Justin Smith attacks the idiocy of false accusations of racism in connection to the University of Missouri and Vanderbilt University.
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Racism Is the Excuse
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 11/14/2015 1:38 PM
Racism Is the Excuse
On November 9th 2015, the president of the University of Missouri, Tim Wolfe [Bustle], resigned amid student protesters' allegations that he had not done enough to combat racism on campus. This same day, Vanderbilt University students renewed demands that Professor Carol Swain [Daily Signal and Carol Swain About Page] be suspended or forced to resign, because they claim that many of her past statements are "hate-speech." A coincidence, one might ask. Not hardly.
Freedom and Liberty, Justice for All and the First Amendment are under assault at the University of Missouri and Vanderbilt University -- universities across America in fact, such as Purdue and Yale University and Ithaca, Smith and Williams College -- and leading the charge are some of America's children, who have been brainwashed and indoctrinated through false anti-American narratives by white Commie inspired vermin, such as Melissa Click [PowerLine], a non-tenured professor in the Univ. of Missouri's School of Journalism. Unable to accept any refutation of their beliefs, the intolerance of this new breed of white commies, black nationalist fascists, Muslim fascists and groups like Anonymous and Concerned Student 1950 [Bustle] is not really concerned about stopping "racism" and "hate-speech." Their intent is to seize power and control at every opportunity and force our nation to abandon the very principles that make America great.
Carol Swain, a Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, became a target for illiberal Progressive students, members of Coexist and the Muslim Student Association (a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate [Shariah – The Threat to America and DTN]), when she made a statement that is true and factual in any context. On January 15th 2015, she wrote a piece for the 'Tennessean' [Tennessean – might ask for subscription], addressing the 'Charlie Hebdo' attack on Jan. 7th, that stated, "Islam is not like other religions in the United States (and) it poses an absolute danger to us and our children, unless it is monitored better than it has been under the Obama administration."
Some Muslim students called Prof. Swain's piece "hate-speech" [Inside Higher Ed] and claimed that recent political events had made them feel "scared and unwelcome"; they state that this new protest is focused on "making this university (Vanderbilt) a welcoming and safe place for everyone."
If Vandy's Muslim students want all Americans to feel better about their presence in America and to feel safe and unafraid, they should expend their energy towards forcing Islam's leaders, the ayatollahs and mullahs, to reform Islam, cease using mayhem and murder to subjugate others and cease bombing Europe's and America's cities.
And now, ludicrous calls are being made by these sad, pathetic close-minded "students" for Prof. Swain to stop using her title "to further broadcast her personal agenda ... at the expense of our University's Community Creed." Carol Swain is an extremely educated (five degrees) successful black woman, who was formerly tenured at Princeton. She would not lose her title "professor" if she lost her job at Vandy today, and she did not lose her First Amendment rights when she accepted her position at Vandy. She is Professor Carol Swain, and she has the unequivocal right to use her title.
Responding to the students' demand that she undergo "a period of diversity training" during her potential suspension, Professor Swain said [Facebook], "Only an idiot would think a 61 year old black woman who has spent much of her life in academia would benefit from sensitivity training."
Bottom line -- there is no such thing as "hate-speech". There exists only free speech in America.
While the protesters at universities across America have their right to peacefully assemble, Professor Swain and President Wolfe also retain their right to freedom of speech and expression. No U.S. citizen should be silent in the face of intimidation, because if you do not assert your First Amendment rights, you are failing in the solemn duty of all citizens to uphold the entire Bill of Rights.
The "peaceful" protest at the University of Missouri had undertones of violence, with students angrily shouting down anyone with a different or opposing viewpoint. Prof. Melissa Click called for fellow protesters/fascist agitators to forcibly remove a student journalist [Youtube – 2:10], violating his Civil Rights as he tried to document the protest on November 10th. Many of the Concerned Student 1950 [Daily Caller] protesters had also taken part in the violent riots in Ferguson, MO., and they are of the same ilk as the Black Muslims, the Black Panthers, Students for a Democratic Society (1960s radicals) and Black Lives Matter -- all too willing to call for the murders of policemen. And one of their leaders, Jonathan Butler [Daily Wire, Breitbart, Breitbart and PowerLine], is a graduate student who also protested in Ferguson.
Butler made it clear that there was much more at stake in this protest, their mockery of democratic principles, than simply addressing "race tensions". After Tim Wolfe resigned, Butler told his cheering cohorts that their push against racism was part of a larger cause, like censoring and censuring anything and anyone that makes them feel unhappy or uncomfortable, extorting free tuition from universities and forcing innocent university officials to write apology letters, in a manner reminiscent of Chairman Mao.
If racism has been so prevalent at the University of Missouri over the years, as alleged, why has Jonathan Butler, a young black man from a wealthy family, attended classes there for 7 years?
One should seriously doubt the protesters' depiction of a prevalent environment of racism at the Univ. of Missouri. While a few serious and heinous acts of racism have been documented between October and November 8th -- feces used to draw swastikas in Gateway Hall, a criminal act of vandalism, and unidentified despicable cowards shouting "nigger" from the back of a moving truck [Fox Sports, WND and WND] -- the protesters are some of the same people who turned a blind-eye to the truth of Michael Brown's thuggery [Truth Revolt and Political Insider]; these agitators burned down the town of Ferguson in the name of a lie.
Is this where our culture is headed?
Peter Kinder, the current Lt Governor of Missouri, told Fox News [America’s News Room and Breitbart] on November 12th that racism has rarely occurred at the University of Missouri over the past few decades. He strongly stated that "the good people of Missouri are not racists."
During the weekend of Nov. 7th, it became apparent that these agitators did not really desire the easing of racial tensions through an honest discussion. They surrounded and intimidated Tim Wolfe, and they repeatedly demanded that Tim Wolfe define "systematic oppression", which implied some official wrongdoing; then they grew angry over his response: "Systematic oppression is because you don't believe that you have an equal opportunity for success." [Breitbart and The Federalist]
These protesters do not want an honest discussion on race relations and initiatives and solutions that diminish racist attitudes, leading by example and teaching all America the importance of one's good character. They do not seek "social justice"; they want numerous unreasonable demands to be met and victory for their authoritarian and intolerant ideology, and racism is the excuse they use to tear apart the system.
The Progressive fascist students of Vanderbilt University and the University of Missouri, a large percentage of students at other schools, and the far left commie intelligentsia across America are similar to the 1930s Nazis who burned books and liked to control speech. As they speak of "micro-aggressions" that need to be eradicated, they do not understand that apprehension over any potential disturbance or being made uncomfortable is not enough to overcome the right of freedom of speech. Any word spoken in class or on campus that offends someone might cause a disturbance. But Americans do not ban words or criminalize certain forms of speech, because our Constitution and our history teaches us that our kind of hazardous freedom and openness is the basis for our national strength and the independence of Americans, who grow up and live in this great nation.
By Justin O Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
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