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Richard Spencer's coming to our university next Thursday. You know, the guy who famously said "Hail Trump, hail victory" and threw the Nazi salutes upon Trump winning the election? Yeah, this flying dickweed decided to shut down a quarter of campus with his antics next week. Not only can the university not bar him from campus (because it's a public university), they also can't charge him for the increased police presence needed to protect the people he plans to degrade and break up conflicts his followers are likely to incite.

Now, I do understand why these things are allowed from a legal perspective: you shouldn't be priced out of having a controversial opinion no matter how odious it is. Some things we now regard as basic human rights (e.g. Civil Rights for black people, which people of Spencer's ilk are still pissy about) were once odious opinions that may have taken decades longer to get traction had the people espousing them been bankrupted by the obligation to prevent violence against their supporters or on their behalf. (See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler%… for more info.) I also understand that public universities are supposed to be marketplaces of ideas, and as public spaces, are meant to be free speech zones where police may only intervene if the speaker makes a direct and credible threat of violence on specific, named or unambiguously inferred human targets. Now, I think the US should strive for some middle ground between our current laws, which aren't holistic enough to address harassment of people who tend to receive many of the same attacks from a large number of people with little or no history, and the European-style hate-speech laws where sometimes the punishment for nasty words said in the heat of the moment seems a bit too severe. Nonetheless, for the most part I understand my university's responses within the confines of our legal system.

I understand except for one thing, and all the questions this one thing spawned: how was Spencer reserve the Performing Arts Center for 2 hours?

Things that make this development suspicious:
:bulletred:The campus is public, but the buildings are not, hence the $10,000 fee to rent the Performing Arts Center. Which Spencer paid.
:bulletred:No student, faculty, staff, or admin organization invited him, if the President is to be believed. So who took the money?

For the record, I don't believe the university is profiting off of Dick Shitstain. However questionable some aspects of this development, if the university is paying $500,000 on security and Spencer only paid $10,000 to rent the Performing Arts Center, there's no way the school is profiting. Supposedly he originally planned to come last month, but the university managed to hold him off a few weeks because, after Charlottesville, the expected security needs changed and they weren't able to accommodate until this month. So the confusing bullets don't necessarily count for or against the university. In fact, I just thought of this, it might've been the school's clever way of simultaneously extracting a little reimbursement and shoving him in a dark corner of campus half a mile from the nearest classroom where students rarely go during regular business hours. If they hadn't done it, he may well have set up outside one of the libraries, free of charge and in a position to intercept a lot more foot traffic. If that's their strategy, I only wish the admins were as considerate of us students when in came to bargaining for healthcare and fee relief.

Anyway, the President himself advised people not to attend or protest, to as much as possible deprive Spenser of any attention (hence media coverage) whatsoever. I had thought briefly about protesting, but I don't feel like dignifying him with even that much so close to when I should be finishing my first publication.
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BabakoSen
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I've always loved art. I spent my middle school & high school career in magnet schools for the arts. In high school I majored in printmaking & art history.
But I've also always loved science, & late in high school I realized that science is more lucrative & maintains its novelty longer. In particular, I find studying physics of space (i.e. astrophysics) an immensely spiritual experience, to the extent that one can be spiritual as a secular humanist. So that's what I'm pursuing my PhD in. Yep, I'm learning how to take the universe apart & bend it to my will. :evillaugh:
Art is still an integral part of my life. It's just not for a grade anymore :meow:.

:star:Note: if you want to color my line art, please PM me for permission (I have never refused—ask and ye shall receive the full-size line drawing), and when you're ready to post, be sure to include both my name and a link to my original line drawing in the description. If I have given you the lines to color, I will check in after a certain amount of time to ensure, if the work has been colored and posted, that my policy has been followed.
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:iconglasslinger:
glasslinger Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
You've cool work here,BS! Have a great finish to your week..
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, man! A joyous weekend to you, too!
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Jigoku-Rui-chan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello.:icononionhiplz:
I know it's tomorrow, but won't be able to say it tomorrow. I am here to wish you a happy b-day.PartyHave your cake and eat it too:iconamericapartyhardplz::iconfeelingfreeplz::iconlawooplz::iconpresentplz::iconpinklilyplz:
I hope all your dreams and wishes come true.:iconbrightfutureplz:
Hmmm...its hard to express my wishes for you. Cause its not just today that i wish you have a great day and that you be happy or healthy. And not just that,but i wish that you get stronger every passing day,cause sometimes we fall in our lives and things are hard to handle sometimes and is on those times that we need strength the most. So i wish that in those moments you will be strong and pull through any trouble that comes your way.
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow, thank you very much! (I'm gonna need it - conference coming up and all.) All the same to you! :iconbummiesplz:
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Jigoku-Rui-chan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem at all.^^
(Good luck on your conference.You gonna do alright.
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RokasR Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Appreciate the llama! :D
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just returning the favor!
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Jigoku-Rui-chan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello.:icononionhiplz:
I am here to wish you a happy b-day.PartyHave your cake and eat it too:iconamericapartyhardplz::iconfeelingfreeplz::iconlawooplz::iconpresentplz::iconpinklilyplz:
I hope all your dreams and wishes come true.:iconbrightfutureplz:
Be strong.Getting hurt is part of being alive;there will be lots of battle's scars.Don't ever give up and always believe in yourself and don't let others decide what you should do next,follow your heart and your beliefs.
You can do it!! \^o^/
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! It was wonderful! :woohoo: -->*sparks*--> :onfire:
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Jigoku-Rui-chan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe no problem at all.:iconsmile-luplz:
I'm glad it was. Hope you have more wonderful days in the future~~
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies :love:
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Spite-Sire Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
Thanks for the llama. :peace:
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!
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FMARocksSoMuch Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a bunch for the llama hun~! =D :iconbunnyglompplz:
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just returning the favor :D
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