Thursday, May 10, 2018

Quickies: From The Left Wing Giveaways Dept.

     It’s been said, with much justice, that whatever the Left is currently accusing its adversaries of is exactly what the Left has been doing. In consequence, the Left’s reaction to being caught at this is often hilarious beyond words. We have a fresh example today:

     State University of New York at Oswego administrator has reprimanded a conservative student for delivering an “uncomfortable” speech during an “Open Mic” event last month.

     According to an email obtained by Campus Reform, the school’s Alcohol and Other Drug Program Coordinator, Trisha DeWolf, contacted student Nicole Miller on May 2, stressing that some Open Mic attendees were disturbed by her presentation criticizing liberal intolerance on campus.

     “It was brought to my attention that students were uncomfortable with the letter that Nicole read during open mic last week,” the official wrote in the email. “While I am in support of your freedom of speech, I was implored to reach out you both by more than one student.”

     “Anytime I receive a complaint I have to follow up,” she continued. “The unwritten policy has always been after one complaint, you receive a verbal warning and any complaint after than may result in being asked to not perform at open mic. I’ve already had to utilize this unwritten rule once this semester.”

     The letter, which Miller read during the event at the school’s Lifestyle Center, describes the experience of a “conservative woman” on a “liberal campus” and criticises liberal students for their treatment of Republican classmates.

     “How dare you accuse us of cruelty and intolerance! We’ll punish you for that!” Shades of Islamic peacefulness, eh, Gentle Reader? Miss Miller showed exemplary restraint in her response to the would-be campus speech commissar:

     Miller responded to DeWolf’s email by defending her speech and stressing that she has a right to express her own opinion about the political climate on campus.

     “I’m not going to apologize for standing up for what I believe in,” she wrote. “I’m ashamed that it’s come to this, but I’m not ashamed for standing up for my views.”

     Miss Miller is considerably braver than most college students who share her views. Hers is an important marker in the battle for freedom of expression. Please give this episode as much publicity as you can manage.

1 comment:

Linda Fox said...

They obviously have NO sense of irony.

So, let me understand:

She says that they are intolerant of alternative viewpoints.

Their response? To criticize her alternative viewpoint - and the university responds by threatening to SHUT DOWN HER VIEWPOINT.

We are definitely in Heinlein's Crazy Times.