Public university campuses, once bastions of free thought, have become increasingly hostile
toward the freedom of speech. Although students greatly benefit from expressing and being exposed to a wide variety of ideas,
administrators often prevent this from happening. An increasing number of universities have even instituted speech codes
that subject students to burdensome investigations merely for exercising their First Amendment rights.
Two student organizations at the University of South Carolina ran
afoul of campus speech codes when, in promoting a pro-free speech event, they displayed posters and handouts that
referred to censorship at other colleges. Although the students obeyed the school’s regulations about handing out
materials, several people filed harassment charges because they didn’t like what the handouts said. In a bizarre turn
of events, the students were questioned and investigated by school officials—for talking about incidents where other
students were likewise questioned and investigated for exercising their First Amendment rights. To make matters
worse, the university refused to clarify its policies and essentially imposed a gag order on one student, forbidding him
from discussing this incident with the faculty or student body.
In the name of progressive politics, 'social justice warriors' have
turned their self-righteous wrath on a celebrated early-to-mid 20th century US author whose only crime was honestly portraying
the events of her turbulent age.
There are particular moments in history when no pleasure can be gained from
being right. These are such times. Following last summer's riot in Charlottesville, Virginia over the removal of a statue
to Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general in the Civil War, I wrote on these pages that removing historical monuments is just one step away from "history books purged… for fear
of offending somebody." What I could not have predicted at the time, however, was that I would be writing on that
very topic less than a year later.
This week, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) dumped a literary
award named after author Laura Ingalls Wilder, giving it instead the soulless title 'Children's Literature Legacy
Award.' The stated reason for dropping the 'Laura Ingalls Wilder Award' was due to the "anti-Native
and anti-Black sentiments" that purportedly peppered Wilder's writing.
Less than a week before the California primary, Google listed “Nazism” as the ideology of the California Republican
In the “knowledge panel” that provides easy access to information next to search results, Google
was showing “Nazism” as an “ideology” of the party as of Thursday morning. The word “Nazism”
was hyperlinked to a secondary page that shows “Nazism” alongside other “ideologies” of California
Republicans like “Conservatism,” "Market liberalism,” “Fiscal conservatism,” and “Green
One thing to keep in mind is this entire “March For Our Lives” campaign is strictly emotion based, and therefor
very feminine in nature. You should encourage people to use their logic and not get swept up in the emotional theatrics of
brown teenage lesbians crying on command.
The media and the education establishment have advanced their shared agenda recently by egging
on students to protest against our right to bear arms rather than attend class. The point is to portray these Astroturf protests
as spontaneous expressions of the righteous rage of innocent youth. Actually, the protests were organized by the same professional
ultraleft agitators who staged the pussy hat marches. Would educrats give students leave to cut classes for a cause that is
not left-wing? A high school teacher in Rocklin, California who asked this question received a definitive answer when she
was placed on administrative leave:
Julianne Benzel told CBS13 that she suspects
she got in trouble for suggesting that schools administrators who condoned the student walkout might be practicing a double
"And so I just kind of used the example which I know it's
really controversial, but I know it was the best example I thought of at the time," said Benzel. "[If] a group of
students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes' and go in the quad area
and protest abortion, would that be allowed by our administration?"
Her students saw her point, and the discussion-which took place last week-was fruitful, according to Benzel. But on Wednesday,
the teacher received a call that she had been placed on leave.
confirmed that she was in hot water for her "communications regarding today's student-led [yeah right] civic engagement
"I'm the tenth editor of National Geographic since
its founding in 1888. I'm the first woman and the first Jewish person-a member of two groups that also once faced discrimination
here. It hurts to share the appalling stories from the magazine's past. But when we decided to devote our April magazine
to the topic of race, we thought we should examine our own history before turning our reportorial gaze to others."
In order to
illustrate the theme of this page on Global Gulag, I present to you a half hour segment of the radio program
"Metro" on KGNU FM radio in Boulder, Colorado. Ms. Schiff does not sound like a native of Boulder or anywhere
else in Colorado, but might be a native of Brooklyn, New York or New Jersey. She is most likely white skinned and, perhaps,
a Jewess. She uses the term "we" a lot, and advances the idea that "women of color" need to replace white
persons in the Democratic Party for some reason that she assumes other KGNU listeners easily comprehend. I do not share her
vision for America -- as it seems to be similar to South Africa under Black rule as well as Zimbabwe under ZANU PF rule.
-- S. Byron Gassaway [webmaster]
Host: Miriam Schiff
Democracy in Color
Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color, will be joining host Miriam Schiff to discuss Black women in leadership (and those supporting Black women in
leadership) as well as the way forward for the DNC in 2018 and beyond.
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