It’s not the first, nor will it be the last, time that I’ve brought up and condemned the childish, illegal, and unethical tactics of the left, but the “Grow The F*ck” series is beginning to be a favorite of mine. Mostly because it gives me an excuse to tear up the childish temper tantrums of liberal college students.
So here was go again.
This time it’s campus preachers, again, that are being targeted. Last time it was a preacher at one of my local universities and this week we are moving from Phoenix, Arizona to UCLA in Los Angeles, California.
First, since the shrill man-child claims at one point to have not broken any laws (something the crowd apparently doesn’t all agree with) let’s start by talking about which laws he actually did break and what some of the consequences could have potentially been if the campus police had been doing their job.
The two most obvious would be civil harassment and criminal threats. It’s unclear if assault or battery took place, since the video clearly begins after the argument and harassment was already underway and there are several sections in which the cameraman is intentionally blocked by participants.
Criminal threat is a crime that is incredibly clear in this video. The man-child idiot clearly threatens the preacher with immediate physical violence several times and there is no doubt in my mind that the man being threatened would have felt real, reasonable, and sustained fear from those threats. If convicted, the student doing the threatening could have served one to four years in prison, depending on whether he was charged with a misdemeanor or with a felony.
Civil harassment is also quite clear. There were credible threats of violence at several points and any of them could have scared, annoyed, or harassed the preacher. All of this was done for no reason at all…except that the man-child and his harridan of a friend didn’t agree with the preacher and were mentally unstable enough that they couldn’t just ignore him and walk away.
No one else broke a law here. The preacher, to my knowledge, had a right to be there. The campus security guard clearly thought so. The person recording was also within the law, despite one of the women claiming that he wasn’t allowed to film without permission, since it was a public university.
Regardless of the laws broken, here’s the real issue. As I’ve said before, throwing a temper tantrum and acting like a child is not going to earn you any points in the real world. All you do is embarrass yourself and embarrass anyone associated with you.
You also show your hand. You don’t care about freedom or the first amendment or any of the things that make this country a wonderful place to live. You are just as totalitarian as any religious cult, you just have a different set of rules on what is “acceptable” and “allowed” in your world. If you disagree you pitch a fit, throw a punch, and scream like a brat until the people you disagree with walk away and then you celebrate and think you have won something.
All you’ve done is reinforce for one more person (and probably meaning who watch the video and many who were standing in that crowd) that you are not worthy of being part of adult discourse or any level of respect.
They would be right when it comes to you specifically, but you have destroyed the reputation of every other gay person that those people meet in the future as well.
If I had been there, I would have stopped you from getting in his face as best I could. I disagree with that preacher quite strongly on homosexuality (and probably on a dozen other topics as well), but I would have stood in front of him and forced you to actually commit assault on me before you could get to him.
In the end, which of us do you think will have made a positive impact on him about the gay community? The rabid homosexual activist who threatened him or the lesbian who defended him from you?
Don’t bother thinking about it too hard, I wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself.