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This is a reposting of my most recent Magnificent 7 Article up at Da Tech Guy Blog. Laugh or Cry?: The United States Of Spying ————————– By A.P. Dillon Earlier this week, Jimmy Carter bemoaned that he felt that every email … Continue reading
My latest article at Da Tech Guy, “I’d Like You All To Shut Up.”, is now available in full below.
Today I’d like you all to shut up. Yes, I just said shut up. I’d like to open with a flashback from Andrew Klavan from four years ago:[youtube=http://youtu.be/lWHgUE9AD4s&w=400&h=225]
It’s the main tactic of the Left and has been for some time now. A tactic I and others have dubbed “Shutuppery”. Shutuppery, like most silencing tactics, has its roots in Political Correctness. For those of you not familiar with the story about how Shutuppery was employed on yours truly, let me summarize for you.
The biggest nest of Liberalism in North Carolina arguably rests at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. A campus that touts its free thinking and open minds has proven just the opposite time and again. The latest round of #ShutUppery via College Fix:
Campus Leaders Call Conservative Women Unimpressive, Unworthy
Conservative female investigative reporters Katie Pavlich and Ann McElhinney are unimpressive nonacademics whose speaking honorariums are too high and credentials too unremarkable to pay to have them give talks at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill this fall, members of the school’s student government have agreed.
Despite pleas from College Republicans to finance the speeches, which would have cost about $8,000 from UNC’s student programming coffer of $124,000, a majority of student government members voted Tuesday night against funding the campus visits, with several members voicing concerns that Pavlich and McElhinney aren’t worth the price.
On the same night, UNC student government representatives tapped the anarchist group “UNControllables” to receive $4,000 to fly in a social justice crusader/academic from South America to speak on campus, and the feminists group Siren Womyn Empowerment Magazine was allocated $5,100.
Shut up, they explained… Continue reading
Glenn Reynolds takes Dick Durbin to task and I remind the Senator from Illinois, home of the President who touted the most transparent administration in history, yet again:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Continue reading