The American Conservative Union, which sponsors this week’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), rescinded an invitation to Yiannopoulos despite his denial that he condones pedophilia.
Obviously, there are effective boycotts and ineffective ones, stupid boycotts and well-directed ones, boycotts by the right, left and middle. The point here is that for whatever reason, a person has a right to withhold his or her custom. A consumer boycott does not muzzle anyone. Freedom of speech doesn’t end at the cash register.