Monday, April 29, 2019

Diversity and The Death of Free Speech

Once again, Middlebury College plays the role of killer

by John Glynn April 29, 2019

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”— George Orwell

This is an age of trigger warnings and safe spaces. The notion of free speech is an illusion. This is especially true on college campuses. However, this wasn’t always the case. There was a time, not that long ago, when college students were encouraged to expand their minds further. To do so, students were encouraged to open their minds, to consider and debate controversial opinions. After all, the world is an unpredictable place, full of beliefs that are as divisive as they are varied. College was designed to prepare you for the real world. Please note that I use the word was for a very specific reason.

For millions of Americans, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press are inviolable principles. An attack on any of these ideals is an attack on democracy.

On the other hand, millions of others are enamored by the idea of conditional free speech. Those of a sensitive nature must be provided with trigger warnings and safe spaces, maybe even an emotional support animal. Free speech is encouraged… but only if the speaker subscribes to a very specific ideology. Unfortunately, like the worst hostage negotiators in the world, college administrators around the country are acquiescing and giving into the demands of the Social Justice Stasi.

Of all the colleges in the United States, perhaps Middlebury is the most spineless...........This shouldn’t surprise us. The wheels of madness have been in motion for quite some time............Of course, “diversity of everything” does not include diversity of opinion..............To Read More......

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