Posts Tagged ‘Academic Intolerance’

‘Undermining Our Culture’

May 10, 2017

“Had to post this. I think disappointed is an understatement. This will be the first year that we don’t get gifts crafted with love from our kids, and since we only have one little one now, it makes it all that much worse. I don’t understand why we, as Canadians, need to give up our traditions that have been passed through generations. I welcome all races and ethnicities, but forcing us to give up things that are important to us as Canadians is crap. And it doesn’t even have anything to do with religion! You can’t celebrate your Mom and Dad?”

— Roy Glebe

“A school in Canada has cancelled Mother’s Day, sending students home with a note to explain why. The note, which was given to Grade One and Two students at Albert McMahon Elementary School, Mission, British Columbia, revealed the school body made a decision to not celebrate Mother’s or Father’s Day this year.

“The note explained that the decision had been made in a bid to ensure that all students, including those without traditional nuclear families, felt ‘positive’ about their own family arrangements, whatever they may entail. (more…)

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‘More Fascist-Left Speech Repression’

April 14, 2017

“The violence and brutalization of political opponents is a new phenomenon in American politics, but it is becoming increasingly common, and it has a historical antecedent: the Nazi ‘Brownshirts’. In “The Coming of the Third Reich”, historian Richard J. Evans explains how, in the early days of National Socialist Germany, Stormtroopers (Brownshirts)

“organized campaigns against unwanted professors in the local newspapers [and] staged mass disruptions of their lectures.”

“To express dissent from Nazi positions became a matter of taking one’s life into one’s hands. The idea of people of opposing viewpoints airing their disagreements in a civil and mutually respectful manner was gone. One was a Nazi, or one was silent (and fearful).

“That is just the kind of public arena that the Left has been trying to bring to the United States for years — particularly on college campuses. (more…)

‘Fascists and Racists On Campus — U.S.’

February 5, 2017
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“I hold that whatever debates may be underway about the targets of Orwell’s dystopian “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, the modern university is the only institution that has taken that noble work for use as a manual.

“For where else are words turned quite upside down, flipped over to stand on their bruised heads and told to dance to the rigorous tunes of fanatics? For it is only on a university campus that simple, basic words are made by violence to take on their exact and opposite meanings: up is down, right is wrong, day is night, and anti-fascism is fascism. (more…)

‘University Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness’

September 7, 2016

Canadian Universities Please Take Note:

Image: CBC

Image: CBC

“The anodyne welcome letter to incoming freshmen is a college staple, but this week the ‘University of Chicago’ took a different approach: It sent new students a blunt statement opposing some hallmarks of campus political correctness…

Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings’, we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own,”

John Ellison, Dean of Students, wrote to members of the class of 2020, who will arrive next month. (more…)

‘The Intolerance of ‘Liberal’ Fundamentalists’

June 12, 2016

‘The ‘Liberal’ Blind Spot’

“CLASSIC liberalism exalted tolerance, reflected in a line often (and probably wrongly) attributed to Voltaire:

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

“On university campuses, that is sometimes updated to:

“I disapprove of what you say, so shut up.”

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