Prof: If You Invite Milo to Campus You Should Pay ‘Steep and Lasting Price’
It’s starting to look like liberals are afraid of losing their strangle hold on the campus narrative. They’ll even issue threats to keep it.
The College Fix reports:
Bucknell prof: If you invite Milo Y. to campus you should pay a ‘steep and lasting price’
An economics professor at Bucknell says the “racist and fascists” who invite conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos to campus should have a “steep and lasting price” levied on them.
The Tab reports Professor Marcellus Andrews had sent an open letter (which included the provocative statement) to all Bucknell profs back on January 16, but “came to light” last evening when student Tom Ciccotta (also a Breitbart contributor) mentioned it during a talk featuring Christina Hoff Sommers.
Ciccotta was responsible for coordinating Milo’s visit to Bucknell.
“The fascist should be allowed to speak —even on Bucknell’s dime,” Andrews’ letter reads,” —but the targets of his abuse need to be able to impose a steep and lasting price on the racists and fascists that invited him — since ‘free speech’ is the demand that government refrain from sanctioning speech, not a general principle that vicious speech is without a social price in general.”
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I’d be willing be make a wager Professor Andrews could not properly define fascism or discuss its history, yet he throws that word around as an epithet for people he simply disagrees with; actually, people he probably hates although he would act horrified by that description. However, can anyone who knows anything at all about Milo Yiannopoulos imagine fascists inviting him to speak?
As with the relationship between the Federal Government and colleges over Title IX, as long as your college or its students take federal money in the form of grants or student loans, Professor Andrews, your college has to obey the 1st Amendment as well.