Conservatives are not the problem
Dear Mr. Wangersky,
In reply to your February 13, 2017 article:
You are right, sir. It is time to stop and think, so one will just get to the point. It is not Conservatives taking to the streets by the thousands promoting violence toward people who disagree with them. It is not conservatives who try to shut down political speeches and start fights at political rallies. It is not Conservatives who bash in windows of law-abiding business owners, start fires and destroy other people’s property or hide their faces with masks or assault innocent people in the streets.
Mr. Trudeau will never have to worry about Conservatives taking to the streets in the thousands promoting violence against him no matter how incompetent he may be.
Ann Coulter, Mr. Yiannopoulos, David Horowitz and other Conservative speakers are threatened constantly with violence on college campuses, are regularly shouted down, interrupted and vilified.
Left —wing speakers such as David Suzuki and Noam Chomsky will never have to be fearful for their safety from Conservatives because we are not the radicals. If people do not like what Mr. Yiannopoulos has to say, or how he says it, do not attend his speeches. Others do have the right to entertain him. Free speech is not a one-way street.
I would like to add that if any institution in society cannot control violence on their property then they do not deserve any public funding, regardless of the source of the violence.
I would like to see you debate with Mr. Yiannopoulos. I think it would be an eye-opener for many of your readers. Also, you should be putting the blame for violence on the ignorant mobs who perpetrate it.
In closing; if violence breaks out in our society, it will not be due to people like Mr. Yiannopoulos but left-wing radicals who refuse to have a meaningful discussion with those they disagree with.
(Oh by the way. Traditional values that were held by our grandparents, great-grandparents and Conservatives are not radical. Socialists are radicals. They even state so in their own literature)!