Members of the “Progressive Youth Organization” (PYO), an Antifa-affiliated organization, disrupted a ...
Authored By Spencer Brown
April 20, 2018
Members of the “Progressive Youth Organization” (PYO), an Antifa-affiliated organization, disrupted a meeting of the University of Missouri—Kansas City Young Americans for Freedom chapter this week with a profanity-filled tirade.
“Your shit is a platform for fascists,” one agitator yelled as she stormed the front of the room. “We don’t give a fuck what you’re fine with. We’re gonna meet regardless of what you do, and we will stop you. Your shitty-ass meeting is not gonna fly.”
According to the UMKC YAF chapter treasurer, Ryan Nash, the leftist agitators who attended a meeting continued to scream offensive remarks, block the podium and speaker, and make threats of violence against the YAF activists. The leftists’ entire meltdown was caught on video:
When asked if the Antifa members had anything better to do, their response was about what you’d expect: “This is what I gotta do, that’s my job: stop fascists from fucking meeting on campus, gaining ground at universities.”
“It was just another attempt by a far-left radical group to try and censor conservatives by trying to shut down our meeting and keeping us from conducting our business,” said Seth Schibler, the chairman of UMKC YAF. “True fascists have come back in the form of leftists who seek to monopolize rights to free speech and establish themselves as the overarching authority on who can say what.”
The UMKC YAF chapter had followed proper university procedure as a registered student organization to reserve the room for their meeting, but when the conservative students asked the disruptors to leave, PYO refused to budge. Administrators eventually were called and they forced the radical leftists to clear the room.
One of the final things said by the Antifa activists was a thinly veiled threat that they’d continue their fascist attempts to trample First Amendment rights on campus and deny conservatives a right to speak or assemble: “I’m fucking here to stop your shit. You’re not going to be able to be here anymore, we’re gonna be here every single fucking time.”
What the PYO/Antifa protestors don’t understand is that YAFers don’t back down and they aren’t intimidated by leftist opposition. “UMKC YAF will not stand for their intolerance of dissenting opinions of the mainstream Left, and we will keep fighting to preserve…intellectual diversity,” said chairman Seth Schibler. “I offered to have a discussion/debate with the group at another time and location. They declined the offer, arguing that they do not debate fascists, which is just an excuse they use…because they do not have coherent and valid arguments.”