December 29, 2015

"Be offensive in the defence of free speech" on university campuses

Lauren SouthernRebel Commentator
 

Universities are failing to uphold free speech.

Campus administrations have fired professors, banned speakers, and suspended students, all for exercising their right to open expression. It's not just the Universities either, statics are showing Student Unions and students themselves supporting censorship at higher levels than their administrations.

Pew research polls have shown that 40% of millennials are OK with limiting speech. When you get to students, 30% believe the First Amendment itself is outdated!

Organizations like Spiked-Online, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) have been working their hardest to hold campuses accountable for censorship. These organizations have collected data on no-platforming, speech codes on campus and even Student Union speech codes.

The results? Not so good, campuses all over the world are censoring ideas and expression of students and faculty in ridiculously high numbers.

It's time for students to speak out and use these resources to defend their rights.

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commented 2016-01-08 22:24:49 -0500
all university and collage dose is make these kids self righteous.
commented 2016-01-01 23:06:34 -0500
Your comment was right on the money Sam but I didn’t have a lot to do with free-speech… tell me Sam in your best opinion what are the sociological ramifications of the silencing of free speech and how it may affect society in the future..?
commented 2016-01-01 20:16:10 -0500
It won’t be long before the university bubble bursts. You have too many people graduating with too much debt and degrees that don’t open employment doors.

When the bubble bursts, all the kids will want to go to community college and get an education in a trade.
commented 2016-01-01 07:31:07 -0500
Just imagine a country where you couldn’t criticize your politicians or government… Where you couldn’t criticize an overzealous but well-meaning police force… or the ability to speak what’s on your mind about any political issue that you don’t agree with… this is where the quieting of the liberty to say what’s on your mind all starts and then it evolves into a monster. It will be then and only then that the public realizes the liberty that they have lost and a liberty like this once lost is not regained again for many many many generations all the time being forced to live in oppression afraid to say anything or criticize anything.
commented 2015-12-31 20:50:20 -0500
Trying to make this readable – this site needs an edit function.

I stole this from Breitbart – it is going viral – the war is beginning in the US of A – those fucks who call themselves social justice warriors are in trouble.

The very last line is one I use in a very loud voice in public locations on a regular basis now – I also use “fuck off and die” on a regular basis and people have actually applauded me for saying it.

It is extremely effective when a woman uses it on a male in public. Unfortunately few do.

Seems there are many put there who detest the hazing of the politically correct but are afraid to act on their own.

However they are quick to jump in if someone leads them onward.

Let’s try this again.

Read on………….
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http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/12/31/read-the-epic-social-justice-warrior-smackdown-that-is-going-viral/

“We are fighting to end hate, to unite as one and love each other. We are fighting to be treated right without discrimination and for everyone to have equal opportunities.”

Bullshit. You have no quantifiable metrics for injustice, so you have no victory conditions (for a very simplified example, when blacks hold X% of all engineering jobs and are only Y% of all prisoners, racism is ended). That would be fine by itself, but you believe in fighting injustice with injustice (gays have historically been denied gay marriage? let’s get random CEOs fired for opinions they held six years ago). You don’t seek converts, you seek to punish and bully – straight white males who disagree with you must be purged and publicly humiliated. Even the jihadists will spare you if you convert; no apology or future correction will satisfy a SJW.

I could forgive that too if you weren’t all hypocrites and liars. Your treatment of women and minority dissenters is appalling; if they don’t want you acting on their behalf, that’s their choice, not “internalized patriarchy” or whatever. You rob them of moral agency. When called out for these behaviors (as you always insist on calling out others), you lie. You strawman your opponents (criticized a woman? misogynist!), you group them with the worst (you’re a gamer? you’re as bad as the anonymous rape threateners!) and when confronted with your own flaws, you restate them less threateningly (motte and bailey argument). You phrase all arguments as kafkatraps (disagreeing with your assertion that we are evil is taken as proof that we’re evil). You publish manipulated and misleading statistics, then lambast anyone who questions them.

