The “Speech-Denialists”

On college campuses, teachers, students and sometimes even administrators seem to have become ever more eager to block any idea with which they disagree.

Often it appears as if their first impulse is to demonize the individual or organization presenting the offending idea, rather than to address the substance of the argument and open a discussion in the “free marketplace of ideas.”

h/t Waffle

  • Clink9

    A generation sucking up to the ideas of their professor’s.

    No individual thinking anymore. What could go wrong?

  • Glenfilthie

    And ya know what blows me away about all this – those pasty-faced, pencil-headed, mealy mouthed Marxists will always invoke Hitler and accuse everyone ELSE of being a fascist! You can’t have an intelligent debate, never mind a pleasant conversation with morons like that.
    And speaking of which, maybe we need to re-think that one. The Nazis killed their share of socialists so there’s something good to be said about everyone I suppose.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The Nazis were socialists, too.

  • Liberal Progressive

    I am shocked that BCF could sink so low as to try to silence people by distributing these lying stories about people trying to suppress the freedom of speech of others. You should be ashamed but what else could we expect out of a conservative!

    • Clink9

      I would love to see a BCF sponsored Thunderdome with a conservative and a liberal.

      Two men go in. One man come out. Or in the case of the liberal candidate, a gay, female, black, disabled person.

      He could raise enough money to fix the plumbing in the whole building!

      • Glenfilthie

        I call dibs on Turdo La Doo!!! Can we duel with chainsaws? Please…

        • Clink9

          Way more fun than boxing Patrick Brazeau.

  • Waffle

    I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that it’s either something in the drinking water or sunspots.

  • Frau Katze

    These people make me sick.

    When the subject is religion, these “liberals” maintain a disingenuous double standard. “While the illiberal left seems to hold a special animosity to Christianity,” Powers notes, in a remark that could also apply to Israel, “it is strangely protective of Islam, despite the fact that orthodox Muslims oppose same-sex marriage.” Not only are Muslim attitudes toward gay marriage overlooked or roadsided completely, but if anyone dares to discuss the issue of minorities in the Muslim-majority world, they are labeled “racist,” “Islamophobic,” or other slurs at arm’s reach.

  • Jay Currie

    What is the use of holding the commanding heights if you can’t enforce your political position. the long march through the institutions has been a resounding success – media, higher education, lower education and a lot of the governmental bureaucracy has become infected with political correctness and the desire to police speech.

    Meanwhile, many of us have chosen to simply by-pass these citadels of “correct thinking”. We have chosen not to worry about being called “racist”, “fascist”, “xxxxPhobic” by people who have not the slightest idea what those words might mean.

    By refusing to yield power to the old school lefties and their pc spawn we short circuit the debate. Movement feminists have no comeback when a man suggests they would be happier at home taking care of the kids. Gay rights activists have nothing much to say when we respond, “marry and be damned…not my problem”, pro-Pali nitwits have no answer when we applaud Israel and suggest that Hamas is an Islamofascist organization murdering its own people.

    Of course they resort to calling you names and they will try to have you charged with hate crimes or creating “unsafe” environments. So what? In the end we are right, they are wrong and over time that will become apparent to all but the most obdurate.

    But, most of all, we have two huge weapons: mockery and humour. The ability to laugh at them and, on occasion, at ourselves. Our po faced lefty friends view that sort of thing as micro aggression at best, confirmation of a forbidden sort of privilege at worst. And when you laugh at them for being that silly they usually flee the scene muttering that they only lost the skirmish because Big Oil/Koch Brothers/The Patriarchy/Mansplainers have sucked the oxygen from the room.

    Which lets you laugh some more.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And we have the truth.

    • And Faux News. Never ever forget about Faux News.

      Nobody on the right cares about it much, but lefties are absolutely obsessed.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        They are the same people that use the word “sheeple” and spell Micro$oft with a dollar sign.
        They are f-ck’tards.

  • Scaramouche

    There are those (leftists, Islamists) who would prefer to impose a sort of BDS on ideas whereby some ideas could not–could never–be brought to the marketplace.

    • Waffle

      I have yet to meet a lefty who does not spend time seriously contemplating the most ridiculous idea, particularly if said idea is put forth by a professor or someone who is thought to be an intellectual “superior”.