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Documentary: Is the University Killing Free Speech?

Documentary: Is the University Killing Free Speech?

Exposing the social justice warrior left.

A new documentary first crossed our radar yesterday at College Insurrection. It’s a short film about the state of free speech on college campuses which focuses on Brown University, where the filmmaker went to school.

Despite the focus on Brown, the issues examined in the film are universal because this is a phenomenon happening all over the country.

The social justice warrior left has figured out that they can advance their agenda much easier if they can get everyone else to shut up, so that’s just what they’re doing.

As an example, the film looks back at what happened when Brown invited NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to speak. Left wing students shouted him down and the school capitulated to the students. We covered the incident extensively:

The documentary also examines the left’s insistence on advancing a narrative of rape culture and the silencing of anyone who doesn’t conform.

In one shocking segment, the film highlights a left-wing professor who actually makes her students recite a pledge to her political beliefs in class.

The film concludes with a segment on Dr. Ruth Simmons who served as President of Brown University from 2001 to 2012. Simmons was the first black President of an Ivy League institution and believed in the free exchange of ideas.

The video is about thirteen minutes long and well worth the time.

Featured image via YouTube.

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“Is the University killing free speech?”

Yes, rather progressively for the past thirty years.

casualobserver | July 29, 2016 at 8:19 am

The title of this article is rhetorical, right?

There can be little doubt that free speech is being attacked. And it is no accident. Progressives believe that you must use top down force to change culture, and in the academe that is shown every day. The administrations issue rules to alter the course of college culture routinely. And many progressives in academia (not just those instructing) are very excited to expand the experiment to society at large. It is no accident they have been so uniformly behind Obama, for example. And many are quite disappointed there hasn’t been more “progressive advances” in shaping the culture. Meaning there haven’t been enough changes in law to force people to behave the way they “ought to.”

    Xenomethean in reply to casualobserver. | July 29, 2016 at 10:40 am

    You are right. That is all about control like in other Leftist nations. They seem to be able to comprehend that by starting from the bottom. Many good individuals will benefit society as a whole, while society cannot help the individual. Just like building a house, you start from the foundation not roof.

A college education has largely become a vehicle to train developing minds into fitting properly into the larger institutional structure. You succeed by telling professor’s what they expect to hear. Professor’s are selected by how they fit into the larger structure & purpose of the university. The university gains stature by how well it fits in the larger purposes of the institutional system that services the purposes of the ruling class oligarchy.

All this inevitably leads to concentration into large bodies of parallel self interests. Which results in fascism. Fascism has proven to be the most efficient & reliable path to gain the ends desired from the process & purposes of these forces. Internationalist statist fascism the ultimate goal to accomplish these ends.

I’ll never apologize for being a college dropout. It’s helped in making me likely one of the poorer contributors to this site. It’s also helped me to develop an individual mind. Something you don’t find alot in success America. Which is why we are increasingly saddled with failed leadership that won’t let go.

Let the down votes commence. Or ignore this post & go into repetition overload.

    Insufficiently Sensitive in reply to secondwind. | July 29, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Don’t apologize, it gives the progressives too much encouragement.

    Ragspierre in reply to secondwind. | July 29, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I’d love to have time to fisk that load of drek, but I simply don’t.

    “It’s helped in making me likely one of the poorer contributors to this site.”

    That is a recurring conceit you keep projecting.

    The truth is, you’ve made a series of bad choices in life that have put you where you take perverse pride in being.

    I know plumbers with six figure incomes, and Wal-Mart truck drivers with $60k a year and full benefits. There are LOTS of other examples. You chose to be impoverished, for whatever nutter reason you have. That has nothing to do with lacking a college education.

      Queer Pierre :
      I said “helped”, I didn’t say it was the only reason.
      I’ve handed you your ass every time we’ve crossed swords & it eats at you like a cancer you pretentious bucket of parrot semen. I own you. I refuse to pay taxes on you, the county won’t take you. I put you up for sale, people won’t buy you. I can’t pay people to take you.

      I’ve put you on the farthest acre of my 40 acres as a rabbit breeding shelter, there’s not a rabbit within 5 acres.

      You’re a Hillary shill looking to spread her misery around so you have company in your own self inflicted misery.

      I’ve had more than my share of battles, you’ve perched on this site for years now like a carrion bird. With the delusion people can’t wait for you to clock in. You comment, often multiple times, on virtually every topic you feel people will have an interest in.

      As I’ve said on multiple occasions, you’re a boring, tedious, repetitive, lying, foul mouthed old fraud steeped in your own bile. You’re not capable of putting together what I’ve put on this site, what I just did in 2 instance’s.

They will [selectively] abort free speech if we let them.

DieJustAsHappy | July 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” ~ C. S. Lewis

It seems to me that we’re creating many little devils, who are intent on shutting (shouting) those they see as opponents down. They’re not so clever though. It’s plain to see that there’s little room for questioning in their life.

A questioning mind is an educated one, whether this comes through formal or informal processes. One can always gain more information. The key is knowing what to do with it and this comes through questions.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said it better:

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

Can white people attend Brown?

Laurence Tribe no longer recognizes free speech.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/laurence-tribe-trump-russia-226371

In Obama’s America, the wrong sort of joke is Treason.

And you know what the wrong sort is — and if you don’t, you’ll find out soon.

https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/758702401163563008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

DINORightMarie | July 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm

This documentary is SO excellent. My only complaint is the guy almost apologizes for being a white male whose parents were able to pay for him to go to Brown.

Never, never, NEVER give the left a millimeter, let alone an inch!

Thanks for posting. Great, important truth that needs to be heard.

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