Don’t expect a quick end to the war on free speech The momentum of the campaign will be hard to stop

From Denyse O’Leary at MercatorNet: Here are four reasons why the war against freedom will not just somehow lose itself, without our taking any action:

2. Progressive academics are training “child soldiers” to carry out their revolution against intellectual freedom. Put simply, they are teaching their rioting students attitudes, values, and beliefs that guarantee failure in work and healthy relationships.

Reader, would you want, as a colleague, someone who put a middle-aged woman professor at Middlebury College in the hospital ? No? Then think what your answer means. In an age when most graduates face job shortages, students who have been encouraged in transgressive behaviour must simply continue their “revolution” off campus. That may be all they know how to do. Hardest hit, incidentally will be the disadvantaged students who lacked social confidence and firm guidance early in life. As so often, social justice gurus do the most harm to the people who are least able to evade them. More.

See also: The war on intellectual freedom: How political correctness morphed into a monster.

The war on freedom is rotting our intellectual life: In a world governed by naturalism, power is its own justification. That is the single hardest thing for opponents of rampant political correctness to grasp.

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When professors stifle freedom of thought: These protest movements are not 1960s retro; they are a flat-out war on reality, conducted by seasoned veterans with a lot at stake.

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  • moraywatson

    Sorry but you can no longer use the word “transgressive”, because it’s transphobic (and don’t try to deny it!). In the same way that muslim lawyers argue that the use of the term “honour killing” is islamophobic. /sarc off

  • El Martyachi

    5. Backlog in helicopter availability.