Showing posts with label intolerance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label intolerance. Show all posts

Europe Sacrifices Free Speech For Political Correctness

by Dr. Michael Hurd.     Europe has gone crazy. Yes, there are the terrorist attacks. But it’s the political correctness and censorship, too. Governments in Europe are literally sacrificing their citizens for the sake of not offending Islam. Here’s an example. Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders went on trial last Friday for allegedly inciting hatred against the  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Campus Lunacy

Inmates running the asylum.  The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation   ... MORE

Trump Is Not Responsible For Violence Against Him

by Michael Hurd.  The anti-free speech, anti-American protesters are. Donald Trump was forced to cancel a rally in Chicago due to threats of violence. Apparently, even the police were afraid. Black Lives Matter, a group which openly supports violence to attain its goals of socialism, cheers the shutdown. They tweeted such comments as, “Way   ... MORE

Trump And His Protesters Both Hate Free Speech

by Michael Graham. No love for the First Amendment. When it comes to Donald Trump’s “Go to Auschwitz!” thugs versus MoveOn.Org’s “Shut them down” rioters, I go for the full Kissinger: “It’s a pity they both can’t lose.” (Kissinger was talking about Iran and Iraq. Close enough) But they aren’t losing. If fact, the sucker-punching Trumpies and    ... MORE

Mike Hume: Should Anything Be ‘Beyond A Joke’?

Intolerant conformism is no laughing matter.      Comedy, it seems, is no laughing matter these days, caught up in one controversy after another over the acceptable limits of humor. Last week it was the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that was in the firing line again, accused of racism by everybody from the Queen of Jordan to    ... MORE

VIDEO: Ben Carson - Political Correctness

How To Rescue Free Speech In American Academia

by Nat Hentoff.       In last week’s column, I described how the national anti-free speech movement poses an imminent threat to freedom of expression in American academia. Those advocating for the anti-free speech movement attempt to interpret the “language of free speech” to their advantage so that it applies only to them, but not to      ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: A Resurgence Of Intolerance

Why do donors contribute to indoctrination centers?   Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators — such as at the University of Missouri recently — bring back memories of the 1960s, for those of us old enough to remember   ... MORE

David S. D'Amato: The Most Liberal Value - Free Speech

A free society tolerates words that hurt.  Current attacks on free speech reveal progressivism as a uniquely American iteration of fascism that shares many of its historical and ideological roots. Recent events on American college campuses have prompted a debate on where we should draw the line that divides permissible from impermissible      ... MORE

Victor Davis Hanson: The University Gone Feral

Where PC intolerance trumps free speech.   The university, long exempted from social norms and rules, has gone wild in the 21st century — or rather, regressed to pre-puberty. The University of Missouri campus police now request that students — a group not known for polite vocabulary — call law enforcement if someone disparages      ... MORE

When You're Popular, You Don't Need Freedom Of Speech

by Andrew Sirios.    The rise of the left, the demise of the west. Free speech is not something that people would normally see as a realm of economics, but in many ways, an economic understanding of the support and opposition to free speech can shed a lot of light on what’s happening now in the West. The first thing that needs to be noted is that  ... MORE

This Is What A Social Justice Warrior Looks Like

by David French.      Pitching a fit as a path toward power. The video below has been making the rounds on the internet. It shows a young woman screaming in the face of Yale professor Nicholas Christakis about the alleged plight of minority students. Why the hysterical shrieking? Because the professor’s wife (a Yale lecturer) had the audacity   ... MORE

John Stossel: Censorship In America

Hate speech is less dangerous than censorship. Support for the idea that it's good to hear all opinions, even offensive ones, is thin. A plurality of Americans now support laws against "hate speech." Conservatives once wanted to ban Playboy magazine, violent rap lyrics and offensive depictions of Jesus. Leftists then were right to fight    ... MORE

Brendan O'Neill: Contempt For Free Speech - Why Are Students Cheering About The Massacre At Charlie Hebdo?

The sad decline of American principles.     I witnessed something genuinely disturbing at Trinity College Dublin last night: trendy, middle-class, liberal students cheering and whooping a man who had just given the closest thing I have yet heard to a justification for the massacre at Charlie HebdoIt was as part of a debate on the right to offend. I was    ... MORE