The riots in Berkeley last night succeeded. They stopped gay conservative Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus.
As many have pointed out, it's ironic that these riots would take place in Berkeley, which back in the 60's was home to the original Free Speech movement.
It's hard not to be reminded of Ray Bradbury's 1953 book, Fahrenheit 451, about a society where reading books was outlawed and books were burned. The title refers to the temperature at which paper catches fire:
Bradbury later claimed that he'd written Fahrenheit 451 because of a concern that the McCarthy era might lead to book burning.
The book is often described as "dystopian." But it's really not that far from what's happening today, in Berkeley and wherever else people gather to repress freedom of speech. College campuses are now, intellectually, the opposite of utopias.
The scene in Berkeley last night as protesters used logic and reason to counter Yiannopoulos' positions.
The Left is now the know-nothing, narrow-minded, fascist mob which won't allow the opposition a voice.