26 March 2010

Stop Thinking for Yourself; You're in College, After All

Us stupid Americans should learn that it's not nice to scare precious Canadian children - who are 18-24 years old and still completely helpless.
Perhaps I’m exposing myself as a starry-eyed idealist, but is not incumbent upon university officials like Houle to encourage a free and open exchange of ideas, no matter how loathsome some thin-skinned students might find them? And if the poor dears of the University of Ottawa suspect that they might be “offended” by Coulter, might I recommend that they retire to their dorm with an Antonio Gramsci book?

Sameena Topan, a conflict studies and human rights major who spoke to the Ottawa Citizen “on behalf of a group of protesters,” gloated that “we accomplished what we were here to do, to ensure that we don’t have her discriminatory rhetoric on our campus.” It is good to see that the University of Ottawa, which provides a salary to mad 9/11 truthers like Michel Chossudovsky, is teaching its students that to resolve conflicts and agitate for human rights, one only needs to prevent speech they deem “discriminatory.”

"We stand on guard for thee" has never rung less true.

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