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UCal: You Can’t Say ‘Chinese Virus’

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This reads like a satire, but it isn’t.

The Council of Chief Diversity Officers (“Say it ain’t so. Joe!” “I’m afraid it is, kid”) for the University of California has issued a “guidance document” to tell students and staff how to talk about the Chinese Wuhan Communist Death Virus–

Oops. I wasn’t allowed to say that, was I?

Students and staff are forbidden to say “Chinese virus” and enjoined, “Do not allow”–allow? allow?–others to say it, either (http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3830546/posts). All are directed to be “supportive of a positive and inclusive campus climate during the COVID-19 crisis.” ‘Cause everything’s got to be inclusive, don’t you know.

No criticizing Red China, either. Well, the Chicoms have invested heavily in our colleges and looniversities. No biting the hand that feeds you. Even if it feeds you virus.

Oh! And staff and students are warned to steer clear of “racism, sexism, xenophobia and all hateful or intolerant speech.” You can still say “All heterosexual white males should die.”

Really! How does anybody with an ounce of self-respect manage to live in such an environment? College used to be for expanding your mind. Now it’s for shrinking it. Sort of like that vanishing white dot on your black TV screen when your power gets cut off. How can anybody with an ounce of pride consent to be lorded over by such a pack of babbling nitwits?

And pay a lot of money for it, too!


Free Speach It is A thrett To Freeedim!!!

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Sumboddy thay toled me “that” Ohigho thay passt “a” Law that sayes thare got “to” Be Free Speach at All The Collidges and campasses al over,; this It Is tearable News!!!!!

Fourtchunitly “the” Amairickan Assacion Of Unavercity Preffessers thay has comed Out aginst It!!! becose thay Know thare isnt No grater Thrett “to” Freeedim than Free Speach!!!!

Now a lott “of” Ordrinary dum peeple thay cant figger that out becose thay “are” Not Interllecturals like us are butt “that” “is” OK becose We “are” Interllecturals and we has got “it” figgured Out so that al them dum peeple thay dont has to Thinck abote it,, we done al thare Thinckin fore themb!!! this hear Is wye yiu shood alyaws lissen to Unavercity Preffessers!

So nhow we has Got “to” pretect  our Collidge fromb Free Speach and ownly Allow Socile Jutstus Speach and aslo Scyence!!! Iff we dont,, then thare whil Be “all sortes” Of bad no-good stinkin Speach by racists and Biggits whith Trans Fobier!!!! Thare whil Evin be Climbit Chainge De Nile probbly.

Thare Can be No troo Freeedim iff thare “is” aslo Free Speach!!!!!! one Oar “the” Otther it has Got To Go!!!!!!!

Al “of” us hear In “the” Stodent Soviet we gatherd Rowned “the” Statchoo of Pressadint Obamma and beggded himb To Cumb Back And “be” Pressadint sum Moar and then we singed We “Are” “The” Whirld and we aslo askded himb to Maike Hillery Pressadint tooo!!! I stil cant figgur Out how com “that” thare Impeachmint it didnt Whork!!! it must Of bin Para Normal stufff!

 


Ohio Passes Campus Free Speech Act

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The Ohio Senate has unanimously approved a law to permit free speech at colleges and universities and do away with “free speech zones” (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ohio-state-lawmakers-unanimously-pass-campus-free-speech-bill-professors-oppose-effort).

A “free speech zone” is a tiny piece of the campus where they allow some semblance of free speech, while restricting it everywhere else.

Opposed to the bell was [trumpet fanfare]… the American Assn. of University Professors. Speech has just got to be restricted at a university, these vegetables–oops, sorry, I mean “intellectuals”–argued… because allowing a “controversial” speaker to speak–they mean a speaker who’s not a leftid–might cause “massive disruptions” that kan’t be kontrolled by the kampus kops.

Gee. Doesn’t that give Far Left Crazy total veto power over who’s allowed to speak? All they have to do is threaten a disruption, and the speaker’s not allowed.

Let the record show that the American Assn. of University Professors is opposed to free speech on campus.

