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Old 02-25-2014, 09:10 PM  
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Harvard writer: Free speech threatens liberalism and must be destroyed

If this Harvard University student got her way, free speech on campus would be abolished and professors with dissenting views fired, because radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy and the First Amendment is a barrier preventing modern colleges from fulfilling their proper role as indoctrination camps.

Her name is Sandra Korn. She is a senior at Harvard and columnist for the Harvard Crimson.

In a recent column, Korn unambiguously insisted that the university should stop guaranteeing professors and students the right to hold controversial views and pursue research that challenges liberalism.

“If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals?” asked Korn in her column.

The column’s subtitle was even more direct: “Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice.”

Korn cited several instances of perspectives that clashed with her own being banned from campus as triumphant examples of the way Harvard should be run. The firing of Subramanian Swamy, a Harvard summer school instructor who was dismissed for his anti-Islamic views, was one such triumph.

She also invoked the academic boycott of Israel — something condemned by Harvard President Drew Faust and numerous other university presidents — as an example of the kind of tactics leftists should defend and use in order to get their way on campus.

Korn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Her sharp rejection of intellectual freedom — a value enshrined by U.S. law and central to the success of American institutions of higher learning — is common among left-wing activists at elite colleges. Last week, Erin Ching, a sophomore at Swarthmore College, took a similar view when she criticized her university for committing the unforgivable crime of allowing a conservative — Christian thinker Robert George — to speak on campus.

“What really bothered me is, the whole idea is that at a liberal arts college, we need to be hearing a diversity of opinion,” she said, according to the Daily Gazette. “I don’t think we should be tolerating [George’s] conservative views because that dominant culture embeds these deep inequalities in our society.”

George, a Swarthmore alumnus, came to campus to debate Cornell West.

Pro-life students at the University of Alabama were victims of a similar belief that conservative views should not be publicly espoused on campus. (RELATED: U. of Alabama censors pro-life students for ‘offensive’ poster)


And at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, merely emailing an inoffensive .gif of President Barack Obama kicking a door triggers an investigation. The perpetrator was forced to apologize for committing a racial insensitivity. (RELATED: Student forced to apologize for emailing pic of Obama kicking a door, because RACISM)


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Old 02-26-2014, 07:26 AM   #16
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:30 AM   #17
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I call upon the the entirety of this great nation, WHO will stand up for this poor misguided women? . . .


No one?

No one at all?














Oh, thanks Cosmo.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:33 AM   #18
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This lady wanting to stifle speech clealy shows the hypocrisy of the right.

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Old 02-26-2014, 07:38 AM   #19
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Why's she so outraged?
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:48 AM   #20
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Oh, I know the point of the article--and that is to slant the actual story in a way that would enrage right wingers. What do you think the point is?
patriotism
free speech

anything else the exclusive domain of the extreme right wing?
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:52 AM   #21
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Why's she so outraged?
In all likelihood her rage stems from her upbringing. She was probably smart, not terribly attractive, shy. Her wealthy parents pushed her to get good grades and she was unable to express herself and release the free spirit she held inside. College got her away with opportunity to soar. Her excessive weight and eyes that seem to be too close together are sources of her frustrations. Her friendships revolve around her small gaggle equally frustrated activist wannabes, the girl from Independent Studies 330 who is behind the new LGBT dance and mixer in May, and the staff at the paper. Her mother talks to her, her dad gave up, and her pottery wheel needs a new speed control. And she cares deeply about minimum wage, pet neutering and Climate Change.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:58 AM   #22
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Surely there are some other things out there for people to get enraged about. Must be a slow week for enraged righties.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:59 AM   #23
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Surely there are some other things out there for people to get enraged about. Must be a slow week for enraged righties.
If that's your cosmo impersonation its a pretty good one.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:00 AM   #24
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Surely there are some other things out there for people to get enraged about. Must be a slow week for enraged righties.
So far cosmo is the only enraged person here. The girl seems to have the support of all but him/her
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:16 AM   #25
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Surely there are some other things out there for people to get enraged about. Must be a slow week for enraged righties.
Tons of outrage in this thread.
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What Putin is doing at this moment to the Ukraine. As BEP said it's the communist way
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:24 AM   #27
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Tons of outrage in this thread.
I guess you didn't notice the part were I didn't address anyone in this thread. I didn't realize rage on the internet was limited to this thread. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:40 AM   #28
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I guess you didn't notice the part were I didn't address anyone in this thread. I didn't realize rage on the internet was limited to this thread. Thanks.
Yes, the internet and world is literally on fire with this story today.

My mistake.
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