You insist on vigilante justice against random acts of the week for your two-minutes hate. Why is it the NFL’s business to punish domestic violence? And, if it is their business, why isn’t Hope Solo receiving the same attention from your side?

Then you claim to be arguing for equality, but you’ve taken the idea of racism (hatred based on skin color is bad) and replaced it with a new concept where only one race can be guilty of racism. You excuse racial prejudice and hatred based on what I’ve already explained are arbitrary, unmeasured states of being. Your solution for the unequal treatment of whites and blacks is to hold whites to a higher standard. Your side lobbied the FBI to redefine rape so more women victims would be counted, but also so that “made to penetrate” does not count, leaving male victims in the cold. Because male privilege, apparently.

Historically ignorant SJWs think whites hold collective guilt for the awful things our ancestors have done. But they don’t care about the unspeakable atrocities by other races. The only difference between whites and others was that whites had the social and technological prowess to do evil efficiently; Africans, Asians, Indians, and everyone else practiced genocide and slavery, they were just less adept at doing it right. Given the means, they would have done the same. But nope, only whites are guilty; Arab oppression of blacks and caucasians never happened, not to us, nope.

I’ve been lucky enough to grow up in America, so this shit is new to me. But I’m descended from puritans, and I know my history; I know how they treated dissent. I also know how commies treated dissent; I grew up next door to a grizzled old Russian who barely avoided the gulag by smuggling himself out of the country. I know what you petty tyrants have turned into every time you gained enough power.

Worst of all, you turn the very principles of freedom against us. We tolerate you because we believe in free speech and civil discourse, not bullying and violence. But that means we have to watch you advocate against that very freedom. We don’t believe in ruining a stranger’s professional life over an opinion, but that means that we can’t punish your actions.

We believe that the rightness of our actions should speak for itself. You believe in bullying, even as you claim to love the oppressed.

Funny how the evil and all-powerful patriarchy has seen fit to act according to SJW whims for all of recent memory, punishing those they hate and protecting those they love. Funny how the evil oppressor males have to speak anonymously, while the SJWs fighting the power can use their real names and get mainstream media coverage for fun and profit. How when a million straight white male nerds get bullied, no one cares, but the minute one fag hangs himself, suddenly bullying matters – and the solution, of course, is more bullying, but by the “right” people.

That’s the arrogant core of it. You do the same evil, in the same pattern, as so many before you, because mob justice, punishing dissent, and repression of others is just fine and dandy so long as the “right” people are doing it to the “wrong” people.

Eat shit and die. All I ever asked was to be left alone.
commented 2015-12-31 20:45:36 -0500
“We are fighting to end hate, to unite as one and love each other. We are fighting to be treated right without discrimination and for everyone to have equal opportunities.”

“We are fighting to end hate, to unite as one and love each other. We are fighting to be treated right without discrimination and for everyone to have equal opportunities.”

Bullshit. You have no quantifiable metrics for injustice, so you have no victory conditions (for a very simplified example, when blacks hold X% of all engineering jobs and are only Y% of all prisoners, racism is ended). That would be fine by itself, but you believe in fighting injustice with injustice (gays have historically been denied gay marriage? let’s get random CEOs fired for opinions they held six years ago). You don’t seek converts, you seek to punish and bully – straight white males who disagree with you must be purged and publicly humiliated. Even the jihadists will spare you if you convert; no apology or future correction will satisfy a SJW.
commented 2015-12-31 20:43:46 -0500
I stole this from Breitbart – it is going viral – the war is beginning in the US of A – those fucks who call themselves social justice warriors are in trouble.

The very last line is one I use in a very loud voice in public locations on a regular basis now – I also use “fuck off and die” on a regular basis and people have actually applauded me for saying it.

It is extremely effective when a woman uses it on a male in public. Unfortunately few do.

Seems there are many put there who detest the hazing of the politically correct but are afraid to act on their own.

However they are quick to jump in if someone leads them onward.

