“These are miserable times, and we should be resisting the erosion of democratic norms at every turn. But what happened at Berkeley wasn’t heroic or principled; it was disorganized, and pathetic. Fighting incivility with incivility inspires no one. It makes progressives look stupid, and it makes the people the protesters purport to represent less safe.”
No matter how filled with righteous indignation, every single time coalitions of Left/Liberal groups resort to violence – or consort with those who do, or excuse it – to shut down free speech they seem like the intolerant ones.