Far Left Fascist Students Force US College To Ban Free Speech

“Far left fascists, isn’t that a contradiction?” you might well ask. Many people might think so, but fascism is not a political philosphy in the way that communism, socialism, liberalism or conservatism are, it is about centralised power, in fact the word derives from a latin word, Fasces, which is a symbol of unbreakable authority. Fascism is authoritarianism, and politics of right or left can be authoritarian. In this article, from National Interest blog an example of the fascism of left wind students is presented:

Williams College Kowtows to Students Saying ‘Free Speech Harms’

authored by Jonathan Butcher

In 1755, Ephraim Williams Jr. led colonial forces and some 200 Mohawk allies into battle against French and Indian troops near Lake George, New York. But Williams marched into a deadly ambush.

He was killed in the fight, and his troops were driven back, suffering tremendous losses. But history records that those under his command fought bravely and made “a very handsome retreat.”

Today, the college that bears Williams’ name has been ambushed by its own students, and school officials have beaten a hasty and inglorious retreat.

At Williams College in Massachusetts, biology professor Dr. Luana Maroja wrote online last year that she was concerned about student and administrator attitudes regarding free speech.

She gathered more than 100 faculty signatures on a petition calling for the school to adopt what is known as the “Chicago Principles,” a statement in favor of free expression developed by the University of Chicago.

More than 60 schools have endorsed this statement, a welcome response to the disrupted events and other nonsense that have plagued universities around the country.

Some Williams students will have none of it. Maroja says that more than a dozen of them barged into a faculty meeting last November holding signs such as “free speech harms” and saying faculty were trying to “kill” the students.


After that, tensions escalated. The College Fix reports that a professor subsequently “threatened violence” if Williams adopted the Chicago statement. All this because Maroja dared to promote the idea that Williams should maintain a “climate of mutual respect.”

Williams is a private school, so the First Amendment doesn’t automatically apply to institutional activity there as it does on public college campuses. Still, students should expect that the school would want to promote the civil exchange of ideas.

And when discussions devolve into threats of violence, it’s small wonder that students opt to pursue truth via hysterical rhetoric and physical confrontation rather than through discussion and debate.

If you expected the college administration to stand up for free speech and mutual respect, think again. Earlier this week, Williams’ officials waved a white flag and announced the school will not adopt the Chicago statement but draft “speaker invitation guidelines.”

Turning away from principles protecting free speech adds to suspicions that there is a free speech crisis—or worse—at Williams.

Last month, the U.S. Department of Education launched an investigation of the college after its student government denied a pro-Israel student group official status.

As activity on campuses around the U.S. in recent years demonstrates, when individuals cannot express themselves without fear of harm, oppressors will threaten—and commit—harm.

A recent survey of college students found that more than half of respondents say shouting down speakers is “always” or “sometimes” acceptable. Sixteen percent of respondents say it is “always” or “sometimes” acceptable to use violence to stop a speech protest or rally.

These responses are disturbing. Civil society—life in the office, in your neighborhood, at your child’s soccer game—depends on people tolerating those who do not share their beliefs, not trying to silence them through intimidation or violence. The American dream dies if we live in fear of persecution.

Williams officials should take seriously the threats posed to the next generation of adults that come from limiting the ideas that can be considered on campus.

The school should require students to attend sessions on free speech during freshman orientation—and explain that hiding from ideas with which you disagree is a poor strategy for life.

New policies for public universities in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, and Wisconsin now serve as examples of how to protect everyone’s freedom of expression in a campus community.

These policies affirm the idea that anyone should be allowed to protest or demonstrate in public areas as long as they do not prevent others from doing the same. Moreover, they stipulate that their public universities must be prepared to penalize individuals who silence others.

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Guest Post:I called for diversity of thought. My peers compared me to a neo-Nazi.

As I took part in a recent student leadership board meeting for the Department of Political Science at Boston University, a group that works to advise faculty on ways to improve, I offered some advice: the department could use more intellectual diversity.

I suggested more debates in the classroom, as opposed to what I had witnessed in my three years at the school, that being an assumption during class that everyone agrees.

I broached my idea after I had sat and respectfully listened to the ideas of others for an hour, but my peers, and a professor and an administrator in the room, were not about to return the favor.

One student chided me that “debate” was too aggressive of a word, that I should use “discussion” instead. Another student, a College Democrat in the room, then compared me to a well-known peer from Boston University who is often regarded as a neo-Nazi and who went to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, noting “he has sat here in these seats asking for intellectual diversity as well.”

I felt shocked and insulted. I waited to see if either the professor or administrator or any of the other students in the room would defend me. None did. One student suggested conservatives shouldn’t major in political science at Boston University, as they’d have a hard time. The room erupted in laughter.

