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What Berkeley protestors have in common with the Nazis

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POSTED February 2, 2017 1:12 a.m.

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
In looking up Nazi on the web, I found that the third definition relates to intolerance. ie, a person who is fanatically dedicated to or seeks to regulate a specified activity, practice, etc. The Nazis were very good at stamping out descent. They broke windows, burned synagogues, burned books, and imprisoned any who did not see the world as they saw it.
A man came to give a talk at UC Berkeley and because his views were not the same as theirs, they broke windows and burned a vehicle. The man was in fear of his life and was escorted from the campus. Those who caused the commotion got their way through violence. The Nazis also got their way through violence and intimation. I would label the students at UC Berkeley as intolerant if not Nazi.
UC Berkeley is a very liberal institute and through their teachings they have condoned violence and intolerance. Why else would professors be present at the demonstration? It is apparent that they have not taught tolerance or the First Amendment to the constitution. My father, who was a liberal, said, “be careful that you do not become so open minded that your brains fall out’.
The Voltairean principle, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” is no longer true in this country when the First Amendment is not upheld by our Universities or authorities. Intolerance will surely reign instead. Welcome to the 21st century.

Bill Shamel
Manteca

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