Another day another instance of hard left insanity, this time in the form of yet another public figure being censored ahead of a planned event at a college university after they made comments that went against the new leftist orthodoxy currently being imposed on campuses throughout the country.
The University of Connecticut, in a move strikingly similar to those seen at numerous other colleges over the past two years, literally canceled an event featuring comedian Owen Benjamin simply because the comic had spoken out against the highly controversial practice of giving young children hormone replacement treatment which many consider a form of child abuse but is something that is now being championed by the vast majority of the identity politics left.
The comedian was scheduled to perform in late October but had his show canceled after the university allowed a complaint by a student group that used “concerns” over comments Benjamin made over social media and in footage of one of his recent events to censor his planned event.
In other words, Benjamin was banned for being against a practice that goes against almost all rational thinking but is somehow now deemed alright by an increasingly psychotic leftist movement.
The opinions expressed by Benjamin that caused him to be censored are seemingly normal thoughts that a vast majority would agree regardless of your political stance or position on the entire transgender issue. (Which is not what this article is about)
“Being in favor of trans rights does not make you a liberal, which I am, I’m in favor of trans rights,” Benjamin declared. “Am I in a favor of preventing an 8 year old from going through puberty because they want to wear a dress? Of course not. I’m so against that.”
Benjamin continued, “If that’s going to make me a bigot, then I’m a bigot. Because when I was five, when I was three, when I was seven, all I did was play the piano, weave cloth, go to my dad’s operas. I hated sports, I wore velour pants.”
“I probably would have been labeled trans. I’m artistic, I probably would have wanted to wear a dress at some point.”
To his credit (and despite disagreeing with him personally on a variety of other issues) Benjamin has not backed down and has now rightfully made this an issue of free speech while also arguing that supporters of this type of treatment could be called out as advocates of a new form of child abuse.
The way I see it, we either win or die trying. But trying to keep free speech and stop child abuse is a great hill to die on. https://t.co/X0lLO3LVWF
— Owen Benjamin (@OwenBenjamin) September 28, 2017
As noted, this is yet another extreme example of the new leftist insanity that is now not only targeting adults but is going directly at children at an age where they can’t possibly know that they need an actual gender change simply because they may be interested in things society has deemed specific for one gender.
At this point we are now moving beyond the “culture wars” and into a moment in history where we are literally fighting back against movements that want to change the very fabric of society itself in a way that not only destroys the idea of a free market but now also apparently includes mandatory support for very young children receiving transgender hormone treatment therapy.
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