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The war on intellectual freedom: How political correctness morphed into a monster

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From Denyse O’Leary (O’Leary for News) at MercatorNet:

… In short, violent outbreaks on campus are not the outcome of kids acting out! Quite the contrary, they are the outcome of kids acting out the values that they have been absorbing over the past fifty years from increasingly illiberal teachers.

… Take note that the new approach to intellectual freedom does not permit anyone to just mind their own business. Even silence can be violence…

…One of two things will happen if universities continue to make themselves enemies of intellectual freedom and free speech. Either our intellectual life will rot or it will find a home other than the university. In the age of the internet, many are now exploring alternatives. More.

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4 Replies to “The war on intellectual freedom: How political correctness morphed into a monster

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    asauber says:

    And it appears that Christians are the primary enemy of the hostile culture you describe.

    Persecution history is coming alive again. Good times.

    Andrew

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    asauber says:

    Now, most people in the culture described above are too cowardly to openly proclaim Christians as their primary enemies, so don’t expect that kind of honesty.

    But judging from the attitudes of some of the regular atheist/culturally correct blog warriors who comment here, the direction of the hostility is obvious.

    Andrew

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    asauber says:

    enemies of intellectual freedom and free speech

    And I think this needs a qualifier… “as they pertain to Christianity”.

    OK, I’m done for now. πŸ˜‰

    Andrew

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    Axel says:

    Some of you will not have read this telling article, so I append it :

    http://www.crisismagazine.com/2017/new-black-list

    Also, this characteristically insightful epigram of G K Chesterton seems more applicable than ever, these days:

    “Men today have lost their way. But this is not surprising, for men have always lost their way. The difference is that now they have lost their address.” – G K Chesterton

    But perhaps I cited this gem in another thread. Still, nice to be reminded of it, even digging it up from my ‘Quotes’ file.

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