This is much more sinister than just Generation Snowflake

One of our members, Bill Etheridge MEP, was booked to be the first speaker at the newly formed 'Liberate the Debate' Society at Sussex University. According to the Telegraph, the society has been set-up by politics students who want to promote free speech and discuss controversial or “conventionally taboo” topics. Instead be being allowed free debate, the Students' Union gave the society a list of instructions that they must obey. One of those instructions was that Bill's speech must be approved by a panel in advance. The Telegraph goes on to say:

"The society was told that Mr Etheridge’s talk about Libertarianism and free speech had been deemed “medium/high risk” and so was only allowed to go ahead if it complies with a series of measures “to ensure the safety of the speaker and of students”. These included submitting a list of topics that will be discussed, as well as an advance copy of the speech so it can be checked to see if it complies with the students’ union’s “zero tolerance” and “safe space” policies."

There is something Orwellian about a free speech society being censored. The irony, though, appears to have been lost on the little Hitlers at Sussex University Students' Union. They like to use the argument that they cannot have any student at the university upset by nasty people spouting out opinions that would violate their safe space. They hide behind the facade of caring for the well being of students. Many students will be snowflakes who have never had their opinions challenged. That's hardly their fault, though. It is the way they have been brought up to think and behave. It has been indoctrinated into them throughout their education. But what's going on in Sussex and other higher education institutions throughout the country is sinister. 

Shutting down debate is what fascists do. Anyone who seeks to restrict the freedom of others by no-platforming speakers, threatening that there may be violence if someone remotely controversial speaks, or by censoring speeches before they are delivered, should be called nothing else. 

Their arguments are generally weak and they can't bear to be challenged. They like to use the power they have to remove freedoms from others, and because university authorities across the land are so frightened of them, they cave in to their every whim. Tucked away at the bottom of the Telegraph article, we learn that "Sussex University said they support the students’ union on this matter." What spineless invertebrates they are. 

Universities are supposed to be bastions of free speech. They are places where young minds are supposed to be challenged. They are instead places where anything remotely controversial is banned; where young people retreat into their own little airy fairy world. 

As every year goes by, more and more of our young people will enter the world of work, assume positions of responsibility, and have children of their own whom they bring up to think in the same narrow way. Around 450,000 students join UK universities each year. If the current policy of safe spaces continues; if students are no longer allowed to challenge ideas, then in just another ten years, millions of young people will have joined the real world unable to challenge, debate, and think for themselves. Some, of course, will disagree with safe spaces, but I would wager that a clear majority will not. Think about it. One one hand we have Islamist evil wishing to wipe Western Civilisation off the face of the earth, and on the other you have millions of young people graduating university devoid of the ability to do anything about it. Indeed, it's worse than that. In many ways because they believe that we shouldn't challenge ideas, they act as useful idiots for those who wish to do us serious harm. 

This is why the 'Liberate the Debate' society at Sussex University is vitally important. I wish them every success in their endeavours. They are needed now more than ever. 

 

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  • commented 2017-11-02 16:54:54 +0000
    I am astonished that you thought it necessary to bring this article to wider attention. Surely you understand that the world was created by and for white, middle class, heterosexual men so that they might adopt all positions of power and wealth over everyone else! Reason and logic, as you well know, are simply the tools of this oppressor set who have had far too much to say and it is now time for him to shut up and allow his victims the opportunity to speak. The venue is a uni campus which is peopled mainly by students under 30 years of age who have had insufficient experience of the real world to see this MEP for what he is – a mouthpiece for the status quo, masquerading as a liberal minded person open to ideas. You are well aware that he is there to maintain the notion that young people should be exposed to all sides of debate and that reason and logic should be their guide and you know that that sort of privileged, white, middle class poison will undermine uni teaching and expose the student fee of £9k pa as the waste of money that it is. People either think or they feel and our objective at Sussex and elsewhere is to deconstruct all clear thinking – which must be done if we are to meet our Marxist Utopia! Thinkers need evidence and reason before they form opinions and life is so much easier if we teach these children [ sorry, students ] how to feel for the downtrodden masses and victim sets who have been denied their space and voice by the Tories. SJWs are all compassion. Give all your money away, change gender and join us.
  • commented 2017-10-31 22:30:30 +0000
    In yesteryear students joined University to open their minds. Today many enrol at university to celebrate their closed minds and to use university as a means to close minds still further.
  • commented 2017-10-31 16:33:17 +0000
    Not quite sure what it has todo with the stuff being discussed but @mike hunt he didn’t actually say Islam in general was an issue he said “islamist” which far as I’m aware refers specifically to the extreme far right ideology that groups like isis are following…
  • commented 2017-10-31 16:02:02 +0000
    Socialists (fascists are socialists) like to regulate by definition.

    Also Islam isn’t the problem, the funding of various groups by various governments using religion as a fascade to harm, is.