For many years, there has been an agenda to silence those who do not agree with others. It started heavily in the late ’90s and has become a platform of those with little to no skills for intellectual debate. Along with this is the agenda of fair treatment, while some who do not deserve it are up held on a pedestal. I and others grew up in the Era of Everybody-Gets-A-Trophy. Thankfully, my parents did not raise me to meet this “standard”. Before the insipid insults are hurled, my childhood was not perfect; yet I am grateful that I had some commonsense thinking instilled.
Just this past week on 5/24/2016, there was a Conservative event hosted by Milo Yiannopoulis. (https://youtu.be/Pw-MnRyIoQY?t=30m30s) For a quick synopsis, Milo is a gay conservative that is against extreme Feminism and other issues. He was invited by a Student Republican Organization at DePaul University in Chicago for a conservative event. The event was interrupted by ignorant/arrogant protestors that wanted no open exchange of ideas. Furthermore, they proceeded to call a young lady of the same race a white supremacist bigot. She was called this for expressing that hard work and determination will advance people. The organizers had paid for security, which was not provided. The event was eventually disbanded.
While I may not agree with everything the guest speaker puts forward, I do defend his First Amendment right to say it. What I do not defend is the violent, vitriolic venom spewed by those that oppose bullying and hate speech, while in the next breath/action do exactly what they are against.
Most, if not all, of the young people being taught in supposed tolerant Universities are experiencing censure such as this. One of the problems is that many are unaware of the intolerant ideals fostered in so-called arenas of higher education. Yes, you can express yourself if; you are gay and leftist, straight and keep your head down, male and subjugated, female and do not expose lies of extreme feminism.
Universities that espouse tolerance of intolerant behavior should be examined very closely, especially those receiving public funding. With the advances made in Civil Rights for all, there are some that would rather be living in the Orwellian Dystopia described in “1984”. We as a nation are headed for the Double-Speak and are already in Double-Think.