It’s impossible for people and society to govern themselves if their rights are subject to other people’s feelings.
When Chinese President Xi Jinping talked about strengthening “democracy” in a speech to Australian parliament in 2014, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was so floored he praised Xi extensively.
Of course, when 2015 came along China kept shutting down protests and arresting activists, including five feminists in one high-profile case who were imprisoned for a month for trying to pass out information about sexual harassment. This is the language in an authoritarian regime that continues to insist it is advancing down the path of communism by implementing market reforms.
Thus it was at a “safe place” on the University of Missouri campus that a journalist was assaulted while trying to photograph a public protest. Universities are becoming more threatening for students, professors, public intellectuals, and free thinkers, but it is the politically correct social-justice fascists who are the most to blame.
That ‘Dimwit White Person’
At universities from coast to coast, speakers have been silenced, films have been banned, and student journalists have been cowed or fired. Just Google “Bill Maher” or “Ayaan Hirsi Ali.” One liberal professor even wrote at Vox (under a pseudonym) that he was “scared of his liberal students.” And he has good reason to be. After the administrators at Mizzou were forced out, professor Dale Brigham resigned for planning to hold exams as usual despite a racist shooting threat posted to a social network. The poster has since been arrested.