Read on………….
_________________________________________
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/12/31/read-the-epic-social-justice-warrior-smackdown-that-is-going-viral/ “We are fighting to end hate, to unite as one and love each other. We are fighting to be treated right without discrimination and for everyone to have equal opportunities.” Bullshit. You have no quantifiable metrics for injustice, so you have no victory conditions (for a very simplified example, when blacks hold X% of all engineering jobs and are only Y% of all prisoners, racism is ended). That would be fine by itself, but you believe in fighting injustice with injustice (gays have historically been denied gay marriage? let’s get random CEOs fired for opinions they held six years ago). You don’t seek converts, you seek to punish and bully – straight white males who disagree with you must be purged and publicly humiliated. Even the jihadists will spare you if you convert; no apology or future correction will satisfy a SJW. I could forgive that too if you weren’t all hypocrites and liars. Your treatment of women and minority dissenters is appalling; if they don’t want you acting on their behalf, that’s their choice, not “internalized patriarchy” or whatever. You rob them of moral agency. When called out for these behaviors (as you always insist on calling out others), you lie. You strawman your opponents (criticized a woman? misogynist!), you group them with the worst (you’re a gamer? you’re as bad as the anonymous rape threateners!) and when confronted with your own flaws, you restate them less threateningly (motte and bailey argument). You phrase all arguments as kafkatraps (disagreeing with your assertion that we are evil is taken as proof that we’re evil). You publish manipulated and misleading statistics, then lambast anyone who questions them. You insist on vigilante justice against random acts of the week for your two-minutes hate. Why is it the NFL’s business to punish domestic violence? And, if it is their business, why isn’t Hope Solo receiving the same attention from your side? Then you claim to be arguing for equality, but you’ve taken the idea of racism (hatred based on skin color is bad) and replaced it with a new concept where only one race can be guilty of racism. You excuse racial prejudice and hatred based on what I’ve already explained are arbitrary, unmeasured states of being. Your solution for the unequal treatment of whites and blacks is to hold whites to a higher standard. Your side lobbied the FBI to redefine rape so more women victims would be counted, but also so that “made to penetrate” does not count, leaving male victims in the cold. Because male privilege, apparently. Historically ignorant SJWs think whites hold collective guilt for the awful things our ancestors have done. But they don’t care about the unspeakable atrocities by other races. The only difference between whites and others was that whites had the social and technological prowess to do evil efficiently; Africans, Asians, Indians, and everyone else practiced genocide and slavery, they were just less adept at doing it right. Given the means, they would have done the same. But nope, only whites are guilty; Arab oppression of blacks and caucasians never happened, not to us, nope. I’ve been lucky enough to grow up in America, so this shit is new to me. But I’m descended from puritans, and I know my history; I know how they treated dissent. I also know how commies treated dissent; I grew up next door to a grizzled old Russian who barely avoided the gulag by smuggling himself out of the country. I know what you petty tyrants have turned into every time you gained enough power. Worst of all, you turn the very principles of freedom against us. We tolerate you because we believe in free speech and civil discourse, not bullying and violence. But that means we have to watch you advocate against that very freedom. We don’t believe in ruining a stranger’s professional life over an opinion, but that means that we can’t punish your actions. We believe that the rightness of our actions should speak for itself. You believe in bullying, even as you claim to love the oppressed. Funny how the evil and all-powerful patriarchy has seen fit to act according to SJW whims for all of recent memory, punishing those they hate and protecting those they love. Funny how the evil oppressor males have to speak anonymously, while the SJWs fighting the power can use their real names and get mainstream media coverage for fun and profit. How when a million straight white male nerds get bullied, no one cares, but the minute one fag hangs himself, suddenly bullying matters – and the solution, of course, is more bullying, but by the “right” people. That’s the arrogant core of it. You do the same evil, in the same pattern, as so many before you, because mob justice, punishing dissent, and repression of others is just fine and dandy so long as the “right” people are doing it to the “wrong” people. Eat shit and die. All I ever asked was to be left alone.
commented 2015-12-31 19:55:09 -0500
I forgot to add the fact I have been reading more and more of Muslim student organizations within our universities which are controlling more and more freedom of speech, activities and so on as they are offended by so much which is western, Canadian and so on.
Also it appears more and more leaders/professors etc. within our universities are Muslim themselves.
Canada is going to be an Islamic hole within the next couple of generations.
Get the refugee boats ready!
commented 2015-12-31 19:52:52 -0500
Canadians are losing freedom of speech. I see this more and more each and every year over the past decade.
Online commenting especially news media sites are shutting down, there is a growing number of people who want to shut down talk radio and of course we have the CBC and all their affiliates who shut down any and all who don’t agree with their views- especially where the Messiah Trudeau is concerned.
Canada is tanking and no one seem to care. I guess as long as you all still have your cell phones and 24/7 shopping, all is well with the world right?
The only groups which have a right to speak these days are the left/bleeding hearts and the Muslims.
To hell with Canada and Canadians!
commented 2015-12-31 14:08:47 -0500
To Bill Elder and Peter Toth.. The Canadian people need more people like you. I love your quoteBill… “My right to speak the truth as I know it trumps you’re being offended by it”
commented 2015-12-31 13:50:46 -0500
Just imagine a country where you couldn’t criticize your politicians or government… Where you couldn’t criticize an overzealous but well-meaning police force… or the ability to speak what’s on your mind about any political issue that you don’t agree with… this is where the quieting of the liberty to say what’s on your mind all starts and then it evolves into a monster. It will be then and only then that the public realizes the liberty that they have lost and a liberty like this once lost is not regained again for many many many generations all the time being forced to live in oppression afraid to say anything or criticize anything.
commented 2015-12-31 13:34:43 -0500
I think everybody here is missing the point… It is our free-speech that defines us as a freedom loving country… One should be able to speak on any topic anywhere in this great land to anybody that will listen to them.
Freedom loving free speech advocates are always accused of something or another… free-speech is the only way we have to express ourselves and our feelings or opinions of things that we think are either right or wrong.
People who are free speech advocates are not and I repeat not advocates of violence…
Free-speech should never be quieted and any acts of violence should be addressed by the authorities that we have empowered to look after the citizens of this great country.
Long live free speech and the ideals and movements that have followed a liberty as precious as this one.
commented 2015-12-30 17:47:18 -0500
And I am saying that it is not worth fighting the professors. At the end of the day, it is obtaining that piece of paper that is infinitely more important than getting into a debate over some arrogant professor.

