November 19, 2016

Universities need more debate, less censorship

Rebel Staff

I’m heading to my the fourth year as a university student. I’ve seen firsthand what ideologically motivated students and professors will do to push their narrative.

I’ve seen campus clubs get their club status revoked for purely ideological reasons like the Men’s Rights Group at Ryerson. The student union banned them claiming these groups harass women when they have no evidence.

I’ve seen speakers “no-platformed,” like at McMaster University where a pro-life activist and mother simply wanted to show what an abortion looked like at a presentation, and students retaliated by playing loud music, shooting Silly String, picking fights with the spectators and the police.

Since the story broke, the Rebel has been reporting on Jordan Peterson, a professor at the University of Toronto who doesn't want to use a bunch of made up genders.

The university is twisting his arm, and, because Bill C-16 was just passed by a Liberal government, it also has a legal excuse to force him to talk like they do.

Jordan Peterson stands up for everyone’s freedom of speech and expression— and I’m proud to be on his side.

I’m not with the Liberal government. I’m not with anyone who advocates for violence of any kind (government silencing or otherwise). I’m also not with the LGBT or Black Lives Matter.

I’m with freedom and whoever infringes upon anyone’s freedom is my intellectual enemy.  

Hey, universities, Liberal government, political leftist movements and organizations:Let’s debate!

Let’s have an honest, intellectual conversation about differing opinions on campus and beyond.

Let’s not devolve to censorship and infringing people’s free speech rights. We’re better than that!

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commented 2016-11-19 14:51:48 -0500
Universities need less “social justice” degree programs, less “arts” students, less climate change junk science, less “social justice”/fascist professors, and less funding.

Until they can demonstrate that they provide value commensurate with the large amount of funding that is expended on them, and that includes teaching critical thinking skills rather than creating indoctrinated sheep, I see limited reason to continue publicly funding to them at the current levels.
commented 2016-11-19 14:05:18 -0500
@jay Fayza …the young men of your generation must now start the long march through the institutions just like the marxists did.

I went through what you are going through between 1982 and 1987 and saw those graduates become political leaders and lawyers. And I saw the family being destroyed.

When I received my 20 year plaque from the government I took it to an engravers and had the words “First we take Manhatten…then we take Berlin” added …nobody seems to get the joke……:-)
commented 2016-11-19 13:45:28 -0500
Michael Doll, your comment is a prime example of why people like you have to be stopped.

But I do appreciate your honesty in confirming that Atheists are actively trying to screw up our society (atheistic evangelization) and that Atheists view oppression of free speech as the “continuing saga of the Progressives”.

You reference to George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty Four” as a " how-to guide" rather than a cautionary tale is revealing.

People like you need to be stopped … violently if necessary.
commented 2016-11-19 13:16:59 -0500
Mette Reed, exactly. I recently read an article which stated Canadian students at some of our universities are in fear on their campuses because of the muslim students taking over their student unions, governments and other groups. Bad enough many of the top positions at our universities are occupied by muslims and I mean, extremist muslims! FACT!! we are committing SUICIDE!
commented 2016-11-19 13:16:22 -0500
I disagree Mette. Evangelical atheists have been doing their best to get judgements out of public “education” for a long time. I see the current stifling of dissent as being the next step in the continuing saga of the Progressives to remake the world as they think it should be. It’s taking 1984 as a how-to guide instead of a cautionary tale.
commented 2016-11-19 12:24:05 -0500
One of the problems is too many Professors and students from the middle east that are appalled by freedom of speech and hostile to our ways. I’ve seen it myself. I have also heard these Professors put down Christianity and use the F bomb frequently while teaching classes. No integrity, no principals and no consequences for faculty or students in these places anymore.