To the Left the word free should describe certain things, free healthcare, free daycare, free college, free this, free that. Basically anything the left desires should be “free” although of course someone is paying for those “free things” But actual freedoms such as freedom of speech and thought and association? Not so much
Even freedom of thought is under attack at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, where students recently proved that they cannot, in fact, take a joke.
Student Chris Wand had sought recognition from student government for a student organization called Students for Free Thought, but WBAY reports that the group’s application was rejected Monday, just days after it held a screening of the 2015 film “Can We Take a Joke?”—which some students found “triggering” because of its support for freedom of speech.
But of course, the cowardly college president, Lewis Berger, blamed technical objections. Sure, sure. The real objection? The little Totalitarian Snowflakes
In a campus-wide email two days earlier, however, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Kimberly Barrett supportively acknowledged the “understandable anger” that students felt, adding ominously that she was “certain” that the issue would affect the prospective club’s application.
Is it understandable to be angry at the idea of others having a right to express their opinions?
“We received several bias incident reports including some related to an interaction between two students which resulted in one student being asked to leave the event by a member of the sponsoring group,” she wrote. “Each of these reports will be reviewed and acted upon. I am also certain that LUCC will take all of the feedback they have received into consideration as they deliberate as to whether or not to recognize this group.”
Turns out the poor triggered student asked to leave was another social justice warrior trying to stamp out speech she does not like
Student Sabrina Conteh outlined her objections to the film, which features comedians discussing the difficulty of performing on politically correct college campuses, in a letter to the editor of The Lawrentian, calling it “sloppy white supremacist propaganda” and claiming that she was asked to leave the event after being “verbally assaulted” by a white male she suspected of being intoxicated.
“Without any regard for content warnings, these white terrorists on training wheels began their invasive claiming of a supposed community,” she recounted. “Offensive comedy is one thing but telling black and brown bodies and that our lives don’t matter under the guise of ‘free speech’ is white nationalist rhetoric.”
Oh good grief could this miscreant be any more melodramatic and over the top?
She later admits to having attempted to disrupt the screening, saying that “throughout this movie I, and others in the audience, chimed in our two-cents,” but then takes umbrage at being told to “shut up” by students wishing to view the film.
Well Sabrina, when you are being rude, and acting like a brat, you should be told to shut up! You have every right to disagree with the film, and to speak out. But do not act shocked when people call you out for your boorish and bullying behavior.