UCLA student claims ‘civil discourse’ promotes fascism

NewImageTala Deloria, a University of California, Los Angeles student who is also an organizer for the group Refuse Fascism, contends in an op-ed for The Daily Bruin that since one “cannot have civil discourse with fascists,” that “nonviolent protests” are paramount.

Whereas most people think of “nonviolent protests” as rallies or holding signs up, Deloria takes a different approach. To her, shouting down speakers, disrupting events, and blocking highways are her form of “nonviolent protests.”

Citing groups like Young Americans for Freedom and the Family Research Council, Deloria asserts that attempting to engage in civil discourse with conservatives merely “serves to fan the flames of fascism.”

Read more