I wish I could say I was surprised. But after years of experiencing liberal bias, both at Boston University as well as Lehigh University, where I attended before I transferred, it felt like just another day on campus.

To that end, there are plenty of anecdotes I could supply. Here are just a few.

As a freshman, or as the administration likes to say to avoid being sexist— as a “first-year”— I was required to take an English class. My instructor was a teaching assistant, but insisted we call her professor. The morning after President Trump won, she dismissed class early because she could not stop crying. Later that day, she sent out an email giving us information about a designated “safe space” on campus to commiserate the election results. Nevermind that my university has an entire police department to protect it.

During a course I took on political theory, my professor dedicated the entire chapter on fascism to President Trump. He constantly referred to Trump as a fascist, and brought up the Mueller investigation during each class session.

In my statistics class, my professor made an entire exam question that necessitated a final conclusion that Fox News is not a reliable news source. The chi-square test is a statistic that measures the “goodness of fit” between how well an observed distribution fits with the expected distribution. We were given the average amount of gun deaths that occur per year in the United States and the average amount of terrorist attacks that are perpetrated toward Americans per year. We were also given the amount of times CNN, MSNBC, ABC and Fox News reported on each of these issues, and the idea is that one would expect the news organizations to report on the respective issues a proportional amount. When one worked out the math, Fox News’ reporting ended up having the worst goodness of fit, and we had to write that meant they were the least reliable and most unbalanced.

In other courses, I’ve been forced to include my “pronouns” in my introductions at the beginning of the term. After revealing I’m Catholic, I’ve been asked if my priests ever “microaggressed” me. I’ve been told by a climate-alarmist professor that I would face consequences if I ever brought single-use plastic into his classroom.

Were these experiences kind of annoying because I just want to get my degree and not feel like I was sitting in on my professors’ therapy sessions? Yes. Do I feel oppressed? Not even close.

These experiences have given me a beautiful thing — they’ve helped ground me in my conservative beliefs. I’ve always had these values in me, but never cared to dig into them until they felt endangered.

The more my professors and peers mocked, challenged and disputed conservatism, the more time I spent studying and learning the counterarguments against their arguments. I watched videos, read books, listened to podcasts to hear another perspective, and even helped start a Young Americans for Freedom chapter.

Because of my experiences on campus, I have become the proud conservatarian I am today. To my professors and peers, I am certain this was not what you had intended, but thank you anyway.

MORE: I tried to debate a campus socialist. He told me to ‘F*** off.’

A Cynics Commencement Speech

There are many things about the American education system I don’t understand, one is the Prom or Prahm or something. as far as I can gether its a kind of school discotheque.

Now when I was at school, the cool kids kept far away from school dances and any extra curricular activities (I found out some years after leaving most of my class though I was cool, it was quite hurtful because I’d wanted them to think I was a arsehole who didn’t care what anyone thought of me. Still later I learned that the trick of being thought cool is to not care what anyone thinks of you.) Anyway I’ve never understood why a school dance is such a big deal.

Another puzzle is the “Commencement Speech” which is given to school leavers at this time of year, just as their school career is terminating. Anyway a few days ago Zero Hedge, along with many other U.S. blogs and news sites reported rather scathingly on a very pompous commencement speech given by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Today Zero Hedge returns to Cook’s exercise in talking bollocks by briunging us a satirical “Commencement Speech For The Real World”. here’s a taster …

“In effect, you are graduating with a mortgage but no house. And what did you get? A subprime education.

“To those who majored in gender studies, film deconstruction, or any other of today’s academic fads, to you I have this advice: when this commencement speech is over, do not bother looking for a job. Instead go straight to the unemployment office.

“Graduates, you have been saddled with debt and bad ideas. Good luck, you’re going to need it.”

I love the ‘subprime education’ bit. I don’t know if our universities have picked up on the idea of paying failed politicians, Z list celebrities and shyster businessmen vast sums for delivering commencement speeches yet, but like the rest of our schools and colleges they are delivering ‘subprime education’.

I Will Take What Is Mine With Fire And Blood

fire and bloodSource : The organic prepper

Nice to see you, to see you … nice.

Have a bit of a think about that title; if you watch Game Of Thrones you will probably recognise is at the catchphrase of Daenerys Targaryen in series four of the HBO fantasy epic, but if you didn’t know that and you received a notification from a friends facebook account because someone had posted a picture of a child wearing that slogan on a T shirt, would you interpret that as a personal threat? Well if you tip the mental stability scales even slightly towards sane, you wouldn’t, after all it’s only an effing T shirt. If however you are an American democrat, a progressive liberal with acute paranoia, an irrational fear of everything but particularly your countrymen who love the constitution, and a job in the education system you would interpret it as a direct threat to your person from a check shirt wearin’, redneck, AK47 ownin’, pick up truck drivin’, burger chompin’ psychopath who was on the way round to your house to turn you into a human colander.

