Where Freedom Begins To Die

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    1. “"The people who believe that colleges and universities are places where we want less freedom of speech have won," "If anything, there should be even greater freedom of speech on college campuses. But now things have been turned around to give campus communities the expectation that if someone's feelings are hurt by something that is said, the university will protect that person. As soon as you allow something as vague as Big Brother protecting your feelings, anything and everything can be punished."

    2. Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, [aims to] counter the growing but often hidden threats to free speech in academia. FIRE's tactics include waging publicity campaigns intended to embarrass college administrators into dropping speech-related disciplinary charges against individual students, or reversing speech-restricting policies.

    3. … baby-boom Americans who remember the student protests of the 1960s tend to assume that U.S. colleges are still some of the freest places on earth. But that idealized university no longer exists. It was wiped out in the 1990s by administrators, diversity hustlers and liability-management professionals, who were often abetted by professors committed to political agendas.





    4. ….Today, university bureaucrats suppress debate with anti-harassment policies that function as de facto speech codes…a view of "harassment" so broad and so removed from its legal definition that, "literally every student on campus is already guilty."

    a. At Western Michigan University, it is considered harassment to hold a "condescending sex-based attitude." That just about sums up the line "I think of all Harvard men as sissies" (from F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1920 novel "This Side of Paradise"), a quote that was banned at Yale when students put it on a T-shirt.

    b. Tufts University in Boston proscribes the holding of "sexist attitudes," and a student newspaper there was found guilty of harassment in 2007 for printing violent passages from the Quran and facts about the status of women in Saudi Arabia during the school's "Islamic Awareness Week."

    c. At Northeastern University… it is a violation of the Internet-usage policy to transmit any message "which in the sole judgment" of administrators is "annoying." Conservatives and libertarians are especially vulnerable to such charges of harassment. "If you're going to get in trouble for an opinion on campus, it's more likely for a socially conservative opinion."

    d. On the ideological front, "it's almost like you flip a switch, and these administrators, who talk so much about treating every student with dignity and compassion, suddenly come to see one student as a caricature of societal evil."

    e. Consider the two students at Colorado College who were punished in 2008 for satirizing a gender-studies newsletter. The newsletter had included boisterous references to "male castration," "feminist porn" and other unprintable matters. The satire, published by the "Coalition of Some Dudes," tamely discussed "chainsaw etiquette" ("your chainsaw is not an indoor toy") and offered quotations from Teddy Roosevelt and menshealth.com. The college found the student satirists guilty of "the juxtaposition of weaponry and sexuality."




    5. Consider the University of Delaware, which in fall 2007 instituted an ideological orientation for freshmen. The "treatment," as the administrators called it, included personal interviews that probed students' private lives with such questions as: "When did you discover your sexual identity?" Students were taught in group sessions that the term racist "applies to all white people" while "people of color cannot be racists." Once FIRE spotlighted it, the university dismantled the program.

    a. …students are usually intimidated into submission. "The startling majority of students don't bother. They're too concerned about their careers, too concerned about their grades, to bother fighting back," he says. Parents and alumni dismiss free-speech restrictions as something that only happens to conservatives, or that will never affect their own children.

    6. "I make the point that this is happening, and even if it's happening to people you don't like, it's a fundamental violation of what the university means," says Mr. Lukianoff. "Free speech is about protecting minority rights. Free speech is about admitting you don't know everything. Free speech is about protecting oddballs. It means protecting dissenters." It even means letting Ann Coulter speak. The Weekend Interview with Greg Lukianoff: How Free Speech Died on Campus - WSJ.com
     
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    It is sad to see American colleges become bastions of Liberal hackery.
     
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    Um. No.
     
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    Leftism is so pervasive, that if applied to any other way of looking at life, it would be widely recognized as a form of brainwashing! Image a person who attended only fundamental Christian schools from preschool through graduate school, who never saw a secular, let alone anti-Christian, film, and who only read religious books. Most would say that they had been ‘brainwashed.” Yet, we regularly find individuals who only attended secular liberal schools from preschool through college, watched or listened to only Left-of-center television, movies, music, and had essentially no exposure to religious or conservative ideas. Brainwashed?

    Of course not! Liberals are open-minded!!! The irony here is that the denial itself shows how very effective the brainwashing has been.

    Now, Christians or Jews who have rarely been exposed to secular ideas and values would readily acknowledge same. It is only those on the Left who fool themselves into believing that they have been exposed to all points of view.

    Universities have become to Liberalism what a Christian seminary is to Christianity. The difference is that Christian seminaries acknowledge their purpose, to produce committed Christians.
    Dennis Prager, "Still The Best Hope."


