Showing posts with label hate speech. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hate speech. Show all posts

Political Correctness & Other Nitwittery

Latest Update: April 25, 2017
Pigs trash the streets while carrying "protect the environment" signs
‘Ban cars to stop terror’ says Sweden’s best-selling newspaper after Stockholm attack
4-year-old brings shell casing to preschool, principal suspends him
VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Has free speech been expelled from college?
Social justice syndrome: ‘rising tide of personality disorders among Millennials’
The mobbing of Milo
The hysterical left is creating the white tribe
VIDEO: Keith Preston - The Politically Correct Totalitarians

Deirdre Reilly: Chalk It Up To Lifelong Coddling

More 'poor baby' accommodations.    Good thing today’s college students aren’t frequenting America’s suburban driveways or playground blacktops. Fanciful chalk drawings and scribbles are routinely found there — the handiwork, in most American towns, of the happy-go-lucky pre-K set. But words or scribblings in colorful chalk are too much to  ... MORE

Americans Say Colleges Should “Punish” Offensive Speech

by Jeff Scully.  The slave mentality has taken root in the USA. A total of 53 percent of Americans think colleges should punish students that make racially offensive statements. That’s the finding from a recent poll conducted by YouGov for the Huffington Post. Troublingly, the poll, in its five questions, never bothers to define what the form of       ... MORE

John Stossel: Liberty, Fraternity, Security

What should we do about terrorism?   After the attacks on Paris, the French government passed a law that allows anyone suspected of being a security threat to be placed under house arrest and searches to be conducted without warrants. Reason's Anthony Fisher reports that this can lead to nasty experiences for anyone who associates with people ... MORE

How Hate Speech Laws Actually Work

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown.  The most baffling thing about the people—mostly liberals—who push for laws against "hate speech" is their apparent inability to imagine these bans backfiring. In their zeal to punish those who spread sexist, racist, transphobic, or otherwise unfashionable speech, they too often ignore the ways tools of censorship—including hate    ... MORE

Political Correctness More Deadly Than ISIS

by Brian Joondeph.     Which is a bigger threat to America? Terrorists or political correctness? Seems like an easy answer. PC is just an idea, whereas terrorists shoot people and blow things up. But which is easier to stop or contain? I contend that if the PC movement went away, America would have a much easier time fighting terrorism. Meaning     ... MORE

Alexandra Petri: In Defense Of Free Speech

A civil society does not require thought police.       I think it’s a great mistake to write off what is happening on campus right now as the demands of coddled youngsters for more coddling.  Good luck with that approach.  We are going to outlive you.  There is a much more serious discussion to be had.  Forty percent of millennials favor        ... MORE

To The Paranoid Missouri Crybaby Children Unable to Cope With The Crushing Effects Of Hurtful Speech: Call The Cops

by Eugene Volokh.   Prof. Thom Lambert (Truth on the Market) passes along the following Missouri-University-wide e-mail: Subject: Reporting Hateful and/or Hurtful Speech. To continue to ensure that the University of Missouri campus remains safe, the MU Police Department (MUPD) is asking individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful ... MORE

John Stossel: Censorship In America

Hate speech is less dangerous than censorship. Support for the idea that it's good to hear all opinions, even offensive ones, is thin. A plurality of Americans now support laws against "hate speech." Conservatives once wanted to ban Playboy magazine, violent rap lyrics and offensive depictions of Jesus. Leftists then were right to fight    ... MORE

The State Of Free Speech In America: Panicked Shopper Sees Nazi And Confederate Geer At Flea Market, Calls 911

by Mary Ellen Godin.       Not yet a crime. Local police received a complaint when a shopper discovered Nazi and Confederate merchandise at a popular flea market last weekend, according to Chief William Wright. An officer responded to the Redwood Flea Market on South Turnpike Road Sunday to investigate the report and found Nazi and       ... MORE

John W. Whitehead: Emergence Of Orwellian Newspeak

And the death of free speech.   In totalitarian regimes—a.k.a. police states—where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used. In countries where the police state hides behind a benevolent mask and disguises itself as tolerance, the citizens censor themselves,     ... MORE

Enough With the Outrage Police: Free Speech Matters

by Ed Feulner.     Americans take justifiable pride in their right to free speech. People may be muzzled by their government in places such as Cuba and North Korea, but not here. You can say what’s on your mind without fear of prosecution. But can you do so without fear of persecution? More and more, it seems, the answer is no. Say the “wrong” thing ... MORE

How Protecting Hatred Preserves Freedom

by Andrew Napolitano.  Let's start with the proposition that hatred of persons is a profound disorder, and it is no doubt motivated by far deeper errors of thought and judgment than admiration for a flag. I recognize that to some in our society, the Confederate flag represents resistance to federal authority enforced by military aggression; while to      ... MORE

Susan Stamper Brown: Let's Ditch Political Correctness

It is just tyranny with happy face.        Political correctness is a contradiction of reality and distortion of morality that necessitates relentless government intervention devised by those who seek to control our lives. These self-appointed Speech Sheriffs warn us that words spoken outside the imaginary perimeters they've set are judgmental,    ... MORE