That was exactly the interpretation placed on it by the human resources director, two college officials, and a security official of the college where Prof. Francis Schmidt was employed. That motley crew were waiting when Schmidt arrived at a meeting to which he had been summoned. Schmidt had been reported by the dean of the school for sending a threatening email.

The threatening email was an automatic notification of a photo posted on a social media outlet, it shows Schmidt’s little girl, doing “yoga”. Are you scared? Do you feel threatened? Because these senior executives of a higher education establishment were terrorized and in fear that Schmidt was going to go on some kind of armed rampage with an “assault weapon.”

Anyone who has ever watched HBO’s Game of Thrones knows that this is a catchphrase on the program, a line used by Daenerys Stormborn, the Dragon Queen (YouTube). The video and the line are all over the internet, well you know how people love a catchphrase (Yeah, I know).

During the meeting with his employers Schmidt Googled the phrase to show the Inquisitors school officials, that this was just a line from a TV program. But the security official argued that the word “fire” could actually be a reference to an AK-47, and with that, Schmidt was suspended, without pay. Ah well, Valar morghulis as they say in series three.

Schmidt was not allowed to return to work until he had a psychiatric evaluation.

Once again I am reminded of John Lennon’s words, “The world is run by insane people doing insane things.”

Not only the world it seems, but schools and colleges too. It’s time to make politically correct fascism a capital offence.

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Learing To Grow Hashish At College

It had to happen, there have been courses available in subjects such as Klingon studies, the Jedi Philosophy and Atheist Theology in American Colleges for years. It was inevitable that a course in being a stoner would be offered sooner or later.

When the U.S. State Of Michigan indtrduced the Michigan Medicinal Marijuana act (try saying that after a good joint) in 2008 making the growing of Marijuana for medical purposes legal in the state, a 24 year old entrepreneur (a.k.a. drug pusher) founded the state’s first college dedicatied to pot related studies.

The course in growing the weed (six weeks, $485)covers horticultural skills,legal pitfalls and methods of preparing hash for consumption.

Now all we are waiting for is somebody offering a PhD in smoking it.

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The Long And Winding Road That Leads To PhD

We have often reported on the wonders of New Labour education policy with it’s worthwhile and meaningful targets like “There shall be a University on every street corner” or “Every child shall pass a million examinations,” or “A degree is not just for Christmas, it’s for life,” but now we hear even the NuLab government’s Department of Education, Science and Silly Walks has surpassed itself in devaluing a University degree qualification by making PhDs accessible to the huddled masses.

Now we are delighted to bring you news of a new initiative from Liverpool Hope (and change) University (formerly Scally Street College Of Further Education) is to offer a post graduate degree in Beatles Songs. Not the music of The Beatles mind you but Beatles Songs. From Me To University, She Loves University, Across The University, are natural choices while the exam cheat’s song With A Little Help From My Friends, the student wasters song A Hard Day’s Night (In The Union Bar) seem to sum up student life. And what about The Fool On The Hill as an introduction to existentialist philosophy.

Well Oo – bla – di – oo – bla – da , you might say in sheer indifference.

Don’t be too quick to knock it though. Some of the more progressive American Universities have been offering post grad qualifications like M.Phil and D. Phil in pop music related subjects like the songs of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springstein, Tamla Mowtown and Elvis Presley as poetry. Some are even offering a rock music MBA (Metallica, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith)

Poetry hmm? I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus goo goo ka joob. Obviously post modernist deconstructionalism.

The point we must not miss is that although such educational qualifications offer zero employment opportunities they do identify the holder as having advanced research capabilities and the organisational skills and communications abilities required to put together a 5000 word dissertation as well as being able to read the tiny font used in CD insert notes, they are cheap. A PhD in Bealteology costs about £3,500 in total. Compared to the £3000 a term charged by Manchester Grammar School as we reported yesterday, multiplied by three terms per year and seven years in senior school and we can see a Professors of Beatleology are a very cheap way for the government to move nearer its target of having 50% of people leave fulltime education with a degree and 20% with a higher degree.

Thus Britain will have moved forward to meet the modern challenges of a modern world by implementing progressive education policies that equip young, bright people with degrees that qualify and equip them for jobs as burger flipping, shelf stacking, call centre clerking and prostitution.

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