|More free speech here than on campus!|
On campus students are repeating the antics of the 60s. No, they aren't holding sit-ins at the administration buildings. They're using hunger strikes and manufactured injuries to get people fired and turn campuses into bastions of political correctness rather than institutions for rational discussion. I'm not sure these privileged lefties have a rational cell in their collective brain. (Yes, I know I didn't put an s on brain. There's only one -- the brain of the collective, the puppet master of the left.)
In an essay at The Catholic Thing, Anthony Esolen said this:
Where, pray tell, does a man enjoy greater freedom of speech? In a faculty lounge, or a barroom? We might answer that question by asking another. Where will the people you meet be more predictable in their opinions, their social habits, and their expectations?The answer is obvious and Chesterton would have agreed! Pass the brew please.
Esolen goes on to say:
Or suppose you are applying for a job, and you are asked to write a personal statement. It’s a fire department, and you say that every time you are called out for a fire, you say a quick prayer for your fellow firemen and for the people who may be in danger. It’s a college, and you say that you commonly pray for your students, for their welfare and their increase in wisdom. For which job will your frank confession be a kiss of death?Now that's a no brainer! And more:
Every academic conservative knows of people who have been run out of their jobs or careers because of the implacable hatred of someone on the academic left. We do not forget these things. Why should it be so?For the answer to that question, read the entire article.
Increasingly, no doubt because of sin, we are an irrational, feeling-driven culture where the passions rule the intellect rather than the other way around. If you don't like a moral truth, deep-six it. If somebody makes you "uncomfortable" by telling the truth you don't want to hear, sue him or get him fired. It's all in a day's work for the mindless (and increasingly heartless) left.
Never forget to pray for the enemies of Christ. He offered His life for them. The least we can do is offer our prayers and sacrifices. "O my God I offer this for love of you, for the conversion of sinners, and in atonement for sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary."