Ben Shapiro is scheduled to take the stage at the University of Wisconsin – Madison next week – and campus leftists are not happy about it, to say the least.
UW-Madison’s Democratic Socialists are planning to organize a protest outside of the lecture venue, according to meeting minutes obtained by the Young Americans for Freedom chapter.
The meeting minutes outline the leftist organization’s goals: To create a “safety plan,” recruit speakers – but no “maga communists,” and “design propaganda to hand out.”
“A discussion was had about optics and whether screaming at [B]en’s followers is productive,” the minutes state.
“It’s important that fascists dont [sic] feel safe on campus and that anyone advocating genocide of trans and [P]alestinian people should be screamed at,” some members reportedly expressed.
Just over one year ago, UW-Madison YAF hosted a standing-room-only lecture featuring Matt Walsh. Leftist protestors, appalled that someone with different views than their own would be allowed to step foot on campus, similarly organized a campaign consisting of “propaganda” distribution, screaming, and vandalism of university property. One student went so far as to begin tearing out pages from the Bible and eating them.
Despite the forthcoming leftist craziness, UW-Madison YAF Chairman Harrison Wells is confident that the event will be a success, telling the New Guard, “Actions such as these undertaken by left-wing groups on campus are the reason why our YAF chapter works so hard to promote conservatism on campus. When these radicals state “it’s more important that fascists dont feel safe on campus” they show their true colors and this is why YAF’s work is so important.”
The New Guard attempted to reach the Democratic Socialists for more details on their protest plans, but did not hear back.
UW-Madison YAF recently verified that the leftist club has voted to approve all plans as written.
Ben Shapiro’s lecture at UW-Madison, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, November 6 at 7:00 PM in Shannon Hall. Tickets are available for order.