Dudes! Under the Constitution–you know: the law of the land–there’s only one free speech zone in America. It runs from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from Canada to Mexico.

Defund the colleges and universities. They don’t deserve public money, and they certainly don’t earn it.


Cal State Loses Censorship Lawsuit

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They don’t have any trouble getting university funding.

Can a looniversity dole out funds from student fees, paid by all students, to “gay” student groups while withholding funds from a pro-life student group?

No way, said the judge. And so, after a three-year legal battle, Cal State San Marcos had to pay a $240,000 settlement to Students For Life (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/latest-blow-against-campus-censorship-offers-huge-win-for-pro-life-movement).

Cal State refused a request by the pro-life students for $500 to pay a speaker’s travel expenses–while at the same time forking over some $300,000 to assorted “gay” student groups. Because all students have to pay the fees which are the source of these funds, the judge ruled that the looniversity had discriminated against the pro-life students while favoring the Far Left student groups–which was tantamount, said the judge, to “compelled speech.”

Which is to say, they can’t force conservatives to pay for left-wing speakers and left-wing events while withholding the same funds from conservative speakers. All student groups ought to get their share, regardless of their politics–because the fees are paid by all.

Gee. All it took for that to happen was a thumping great lawsuit, three years of legal wrangling, and a judge’s ruling.  Is that what conservative students have to do, every time they want a speaker?

Let’s not kid ourselves. The universities’ primary concern is to promote Far Left ideology at the expense of everybody else, and to turn out a steady stream of brainwashed young leftids. Fundamentally transforming America, don’t you know–into the People’s Republic of Northern Venezuela.

It’s long past time to cut them off from public money.


My Newswithviews Column,Feb. 6 (‘A Cornucopia of Tyranny’)

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There’s no excuse for not knowing what Democrats have in store for us, if they ever get back in power. They’ve made it quite clear.

A Cornucopia of Tyranny

See, you won’t be allowed to disbelieve in The Climate Crisis, or transgender, or a lot of other things, anymore. At least, you certainly won’t be allowed to say you disbelieve in it.

If liberals ever discover how to get inside your brain and weed out all Bad Thoughts, they’ll do it in a New York minute.


Think of It as Northern Venezuela

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One of these is Gov. Northam in his college days. We still don’t know which one.

(Thanks to Susan for the nooze tip)

As long as they’re trying to erase the Second Amendment, Virginia’s new Democrat commissars have decided to have a go at the First Amendment, too. Which is why we need our right to bear arms…

A bill in the Michael-Bloomberg-bought-and-paid-for Virginia legislsature, HB1627, would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by arrest and fine, to criticize the state government (https://nationalfile.com/virginia-dems-introduce-anti-free-speech-legislation-to-make-criticizing-them-illegal/?fbclid=IwAR3huQANFuwws2-W-opTRBYQO4OXycVdih2dCmg5CYgfM2Kh7l7QVUtsH9U).

The words actually used here are “threats and harassment of certain officials,” and, particularly, “harassment by computer.” The terms “threats” and “harassment” are left completely undefined.

If you should post a remark on a blog to the effect that “Gov. Northam is a baby-killing cannibal,” this bill would give the Richmond police the authority to swoop down on you no matter where you are in the state, and arrest you.

Specifically exempted from criticism, unflattering comments in the social media, or loud raspberries would be the governor, governor-elect, lieutenant governor, lieutenant governor-elect, attorney general, attorney general-elect, a member or employee [?] of the General Assembly, a justice of the state supreme court, or a judge of the court of appeals.

That pretty much covers it, don’tcha think?

Does any Democrat acknowledge any fragment of the Bill of Rights? That this bill is riotously, flagrantly, boisterously, uproariously unconstitutional seems to have occurred to none of them.

This is the Democrat Party, folks.

Crush them in November.


Germany’s Version of ‘Free Speech’

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Cute and cuddly, happy puppies!

Some countries in the Free World aren’t as free as they ought to be. Germany springs immediately to mind. It seems they just can’t kick their old authoritarian habit.

