Laura Loomer from the conservative website The Rebel ran on to the stage on Friday of the controversial production of Julius Caesar in Central Park. The show has been criticized for its characters modeled on President Donald Trump and others. Trump, as Caesar, is killed in the show to the delight of the crowd. Many find the show to be distasteful and hateful. However, for those of us who have actively criticized liberals who shutdown conservative speakers on campuses and other public events, this is an equally objectionable effort to stop free speech. Indeed, it seeks to prevent both artistic and political expression.
Loomer was filmed by fellow blogger Jack Posobiec as she screamed “Goebbels would be proud” at the audience. It is reminiscent of some of the scenes we have criticized on campus of protesters interrupting speakers like Milo Yiannopolous
Loomer posted the video under the heading “Julius Caesar Meets Laura Loomer.”
I find nothing redeeming in Loomer’s action. One cannot oppose such efforts to prevent speaker in one public event while celebrating it another. Loomer and Posobiec might be well to have stayed for one particular line:
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”