We predicted that 2016 would be the year of the shutdown. But, even I didn’t see this coming. And I was at the Chicago Trump rally that got shut down a few months ago.
So, to show my support, I decided to attend my friend Milo Yiannopoulos’ speaking event in Chicago. What I saw happen there was incredible; and I want to share every detail with you now.
Let’s get into it.
Milo Event: Announced
The event was announced about a week prior to when it was to be held. R.S.V.P. was available online in order to secure your seat.
The event also required you sign a waiver. (For those of you that don’t know, this consent form has to do with the ‘triggly puff’ video that appeared from one of his previous rallies.)
My friend Bernard got me signed up. He told me that they would have your name and check you off a sheet when you entered the venue. He also told me that there were some planned protests against the event, but that the protest page stated that it was not intended to shut down the event.
I told him there was no way they would shut it down. Milo was no Trump; he’s not big enough of a target to shut down.
Boy, was I wrong.
Milo at Depaul – Tuesday May 24, 2015
It was a hot day in Chicago.
I started heading down there around 2 o’clock. I noticed my car’s thermostat read 90 degrees.
This was the warmest day of the year so far. In Chicago, that means that everyone is out enjoying it.
The event began at 6 o’clock, but we were told to get there at 5:00.
For those of you unfamiliar with the area:
- The event was hosted at Depaul University by the Depaul College Republicans. It was a school sanctioned event held by a recognized student organization
- Depaul is a private Catholic school, which seems to have an emphasis on recruiting first-generation students and others from disadvantaged backgrounds
- Depaul is located in the Chicago neighborhood of Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park is over 80% White and is arguably the ‘premier’ neighborhood in all of Chicago in regards to safety and raising a family
Keep this in mind.
Lincoln Park is exclusively a rich, White neighborhood and without Depaul granting scholarships and ‘diversity awards’, many of these protesters wouldn’t be within miles of this neighborhood.
I parked and met up with Bernard around 4, and we headed towards Depaul. We walked through the small quad that Depaul has, but did not see any protesters. Supposedly a protest was to be held around that time, but we did not see any protesters there.
Entering the Venue
We got in line around 5 o’clock.
The line was already pretty long, but it only took 20 minutes or so to get into the speaking area.
While in line, we passed by this office:
Seeing how Milo is a known homosexual, I took this as a good sign of things to come. But we later found out that we weren’t part of their definition of ‘social inclusion.’
In the line:
- Over 95% of the line was made up of young White people. Many had the classic red Donald Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ hat on their heads
- There were a few blacks- many who were later identified as protesters of the speech
- There were no problems in line, and everyone seemed to be excited to hear him speak
By the time we got in around 5:20, the venue was already packed.
The crowd was energized and greatly anticipating Milo’s entrance on to the stage.
When we got to our seats, we were greeted with a blank note-card. This flier was also available:
Inside The Venue
We were waiting for Milo to speak; taking in all the hustle and bustle of the venue.
I decided to use to washroom right before he went up on stage. I saw something I’ve never seen before. Perhaps this is now standard in Universities, but for me this was a first:
Right before Milo came onstage to speak- one B.L.M. activists sat in Milo’s seat on the stage. Eventually she was forced to get off and Milo was able to get on the stage.
Milo began speaking and was interviewed by one of the Depaul College Republican students. They went back and forth for awhile, and it was highly entertaining.
If you’ve never heard Milo speak, I suggest you do a Google/Youtube search. Like many British people, he has a high command of the English language. His little quips and one liners had the crowd erupt in laughter many times.
He began to speak about the opposition he faced, as well as how dangerous and harmful feminism was for society.
The last statement he made, before he was interrupted, was about how micro-aggressions cannot be seen or defined, because they don’t actually exist.
After that comment- the event took a turn for the worse.
15 or so mostly black young people stormed the stage area.
Milo Is Interrupted
This is what happened next:
- 15 or so people stormed the stage area
- Most of them sat right underneath the stage and locked arms
- 1 person got on the stage and grabbed a microphone
Here’s a short clip of what it looked like:
You had a row of people sitting beneath the stage. You had the one gentleman on the stage pacing back and forth.
At one point- he grabs the mic and starts yelling ‘Stop Donald Trump, Stop Donald Trump.’ To which he was greeted with both a “Trump! Trump! Trump!” and “Build the Wall!” chant.
Apparently this person brought in a whistle, and at one point started to blow the whistle into the microphone, nearly causing everyone in the audience to go deaf. For over 30 seconds he was blowing his whistle into the microphone- until thankfully someone pulled the plug on his mic.
