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Re: So... Anyone else concerned about the war on free speech?
« Reply #840 on: August 19, 2017, 05:35:06 PM »

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Anyone else notice the war on people taking responsibility for their free speech? You can say what you want but you are not free from consequences. People in this country are free to react to your free speech. With free speech comes responsibility.

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Re: So... Anyone else concerned about the war on free speech?
« Reply #841 on: October 05, 2017, 11:55:29 AM »

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BLM has devolved into a parody.  Their latest target? The ACLU.

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Students affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement crashed an event at the College of William & Mary, rushed the stage, and prevented the invited guest—the American Civil Liberties Union's Claire Gastañaga, a W & M alum—from speaking.

Ironically, Gastañaga had intended to speak on the subject, "Students and the First Amendment."

The disruption was livestreamed on BLM at W&M's Facebook page. Students took to the stage just a few moments after Gastañaga began her remarks. At first, she attempted to spin the demonstration as a welcome example of the kind of thing she had come to campus to discuss, commenting "Good, I like this," as they lined up and raised their signs. "I'm going to talk to you about knowing your rights, and protests and demonstrations, which this illustrates very well. Then I'm going to respond to questions from the moderators, and then questions from the audience."


It was the last remark she was able to make before protesters drowned her out with cries of, "ACLU, you protect Hitler, too." They also chanted, "the oppressed are not impressed," "shame, shame, shame, shame," (an ode to the Faith Militant's treatment of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, though why anyone would want to be associated with the religious fanatics in that particular conflict is beyond me), "blood on your hands," "the revolution will not uphold the Constitution," and, uh, "liberalism is white supremacy."

http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/04/black-lives-matter-students-shut-down-th

I was expecting this to be in The Onion.


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Re: So... Anyone else concerned about the war on free speech?
« Reply #842 on: October 05, 2017, 12:20:58 PM »

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BLM has devolved into a parody.  Their latest target? The ACLU.

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Students affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement crashed an event at the College of William & Mary, rushed the stage, and prevented the invited guest—the American Civil Liberties Union's Claire Gastañaga, a W & M alum—from speaking.

Ironically, Gastañaga had intended to speak on the subject, "Students and the First Amendment."

The disruption was livestreamed on BLM at W&M's Facebook page. Students took to the stage just a few moments after Gastañaga began her remarks. At first, she attempted to spin the demonstration as a welcome example of the kind of thing she had come to campus to discuss, commenting "Good, I like this," as they lined up and raised their signs. "I'm going to talk to you about knowing your rights, and protests and demonstrations, which this illustrates very well. Then I'm going to respond to questions from the moderators, and then questions from the audience."


It was the last remark she was able to make before protesters drowned her out with cries of, "ACLU, you protect Hitler, too." They also chanted, "the oppressed are not impressed," "shame, shame, shame, shame," (an ode to the Faith Militant's treatment of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, though why anyone would want to be associated with the religious fanatics in that particular conflict is beyond me), "blood on your hands," "the revolution will not uphold the Constitution," and, uh, "liberalism is white supremacy."

http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/04/black-lives-matter-students-shut-down-th

I was expecting this to be in The Onion.


I'm not sure if this is particular incident is so much of a BLM issue as is it an issue of college age kids these days being dumber than dog crap and having no respect for the rights of others.

Re: So... Anyone else concerned about the war on free speech?
« Reply #843 on: October 05, 2017, 12:25:54 PM »

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BLM has devolved into a parody.  Their latest target? The ACLU.

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Students affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement crashed an event at the College of William & Mary, rushed the stage, and prevented the invited guest—the American Civil Liberties Union's Claire Gastañaga, a W & M alum—from speaking.

Ironically, Gastañaga had intended to speak on the subject, "Students and the First Amendment."

The disruption was livestreamed on BLM at W&M's Facebook page. Students took to the stage just a few moments after Gastañaga began her remarks. At first, she attempted to spin the demonstration as a welcome example of the kind of thing she had come to campus to discuss, commenting "Good, I like this," as they lined up and raised their signs. "I'm going to talk to you about knowing your rights, and protests and demonstrations, which this illustrates very well. Then I'm going to respond to questions from the moderators, and then questions from the audience."


It was the last remark she was able to make before protesters drowned her out with cries of, "ACLU, you protect Hitler, too." They also chanted, "the oppressed are not impressed," "shame, shame, shame, shame," (an ode to the Faith Militant's treatment of Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, though why anyone would want to be associated with the religious fanatics in that particular conflict is beyond me), "blood on your hands," "the revolution will not uphold the Constitution," and, uh, "liberalism is white supremacy."

http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/04/black-lives-matter-students-shut-down-th

I was expecting this to be in The Onion.
Ridiculous. BLM started as a good way to bring light to police violence and harrassment of blacks but after very little time has really devolved into a group I would say is as disruptive and militant as some far right groups. I hope BLM just goes away. They are doing damaged to the issues blacks have legitimate reasons to be concerned about and need to keep in the political and social discussions.

Re: So... Anyone else concerned about the war on free speech?
« Reply #844 on: November 13, 2017, 01:27:03 PM »

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From the (not so) recent news cycle, seems relevant to the topic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/opinion/dying-art-of-disagreement.html
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Re: So... Anyone else concerned about the war on free speech?
« Reply #845 on: November 14, 2017, 01:21:20 AM »

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From the (not so) recent news cycle, seems relevant to the topic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/opinion/dying-art-of-disagreement.html

Thank you so much for posting this link.  A well earned TP for you!

Seriously, this guy hit the nail on the head dead square.  Every person should have to read this.  If this doesn't hit home for EVERYONE there is a serious problem.