I had a bunch of profs that thought that the classroom was their time to tell us what their beliefs were, and by extension, what we should believe in as well. Arguing with them is only going to get the student on the professor blacklist, which will lead to a bad grade.

You ever try to debate with a white native professor, who won’t shut up about why there should be affirmative action? It is pointless.

The best way to graduate from university is to give the professors what they want to hear.
commented 2015-12-30 17:11:43 -0500
Here’s an idea. Boycott sending kids to universities for a year or two. Lack of funds might give second thought to profs that more often than not push leftie agndas. Or better yet, money well-spent would be on a technical or trade education – it costs substantially less, will more likely to lead to a job where the student will be a contributing member to society, rather than becoming a brainwashed always offended progressive sniveller.
commented 2015-12-30 15:48:32 -0500
This is a fundamental change from the climate of the Universities that I attended and worked in in the late 60’s and seventies, but unfortunately the people speaking out about thre establishment back then have nos become the establishment that is suppressing free speach and expression today, especially on uniiversities.
commented 2015-12-30 10:41:11 -0500
My right to speak the truth as I know it, trumps you being offended by it. It’s been that way since common men met their oppressors, (the tyrants who would silence us) on the field of battle 800 years ago at Runnymede – and re-asserted that freedom on a 100 battlefields since.

My right to speak freely is directly related to my right to THINK freely and express IDEAS. Every would-be tyranny must, of necessity, remove these rights which have been paid for in blood by our ancestors – I will not break faith with their sacrifices by allowing ANY petty tyrant to silence me, nor will I submit to intimidation or force where this basic right is concerned.

Rules for SJW trolls:
1. Everyone is entitled to their opinion about the things they read (or watch, or believe in, or listen to, or personal taste, or whatever). They’re also entitled to express them online.