Germany already has a harsh “hate speech” law, enacted last year. But Chancellor Angela Merkel sounds like she wants to make it even more harsh (https://townhall.com/columnists/ianhaworth/2019/12/02/angela-merkel-and-german-freedom-of-speech-n2557309). In a speech she gave last week, she said, “Expressing an opinion does not come with zero cost.”

In fact, under Germany’s hate speech law, the cost is a fine of up to 50 million euros. A small price to pay if the government is going to “oppose extreme speech.”

Free speech has to have limits, Merkel says. “Those limits begin where hatred is spread.” Not allowed to hate. “They begin where the dignity of other people is violated.”

Uh-huh. And here’s the catch: In Merkel’s little utopia, the government gets to decide what speech is “hateful” and what speech isn’t. Don’t tell me you don’t trust the government to do that.

American liberals see this and lick their chops with envy. Oh, if we could only do that here! Confound that pesky First Amendment! Dash it all, we’re already doing this on all our college campuses! Why can’t we do it everywhere?

Freedom is not something that our self-anointed big shots like us to have. That’s why we have to protect it, day in, day out. Because otherwise some shadowy characters in Facebook, with the enthusiastic support of Democrats, will censor everybody who isn’t them.

This is America, not Germany. Let’s keep it that way.

 


Let’s ‘Re-imagine’ Free Speech!

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Nope, can’t find any extremism here! Let’s check out the Kiwanis Club…

Be very afraid when any liberal starts talking about the need to “re-imagine” anything. They use the word as a euphemism for “to bend, fold, spindle, and mutilate something out of all recognition.”

UC Berkeley recently had a… “reporter,” I think he calls himself, from The New Yorker give a speech there, in which he said America needs to “re-imagine its interpretation of the First Amendment” so as to forbid “fringe political speech” in the social media (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13958). Allowing what we have always known as free speech, he said, is like allowing guests at a party to set fire to a couch–presumably indoors, although he didn’t specify that.

So… what does he call “fringe political speech”? Three guesses. I doubt I have to tell you to answer to that question.

Ah–but what about “fringe political speech” that comes from Far Left Crazy? Hold on to your hats. He says there’s simply no such thing as “extremism” among the Left.

Wow. If they gave an Oscar for bald, bodacious hypocrisy, this guy would win it, hands down. It takes one’s breath away.

Hey, out there! These people are out to wreck our republic and they need to be utterly defeated. As in put out of business, forever. The Democrat Party and its mob of kooks and Stalinist wannabes is a viper harbored in our nation’s bosom.

Let’s not re-imagine a political landscape in which a Democrat can’t even be elected dog catcher.

Let’s make it real.


Hey, Liberals! Dig My Silver Medal (2014)

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Nice medal, isn’t it?

I had just won a Global E-Book Award for my second Bell Mountain book, The Cellar Beneath the Cellar. A lefty loon on a major leftid website attacked me by name–and my sales went up.

https://leeduigon.com/2014/09/11/hey-liberals-dig-my-silver-medal/

Try as I might, I can’t remember who it was that attacked me. I think it might’ve been someone on the Huffington Post, but I could easily be wrong. I don’t read any of those sites.

I still haven’t figured out why they would even bother to smack me down. I guess it’s because even the microscopic, inconsequential opposition I provide is poison to them.

Just now my sales figures are about as low as they’ve ever been. Why does Far Left Crazy care what any of us says?

It’s as if one stray mote of freedom mars their entire landscape.


Censored Again

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Literally within seconds of my attempt to post it, Facebook censored my post, “NPC Satire Singes Democrat Doofus.” Here’s what they said–and I hope the picture of the happy puppies will enable me to slide this one past the Facebook censor.

“Your message couldn’t be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive.”

What “other people” even had time to view the post, much less report it as abusive?

Think I’d’ve gotten censored if I’d called Donald Trump a doofus? (Hint: no way!)

If any of you want to try sharing my doofus post on Facebook, please let me know if you succeed.


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