Southern Illinois University promises ‘disciplinary action’ for students who engage in ‘hateful demonstrations’

Officials at a public university are promising to discipline students for “hateful demonstrations” and “hate speech” — but refuse to articulate what they consider might fall under that category.

“Anything we don’t agree with” should cover it.

  • Ego

    “We condemn freedom of speech that hurts other people’s [sic] feelings”—Just what the Muslims say. Are these morons crypto-Muslims?

    • Watchman

      No, just the usual fascists who believe that only they have the right to speak. If you feeling are hurt by their words, then you have to just suck it up. If their feelings are hurt by your words, you will have to shut up and be punished.

  • Clausewitz

    The important question of course is who gets to decide what are hateful demonstrations…

    • Watchman

      They do, of course. An if you don’t like that, you will be told to shut up as your opinions are hateful.

  • canminuteman

    I have no control over how other people feel.

    • Watchman

      Stop demonstrating your white privilege by saying that sort of thing and start providing reparations for you having this attitude.


  • bargogx1

    The enemies of free speech are relentless.

  • Exile1981

    So you can be punished for something you don’t know is not allowed till they retoactively add it to the list.

    • Watchman

      Some people seem to believe that George Orwell’s 1984 is a ‘how to’ book instead of a warning. Be wary, otherwise you will end up in room 101.