By: Philip | 03-11-2018 | News
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Campus Free Speech A Thing Of The Past?

To be fair, Gramsci called this years ago. It was Trotskyites and their ilk who founded the Antifaschiste Aktion (Antifa) in the early part of the 20th centuries and it was Trotskyites and the Marxists of the Frankfurt School who theorized that the eventual overthrow of democracy by socialism would be best achieved by focusing on gaining the institutions such as academia and the media globally, rather than attempting a violent overthrow of the nations one by one. Gramsci's dream of a "long march through the institutions" seems near complete at this point.

Theories of how "cultural Marxism" has been slowly creeping into all venues of society to undermine existing orders and structures is becoming more widespread and even mainstream. I've been involved in the "conspiracy culture" world of para-political and para-historical research for most of my life at this point, so in between that and my correspondence with dissident artist Charles Krafft, I was more surprised at the increasing knowledge of the Frankfurt School plan coming to fruition than by the slow but steady social revolution that's been worming its way throughout all our institutions to weaken Western Civilization for some centuries now.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Alerta Anti-Fascista: <br>Charles Krafft spotted heading north on the light rail. Hella dressed up.</p>&mdash; Seattle Antifascists (@206antifascists) <a href="">September 24, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Some years ago, Charles Krafft was asked on his Facebook page why he spent so much time focused on historical revisionism and keeping up with the Cultural Marxists and their agenda:

<blockquote>"Why do you even care about this stuff? Aren't you bored with this yet?" The fact that it's a fine-able and jail-able offense in 17 European countries (and now Russia) to present facts about the Holocaust that don't match evidence presented at Nuremburg etc. seems important to me especially since I know from extensive reading and travel that the evidence for this morality tale that seems to loom ever larger in our lives as the events themselves recede into the past was false. Also, I've been a working artist since the mid '60s and have watched the creeping bureaucratization of my profession transform the potential for creativity into control. History stimulates me more than contemporary art these days so my FB page reflects this. Art making has always been a solitary and superstitious activity for me. To discuss it too much is to jinx it."</blockquote>

That college campuses are the battle ground over the right to free speech is nothing new. In Berkeley in the 1960's there were demonstrations in favor of free speech just as 50 to 60 years later the denizens of Berkeley seem to be fighting against free speech on campus and elsewhere. Anime Right News published a story a last week involving a perfect example of just how ridiculous things have become. A college student has been banned from returning to one of his classes, a Religious Studies class in fact, for "mansplaining and the transphobic microaggression of saying there were simply two genders."

Lake Ingle was being viewing a TedTalk lecture by a transgender woman, Paula Stone Williams on "the reality of white male privilege and sexism" in class, after which discussion was opened. Ingle expressed the heresy of biological absolutism in claiming there were only 2 genders and further dug his own grave explaining that the gender pay gap does exist but that the reasons behind it (if viewed via multi-variate analysis) boils down to far more than "patriarchal oppression." The next day Ingle was to meet with his professor who presented him two documents. One, an academic referral form and second an allegation of his violation of "the Documented Sanctions" he was to respect in order to continue attending the classes. Bear in mind, Ingle is in his last semester at college and the class is required for his major.

Ingle was to be forced into a written apology explaining why he was disrespectful as well as explaining the error of his ways and what he should have thought. He was to begin the class by publicly apologizing after which the professor and any student who wished to would be allowed to share how they felt about it. After this he received a letter from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania giving him 10 days to agree to the demands. Ingle instead offered an open letter to Facebook:

<blockquote>"Later this week I will be defending myself and my FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS in front of the Academic Integrity Board (AIB) of the Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (IUP) against allegations of Classroom Conduct violations. The decision made by the AIB that day will determine whether I will be able to continue participating in my full course load, as well as graduate this May as scheduled. Though the documents attached present a narrative of disrespect, disruption, anger, and intolerance- I can assure you that nothing is further from the truth. Please, before reading the documents attached, consider what I have written below. It is my best and fairest account of what transpired in class the day of my alleged violations. Also, it is my firmest belief that every human being has the freedom and right to identify, dress, and represent oneself as they see fit. This is not transgender, woman’s rights, or wage issue. This is about free speech and the constant misuse of intellectual power in universities."</blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Finally read &#39;1984&#39; by George Orwell. <br>Very disturbing/terrifying, especially the effort to reduce language into &#39;Newspeak&#39;.<br>In a way, the novel reminded me of certain leftists who try to ban words and take down statues that do not fit the ideology they&#39;re trying to enforce. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; James Flynn (@jamesflynn) <a href="">March 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The shouting down of free speech advocates, the claims that most any conservatives and an increasing number of liberals and progressives are being called "fascist" is just the tip of the iceberg here. As Ingle points out, free speech and expression are important and worth defending. If the Gramscian lockstep through the institutions isn't quelled then the bounds of the Overton window could be closed to such a degree that an Orwellian nightmare could be possible without need of the restrictions of Newspeak.


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Anonymous No. 20345 2018-03-11 : 17:47

These fascists need their clocks cleaned! This shit wouldn't have been tolerated in my school days. 1st some goofball like the speaker wouldn't have been allowed to take up classroom time and unless there were threats of violence no one would have to apologize or sign some bullshit contract.

This is a case of give them an inch they take a mile. Transgender = mental deficits

Ask any normal human how many genders there are… answer 2!

These weirdos that "identify" differently than their natural gender and do something surgical about it do deserve a new pronoun and it's the word IT. If one damages their gender because they don't identify with what they were born with they are no longer a woman or man they became an IT.

Anyone that is silenced (the normal guy) is being robbed of their 1st amendment right of free speech and that is fascist!

Americans must realize that these protesters are fascists and stand up for our constitution unless they want a socialist fascist country for their children. And history can show us what that ends like.

Anonymous No. 20362 2018-03-11 : 21:53

Time to start those tax credits for private and homeschooling.

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