Highly controversial former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is set to give a speech to students at UCLA on ethics in public service.
Ms. Manning – a transgender who was formerly known as Bradley – has become a celebrity to the identity-obsessed left ever since coming out of the closet after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for facilitating the leak of hundreds of thousands of confidential documents to WikiLeaks.
Manning’s sentence was commuted by ex-president Barack Obama in what amounted to a sop to the LGBT demographic that is critical to the Democratic party base. He/she was spared decades of hard time thanks to Obama who Manning then returned the favor by insulting his royal highness was being a weak leader.
President Trump – who is among those who view Manning as a traitor rather than a hero – blasted him for his ingratitude.
Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
Since being sprung from the pokey, Manning has been involved in activism and has recently entered the world of politics. This apparently makes “her” an authority of what is ethical and the university speech should be a big hit with California campus radicals.
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) February 25, 2018
Via Campus Reform “Chelsea Manning to speak on ‘ethics of public service’ at UCLA”:
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has invited Chelsea Manning to give a talk next week on “ethics in public service” and “activism and protest.”
“A Conversation with Chelsea Manning” will give UCLA students the opportunity to hear from the former U.S. military intelligence analyst, who was imprisoned on six counts of espionage before President Obama commuted her sentence in January 2017.
The announcement for Manning’s talk acknowledges her violation of federal law, but frames her as an advocate for “government transparency” and “transgender issues,” noting that Manning publicly identified as a transgender woman while in prison, where she “asserted her right to medical therapy.”
At UCLA, Manning is slated to speak on issues including “ethics in public service; resistance in the age of artificial intelligence; activism and protest; transgender issues; and the intersection of technology and people’s lives,” according to the announcement.
According to UCLA, “A Conversation With Chelsea Manning” is described as:
As an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, Chelsea Manning disclosed classified documents to WikiLeaks that revealed human rights abuses and corruption connected to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in a military prison, but released in 2017 after President Obama commuted her sentence. While in prison, Manning publicly identified as a trans woman and asserted her right to medical therapy. Now an advocate for government transparency and queer and transgender rights, Manning will speak about ethics in public service; resistance in the age of artificial intelligence; activism and protest; transgender issues; and the intersection of technology and people’s lives.
Part of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture Series
$35: General Admission (Purchase online)
$15: UCLA faculty/staff tickets (Visit the Central Ticket Office – 310-825-2101)
UCLA Alumni Association members enjoy at 10% discount for all performances (Only available through Central Ticket Office)
Free for current students
For security purposes, backpacks and other large bags will not be permitted in the venue. We encourage you to leave these items at home.
Manning’s prospects as a traveling agitator for campus insurrectionists are a lot better than those of the challenge to entrenched establishment Democrat Ben Cardin’s U.S. Senate seat.
Manning doesn’t have a chance in hell at beating Cardin although with the country drifting into communism and being a mere 30-years-old, the future is pretty bright considering how bleak it looked until bleeding heart Barry sprung “her” from prison.