2. Sometimes those opinions will be ones you don’t like.

3. Sometimes those opinions won’t be very nice.

4. The people expressing those may be (but are not always) A-holes.

5. However, if your solution to this “problem” is to vex, annoy, threaten or harrass them, you are almost certainly a much bigger A-hole.

6. You may also be 12 going on 30 – this is why small petty things annoy you and your reaction is a tantrum.

7. You are not responsible for anyone else’s actions or thoughts, but you are responsible for your own.

8. So leave those whose opinions you dislike alone and go about your own life – this way YOUR freedom of speech will be intact. If you choose to attack them or silence them, you are surely attacking your own right to speak and think freely.
commented 2015-12-30 10:37:53 -0500
The rot starts from the top down. These SJW types, who scream for a “safe space” are merely following the lead of the staff, administration and professors. The only way to stop this, is to take control of the universities and change them from the inside. That however is highly unlikely to happen any time soon.
commented 2015-12-30 09:10:56 -0500
The core element of all corruption and abuse of power in universities is the practice of permitting professors to mark their own students’ work. That permits the professor to write their own performance evaluation. A vetted impartial marking board would be a first step in turning this around.
commented 2015-12-30 04:17:28 -0500
I am not banned yet so—- I just can’t let you get away calling the ‘kids’ cowards – Sam Young.
The students are Not cowards. They learn what they are taught. Their Professors ,like most Lefties, should mostly be put in jail or hung , but you never blame the kids. It is a pretty sad statement of Society ,when our Universities use Political Party affiliation as a criteria for graduation. Are you sure? When I went -it was just a Party………………
https://youtu.be/ur30bn_3G58
commented 2015-12-30 02:56:11 -0500
Sometimes it is better to be a quiet coward, if it means graduating without hassle. The profs are not there to teach. They are there to cram their beliefs down the throats of the students. There is no point bickering with them, especially if they can screw you over on your grades.

If you want free speech, go to the rate my professor website and write about the prof there, after you have passed their course.

And lastly, don’t think of writing something bad on the university’s professor feedback sheet. The university will end up matching hand writing to find out who wrote the feedback and unleash hell on that student.
commented 2015-12-30 00:47:57 -0500
Lauren. May I suggest you look for incidents on your campus, and when the right one pops up, file charges. Example, the Ottawa U student pres cancelled the yoga classes, as we all know. He’s in a position of trust. He knows, or ought to know, that ppl have a right of assembly. He can’t ban them willy nilly just because he’s in charge of bookings. On the contrary, being in charge is what bestows a Duty of Care upon him. Best is, he gave his reasons in a public statement. He has no legal grounds. Until these Lefty’s start suffering for their ways, they’ll keep doing it over and over. Always on the offensive, Con’s always on the defensive. We all know the best defense is a good offense. They don’t believe in tough love. Why don’t you show them how well it actually works?!?! The charge is Breach of Trust. If you don’t know how, I’ll walk you through the process. Ezra has my email. Cheers!!
commented 2015-12-29 22:31:57 -0500
Victoria UVIC is #1 worse University for free speech.
If we correlate a few associations, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised.
Greater Victoria is the mild weather, cozy green capital of British Columbia, where all the eccentric gang-a-greens hang out on government subsidies and pensions and stroke each others politically correct do-gooder ego’s.
This is the home of the Canada bashing Dogwood protest Initiative, with American funding.
It’s home base for the only federal elected Green Party, climate change eco-fanatic Elizabeth May.
It’s also home for the only elected BC Green Party member, Andrew Weaver, another religious enviro-priest.
It’s like an echo chamber of trying to outdo each others greenie ideas all at someone else’s expense.
commented 2015-12-29 19:58:47 -0500
BRAVO ZULU ;
You say: "Could that have been considered a micro-aggression? LOL "
I think that would be more like a MACRO-AGGRESSION…and we could use a lot more of that in our country.
We need more wise and fearless warriors leading and showing us the way – as Ms. Southern says, “Be offensive in the defence of free speech”…
My own ‘macro-aggressions’ in the face of this evil BS agenda has forced me to the fringes of society, living out in the middle of nowhere, in God’s country, where I prefer to be. But every chance I get…I put it out there, and in no uncertain terms – what are they going to do…kill me? LOL
I ain’t so easy to kill…
I also think DEBORAH GRAUPNER is correct…they just have their heads down right now…but when that call does come, we may all be surprised…
commented 2015-12-29 17:51:29 -0500
@ Deborah Graupner commented 1 hour ago
Bravo Zulu – I think you are underestimating many Canadians. When the call comes, we will be there!
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From what I have witnessed I do not see it – however I hope you are right

