Another university has managed to stop Milo’s visit to campus through last-minute raise of security fees. This is due to Milo’s astute criticisms of certain political and social regressive ideologies to which some universities administrations and faculty have shown to ascribe to. In a response, I wrote the following to Iowa State University’s Memorial Union, where Milo was originally scheduled to speak.
Dec. 9 Yiannopoulos event canceled
I just learned of the cancellation of Milo’s speech at Iowa State University’s Memorial Union. The reason given for this is a security fee that the organizer’s couldn’t afford to pay (http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2016/12/01/yiannopoulos).
I, nor the majority of the public, no longer believe or accept that the universities’ facilities management need extra security fees for the service of security, but only use these security fees to prevent Milo from visiting the campuses.
From this announcement of cancellation, I can deduce one of perhaps two conjectures. One: Iowa State University’s Memorial Union management team are incompetent for not stating the security fee in detail from beginning. Two: Iowa State University’s Memorial Union’s management team is politically biased or overseen by politically biased leadership that is victimizing students with their censorship practices.
I am happy to be one of thousands who will bring this fact of the event cancellation to public awareness.