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I work for a large engineering company that provides a variety of contract support across the federal government. Like a lot of corporations, for years we’ve had to suffer top-down HR directives and training regarding unconscious bias and diversity. For a long time I’ve just rolled my eyes, taken the training, and for the most […]

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The people who run Twitter swear that they pull so-called “Hate Speech” from their platform when they discover it. The problem seems to be their definition of “Hate Speech”. Just recently, members of the Squad (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib) have been accusing Twitter of “shielding Trump from Hate-tweets”. Now, didn’t Twitter say they don’t […]

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Weaponizing Hate

 

Last Monday, the Adas Israel Synagogue in Duluth, MN, was burned down:

Investigators have no indication that the suspect, Matthew Amiot, was motivated by hate or bias, Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken said in a Sunday news conference. He did not provide an alternative motive but said the investigation remains ongoing.

The label of “hate crime” has bothered me for years. Does anyone care, when someone commits a hateful act, whether they did it out of hate or not? When arson is committed, people can die; psyches are damaged by these actions. In researching the origin of the legislation for hate crimes, I made some intriguing and disturbing discoveries.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are happy to Republicans senators like Ted Cruz, Ben Sasse, and John Kennedy pin down Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on critical issues like censorship, free speech, and user policies that actually benefit Facebook members. They also react to House Speaker Paul Ryan announcing his retirement, looking both at his record and the increased likelihood that Democrats will take back the House this year. And they have fun with London’s ridiculous new knife control push after 50 stabbing deaths in the city this year, including police confiscating scissors and pliers as deadly weapons.

Why can’t conservative students claim a hostile environment?

 

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We know that all the academic speech codes and safe space stuff is aimed at keeping any debate with the right at bay. Right? Why don’t conservative students use these against their professors and against any poster with leftist speakers?

If there is any hate speech going on now in the universities it is by the professors — in the damn classroom — and by the administrations’ handling of violence and protesting on the campus. These should all qualify as a hostile environment if these terms mean anything at all.

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On regulating “hate speech”The modern left is a socio-facist blob, kind of like the Jello salad at every picnic or barbecue. Nobody likes jello salad but somehow it has become traditional for some type of foods to be permanently bound into this depressing concoction. Jello salad contains any number of different seemingly contradictory elements like […]

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In this case, I hate the people at Tumblr, but I also am trying to make the point that hate speech is protected speech, and that we can’t have free speech without hate speech. If we don’t exercise our freedoms we will lose them, so I am exercising this one now. To this end I […]

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The signs of the institutional terminal illness of the American university are increasingly plentiful. The stories out of Missouri and Yale and a half-dozen other places in recent months might be easily dismissed as the grumblings of an entitled generation—and they are that—but something far more insidious is entangled with this “movement.” Preview Open

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In his 1758 work, “The Way to Wealth,” Benjamin Franklin wrote: “In short, the way to wealth, if you desire it is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality.” In other words, if a person does not produce or does not save, he is likely to be poor. Pointing this […]

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