Subversive Wednesday

Gaza Feels Israeli Rage

Gaza Feels Israeli Rage

There is no shortage of American pundits who love to denounce “PC” speech codes that restrict and punish the expression of certain ideas on college campuses. What these self-styled campus-free-speech crusaders typically — and quite tellingly — fail to mention is that the most potent such campaigns are often devoted to outlawing or otherwise punishing criticisms of Israel. The firing by the University of Illinois of Professor Steven Salatia for his “uncivil” denunciations of the Israeli war on Gaza — a termination that was privately condoned by Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin — is merely illustrative of this long–growing trend.

One of the most dangerous threats to campus free speech has been emerging at the highest levels of the University of California system, the sprawling collection of 10 campuses that includes UCLA and UC Berkeley. The university’s governing Board of Regents, with the support of University President Janet Napolitano and egged on by the state’s legislature, has been attempting to adopt new speech codes that — in the name of combating “anti-Semitism” — would formally ban various forms of Israel criticism and anti-Israel activism.

Under the most stringent such regulations, students found to be in violation of these codes would face suspension or expulsion. In July, it appeared that the Regents were poised to enact the most extreme version, but decided instead to push the decision off until September, when they instead would adopt non-binding guidelines to define “hate speech” and “intolerance.”

@ TI


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13 Responses to Subversive Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    Yea, bomb the crap out of Gaza killing anyone in the way but don’t you dare criticize the Nazi-esq behavior in colleges?
    Israeli idiots and the idiots that support them being even bigger idiots doing so while the US is badgered into sending more and more taxpayer money to pay for their violent-ass BS.
    TAKE THEIR NUKES AWAY NOW! before they nuke Iran, as they are prone to violence without reason.


  2. º¿carol says:

    Jim, we’re been watching “Fear The Walking Dead” but haven’t watched the last episode yet. We’ll watch it tomorrow with Jill when she comes here after work to pick up Quincy.


  3. º¿carol says:

    I got to see some of the eclipse, whenever the clouds parted. Mostly cloudy though.


  4. º¿carol says:

    Hey, Sennis. I like your new name, lol.

    My 10 gigs ran out a few days ago, and what a pain it was to keep up with my internet rounds. I hope when my contract is up with Exede I can find a carrier that doesn’t have a limit.

    Monday morning I put the A/C on the humidity was so awful. This morning, it was the furnace. It’s been windy and cool for a couple days, and now it’s time for me to go out. It’s getting dark so early I have to get out there between 7 and 7:15 if I want to start my walk off with some light. 😦

    My gigs are back, I’m almost back to normal. Hopefully, I’ll be back here later, or tomorrow for sure.


  5. º¿carol says:

    Sorry to hear about the gout, Doc. At least you can drink wine, but you’re probably not getting much walking in. “(


  6. º¿carol says:

    I had the cyst lasered off my face yesterday. It was near the corner of my left eye, against my nose. There is a black area there now. Yesterday, when I moved my head, I could smell burnt meat. Ew. Today, after a shower last night and having to apply an antibiotic ointment, can’t smell anything funny.

    I was a model patient, as usual.


  7. David B. Benson says:

    What happened to free speech?


  8. David B. Benson says:

    A little bagpipe practice.


  9. David B. Benson says:

    @ the Nuevo Vallarta for sopa tortilla with coffee.


  10. David B. Benson says:

    Is Den still on the road?


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