It takes a special kind of stupid, yes, I know stupid is a harsh word, but in this case it applies, to be Sally Kohn, who truly believes that silencing certain opinions is somehow diversity!
At a University of Missouri free speech symposium, CNN commentator Sally Kohn said conservatives fighting for free speech on college campuses are afraid of multiculturalism.
Kohn added that because conservatives can no longer criticize multiculturalism while remaining socially acceptable, they have taken on the campus speech fight because it is a way to “attack diverse principles.”
When Kirsten Powers countered Kohn with reason, and facts, Kohn went full blown propagandist
Powers countered by citing examples of liberal bias on college campuses, such as the uproar that is often encountered by both liberal and conservative students who diverge from the liberal orthodoxy, and specifically mentioned Christina Hoff Sommers, an American Enterprise Institute scholar whosespeech at Oberlin College was disrupted by numerous protesters, some of whom set up a makeshift “safe space.”
Powers also cited the case of a feminist professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara attacking a pro-life demonstrator because she felt threatened by the display, as well as that of a libertarian Muslim student at the University of Michigan whose satirical newspaper article led to demands for his firing because people felt “unsafe.”
Kohn retorted that both her and Powers’ white, upper-middle-class upbringings cloud their vision on the issue, claiming that speech that may not be threatening to them may nonetheless be threatening to someone else.
“Feelings are valid,” she mused. “I’m never going to argue with people’s feelings.”
Unless it is a Conservative’s feelings of course. Powers tried to use reason again, and again, Kohn let her true Statist show
Powers next spoke of the chilling effect that occurs when unpopular viewpoints are silent, arguing that people do not learn when everybody is like them.
Kohn, however, believes this is largely a good thing, especially in the case of conservatives who do not hold progressive social views, saying, “If they feel like they can no longer speak against positive social change, good.”
Well, there we are folks. Kohn is so worried about “feelings” except those that she disagrees with
Once again, Powers insisted that diversity of thought and diversity of ideas are just as important as any other type of diversity, but Kohn refused to concede the point, arguing that some ideas are less deserving of protection than others.
“They think [diversity] is dumbing down humanity, or the greatness and exceptionalism of America,” Kohn said. “I’m happy that’s under assault.”
Ah, yes, drink in that diversity and tolerance folks. the fact is Kohn advocates for forced silence of diverse views. She envisions herself as educated, and smart, yet she is so foolish as to not be able to grasp that she pushes for a climate that crushed liberty and squashes diversity.