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← Uncivilized Tactics at UC Irvine (Rough Cut)

lackofgravitas's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by lackofgravitas

I think this has more to do with the college rules than the 1st amendment. Politeness costs nothing, they could have given the guy a grilling during the Q&A afterwards.

It looked to me to be a group of folks who were determined to disrupt the whole proceedings from the start. Timed too.

If we are not allowed to discuss problems, and possibly reach a solution, there is no hope for the future of the Israel/Palestine, it will be constant warfare.

Both sides have done terrible things (IMHO) and both have been as wrong as each other. But coming from the UK, and seeing that a solution of sorts can be reached (see Northern Ireland) I'd like to see discussion continue, not be disrupted by fashionably radicalised, well-heeled students of either stripe.

Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:49:00 UTC | #442438