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The slow death of free speech
The Spectator ^ | April 19 2014 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 04/16/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT by Psalm_2

How the Left, here and abroad, is trying to shut down debate — from Islam and Israel to global warming and gay marriage ...

At Brandeis University, we are learning the hierarchy of the new multiculti caste system. .... In theory, Ayaan Hirsi Ali is everything the identity-group fetishists dig: female, atheist, black, immigrant. If conservative white males were to silence a secular women’s rights campaigner from Somalia, it would be proof of the Republican party’s ‘war on women’, or the encroaching Christian fundamentalist theocracy ... But when the snivelling white male who purports to be president of Brandeis (one Frederick Lawrence) does it out of deference to Islam, Miss Hirsi Ali’s blackness washes off her like a bad dye job on a telly news anchor. ... Islam trumps all: race, gender, secularism, everything. ... in the interests of multiculti sensitivity.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: censorship; freespeech; marksteyn
the excerpt sums it up, but there are more examples.
1 posted on 04/16/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT by Psalm_2
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To: Psalm_2

Money talks freely.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 9:07:51 AM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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To: Psalm_2

It’s picking up speed — rapidly.


3 posted on 04/16/2014 9:29:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Psalm_2

It’s important to note the demonic energy in and behind Islam. It takes little imagination to see Satan’s marks all over it, but those who reject Christ Jesus are spiritually blinded. As delusion takes hold on more and more, the whole idea of “fairness” will be shown for the unbiblical sham it is. Doesn’t matter if it’s “American”; it’s not Christian!

What’s Christian? Jesus on a cross! The height of unfairness, and yet...

“God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”

Those who belong to Christ have NOTHING to fear, period! Islamists may chop our heads off, but God will NOT destroy our bodies and souls in Hell!

Also, God will save some Muslims! Perhaps, like the Rwandan victims of the machete massacres, there will be forgiveness sought and granted by once-murderous Muslims and their victims’ families. No condemnation in Christ Jesus. Who can produce this but the Holy Spirit?

God is rich in mercy and eager to forgive!


4 posted on 04/16/2014 9:32:12 AM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: BenLurkin

very true


5 posted on 04/16/2014 9:34:47 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Psalm_2
See related Michael Graham: Brandeis Embraced Bill Ayers, Has Bred Terrorists on pulling the invite.

I knew a guy that worked for the phone company (NET) in the 1970s. He said he was sent to Brandeis to remove all the payphones, the blue box fraud was costing NET too much.

He removed a couple, then the students started to pay attention, questioned him ("work order...), and the students became very arrogant, and very menacingly irate.

Long story short, he called his supervisor...Brandeis came to a financial settlement with NET to leave the payphones...

6 posted on 04/16/2014 9:37:42 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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bttt


7 posted on 04/16/2014 9:52:32 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: BenLurkin
It’s picking up speed — rapidly.

I was just going to say, there is nothing slow about it.

8 posted on 04/16/2014 10:00:13 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Psalm_2

See tagline.

Any time someone suggests shutting down any type of speech, the proper reaction is to make exactly that type of speech repeatedly and loudly.

Otherwise, a right unexercised is a right lost.


9 posted on 04/16/2014 10:01:57 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Great tagline.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 10:08:43 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Psalm_2

Is this in a free speech zone?


11 posted on 04/16/2014 10:11:39 AM PDT by Altura Ct. (i)
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Here's the money quote, courtesy of Erin Ching, Class of 2016 at Swarthmore:

‘What really bothered me is the whole idea that at a liberal arts college we need to be hearing a diversity of opinion.’

No doubt said in all sincerity without a hint of irony. But that is the logical conclusion of the principle that progressive thought and opinion is advancing inexorably towards a definable end of perfect peace, love and tolerance for all. How could there be a diversity of opinion once right has been found and defined for all time?

12 posted on 04/16/2014 10:24:05 AM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Psalm_2
“Political correctness” is an Orwellian device aimed at repressing free thought and speech. It amounts to philosophical suicide. Fifty years ago Lenny Bruce was right. If everyone went around shouting the word “N-gg-r!” in a very short time the word would lose its negative power.
13 posted on 04/16/2014 10:37:43 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Altura Ct.

it appears that the multiculturalists
[Steyn used multiculti] are trying to make it so.


14 posted on 04/16/2014 11:02:23 AM PDT by Psalm_2 (Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NASB)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

the most i’ve ever heard the ‘n’ word has been out of the mouth of black yutes. they appear to be insensitive to it’s use by their own, but not by anyone else.... the old adage; ‘it’s good for me but not for thee’.


15 posted on 04/16/2014 11:20:15 AM PDT by Psalm_2 (Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NASB)
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To: Psalm_2

It’s already dead.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 12:44:37 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Psalm_2

Free Speech has Never been Free. There is always a payment due. I thought/presumed, that such- was a known fact, in Our Republic.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 12:54:32 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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bttt


18 posted on 04/16/2014 7:47:24 PM PDT by Psalm_2 (Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 NASB)
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its amazing how compliant and obedient these young dolts are....don't question anything....don't question laws...

they're spooky govt syncophants.....

what gives?...

at least the hippies spoke up...

19 posted on 04/17/2014 12:13:31 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Calvin Locke
I knew a guy that worked for the phone company (NET) in the 1970s. He said he was sent to Brandeis to remove all the payphones, the blue box fraud was costing NET too much.

Blue boxen were the ultimate.

But let's not leave out the black ones. They were more widespread, being basically trivial to construct.

Rare example of a prosecution (Williams College). The link is even basically accurate in describing how the device worked.

20 posted on 04/17/2014 12:41:18 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Psalm_2

Bump


21 posted on 04/20/2014 9:26:15 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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