Quick Takes – Political Correctness: Lose Your Job; Lose Your Funding; Lose Your Freedom of Speech

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.

     The focus this time: You can’t say that!

     First, a little mood music:

     Carrying on…

     Colleges now-a-days are not about developing the mind, but closing it off to incorrect thinking, and moreover, to any thinking that isn’t sufficiently doubleplusgood enough

“Justine Schwarz, a residential adviser at the University of Minnesota, lost her job because program administrators thought she was insufficiently committed to promoting social justice.

“‘[She] has not demonstrated a commitment to social justice growth and promotion to residents,’ a director wrote in his review of Schwarz.

“Furthermore, Schwarz liked to ‘play devil’s advocate’ when talking with other people about ‘diversity and social justice.’ Schwarz’s zeal for wide-ranging debate on these subjects called into question whether she could be trusted to behave like a good social justice advocate, according to the review.”

     Just a job? What about funding denied based on viewpoint-based discrimination?

“In ruling against a satirical student newspaper that sued the University of California-San Diego after it was defunded for mocking safe spaces, Judge Jeffrey Miller appeared to validate Jim Crow-era discrimination…

“[The] ruling against The Koala […] could “gut civil rights law for speakers well beyond campus publications'”

     At least those previous instances happened in a country protected by the 1st Amendment. Others are not so lucky. In the U.K., a student group was actively censored for its doubleplusungood expression of thoughtcrime.

     What were they censored over? Complaining about censorship, of course!

     This time, at least, there was pushback, and a partial relenting of the censorship of anti-censorship students… for now.

     It’s only a matter of time until this spreads from campuses into your life… if it hasn’t already.


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