James Woods Crush Down Snowflake Millennials At Berkeley
Actor James Woods took to Twitter Saturday to respond to students at one of the most prestigious universities in the United States who are being offered free counseling services ahead of a speech scheduled on campus that might contain ideas that oppose their beliefs.
Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, Orthodox Jew, conservative commentator and vocal opponent of fringe white nationalist groups such as the alt-right, is scheduled to speak at the University of California, Berkeley, on Thursday.
“We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on individuals’ sense of safety and belonging,” Paul Alvisatos, the university’s executive vice chancellor and provost, wrote in an open letter. “No one should be made to feel threatened or harassed simply because of who they are or for what they believe.”
Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Joseph D. Greenwell echoed Alvistos’ sentiments in his statement.
“Recently, our campus and the greater Berkeley community has become a meeting point for extreme elements from opposing ends of the political spectrum who have at times sought to violently confront one another at demonstrations. These events may also attract and involve those who espouse hateful rhetoric that runs counter to our university’s values,” Greenwell wrote.
“We recognize these events can engender harm for some. If you need support, the campus has several resources, including counseling services.”
Responses to the university’s offering of “support and counseling services for students, staff and faculty,” which were being “encouraged,” poured in on social media.
Reacting to Washington Free Beacon reporter Alex Griswold’s tweet about the counseling services, actor James Woods tweeted, “And lap dances for everybody else,” indicating his support for free speech for everyone.
UC Berkeley is offering counseling services to those upset by Ben Shapiro’s speech pic.twitter.com/wPX1dYXD3P
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) September 8, 2017
And lap dances for everybody else… https://t.co/BvTTPHCueZ
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 9, 2017
On Saturday, Refuse Fascism, a group that has organized violent demonstrations in Berkeley, called Shapiro a “white supremacist” and a “fascist thug,” a move that is expected to incite a similar response to his speech.
“Fascist thug (and) white supremacist Ben Shapiro is coming to UC Berkeley — The issue is not ‘Free Speech,’” the group wrote in a Facebook post. “The Issue is Fascism.”
The post linked a statement from Refuse Fascism, which is backed by a progressive charity that is funded by left-wing financier George Soros, a major labor union and several large companies, which insisted that “Campuses must become FASCIST-FREE ZONES.”
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