Gutfeld: Another victory for the anti-free speech movement

Let's play a game called "who's the fascist?" Because now, anyone can play.

In Portland, Oregon their rose parade was canceled after leftists promised to violently attack local Republicans, if they showed up. If organizers didn't cave, hundreds of rioters would swarm. So they caved, canceling the whole damn thing.

The excuse: They could not guarantee the participants' safety. Which is now the go-to excuse to enable the mob.

This is nuts. We're America. People fought and died for our right to free assembly and we let mobs of stinking, pointless weasels take that away? As lawless rioters brag that they own the city, you prove them right by giving in.

So where's the media? Or the heroic actors and singers who fight for tolerance? And whose fault is this? Do you blame spoiled brats for being spoiled brats? Sure, but what about their enablers? Like the academics who claim to defend speech except for conservatives, the liberal bureaucrats in college towns cowering under their desks, the meek tweeters in Hollywood who bravely zing right-wingers, but remain silent as their side revokes all of our rights.

What we're seeing is the first anti-free speech movement and it's from the progressive punitive mob coddled for decades by the media, entertainment industry and government. On campuses and their towns, the American flag is slowly being replaced by a white one.

Speeches, now parades. What's next? That's a really good and very scary question.