Anything else just isn't Enterprise enough.

Free speech is dead on campus

Yeah, just go on any American forum (hacker news, stack overflow, countless others) and try to say anything micrometers departing from "the weather is fine" and you're history: deleted and purged.

Makes me wonder if there ever was anything like open free speech in the "free world". Otherwise you're no better than what we had in communism, at least we were all aware of the dissociation between what we say in public and what we talk (and truly think) in private.
Permalink Io 
March 19th, 2017 7:04am
Back to usenet we go.
Permalink , Cup 
March 19th, 2017 7:14am
A drop of hope exists though, there were enough Americans fed of and not totally brainwashed by the double-think dystopia that the US was transforming into, who could turn the tide and vote for normality.
Permalink Io 
March 19th, 2017 7:23am
HackenNews really is the worst for this. Dang has banned my account a dozen times.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
March 19th, 2017 8:24am
"A drop of hope exists though"

Many Kekistanis hope to return to their homeland.
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
March 19th, 2017 8:25am
Very good article.


"Their families and their network of friends and social peers have placed extreme pressure on them to achieve, or win in a zero-sum game with their own friends. While it’s difficult to assess the cases, and while myriad factors likely contribute to the poor mental health among college students, in 2015 roughly 18 percent of undergraduates reported being diagnosed or treated for anxiety in the past year, according to the American College Health Association’s 2015 annual survey; the rate was 15 percent for depression. Many are taking anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication upon entry into college."

Sad.
Permalink Core set of Principles 
March 19th, 2017 8:47am
Because this generation of college kids want everything to be molded to fit their way or they protest/scream like babies/try to get people fired.  It's the end result of treating everyone like a winner and raising spoiled brats who think the world owes them everything.  You can't even teach history to these shitheads because they'll screech about racism/sexism/he used a word I don't like/etc.

And the worst part is businesses and colleges are increasingly catering to these imbeciles because if they don't, they'll get hordes of them baying for blood and demanding someone be fired.
Permalink Ruseman 
March 19th, 2017 9:57am
Maybe its partly this insistence on the part of fb and google to use real names; if anonymity is harder then peer pressure for conformity becomes .... more pressing.
Permalink OyOyOy 
March 19th, 2017 10:41am
Another epic reversal of this technology that was supposed to make us all free and equal...
Permalink OyOyOy 
March 19th, 2017 10:42am
> Yeah, just go on any American forum (hacker news, stack overflow, countless others) and try to say anything micrometers departing from "the weather is fine" and you're history: deleted and purged.

The reason you know about them at all is because they curate the content and filter out that kind of useless distracting garbage.

There's a reason you go there and not niggerhackerexchange.com or kikefaggotcodingtips.com
Permalink Wabi-sabi 
March 19th, 2017 12:17pm
Hey!

Some of my best feiends hang out at niggerhackerexchange.com
Permalink Sangamon 
March 19th, 2017 12:27pm
Is that domain registered yet?
Permalink Board Boasterroaster 
March 19th, 2017 11:49pm
What IS it with the Atlantic these days?

Truth or falsehood doesn't seem to matter, just how much frothing at the mouth they can get into the story.

Either the story is maybe true, but blown up out of all proportion, or the story is made up, and then blown up out of all proportion.

It's hard to tell "maybe true" from "false" when there's all this bullshit "be afraid! be very afraid!" chatter around the story either way.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 20th, 2017 4:06pm
Preventing controversial guest speakers on campus has been widely documented by multiple sources.
Permalink Sangamon 
March 20th, 2017 4:09pm
... Many of whom are conservatives, defending the rights of speakers to express racism, anti-semitism, hate-speech, anti-gay, etc. etc.

Who then use this excuse to shout down anyone who objects.

The latest example being the show-lecture of that Milo Yannopolis with hired thugs to make the protesters look violent.

Fortunately, within a week, footage was revealed that Yannopolis had advocated man-boy sex, which was a bridge too far even for Breitbart Fake-News.

So no, "Free Speech" is NOT "dead on campus".  But conservatives want to claim it is, so they can be as free as they wanna be to criticize Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, Gays, Feminists, and anyone else who advocates a free and open America.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 20th, 2017 4:14pm
If professors can get fired and have their career ruined if they "say the wrong thing", then there is no true free speech.

Also, tenured faculty is on the decline.  Most classes are taught by adjuncts now, who have zero job security.
Permalink FSK 
March 20th, 2017 9:52pm
"If professors can get fired and have their career ruined if they "say the wrong thing", then there is no true free speech."

Bullshit.  If professors are allowed to state anti-semitic and racist and sexist things in their classrooms, that's not "freedom".  And who said a classroom is a public forum anyway?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 21st, 2017 9:19am
> If professors are allowed to state anti-semitic and racist and sexist things in their classrooms, that's not "freedom".

The problem, as you know, is that criticizing Israel's foreign policy is "anti-semitic". Noting the fact that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians is "anti-semitic". Commenting on Jewish criminals like Abramhoff is "anti-semitic".
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
March 21st, 2017 10:55pm
If you note that IQs are different in different nations, that is "racist".

If you note as Harvard president Lawrence Summers did that "Research in behavioural genetics is showing that things people previously attributed to socialisation weren't due to socialisation after all.", that is "sexism".
Permalink Pestular Croaker 
March 21st, 2017 10:56pm
I imagine that pointing out that on average women have a lower IQ than men by around 4 - 6 points is also considered sexist.
Permalink Sangamon 
March 22nd, 2017 1:57am
I imagine claiming that 4 to 6 points in IQ difference means anything -- well that could be sexist.  Or maybe you're just stupid.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 22nd, 2017 7:47pm

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