The Death of Free Speech on College Campuses

One of the truly delightful things about college is that it allows earnest young people to try out all sorts of ridiculous ideas without causing much lasting harm. After graduation, most will grow up and learn how to laugh at their prior selves. (The rest will become professors.) Let’s hope the undergrads and grad students involved in some recent controversies become part of the former group.

First, a student legislative council at the University of California-Irvine approved (6-4) a resolution to ban the American flag from student government offices. The banners felt those should be “inclusive” spaces, while the American flag has been “flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” And besides – get this – “freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible, can be interpreted as hate speech.”

The student government’s executive cabinet promptly vetoed the resolution, and the school administration called it misguided. But hundreds of academics, grad students, and undergraduates from around the country signed a letter in support of the Irvine Six, arguing that the “paraphernalia of nationalism is in fact often used to intimidate” and that “the resolution has drawn admiration nationally from much of the academic community”…

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  • What a sad parody they have become.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Now I understand the problem.

    Until now I thought that only the Islamic cult permitted the marriage of first cousins.
    But the idiocy of these American students proves that there must be a secretive American cult that encourages this as well.

    Most animals will never bear children with close kin but it seems Muslims and some Americans enjoy the practice of producing morons. They do make good cannon fodder and human shields and human bombs.

  • Matthew

    How many “discrimination free zones” discriminate against white people, Christians, and pro-lifers?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      You see, they need “safe spaces” that exclude Whites and Christians.
      There was a story here a day or two ago about White student reporters being unceremoniously kicked out of a “discussion” on race because they were White.

  • barryjr

    Somebody says academics and I cringe. They are far more narrow minded and bigoted than any red neck.

    • Stronger Than Dirt

      and … so called marxist ‘academics’ are half as intelligent as a basic redneck but make up for their shortcomings with a complete lack of conscience.

  • Chris

    The future of the U.S. is definitely f@cked. These Marxist indoctrinated students will be the leaders of the country in due course which will be nail in the coffin that Obumble is constructing for them. The best thing that can come from this is everyone else on the planet has an opportunity to learn from their mistakes.

  • simus1

    Red Fascist logic – the ultimate and laziest of the dumbing downs.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Definitely bring an ISIS flag and a Nazi flag.