True stupidity and the left... but I repeat myself.
We've all seen this by now. Berkeley wrote a nastygram to the Marines and gave Code Pink a parking permit in front of the office.
Now, that was stupid enough in itself.
But not the real stupidity comes: this is a quote from the link above.
"I was under the impression that we have the right of free speech," said Xanne Joi of Code Pink. "To me, I thought free speech meant you get to say what you want without recrimination."
Sorry: free speech means that you can say anything you want (within limitations that should be jealously guarded, such as calling "Fire" in a movie theater) and that no one can stop you from saying it.
It does not mean, has never meant, and never should mean that what you say should not have any effects.
Believing that is true stupidity, and explains a lot of the verbal nonsense that comes from the left.
Free speech has never meant that you can say whatever you want and no one can criticize you for it.
Free speech has never meant that you are not responsible for your words.
Free speech has never meant that others may not act upon what you have said.
Free speech has never meant that you are free from the effects of what you have said.
Free speech has never meant that you are free from restrictions, legal ones, on what you say, such as slander, libel, obscenity, perjury, contempt of court, hate speech, noise pollution, copyright infringement, divulging classified information, sedition, treason, blasphemy, just to name a few restrictions.
Free speech has never meant immunity from social approbation, of social criticism for what you have said.
And most importantly:
Free speech has never meant that you can force people to think of you as being anything but a complete and total idiot and fool.
Dear sycophants of the left, you nattering nabobs, free speech means that you can say whatever you want: it also means that I can say whatever I want. It also means that you bear the responsibility for what you say: if you find that chilling, then put on a sweater.