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« Reply #20 on: Jun 22, 2017, 12:41PM »

Using theater to parody a leader has gone on for a LONG time. 

There have been Julius Caesar performances where Caesar was Hitler, Mussolini, Tsar Nicholas II, Tsar Alexander II, King George III, King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, and others.

Some of you may remember a parody of Shakespear's MacBeth called MacBird, where the target was Lyndon Johnson.

I agree with Piano Man that the demonstrations in the colleges against Right Wing speakers is unpardonable.  You need to hear both sides of an argument.  While I may disagree with their statements, I support the right for them to make them.  But they must similarly support the right for me to state mine.

"I agree with Piano Man that the demonstrations in the colleges against Right Wing speakers is unpardonable."

Except the right to protest [right wing] speakers must be supported.

To paraphrase Monty Python's Davey Moore the highway man: This [freedom of speech] is trickier than I thought. One certainly can't defend the right to shout (or worse) somebody down.
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« Reply #21 on: Jun 22, 2017, 04:38PM »

I agree with Piano Man that the demonstrations in the colleges against Right Wing speakers is unpardonable.

"Out of hand" and "disgraceful and should be stopped", not "unpardonable".
 
I doubt he'd go that far, even just sentimentally, particularly regarding a bunch young/dumb kids who are learning to become adults and currently doing poorly, at least for the cases in question.
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« Reply #22 on: Jun 23, 2017, 07:57AM »

  But they must similarly support the right for me to state mine.

Who is suppressing your free speech?
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« Reply #23 on: Jun 23, 2017, 08:09AM »

Who is suppressing your free speech?
I believe he was talking about the students demonstrating to prevent others from speaking.  Kind of ironical.
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« Reply #24 on: Jun 23, 2017, 10:06AM »

Kind of ironical.
True, though about on the same level as a close minded speaker demanding that a crowd be open minded enough to listen to them.
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