My thoughts on a racially charged speech with vulgarities

Wheaton College Republicans courageously invited me to speak about abortion and race. Six days later, I was severely denounced by a campus-wide email sent out by two Wheaton staff members and signed by three student government leaders. My entire message was branded as “offensive rhetoric” that made “many students, staff and faculty of color” feel “unsafe” on their campus. And now, the school has cancelled the College Republicans’ next event, because leadership claims their speaker approval process needs to change so Wheaton students aren’t exposed to such factivism (aka truth) again.

 

Mr. Bomberger,

 

When you give an anti-abortion talk and you recieve pushback in that fashion it is likely that you made your points effectively and properly and they were heard by some guilty ears. Likely there were some people, even at a Christian college like Wheaton, who had abortions and were kept up all night not so much by what you said or how you said it, but by their consciences banging away at them.

 

That you added a racial element to it made it all the worse. I'd speculate that some woman in your audience had an abortion knowing full well that one of her reasons was that the unborn child inside her might be black and she didn't want to go down that road.

 

So somebody gives a racially charged speech with vulgarities and there were crickets. That's because nobody felt guilty. In modern America people hear an anti-white form of ironically posed anti- racism speech it is cathartic for them. It makes them feel good. It's not like you were talking to a group that contained antebellum slave owners.

 

You made some people feel like immoral savages and they had to react somehow. That was how.

 

It means you gave an effective talk. Thank you.

Comments

Ryan Messano Added Jan 11, 2019 - 3:26pm
 
'Dr.' Yancy is a plantation overseer.  He ignores the Democrats slaughter of his race via abortion, since Democrats are responsible for 63% of all black deaths a year via abortion, and hollers about 'racism'.  The Democrats are desperately trying to keep 90% of blacks voting Democrat.
 
Ryan Bomberger did an excellent piece on this.
Ken Added Jan 11, 2019 - 4:03pm
Most of the "christian" colleges aren't very christian anymore.  Even Notre Dame and the other catholic schools are far left in their dialogue.  All conservative speech is intolerable on many campuses.  It is really sad that the left talks about how tolerant they are and yet anything that doesn't fit their direct ideology is labeled as "hate speech".
Dino Manalis Added Jan 11, 2019 - 4:15pm
Differences should be respected, while abortion is a personal moral issue and should be treated as such. 
 
Ken Added Jan 11, 2019 - 4:32pm
No, Dino, it isn't.  It is murder of a human being. and should be treated as such.  However, that deviates from the point of the article pointing out the intolerance of the left to even allow a viewpoint they disagree with from speaking
Ken Added Jan 11, 2019 - 6:27pm
If you agree that Abortion is homicide, there can be no argument on the morality.  it is by definition immoral.
Thomas Napers Added Jan 12, 2019 - 1:59am
Just because some Wheaton college staff members and student leaders got offended doesn’t mean the speech was offensive.  Whether it was offensive or not, I see nothing wrong with anyone voicing their displeasure with a speech.  The issue here is the cancelling of the College Republicans’ next event. 
Ward Tipton Added Jan 12, 2019 - 2:24am
The truth will set you free ... but first it will make you miserable. 
 
Alas, however first, they must be willing to face the truth which it seems most are not. 
Doug Plumb Added Jan 12, 2019 - 5:12am
Wheaton College is magnificent. If you ever want to learn about philosophy the easy way (youtube), Arthur Holmes does a series called the "History of Philosophy". In those you will find the best lectures on Kant, as well as many others. I've downloaded the full 80 + hours of this series. They are the absolute best explanations of Kant you will find anywhere - any one lecture better than the series of ten from Cambridge.
FacePalm Added Jan 12, 2019 - 9:23am
It used to be - and should be again - that colleges were THE place to go to get your assumptions challenged, then to discuss them and come to your own conclusions based on that discussion in the "free marketplace of ideas."
 
Now, it appears, all that is to be "allowed" is confirmation-bias speakers.  Sounds like the socialist purveyors of totalitarian ant-heap nightmares have made serious inroads on Freedom of Speech, which will likely not end until various college chancellors and presidents are held directly responsible, and first threatened with loss of federal funds, but actually had them denied.
 
Alumnae need to also make their displeasure known.
 
As Reagan once said, "A Communist is someone who has studied Marx, Lenin, Engels, and Stalin; an EX-communist is someone who UNDERSTANDS Marx, Lenin, Engels, and Stalin..."  but such understandings cannot be arrived at without the opportunity to eloquently rebut presumptions; the socialists KNOW they cannot defend their positions either logically OR ethically, so they resort to denying freedom of speech to those who principles they find morally unacceptable.
 
This should never be allowed to continue, especially in a country in which all public servants are required to swear an oath of Fealty to the Constitution which includes:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances"
 
And the Second, to back up the First, should anyone disagree too vehemently...
 
Granted, these Amendments are to prevent sworn gov't actors from infringing upon them, so technically, everyone else is free to ignore these Rights; however, if they take federal funds, that's an exception.  If any institution of allegedly higher learning wishes to infringe upon the Rights guaranteed by the honor and integrity of Public Servants' Oaths of Office wishes to do so, let them - but on their OWN dime.
Whiskey River Added Jan 12, 2019 - 3:20pm
Mogg Tsur
You brought up the main point about social media, it is a pox on our society. Anyone who pays any attention to anything posted as a fact on a social media site is a very foolish person. Unfortunately, there are a lot of very foolish people living in our country today. I see it almost every day on one or another of the sites I go to every day. I read this on Farcebook, I saw that on Twatter, and they spread those posts around as if they were the truth. And the more hateful or divisive the post is the more the foolish believe them to be true. It's a strange phenomenon that I will never understand. 
Flying Junior Added Jan 12, 2019 - 10:49pm
Wait just a minute...
 
What the hell kind of saboteur would invite anyone to speak on abortion and race?  You must be a true villain of the hard, racist right.
 
Thank the Goddess you are outta here.  We need you like we need coal sludge.