The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a national campus free-speech organization, posted the video to their Web site. Since then, a young woman who argues with Christakis in the footage has been called the “shrieking woman” by the National Review and subjected to online harassment and death threats. Surely these threats constitute an infringement upon her free speech—a position that has scarcely been noted amid the outraged First Amendment fundamentalism. This rhetorical victory recalls the successful defense in the George Zimmerman trial, which relied upon the tacit presumption that the right to self-defense was afforded to only one party that night—coincidentally, the non-black one. The broader issue is that the student’s reaction elicited consternation in certain quarters where the precipitating incident did not. The fault line here is between those who find intolerance objectionable and those who oppose intolerance of the intolerant.
Maybe they called her “The Shrieking Woman” because it fits?
The speech-restrictive tactics “Let’s Have a Conversation About Guns…SHIT UP YOU IDIOT!” are now being expanded to the First Amendment on Campus. Also the use of lies, dismiss when caught because there is a higher truth and purpose to achieve and then shift the blame to the other side because they got caught deceiving. This has caught Campus officials with their pantaloons and inner garments down.
This one is particularly twisted: I had caught some idiot posting pictures of racist events from years past and even in other countries as if they were happening at that moment in the University of Missouri. The original posting idiot was a troll belonging to a White Supremacist website who was displaying a photo of Abner Louima in 1997 at a hospital bed in NY as if it was some student shot overnight by the Klan.
Get it? It does not matter that it is all a lie! Because feelings and there are bad people including those who dare question the veracity of the lie! You Racist! This poor excuse for thinking human actually sides with a Nazi Wannabe and his poison than do the adult thing and face the music.
And then we have Jelani Cobb, the author of the original piece who wastes no time tying in this stomping of the First Amendment with the Trayvon Martin case. Why? Well, the damned Media tried but did a piss poor job of silencing opposing views and the truth in the case. That cannot happen again so we need to have a way to make sure only one side of the issue (the politically correct one) is heard and maybe it will spread into the courts. That way we can have people convicted not on the evidence but on the false coverage that they can develop.
I am actually having a bit of fun watching Academia being attacked by its creation. There is an old Spanish saying that goes:
Cria cuervos y te sacaran los ojos.
(Raise crows and they’ll pluck your eyes out)
I figure there is a future in the sale of white canes at assorted locales of “High Education” across the nation.