After that, he was just pacing back and forth on the stage, right in front of Milo. The crowd was told to stay seated, but apparently no one told him to get off the stage. Security and police did not intervene nor ask him or anyone else to leave.
At one point, he turned and threatened Milo directly after Milo made another brilliant quip about the man on stage.
During this whole spectacle- security and the Chicago Police did nothing to remove any of these protesters, and did not ask them to leave. They simply stood by and watched as these people were allowed to interrupt and stop Milo from speaking.
Milo tried a few times to continue his speaking, but he was not able to do so. The protesters would not leave, and continued to disrupt him. Eventually Milo said “Let’s go march to the President’s Office to show them we don’t appreciate being silenced”- to which the crowd erupted with glee and everyone got up and followed Milo out of the building.
Outside, we were greeted with a familiar sight.
Outside the Venue- Protesters Waiting
Immediately after leaving the venue, we were greeted by over a hundred protesters.
They were chanting “Milo, Go Away. Racist, Sexist, Anti-Gay.”
The irony that Milo, a known gay man- indeed a self proclaimed “faggot”- being called ‘anti-gay’, was not lost on us.
The majority of these protesters were black, with a large amount of white and Hispanic mixed in as well.
After exiting, Milo gathered his supporters outside of the building.
We continued walking towards the President’s Office.
During the walk, I saw something that I also saw at the Chicago Trump rally. A B.L.M. protester stole the hat off of a Trump supporter’s head, while the crowd laughed with glee.
I heard Trump supporters sing the national anthem while walking down the street, and that lead to huge increase in moral for everyone.
Security seemed to beat us to the President’s office. Perhaps they were tipped off; or the President of Depaul had already arranged for security to be there.
We did not get in.
From there, the crowd kept marching to the street- where luckily a car drove up, Milo hopped in, and made a quick exit out of the area.
After Milo Left
After he left, a large crowd of Milo supporters and anti-Milo protesters remained in the area.
One white gentlemen got surrounded by a group of these protesters, and was chased off campus, with them shouting “Get Off Our Campus.”
Other debates were heard as to why some of the anti-Milo protesters thought Milo shouldn’t be there. Some thought Milo is violent: that he is racist, sexist, etc and apparently cannot be allowed to speak.
What We Learned
The Leftists acted in a similar manner as they did with the Chicago Trump rally. They saw a speaker who they did not like, and shut down their right to free speech, and our right to listen to them speak.
1. Black Protesters (Black Lives Matter) are Treated as a Special Class
I kept thinking- what would happen if a bunch of White protesters got up on stage and disrupted a black speaker from speaking to a mainly black crowd? Would the police and security have sat idly while it happened? I don’t think so.
Tell me: what would the media coverage have been on that? Top news story for days of course.
The protesters inside the venue were mainly black. They just walked around, said, and did whatever they wanted. It was clear that security and the police would not touch them (unless they started assaulting people). It appears that these protesters were above the law.
One of them even threatened to assault Milo right on stage, and nothing was done
2. Security and Police Did Nothing
Security just stood by the wall while the Black Lives Matter protesters took over, and ultimately shut down the event.
Make no mistake- I guarantee they were given strict orders to stand down. These orders most likely came from the Chicago Police Chief- or Rahm Emanuel himself.
I don’t blame security and the cops.
They did not want to be the next ‘Racist White cop who assaulted a peaceful black protester’ on the news for the next year.
3. Chicago is Run by Democrats; They Will Not Shut Down Their Own Supporters
This is the second event shut down by the Left in a little over 2 months.
If a Chicago mayor wants to win a city election, he needs to have the support of the black community. He cannot openly oppose a movement such as Black Lives Matter. The Democrats will not turn on their own constituents.
Especially not for something as “silly” as free speech.
4. The Shutdown Once Again Backfired
Just like when they shut down the Chicago Trump rally, this also will backfire on the Left.
There were students there who genuinely wanted to listen and see what Milo had to say. Whatever they thought before, I guarantee you they are now 100% against B.L.M. and most are probably converted Trump supporters.
The Left is Desperate, and Dying
The Radical Left is on the verge of self destruction.
The writing is on the wall, and they see it. That is why they are trying to shut down everyone who doesn’t agree with what they want us to believe.
They know that if people actually hear the truth; that they will reject what the Left has forced them to believe for years.
This is why people like Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, Mike Cernovich and others are so dangerous in the eyes of the Radical Left.
They cannot allow us to speak, or they will lose control of the narrative that they spent so much time creating.
Their little world built on lies is about to come crashing down on them. And it’s about damn time.