November 16, 2017

Peterson, Saad, Amitay offer “glimmer of hope” in campus free speech battle

David MenziesMission Specialist

After Toronto’s Ryerson University cancelled a conference about the state of free speech on campus out of concern that a free speech discussion might offend someone, Canada Christian College made their facility available so the event could take place.

This past Saturday, many who still care about freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, gathered.

Due to the threat of violent disruption from the likes of Antifa, there was a large police presence at the college and the 1,500-plus attendees were subjected to airport-style security searches by guards.

But, “The Stifling of Free Speech on University Campuses” event went ahead, featuring free speech champions such as Gad Saad, Oren Amitay, and Jordan Peterson.

Event moderator, Sarina Singh, describes herself as a “recovering social worker” noting she used to proudly label herself a feminist and social justice warrior until concluding after 20 years in the field, that her industry is “corrupt... if you deviate from a Marxist, feminist, transgender, etc. philosophy, you will be demoted or fired.”

Each speaker described the climate of censorship as mandated by the Thought Police and noted, it’s spreading.

This growing trend of the tyranny of the minority had the speakers warning that it’s now incumbent upon the silent majority to step up and reclaim our diminished freedoms or risk losing those freedoms forever.

In the long run, the price one pays for speaking out is less than the price one will eventually pay for not speaking out.

Comments
You must be logged in to comment. Click here to log in.
commented 2017-11-17 19:23:28 -0500
I left Twitter years ago after being hacked. I’m starting to think about opening a new account just for the fun of trolling all the SJW’s and Uni’s, and anyone else who needs some right of centre education.
commented 2017-11-17 17:46:07 -0500
Time to start protesting and speaking out until the next election so that we are heard, just like Poland did and still does in regards to immigration. I don’t want to live in a country where my freedoms have been stripped because words hurt someones feelings and Im sick of hearing about all the “racists” in this country because we all know that if you speak up in regards to immigration, islam, or are conservative that the left and MSM labels you as a “racist”, “nazi”, or “privileged”
commented 2017-11-17 16:12:42 -0500
- Peterson’s university grading system is a huge threat to the SJWs running the education system. This means it must have tremendous value. Good for him Saad & Amitay for speaking out.
commented 2017-11-17 14:52:15 -0500
Time to quit publicly funding Universities………..!
commented 2017-11-17 00:54:24 -0500
We have no freedom of speech left. Case in point: I was visiting family last month in Eastern Europe. While out in public places, I overheard people discussing the migrant crisis in Western Europe and my immediate reaction was to look over my shoulder to see if anyone was getting triggered or angered. Oh the irony!!!
commented 2017-11-16 20:54:43 -0500
Reagan was right and so are you. Trump is proving it.
commented 2017-11-16 18:14:05 -0500
Yet these same champions of free speech squeezed out Faith Goldy..who I and others feel was unfairly tarred with a brush of unwarranted accusation…just because she bravely stepped where angels dare not…

Will I be punished for saying that?
commented 2017-11-16 18:10:48 -0500
:Toronto’s Ryerson University cancelled a conference about the state of free speech on campus out of concern that a free speech discussion might offend someone"

And there’s your problem right there. University administration no longer values “Canadian values” Free speech is a Canadian value -

“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”

― John G. Diefenbaker drafter of the Canadian bill of rights
commented 2017-11-16 18:03:47 -0500
Great report David.

I received an e-mail from the Ontario Civic Liberties Association a few days ago.
If anyone would like to attend this event, here are the details below.

Dear OCLA Supporter,

This email is to inform you about an important event about freedom of expression taking place in Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, November 25.

Dr. Denis Rancourt (Researcher, Ontario Civil Liberties Association) will give a talk about the function of freedom of expression in preserving societal stability. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a lively and open discussion period with those in attendance.

Place: University of Ottawa (Lamoureux Building, Rm 339)
Time: 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/709267235934544/
commented 2017-11-16 17:33:01 -0500
So true it’s time to make MCGA!