Saturday, July 04, 2015

Hate Speech My Ass

    Liberal Culture                   

I HATE YOUR GUTS                      

I don't have to comment on this obscenity, not in this forum.  But it did set me to thinking about how freedom of speech, guaranteed by the First Amendment to our Constitution, has eroded.  The very first time my alarm bell went off, as I remember, was reading about what was happening at U. Wisconsin.


 As Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Under her chancellorship and with her support, the University adopted a broad speech code subjecting students to disciplinary action for communications that were perceived as hate speech. That speech code was later found unconstitutional by a federal judge.

Also while chancellor, Shalala supported passage of a revised faculty speech code broadly restricting "harmful" speech in both "noninstructional" and "instructional" settings. The faculty speech code was abolished ten years later, after a number of professors were investigated for alleged or suspected violations.[Wikipedia]

A 1992 (Liberal) Baltimore Sun editorialDonna Shalala's deadly intentions—sounded the alarm.

WITH the United States about to mainline the addictive narcotic of a government-administered health-care system, we should look at the person who will stick that rusty old needle into the bulging vein of our national body politic. Donna Shalala has been nominated to head the $590 billion-per-year Department of Health and Human Services.

In his best-selling book, "Illiberal Education," Dinesh D'Souza detailed the cult of political correctness Ms. Shalala, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, has fostered. In place of scholarship and teaching, she demanded "a basic transformation of American higher education in the name of multiculturalism and diversity."

As head of HHS, Ms. Shalala will be deeply involved in the divisive issues of race and sex in America. Yet she has revealed: "I would plead guilty to both racism and sexism. The university is institutionally racist. American society is racist and sexist. Covert racism is just as bad today as overt racism was 30 years ago. . .

Soon she could be in a position to impose her own radical ideas on us. Indeed, her very emphasis on "covert racism" -- what people think -- is tinged with Orwellian overtones of a national Thought Police.

Now, the left have successfully insinuated the new crime of hate speech into the culture.  The Washington Post recently printed Eugene Volokh's "No, there’s no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment." He allows this distinction.
Indeed, threatening to kill someone because he’s black (or white), or intentionally inciting someone to a likely and immediate attack on someone because he’s Muslim (or Christian or Jewish), can be made a crime. But this isn’t because it’s “hate speech”; it’s because it’s illegal to make true threats and incite imminent crimes against anyone and for any reason, for instance because they are police officers or capitalists or just someone who is sleeping with the speaker’s ex-girlfriend.

UC Santa Cruz provides an interactive quiz on differentiating betwixt Hate Crime  & Bias.  Example:

6. During a demonstration protesting Israeli policies towards Palestinians, a large rock is thrown through a glass window of the campus Hillel building.

The answer : Hate Crime

Bullshit!   It's a crime already covered by statute. There can be no reason for creating a parallel crime of hate then to allow a subculture to end run the First Amendment.  End of Story. They should be shot.


Skoonj said...

I couldn't stand Dukes of Hazard, and it had nothing to do with the Confederate flag. I simply thought the two main characters were jackasses. And that opening song, that said they were just good old boys, never meaning no harm, was the opposite of true. I thought they did indeed mean harm.

There were some shows in that era that I didn't like because of how I was brought up. I spent my youth trying to keep away from the Dukes, and from every bastard on Friends. Every one of them was irresponsible. Meanwhile, my actual friends and I were in the Air Force, doing things responsibly.

So I don't care if there are no further repeats of Dukes of Hazard on TV, or if the Confederate flag is painted off that one that's been in the news.

rwnutjob said...

I checked the news again this morning & once again, no one had been killed by a Confederate flag.

There had been plenty of black people killed by black people.

Not news 'cause narrative?

p.s. Dukes of Hazzard should have been killed due to acting, but Daisy Dukes saved it.

Anonymous said...

The Dukes of Hazzard was a idiotic show but removing it from tvland is just as stupid. If the South Carolina politicans manage to muster the required 2/3 votes in both houses, the ink won't be dry before they demand the Memorial itself be removed from the State grounds. Mark my words,after all the flag being moved to the Memorial from the Capitol Dome was also a agreement negotiated by both sides.

In the spirit of kumbya I would like to suggest that because the klan used sheets (especially white ones), we immediately ban everyone from selling, using and sleeping on them.

There everyone is happy, happy!


poletax said...

Anonymous said...

At this point in time Affirmative Action Statutes should all be repealed, the Black Congressional Caucus as well as other Ethnic Caucuses should be outlawed as RACIST and we need to reopen Ellis Island and round up and Deport anyone not here legally as well as the Magic Kenyan with his bogus Birth Certificate, hidden College Transcripts and eliminate the Dept of Mis Education, defund the EPA and toss Hate Crime Statutes as well.

Any member of the Legislative Branch that votes for any Bill that He/She has not personally read should be disqualified from Public Office with no Pension or Benefits and Term Limits that would disqualify any Elected Official from Pension or Benefits should be enacted. Abolish the IRS and sack any Cabinet Department Head that defies Freedom of Information requests.

Anonymous said...

From the Chicago CBS website:

Police: 4 Dead, 11 Wounded In Holiday Weekend Shootings Since Thursday Evening.

But no Confederate Flags were used.

Anonymous said...

Bubba Watson is now dead to me.

Skoonj said...

I would like to say Bubba Watson is dead to me as well, but I never heard of him before this. said...

PC Version of Dukes of Hazard. Don't click like, there's always the danger some TV Producer won't know it's satire.

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