supremacists and Anti-Semites, protestors chanted that they wanted him to leave.
"Hey hey ho ho, Ben Shapiro's got to go!" protestors in the back chanted.
Shapiro, naturally, was puzzled.
"I have one question: are you protesting the part where I'm condemning the Nazis?" he asked. "Hear what I'm doing right now. Do you have ears? I'm literally condemning Nazis and you're telling me to leave. Do you hear yourselves?"
Although his speech was originally titled, "No, Leftist Idiots Don't Get To Raise My Kids," Shapiro changed the topic to condemn racist groups that the mainstream media is quick to label as "conservative."
“The radical Left and the Alt-Right need each other," Shapiro explained. "And they’re playing a game, in which the radical Left seeks to delegitimize anyone who isn’t radically Left by lumping them in with the despicable Alt-Right — and in which the Alt-Right seeks to make common cause with anyone ‘cancelled’ by the radical Left, specifically with the supporters of President Trump who have been maligned falsely as evil by the radical Left, in order to artificially boost their numbers.”
“These two goals are mutually reinforcing. Here’s how this garbage works… Let’s say, for example, that you believe that ‘white civilization’ — a nonsensical term, since civilization is not defined by color but by history, culture, and philosophy — is under attack from multiracial hordes. Let’s say that you’re antipathetic toward Jews and enraged by the liberties guaranteed and protected by the Constitution of the United States. Let’s say you spend your days ranting about how American conservatives and traditional classical liberals — the sole protective force against the radical Left — haven’t ‘conserved’ anything," he said. "You say America is not a propositional or creedal nation, even though the nation’s founding literally begins with the words, ‘We hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights… Let’s say you cite Christianity as the basis of your values, but you’re more likely to quote Nietzsche than Christ.”
This is the kind of garbage that is spread on America's college campuses. THIS is the reason anti-Semitism is on the rise.— Beth Baumann (@eb454) November 10, 2019
Whoever created this is utterly disgusting. pic.twitter.com/DfBvlQUrms
We continually hear lefties talk about how we need to denounce white supremacy and Nazis yet when a very public conservative figure does it, he is met with disgust. The left continually tells conservatives to condemn this behavior and how do they respond? By creating anti-Semitic fliers of a well-known, well-respected conservative Jew.
And this, folks, is why it's extremely important to educate our youth about anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. It starts with disgusting pictures and fliers and leads to the mass killing of an entire ethnic population.
This is dangerous. And every single one of us should be worried.