Late last week The Iowa Standard reported on Matt Walsh’s upcoming visit to the University of Iowa on April 19. The news generated quite a bit of excitement among our readers.
But it turns out Iowa City liberal activists aren’t extending any diversity, equity or inclusion to Matt Walsh. The tolerance they speak of appears to be a one-way street.
Watch this video as an activist makes a number of claims, which include:
*Accessing medical care is an individual liberty. And mutilating the genitals of children is “kind of” medical care. “But not exactly because it’s not happening really,” they added.
*Children are “definitely able to decide for themselves if they want to get a surgery.”
*Children shouldn’t be restricted from drinking or driving. “There should be no drinking age, no driving age.” There is no need for an arbitrary number, they said, since there is a test to see if someone is able to drive.
*They (expletive) hate Matt Walsh. They will not show up to ask him a question.
*Acting like sex-change surgeries and treatments for kids is a “debate at all” is trivializing the fact that people exist.
*They also claimed that undergoing sex-change treatments or surgeries as a kid is an example of “freedom of expression.”
*Politicians who make laws that result in people dying should be able to be killed, this individual said. “Would you say it is self-defense to kill a politician who is trying to pass a law that will kill you? Is revolution not self-defense? There’s never been a court that’s ruled on that. Although I think that they should rule in that way.”
*Politicians passing laws that are killing people should be able to be killed, the person said. As an example, the person said that Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is one of those politicians.
After the individual begins to talk with their friend on the bicycle, they drop a few dozen F-bombs so that the video would be censored. Then, they said the person taking the video wants to (do harm) to the President of the United States.
“(This video) probably, probably should be deleted because of that,” they said.
That isn’t the only incident that has taken place on campus since the event has been announced.
This individual was ripping Walsh flyers off light posts.
“It’s (expletive) transphobic,” they said. “You know what it is. It doesn’t need to be up. He’s not providing an opinion that, it’s not an opinion. His entire platform is rooted in just…”
The person walks away and then states Walsh’s platform puts people in harm’s way and creates an unsafe space on campus.
“It’s putting harmful ideologies in the heads of people that don’t need them,” he said. “The people that he’s talking against aren’t hurting anybody.”
The individual asked who men in women’s sports hurt.
“Who does it hurt? Because they don’t win, they’re hurt,” he asked.
The individual asked if men are allowed to have their own sports or spaces. And why trans people can’t have the same opportunity. He then asked if black people should have their own bathrooms.
These individuals, who were caught defacing the posters promoting the Walsh event, engaged in conversation.
As you can see, flyers have been taken down across campus:
And there are efforts to have the event canceled.