On Greg Felton's Speech at the Vancouver Public Library
I got thrown out. I got thrown out of the Library - a first for me.
Here’s the background: fervent anti-”Zionist” (wink wink, nudge nudge) Greg Felton gave a speech tonight at the invitation of the Vancouver Public Library. I’ve written about that here.
My plan before the speech was to crash the party with cameras. I arrived to find that cameras were banned. I spoke to a large woman, a library staffer, who told me that this was standard procedure. I saw Irshad Manji in the very same room so I know that’s a lie. When I confronted her with this she told me that it was done at the author’s request.
So that’s how it started. There were a lot of security and they were needed. There were about 70 people present for the talk - in a room that holds nearly 200. 60% were against Felton, and 40% were supporters. There was a clear socioeconomic breakdown in the room that matched the breakdown of supporters and opponents. Read the rest here