    “The purpose of a university should be to make a son as unlike his father as possible.” The University's Part in Political Life” (13 March 1909) in PWW (The Papers of Woodrow Wilson) 19:99.


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    Of course not! Liberals are open-minded!!! The irony here is that the denial itself shows how very effective the brainwashing has been.

    Now, Christians or Jews who have rarely been exposed to secular ideas and values would readily acknowledge same. It is only those on the Left who fool themselves into believing that they have been exposed to all points of view.
    From above post.


    The proof......?

    ....you.
     
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    1. &#8220;&#8230;the Jesuit college Fordham University welcomed infanticide and bestiality advocate Peter Singer for a panel discussion on Friday.

    2. According to Fordham&#8217;s media relations website, Singer, a tenured Princeton bioethics professor, spoke from 4 to 6 p.m. in a panel the university promised &#8220;will provoke Christians to think about other animals in new ways.&#8221;

    3. Singer has long lamented the societal stigma against having sex with animals. &#8220;Not so long ago,&#8221; Singer wrote in one essay, &#8220;any form of sexuality not leading to the conception of children was seen as, at best, wanton lust, or worse, a perversion. One by one, the taboos have fallen. But &#8230; not every taboo has crumbled.&#8221;

    4. In the essay, titled &#8220;Heavy Petting,&#8221; Singer concluded that &#8220;sex across the species barrier,&#8221; while not normal, &#8220;ceases to be an offence [sic] to our status and dignity as human beings.&#8221; &#8220;Occasionally mutually satisfying activities may develop&#8221; when humans have sex with their pets, he claimed.

    5. In addition to supporting bestiality and immediately granting equal legal rights to animals, Singer has also advocated euthanizing the mentally ill and aborting disabled infants on utilitarian grounds.

    6. In his 1993 essay &#8220;Taking Life,&#8221; Singer, in a section called &#8220;Justifying Infanticide and Non-Voluntary Euthanasia,&#8221; wrote that &#8220;killing a disabled infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person.&#8221;

    7. &#8220;Very often it is not wrong at all,&#8221; he added, noting that newborns should not be considered people until approximately a month after their birth.

    8. Both Singer and his supporters maintain that ethics experts must often confront taboo topics to arrive at greater philosophical truths.&#8221; Fordham University, after barring Ann Coulter from campus, welcomes infanticide advocate Peter Singer | The Daily Caller

    The very same Fordham effectively barred conservative columnist Ann Coulter from speaking on campus last week,

    9. The Jesuit university&#8217;s president, Joseph M.McShane wrote in a statement the day before the Coulter speaking engagement was canceled. &#8220;There are many people who can speak to the conservative point of view with integrity and conviction, but Ms. Coulter is not among them. Her rhetoric is often hateful and needlessly provocative &#8212; more heat than light &#8212; and her message is aimed squarely at the darker side of our nature.&#8221; Op.Cit.

    Read more: Fordham University, after barring Ann Coulter from campus, welcomes infanticide advocate Peter Singer | The Daily Caller




    Bestiality and infanticide....just fine for on-campus discussions.....

    ....but "[Coulter's] rhetoric is often hateful and needlessly provocative...", so, let's nix that!
     
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    But...this guy....a "professor,"...no prob:


    "Forget all that turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, today should be a day of fasting and atonement for American &#8220;sin.&#8221; That&#8217;s according to Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Jensen, known for his hard-left politics, also calls Thanksgiving a &#8220;white-supremacist holiday.&#8221;

    Jensen&#8217;s opinion piece &#8220;No Thanks for Thanksgiving,&#8221; appeared on the far-left, Soros-connected website Alternet on Thanksgiving eve. In it, he wrote how Native Americans suffered because of the &#8220;European invasion of the Americas.&#8221; He went on to compare the Founding Fathers to Nazi Germany.

    According to Jensen, Thanksgiving is &#8220;at the heart of U.S. myth-building. &#8220;But in the United States, this reluctance to acknowledge our original sin -- the genocide of indigenous people -- is of special importance today,&#8221; he explained.

    Jensen has a long career in both working journalism and academia, including work as a copy editor at The St. Paul Pioneer Press and the St. Petersburg Times,....

    This wasn&#8217;t the first time Jensen has bashed America. He does so on a regular basis. ....Alternet is part of the George-Soros-supported Media Consortium. It is one of 58 left-wing media operations that aim to create a progressive &#8220;echo chamber.&#8221;
    Thanksgiving Celebrates Our 'Original Sin,' 'Views Virtually Identical To Nazis,' Journalism Prof Preaches | CNS News
     

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