POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY JOHN ALLEMANG IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
How very tiresome to see repeated over and over rubbish about diversity of opinion and free speech.
This event involved neither of those. Neither did it involve ideas.
I defy anyone to provide samples of Ms. Coulter's ideas.
There are none. Had she any, I would feel differently about the event, despite my being against right-wing views.
Coulter is nightclub performer or a circus side-show act. She gets paid to make people laugh at ugly, abusive statements.
She was simply given the old hook off the stage by a large audience who did not want to hear her, much as performers in vaudeville were years ago when the audience booed.
And, by the way, she was given it by her own staff, not by the university.
Ms. Coulter’s every joke drips with venom for groups she dislikes. She makes prejudice funny.
She is every bit as unwelcome as would be Ernst Zundel doing an hour of stand-up comedy. One can imagine the subject of that.
In this case, I applaud the students for exercising their right to free speech too.
And I think it should be noted that besides being a hate-monger, Ms Coulter is coward who ran away from the effects of her own foul mouth.