Peter Thiel was giving a speech at UC-Berkley when he was chased off stage by a group of angry protestors. While the protestors claim they are standing up for the oppressed like Eric Garner and Michael Brown, they don't seem to realize how people like Peter are the ones who are truly trying to free mankind. Glenn reacted to the disturbing news on radio.
Glenn read from Business Insider:
But after about 20 minutes, protesters came banging on the doors, interrupting the speech multiple times. A sense of panic seemed to be overtaking the surprised audience, but Thiel went on and continued through the Q&A.
At about 7:30 p.m. PT, the sound of protests and door banging got louder. The entire crowd at Wheeler Hall turned eerily silent — until one male student suddenly rose up and yelled at Thiel.
"F--k you!" the guy shouted as he walked out of the hall.
After a few seconds of silence, Thiel, in his quiet, calm voice, said: "This is really a classic Berkeley event today — this is so cool!"
Although Thiel insisted on going on with the Q&A, the protests got too loud at that point. Moments later, the doors finally gave in and protesters took over the stage.
"All this is is Occupy Wall Street. They think they've found a way in. They don't even understand who their friends are. Peter Thiel and people like Peter Thiel will free more people than ever before. They -- people don't understand. If you fall into this communism crap right now, you're going to set us back 500 years. And you may -- you may usher in at least 100 years of tree profound global darkness," Glenn said.
"We are on the precipice of truly changing everything. Man's freedom has never been understood this way. Truly never been understood. What the founders said when all men are created equal. And let's get together and leave each other alone. You can pursue your own happiness. You still needed each other. You still really needed to have a store owner, or a print -- you could be a writer, but you needed a printing press to be able to print that. You don't need any of that anymore. You don't need any of it."
"You want to make a movie? Make a movie. You want to get it distributed? Put it online."
"The cream will rise to the top. For the first time, Americans and people all over the world truly have a voice."