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SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/25/2015 19:46:59


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/21/poll-40-percent-of-millennials-want-speech-censored/

http://www.thecrimson.com/column/the-red-line/article/2014/2/18/academic-freedom-justice/

2015-2016 - The Year when the First Amendment becomes irrelevant. Colleges are destroying the academic freedom that made them one of the most powerful institutions in the country, all in the name of coddling the feelings of intolerant students who want any thought or history of the conservative right obliterated from the public sphere of dialogue. Everyone beware...walk on eggshells. This is the new America, a Brave New World for everyone on the right.
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/25/2015 20:33:20


Жұқтыру
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You're a nationalist, you're part of the illness that is America, and many other countries. And this is not new.
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/25/2015 20:48:22


Eklipse
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You're a nationalist, you're part of the illness that is America, and many other countries. And this is not new.

I didn't realize that Free Speech or Academic Freedom were "Nationalist" concepts. Did you even read his posts or the links provided? Nationalism has nothing to do with the issue at hand, you seem to be seeing it everywhere.

40 percent of American Millennials (ages 18-34) are likely to support government prevention of public statements offensive to minorities.

Here we get to the root of the problem with political correctness. What counts as offensive and what doesn't is entirely subjective. What is offensive to me might not be offensive to somebody else. Minorities are not so special that they can trump the rights of everyone else, NOBODY is.

A general rule of thumb: Freedom of Speech>Your personal feelings.

Some of the demands include restrictions on offensive Halloween costumes at Yale University to the deletion of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s image and name at Princeton University

This is why anyone who cares about free thinking needs to counter-protest against this absurd wave of political correctness. These SJWs don't just stop at censoring speech, they'll censor everything given enough time. Even history is now "offensive".

Everyone is always afraid of the government taking away our freedoms and rights, but why would they need to? Such a large chunk of citizens are happy to cede away their liberty (And the liberty of others) willingly.

Do these Social Justice Warriors have the right of free speech too? Of course. Do they have the ironic right to use free speech to protest it? Sadly, I must answer yes. However, these people wish to enforce their views on everyone else by censoring all opposing perspectives. That is something they have no right to do which is why they must be stopped.

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SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/25/2015 21:06:30


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I am a part of the 60% of millennials who think that freedom of speech should not be censored in public areas. Yes, Fizzer reserves the right to disallow me to show my true feelings for people like Kapy, but you know, the government can't.

Academic Freedom restrictions is why colleges (and even high schools) are becoming more and more obsolete. I learned in 5 days (through the help of knyte) what would take a high school class weeks to learn. It is incredibly simple, but the idiots in Washington with their common core get to tell me what to do. In reality, I (well, people over 18 but anyway) should be able to tell them what to do.

The Americans of 1770s were like "Those people in Britian shouldn't be able to tell us what to do".
The Americans of 2000s are like "Those people in Washington D.C shouldn't be able to tell us what to do".

There is clearly a problem here. The government likes to cherry pick/fake incidents to get their agenda through.

Edited 11/25/2015 21:06:46
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/25/2015 21:11:25


Luna {TJC}
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I wouldn't worry about it too much the pendulum will swing back (though hopefully not too hard)

No I'm not going to waste all this space without insulting them; SJW are a bunch of stupid self righteous cunts that can't tell hypocrisy when there looking in the mirror and it's staring them In there fat faces

SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/25/2015 21:15:26


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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Now guys, Жұқтыру is right. I am a nationalist.


Hell yeah I'm a nationalist if I believe the power of the first amendment shouldn't be dissolved for the sake of college kids who cannot fathom nor handle views and opinions contrary to the ones inculcated by them. I love arguing with liberals and discussing opposing viewpoints. The key word is discussing. SJWs want to fundamentally transform the meaning of democracy by essentially removing at least 50% of people (really the white-American majority) from the conversation.
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/25/2015 21:23:22


Eklipse
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SJW are a bunch of stupid self righteous cunts that can't tell hypocrisy when there looking in the mirror and it's staring them In there fat faces

Harsh, but accurate.

Also, that bingo is spot-on. Although "free space" should be replaced with "safe space". SJWs are nothing without their safe spaces plus they don't believe in freedom for anyone but themselves.
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/25/2015 22:34:42


Genghis 
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Let us be joyful we can criticize our government without being tortured, that we do not have to throw ourselves into Tianjin Square just to get anything done.
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/25/2015 23:10:39


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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Don't worry that's not far off. Circa 2050 is my guess.
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/25/2015 23:43:05


Zephyrum 
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A general rule of thumb: Freedom of Speech>Your personal feelings.


^

Can we all agree on giving all SJWs a shiv and throwing them on ISIS territory and let them both mosh to death until we get rid of at least one of the two biggest problems in the world?
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/26/2015 00:09:46


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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You're gonna have to throw away half of our politicians if we accept that policy. Did you hear people grilled Hillary for saying illegal immigrant: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/12/amnesty-group-chides-hillary-clinton-use-term-illegal-immigrants/
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/26/2015 00:53:17


Eklipse
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So technical terms to describe groups are now offensive? These people are killing my brain cells.

By DEFINITION someone who immigrates illegally is an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT.
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/26/2015 02:30:18


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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I know right!! It's literally doublespeak. Orwell was right. Orwell and Kafka were so goddamn right it amazes me.
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/26/2015 02:32:14


Darth Darth Binks
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Bro, I've just learned about this on Tuesday. Are you stalking me?
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/26/2015 03:11:50


[AOE] JaiBharat909
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Lol no its just I'm obsessed with Orwell and Kafka. And Dostoevsky. Those 3 predicted the 3 biggest philosophical-existential crises of the 21st century.
SJWs Destroying Free Speech and Academic Freedom: 11/26/2015 09:46:36


Varakreivi
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I'm not a particular fan of the US political culture, but I thought this was the thing you did best - real freedom of speak. It has problems and it can be used for sinister purposes, but the thought of it is almost mind-blowing. I'm sad to hear you are losing it.

That being said, there is a point in social responsibility in academic world. At least in human studies, it's possible to get almost any results you want, you just have to ask the right questions. And that isn't even exaggerating much. There is no thing as "free science", because the methods and implying of research questions are made by humans, who always have a bias. Not to mention research funding, hard of publication etc. So if results are at least somewhat directed by the researcher, then the question is: what should we research? And that is a moral question.

In natural sciences it's probably different, I don't have personal experience on it.

(edit typo)

Edited 11/26/2015 09:47:24
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