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Friday, July 27, 2012

Greg Lukianoff: How Colleges Fight Free Speech: The Dangers of Political Correctness in a Liberal Democracy



One of the things I don't like about some college campus's is that they are loaded with people who I could call Progressive Elitists. People who claim to know everything and know better then anyone else about everything and if you disagree with them, there's something wrong with you, you are some type of bigot or you are ignorant. And they get students to buy into what they are preaching, that is how the World works and this is what's right and wrong and this is the message we should be spreading. And anyone who disagrees with us, is ignorant and not worth our time and doesn't even deserve to be heard, that those people shouldn't even be allowed on our campus's and when they are here. We need to try to shut them up, Ann Coulter is a perfect example of that when she's invited to colleges to give, lectures. She's doesn't lecture people in the sense that she teaching anyone about anything important, other then that she doesn't know what she's talking about. But even the most ignorant and hateful people in the country deserve to be heard, as much as the most educated and decent people in the country. Thats an advantage of living in a Liberal Democracy, Freedom of Speech, the right to be heard, even if you are in a tiny minority.

A perfect example of this is back in the 1990s, especially in the mid 1990s, when Republicans had just taken back Congress. In the fall of 1995 Affirmative Action became a hot topic again, when House Republicans were trying to end Affirmative Action. A California University professor whose name I unfortunately have forgotten, whose against Affirmative Action gave lectures and speeches at his school. On why he's against Affirmative Action, this professor is also African American as well as against Affirmative Action, the students at his speeches wouldn't allow the professor to speak because he's against Affirmative Action. They do this to Ann Coulter all the time and have thrown food at her, again she and I probably agree on nothing or even less then that. If that were possible but she has as much write to speak as lets says Jeff Rosen a Liberal writer at the New Republic, someone who I tend to agree with on most things and someone I have a lot of respect for.

The job of colleges and this coming from someone who didn't graduate college who barely attended one. Is to teach people how to think, not what to think, to show them how to learn things, how to research, to put the facts on the table, not just half truths. And see if their students can remember what they were taught, did they learn the subject matter that was put in front of them. Which is pro Freedom of Speech and anti Political Correctness.