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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Calling the thought police.

UT wants to stop points of view that do not agree with their own so no one is ever offended.

How P.C.

Plans include reviewing current policies on derogatory language, encouraging people to report incidents of bias even if they are not criminal, and creating wristbands, T-shirts and slogans to market the campaign for civility.

I look forward to the report of bias by the university against conservative speakers or clubs on campus soon to be followed up by the bias against legal gun owners or religious groups I am sure.

While limiting what paid staff say on the company clock to its customers is reasonable, student thought is another matter. Heaven forbid someone write a critical editorial in the student paper about their thoughts on the president, or even the former president. Why stop there? How about censorship when a kid supports the Mets instead of the Braves (Are we still allowed to call them that?) or the Bulldogs and not Vols? While there are ideas I do not agree with, the world is a tough place, freedom almost grantees people will be offended. I guess those who can not stand the thought of divergent opinion will try to sensor those whose ideas they do not agree with.

2 comments:

  1. "I guess those who can not stand the thought of divergent opinion will try to sensor those whose ideas they do not agree with."

    Kinda like a certain Senator that disagrees with teachers and their desire to be represented by a union to express their opinions in a united voice and therefore wants to shut down unions to silence any dissent?

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  2. What a shame! And to think that, originally, a Master (think awarding of degree now) used to signify one who could successfully argue the pro or con for any issue, within the university environment of welcoming ALL ideas and encouraging the use of persuasive language and logic. How far we have fallen...

    KM

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