What you’re about to read is BS only a fascist could appreciate. This article isn’t just bizarre. It’s disgusting. Here’s the article’s intro:
If you thought college was a place for young people to speak out, challenges one another’s deeply-held beliefs and grow intellectually, chances are you’ve never been to Indiana University Southeast.
The school, located just 10 miles north of Louisville, Ky., is the latest college to see its speech code come under fire from a group that advocates freedom of speech on campuses. One stipulation in the code requires that students may only “express opinions” within a free speech zone, which is antithetical to what a college should stand for, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an advocacy organization which defends the free speech and due process rights of college students.
In the Sixties and early Seventies, college campuses were hubs where debates happened, theories were challenged and the First Amendment was cherished. What’s happening on today’s campuses is a disgrace. Students get lower grades because they refuse to say what their professor wants them to say. FIRE has dealt with that before.
The fascists/progressives can’t even provide a coherent excuse for their censorship policies:
“[The guidelines] were intended to provide some guidance on the issue so that those wishing to gather and express an opinion could do so without endangering people or property,” the school told FoxNews.com in a statement. “The guidelines also were intended to protect the rights of all students to have unfettered access to educational activities on campus (in other words, the exercise of free speech rights should not result in blocking access to buildings or disrupting classes or campus events).”
That’s BS. If the little dainties can’t handle hearing an opinion that challenges their worldview, they’re destined for failure. The fascists/progressives don’t care about that, though. They’re obsessed with indoctrinating as many students as possible. Exposing them to opinions that contradict the fascists’ worldview might destroy the fascist movement and they certainly can’t have that.
This paragraph is proof that a little paranoia goes a long way:
“We have to regulate other groups who come from off campus. Some come and preach a lot of hate. We just can’t have them wandering around campus with bullhorns over here,” Joseph Wert, associate professor of Political Science and Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Indiana University Southwest, told FoxNews.com.
Wert didn’t specify which groups “from off campus” enter IUS’s campus for the purpose preaching hate. Based on how progressive media villifies conservatives and the TEA Party, I’m betting that Prof. Wert is talking about conservatives and TEA Party activists.
The thing is that I’ve never watched a report of conservatives or TEA Party activists stomping across college campus. I’ve never watched a report of them preaching hate or using bullhorns, either.
I’m betting Prof. Wert is lying through his teeth to justify (rationalize?) the university’s unjustifiable policy of censorship. Unfortunately, IUS isn’t the only campus to practice censorship:
It’s not just Indiana University Southeast. Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, prohibits “any act of ridicule…or embarrassment,” and Northeastern University, in Boston, prohibits the use of university computer resources to “transmit or make accessible material, which in the sole judgment of the University is offensive.”
“This gives the university carte blanche to censor any electronic communication of which it disapproves,” Shibley noted. “You’re teaching [college students] that they’re not equipped to live in a free society.”
It isn’t free speech if colleges are the sole arbiters of what students can and can’t say. That’s censorship, which is the first step towards full-blown fascism.