Thought Police on American Campuses

 In Be The People TV, Constitutional Rights, Featured, U.S.

The most interesting thing about irony is the fact that it is so ironic. Take the average American university campus: A place that is practically running over with irony, though you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would recognize it. We once read George Orwell’s 1984 for edification and entertainment. Today universities and other institutions of society live out much of what is in Orwell’s 1984, a book written in the 1949 that depicts life in a totalitarian society where thought police punish people for thought crimes and everyone lives miserable life under the watchful eyes of Big Brother.

Lately, the University of Michigan jumped on the Orwellian “newspeak band wagon with their “your words matter” campaign designed to create a more inclusive—dare I say utopian society on campus. What could be more positive for students than censoring free speech and forcing conformity. To the extent that University of Michigan students are asked not to say words like “retarded,” “crazy,” “gay,” “ghetto,” “illegal alien.” or “tranny.” So, in other words, don’t make the unforgiveable sin on the UM campus of saying anything about a tranny or an illegal alien scaling a fence or you’ll be ostracized and charged with a thought crime.

What colleges and universities really need to emphasize is America’s traditions of free speech and individual liberties. Free speech means letting people discuss ideas that others find offensive. Universities should not be allowed to spend thousands of dollars of taxpayer’s money to sponsor the foolishness and nonsense that takes place on many university campuses across America.

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