Friday, April 28, 2017

Republican's Ann Coulter Law attacks Free Speech on Campuses, Threatens Student Expulsion part 1

This is part 1 of two related stories. Actually, I forgot to post the story below last week, so everything has changed a little; Ann Coulter is not making a speaking appearance, but may just show up anyway to soak in the adoration of drooling fans.

Remember the violent student protest when Breitbart News senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos spoke at Berkelely? I personally don't think right wing celebrities should be prevented from making themselves look like the paranoid racist bigots they are.

The thing is, Republicans have made it a badge of honor to be banned, or “dis-invited,” by university campuses due to “security concerns.” Those poor conservative victims, always under threat by anti-gun, latte drinking environmental peaceniks, cruising around in their Prius'. Sad.
The University of California at Berkeley appears headed for a showdown with right-wing commentator Ann Coulter after her planned appearance at the school was canceled over security concerns.
You can thank "Academic Bill of Rights" fanatic David Horowitz for drumming up the fear level for all conservative speakers thinking about risking their lives on our nations college campuses.
The David Horowitz Freedom Center combats the efforts of the radical left and its Islamist allies to destroy American values and disarm this country as it attempts to defend itself in a time of terror.

TruthRevolt is (their) newest program, run by Shillman Senior Fellow Ben Shapiro. Its goal is to unmask leftists in the media for who they are, destroy their credibility with the American Public, and devastate their funding bases.
College Republicans apparently think Horowitz bravery and message is reasonable and not the least bit paranoid:
Horowitz said (about the Berkeley protests), "I can't go to campuses without bodyguards. They all need to be prosecuted. Sure, defund them – make them pay," Horowitz said, referring to President Donald Trump's response to the mayhem. "They are fascists. Throw them in jail. That's where they belong. This is an administration under siege." 

"We have a seditious democratic party that is destroying the American electoral system. We have actresses calling for a military coup, we have Democrats sabotaging an incoming administration, and a State Department leaking presidential conversations. It's a mess."
Poor millionaire and Russian backed illegitimate President Donald Trump. 

Academic Freedom for Alt-right Nationalism, or just Alternative Facts? According to the AAUP, the American Association of University Professors, the...
...right of "access to a broad range of serious scholarly opinion" ... states that institutions should foster a "plurality of serious scholarly methodologies and perspectives." The problem, according to the AAUP Statement, is that "it invites diversity to be measured by political standards that diverge from the academic criteria of the scholarly profession. Measured in this way, diversity can easily become contradictory to academic ends."
In other words, fantasy/myth/fake news/right wing echo chamber politics is the new reality, and more importantly, a debatable equal to actual facts.

Ann Coulter Canceled: Now the sh** hit has the fan again, this time over Ann Coulter's invitation and cancellation:

The University of California-Berkeley cancelled conservative author Ann Coulter's upcoming speech on grounds that the police could not guarantee her safety.
But what is not getting the news coverage was Coulter's own whack-a-doodle dictatorial demand:
Some have criticized Coulter's own approach to the issue: she demanded that the university expel any student who engages "in violence, mayhem or heckling to prevent an invited speaker from speaking." 
Coulter would expel students for daring to interrupt her political brilliance?  Heckling too?

Oh, and Berkeley wasn't the one who cancelled "Academic Bill of Right's" lunatic David Horowitz from appearing this month either:
College Republicans say they were forced to cancel a conservative speaker (Horowitz) because of too many administration roadblocks.

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