Intellectual Thuggery

Intellectual Thuggery

This new form of an old disorder also shows that despite the orthodoxy on many campuses many left-liberals remain very afraid of classical liberal and conservative dissent.-John O. McGinnis

Administrative bodies, like bias incident response teams, are established at social justice universities to deliberately punish any student or faculty member who dissents.

  Social justice advocates call names, brand unwanted speech as violence, claim civility is complicity, demand safe spaces, engage in bullying tactics known as cancel culture, and use “inclusion” policies to silence any viewpoints they disagree with.

  These tyrannical methods stifle free speech and even free thought on college campuses.

-Anna K. Miller Go To Site

As a young Marxist in college during the 1950s heyday of the anti-Communist crusade led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, I had more freedom to express my views in class, without fear of retaliation, than conservative students have on many campuses today.

-Thomas Sowell Go To Site

Speech codes are a widely used tool taken right out of the fascist toolbox.

  If they can’t control how you act, then they’ll control how you speak. If they can’t control how you speak, then they’ll control how you think.

  And if you act, speak, or think contrary to their demands, you will be punished. -Sean Davis Go To Site

What these 20 scientists have done with their letter is the worst kind of irresponsible advocacy.

  Attempts by powerful people to silence other scientists, especially in this brutal fashion, is a recipe for stifling scientific progress and for making poor policies. -Judith Curry Go To Site

One person close to Ms Wild said she had also been warned that more personal attacks against her were to come. The BHP Billiton spokesperson called the campaign “highly personalised and unfair”.

  The crusade reflected the generally hostile attitude to climate sceptics in Paris, with senior policy figures making clear that this time they were not welcome and their point of view was no longer valid. Go To Site

In California, a professor recently asked students who voted for Trump to stand.

  Students were then told that everyone not standing now had a basis for knowing who to fear and abhor for the future. -Ben Voth Go To Site

Activists used zoom-bombing recently as a tactic to disrupt and attempt to ruin an online debate on systemic racism hosted by the Bruin Republicans at UCLA.

  The group’s event, “Debate: Is America Systemically Racist,” became disorderly after a cadre of their peers disrupted the Feb. 17 online gathering.

-Sullivan Israel Go To Site

Liberal, Incompetence, Character, Narrative, Education, Fascism, Academia

An Iowa State University instructor’s syllabus warned students that anti-Black Lives Matter and pro-life viewpoints are “grounds for dismissal.”

  Instructor Chloe Clark’s English 250 syllabus includes a “giant warning” advising students that only certain views would be permitted during her classes. “I take this seriously,” she notes at the end of the warning.

  “The same goes for any papers/projects,” Clark’s statement continues, “you cannot choose any topic that takes at its base that one side doesn’t deserve the same basic human rights as you do (i.e. no arguments against gay marriage, abortion, Black Lives Matter, etc.)”

Liberal, Smears, Abortion

A New Zealand university student body voted this week to reject a pro-life club on campus. Aukland City Harbour News reports pro-abortion students have been trying to abolish the pro-life club ever since it began in 2010. This week, they succeeded. Pending legal review, the Aukland University Student’s Association said it will no longer recognize the club.

  The referendum also questioned whether clubs with a “similar ideology” should be banned from affiliating in the future.


The SPLC’s retaliation was vicious and effective.

On Oct. 17, 2009, my photo appeared on the front page of my local newspaper, the Tennessean, with the headline “Carol Swain is an apologist for white supremacists.”

"There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running around with lit matches."

Diversity offices, the very places that were supposed to address bigotry and harassment, have been weaponized and repurposed to catch and cull all who disagree.

Ideas That Are Forbidden


Pass our ideological purity test, or shut up...

  The right to speak freely is not the same as the right to rob others of their voices.

  Understanding this argument requires an ability to detect and follow nuance, but nuance has largely been dismissed from the debates about speech raging on college campuses. Absolutist postures and the binary reign supreme. You are pro- or anti-, radical or fascist, angel or demon. Even small differences of opinion are seized on and characterized as moral and intellectual failures, unacceptable thought crimes that cancel out anything else you might say.

  No one should have to pass someone else's ideological purity test to be allowed to speak.

Rather than engaging with sincere questions about whether irreversible genital mutilation and radical chemical intervention are moral and medical best practices, especially for children, liberal ideologues simply ostracize dissenters as not "woke" enough.

"Forced diversity, casual hatred for straight white men and ostracism of conservative blacks and gays have become commonplace.

 In the pursuit of diversity for the sake of diversity, echo chambers, which only breed radicalism, have created the perfect climate where voices can be silenced."

Inherently Unhealthy And Distorted...

Any set of rules for political discourse that subordinate the merit of an argument to the identity of the person advocating it is one that is inherently unhealthy and distorted.

  Reification–the post-modern tactic of asserting a counterfactual and then acting on it as if it were true–is one of the most potent weapons in their arsenal, leaving their opponents battling phantoms while the citadel is sacked by barbarians.

Banning The Criticism Of Faculty, Departments, And Programs ...

  Perhaps one of the few benefits of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has imposed a “digital transparency” on many events that previously took place in secret and now can be recorded using conferencing technology such as Zoom.

  This is the case with a March 1, 2021 meeting of the Portland State faculty senate, at which an egregious example of the New Censorship occurred.

  The senate passed a resolution banning the criticism of faculty, departments, and programs and also planned additional restrictions on the academic freedoms of the “unwoke.”

Anyone Who Disagrees Is

Misinformed or Morally Repugnant


Smearing an opponent is a handy way of avoiding having to address their points.

Liberal, Character, Fascism, Pc

Leaders of the student newspaper at Princeton University have disbanded the publication’s independent editorial board, a move that comes after the group put forth a string of right-leaning opinions, including denouncing the women’s center for its radical feminist agenda and arguing in favor of due process.

Original Nazi Students Shouted Down Professor...

Nazi youth then showed up and disrupted Lessing's classes. Lessing was forced to give up his academic chair the following year.

In his account of what happened, Lessing later wrote that he could do nothing to prevent being "shouted down, threatened and denigrated" by student activists.

Twitter Censorship

Religion of Peace Edition


Islam is not a religion of peace. The Quran exhorts Muslims to wage war against and subjugate unbelievers. -Robert Spencer

Environmentalist, Hypocrisy, Warming, Liberal, Science, Academia

Three professors co-teaching an online course called “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs recently told their students via email that man-made climate change is not open for debate, and those who think otherwise have no place in their course.

  “The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and occurring. We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change debate be taught or discussed in this course,” states the email...

Beginning in 2003, software engineer William Connolley quietly removed the highly inconvenient references to the global cooling scare of the 1970s from Wikipedia, the world’s most influential and accessed informational source.

  It had to be done. Too many skeptics were (correctly) pointing out that the scientific “consensus” during the 1960s and 1970s was that the Earth had been cooling for decades, and that nascent theorizing regarding the potential for a CO2-induced global warming were still questionable and uncertain.

-Kenneth Richard Go To Site