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The Rainbow Version of Jussie Smollett
There is a report out that “flyers posted across campus and some chalking outside a school entrance [containing] slurs directly targeting the LBGTQ+ community” at that august intellectual institution north of the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. No, not Harvard; the one where real brains used to go, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Turns out it was … (drum roll) … generated by LGBTQ+ activists! I’m not making this up. Put it down on the long list of fake hate crimes perpetrated by persons wanting to make a Progressive Point.
A Feb. 23 memo from MIT administrators stated flyers posted across campus and some chalking outside a school entrance “contained slurs directly targeting the LBGTQ+ community.”
MIT’s bias response team investigated, the memo added, and determined “the messages were put up by students choosing to use extreme speech to call attention to and protest what they see as the implications of” several new pro-free speech policies and efforts at the school.
The report helpfully adds:
Peter Bonilla, executive director of the MIT Free Speech Alliance, said he couldn’t say for sure whether the students who posted the messages are left-leaning progressives, but added “whatever the content of the messages, whatever was being said, the point they seem to be making was that they should not have the right to say it.”
OK, we don’t know that the students were left-leaning progressives because right-leaning conservative students could just as easily say they should not have a right to say something? What kind of virtue-signaling gibberish is this?
And finally —
In response to the flyers and chalkings, the MIT Free Speech Alliance stated in a news release that “protesting against the scope of the free speech protections offered by MIT’s new free expression statement is itself protected expression, and students are well within their rights to engage in such protest.”
True, but how do you defend anti-speech activism as something noble because …”free speech?” This ain’t noble; these anti-speech activists are fascists. See how I used my free speech?Published in General
Say again? Seriously? Where’s that cave I’ve been wanting to move to . . .
Not everybody opposed to free speech is a fascist. Some are communists.
Maybe you could use “poopyhead” instead of “fascist” or “totalitarian” or “authoritarian” or whatever. They all seem to be synonyms, as generally used around here.
These pampered young folks are devalueing their future degrees, despite their attendance at a once-highly lauded institution. If these are the stem students, I hope they’re still learning some engineering and science! Activism rapidly loses its luster in the face of rent and mortgages…(and that’s a good thing.)
FWIW, “poopyhead” is not expressly forbidden in the new CoC.
Well, a dropped gauntlet is right twice a day I guess.
It’s not a contradiction. It’s actually pretty clever, from a tactical standpoint.
Set this out:
It’s completely in the spirit of Saul Alinsky.
Perhaps too clever. It is my hope that whomsoever is next accused of hate speech can point to this and threaten a lawsuit. Let a thousand FIREs burn.
Great post, and they deserve the laughter, but I imagine MIT will outlast everybody. They do really great things really well. And always with a sense of humor. Their sewage study for covid is being used around the world. Too funny. But I think they also came up with the first reliable instant covid test, which was a godsend for people working in medical settings.
When the Boston marathon bombing happened in 2013, they got to work. Pulled off some extraordinary miracles. :)
They have accomplished many other amazing feats over the years. :)
Bias response team= Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda teams from Mao’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. You should indeed shudder.
Fascist: Starts by smashing in the right side of your head.
Communist: Starts by crushing the left side of your head.
However, both groups believe in the degradation of the individual and the subordination of the individual to the state.