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Fired UCLA Prof Issues Warning on Free Speech: No One is Safe

Fired UCLA Prof Issues Warning on Free Speech: No One is Safe

“We are in the middle of another Red Scare”

Keith Fink taught communications at UCLA and his free speech course often had a waiting list. He knows what he’s talking about.

The College Fix reports:

Free speech professor fired from UCLA warns: No one is safe

A former UCLA communications professor known for his staunch defense of free speech who was recently fired by the university offered a sobering message to a room full of conservative- and libertarian-leaning students enrolled there.

“If they can get rid of a professor like me for speaking his mind, what is stopping them from doing the same thing to all of you,” Keith Fink asked the Bruin Republicans.

“We are in the middle of another Red Scare,” said Fink, an attorney and longtime lecturer who was terminated by the university earlier this year despite his popularity among students. His classes, which focused on free speech rights, often garnered waiting lists with 200-plus students.

He made the comments during his speech Wednesday for the GOP campus club. During his talk, called “UCLA’s Dirty Tricks Against Conservatives,” Fink said of UCLA’s leadership: “They twist the rules, they distort the rules, they ignore the rules.”

Fink was fired over the summer after he did not pass a performance review, one he said was biased against him. He told students the current communications department chair, Kerri Johnson, “despised” him and wanted him gone.

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A Right-wing free-speech prof at UCLA? Shocking. I’d like to see the performance review. Light on research?

Here in Sweden, it is not just the denial of free speech for non-leftists in academia. Here you can be fired from virtually any job for being a member of the opposition party, the Sweden Democrats which bounces from the 2nd and 3rd most popular in the country. People that are members of trade unions are especially vulnerable. White collar workers are also in jeopardy if a friend of a friend on social media is not goose-stepping in-line with the leftist edicts. It is really not a joke.

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