Monday, June 19, 2017

Laura Loomer plays Race Card on Baked Alaska Memes

Editor's Note: I disagreed about the play. I agree about this. Inciting violence, however, is not protected speech and there is a legal debate to be had there, there is legal precedent. But it's just art so likely they get a pass, but not in the court of public opinion and that's the point. I personally don't agree that the play should be permanently shut down or that they don't have the right to do what they did. I also don't think engaging in civil disobedience against it is unjustified given the circumstances. Free speech has consequences, people react. When people have just been shot due to leftist rhetoric and yet you continue on, be it in art form, instead of doing a gut check, instead of disavowing (remember that) then you get what you get. Her saying shut it down could be a call for others to engage in civil disobedience as she did. Did she actually say somewhere that they don't have the right to do what they did? I'd like to see her respond to a direct question about it.