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EricHiggin said:
sundin13 said:

Oh, come off it. This whole victim complex isn't a good look.

Besides, if you are going to ignore my entire post, why do you even bother responding to me? As previously stated, there is no expectation of universal access to hosting speaking events. What you are asking for is not freedom of speech (you already have that), it is government regulated expression.

Victim complex? Did you already forget about your prior reply? Probably because you used the victim complex already and now your projecting it onto me. If there's no expectation then why are students asking for it and why did Trump listen and put it in writing? What's being asked for is a level playing field. Equality. Not sure why that's such an issue since it seems to be one of the main goals of the left today.

Tell me, if you went to a Uni in your area and said "I would like to speak about how much I like balloons for two hours at a University sponsored event", would you expect them to say yes? Assuming you are sane, the answer is probably no. Why is that? Because there is no universal right for a University sponsored platform. There is no expectation of universal access here. A Uni doesn't simply provide a platform to whoever asks, there are a number of factors which go into making the decision of who may partake. You are focusing on one of those (political leaning), however, in assuming true freedom, you have to similarly account for all of those. You cannot argue that freedom of speech should give those on the right a platform at a University without similarly arguing that freedom of speech should give literally everyone a platform at a University, no matter what they have to say (or don't have to say).

And in my opinion, that idea is incredibly ludicrous.