Happy New Year
commented 2015-12-29 17:50:16 -0500
@bravo

You couldn’t be more correct. I get shit very day from my girl and my kids, they don’t understand why I need to be so blunt and straight forward. I keep telling them it is the right my grand father and my father and I have given them, and it pisses me off to all extremes that they don’t understand this. I guess I should have raised my kids with an even heavier hand.
commented 2015-12-29 16:34:05 -0500
Bravo Zulu…You are a warrior….I taught martial arts…..I worked with veterans….I can relate to that. Try to have compassion that warriors have always been an elite few in any society….I know how hard that is to relate to . Most people have to find strength in the comradrie of the like minded.

Lauren….please add this site to your list of resources fighting PC on campuses this site

http://www.academia.org

And all who share Lauren’s vision please subscribe to their newsletter and support “Accuracy in Academia” …..it is a breath of freash air….they have been engaged in this fight for a long time.
commented 2015-12-29 16:30:34 -0500
Bravo Zulu – I think you are underestimating many Canadians. When the call comes, we will be there!
commented 2015-12-29 16:00:41 -0500
In response to the article title……

What?

You mean like when I told two male Ottawa U students to “fu*k and die” when they complained I was unreasonable about wanting to sit by myself and would not let another person – brown skin and pajamas – use my small table in a coffee shop?

I did say it with a smile.

I did say it loud enough that everyone in the room heard it.

Could that have been considered a micro-aggression? LOL

The silence was deafening but I did have my coffee and read my book in peace.

All it takes is some backbone – something most Canadians do not have it seems.
commented 2015-12-29 15:23:08 -0500
A major part of this problem in Canadian universities is not political at all……the administrations are afraid to shit where they eat. In the last few days it was announced that the King Abdulla scholarships for universities in eastern Canada would be discontinued. Universities in Canada normally charge double tuition to foreign students and in eastern Canada abut 20% of students have been from Saudi Arabia.

A friend and collegue of mine used to teach philosophy at SMU. He was one of very few willing to discuss and display the Mohammed cartoons…..a book could be written on his fight….the administration didn’t really disagree with him….truth be known….they just couldn’t afford to agree with him.

The original reason why fraternities were formed was so that students who dissented from the views of their professors and administration could have a “safe space” to air and share their views.

I am a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University….Canada’s foremost bastion of feminist looneytunes. I selected my major based on avoidence of the necessity of having a certain professor who once took me aside and admonished me not to ask questions in her class because “this is a feminist university”….the subject was marketing.

In the spirit of what Ezra has been advocating in terms of regrouping and rallying the right…would any of you …including Lauren…be interested in forming an NGO that does in depth analysis of the people who actually are the problem on universitiy campuses with an aim to undermine their reasearch grants and funding?….I have been at this since 1987.
commented 2015-12-29 14:10:48 -0500
These Marxist professors should be kicked to the curb. I’ve never witnessed such snobbism as I have with professors. On second thought, the professors are tied with Lawyers in this regard. I think they should be ashamed at the state of free speech in our schools. We need to boot out the UN funded unions from society, and take back our schools, if our society is to remain free. I will never stop telling the truth, no matter what the majority of fools say, and I don’t care if they don’t like what I say. I was raised in a time where you speak up, and defend your position, and now they want to silence us because somebody might have hurt feelings. Ahhh, get out the band aids and grow up!