Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Orwellian Speech at The Brown University

Hat tip College Insurrection

Ho hum. Another campus newspaper article; another lecture to white students and white people in general. Brown University, a small piece of a small state (Rhode Island) which has featured so many incidents of fascist intolerance in recent years, that I refer to it as The Brown University* (in honor of Hitler's Brown Shirts), is once again in my cross-hairs.

Did you note the Orwellian language in that letter?

* Prior to Hitler's coming to power, Erlangen University earned the same moniker when it became the first university in Germany whose student government was dominated by Nazis.

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

“The right to free speech is a protection against the abuse of power, not a guarantee of a platform for all ideas,”

The first clause is unquestionably true. As for the second, I see no reason to guarantee that these students should have a platform for all their ideas, except if an argument can be made that they have a right to free speech.