He really is pathetically insecure about his height. It comes through embarrassingly in his terrible novel that the Behind the Bastards gang makes fun of.
“The government takes all your money and gives you very little in return. For instance, this is a public library…and yet somehow here you are listening to one of the least informative, least competent piles of crap ever to disgrace the name ‘commentator’. If that’s not a waste of money, I don’t know what is.”
I think he meant “stormtroopers”, not “police.” But hey, I’m one of them commie socialist furriners, what do I know?
Time to adjust for range.
This was purportedly filmed at a public library, talking with “grammar school kids”.
Did they get permission from the parents to have him near their children?
The fact that Ben Shapiro is held up as an example of intellectualism on the right tells you everything you need to know about the current state of the American Conservative movement.
I mean William F. Buckley Jr. was a garbage human being in a lot of ways but you at least got the impression he really did read a lot of books and was capable of absorbing and processing ideas that conflicted with his traditional conservative worldview.
But the thing is, they wouldn’t even need to - Shapiro’s arguments with adults are operating at a junior high debate club level (at best)*, and he clearly thought he could even further dumb down when addressing kids, but…
*I mean, his whole shtick is just starting with “Let’s say…” then stating a counter-factual, and basing his entire argument on that fiction. Pretty easy to “win” an argument if you make up all your own “facts.”
Yeah, it’s not about knowing anything or being able to form an argument, it’s entirely about “owning the libs.” Which he only appears to do, if you don’t know anything about what he’s talking about. If you know anything, he’s pretty obviously just an idiot telling lies and spending all his effort carefully constructing straw-men to take on.
I bet he misses the day when he was a child prodigy. Oh, well. What can you expect from a guy who is unable to arouse his wife? WAP! WAP!
Bring back the drag queens and their reading hour.
I’m sure Shapiro could learn a lot from them.
They both seem to come from the greasy end of the Uncanny Valley so your confusion is understandable.
This is one of the things that people say about Shapiro (and Cruz and a few others) that annoy the heck out of me. Try that crap in an actual competitive debate at any level and you will lose, unless your competition is just as incompetent as you.
Winning in debate depends upon a solidly structured argument with real, factual evidence behind it. Making shit up like Ben or even just misapplying evidence will cause you to lose points, not gain them.
Cool! Since this was in Florida, did he teach them about how Florida is a federal welfare state, taking more money from the federal government than it pays in taxes??
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! I can’t even take it any more.
Yeah, but it’s easy to win a debate when you’re just generating soundbites for an audience that predetermined you as the winner.
also, how much money did he steal to give his crap talk? i don’t imagine he went there out of the goodness of his cold dead heart.
some speaker’s fee was probably handed over from the library budget
The right seems to use kids as tools a lot more than is healthy for the kids and the country. Every group or individual that the right hates are tied in with satanic pedophiles who traffic them. The kids that have escaped the satanists are subjected to idiots like Shapiro is the hope of twisting their young minds. What a pathetic bunch of perverts. They do their best to deny kids adequate food and education but never miss a photo-op of pretending to care. These bastards wouldn’t stoop to pull a kid out of poverty but grab the little guys up for stage props. Soulless predators without an ounce of shame.