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‘Not every opinion is valid:’ Carleton University free speech wall torn down within hours
Only hours after students installed a “Free Speech Wall” at Carleton University to prove that campus free speech was alive and well, it was torn down by an activist who claimed the wall was an “act of violence,” against the gay community.
“What we wanted to promote was competition of ideas, rather than ‘if I disagree with you I’ve got to censor you,’” said Ian CoKehyeng, founder of Carleton Students for Liberty, the creators of the wall.
Installed on Monday in the Unicentre Galleria, one of campus’ most high-traffic areas, the wall was really more of a 1.2 x 1.8 meter wooden plank wrapped in paper and equipped with felt markers.
By Tuesday morning the wall was gone, destroyed in an act of “forceful resistance,” by seventh-year human rights student Arun Smith.
This is hilarious. A soi-disant human rights activists tears down a public-access “free speech” banner.
The best argument against democracy, of course, is to speak with the average-joe-on-the-street for ten minutes.
Haha, the pseudo-neutrality of geopolitical citizenship can't save you. It seems increasingly like there's no way out of this without sounding like a rube or a racist so take your pick: recant or just say "Those various brown people south of us are all horrible, violent monsters."
They may not be monsters, but everyone knows they eat dogs.
...and they do it for half the price an American does it for! Why, forty years ago, a fella could make a decent living eating dogs! It was a good, patriotic, American job. Most of our finest statesmen started out in dog-eating trades: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, MLK... If I'm not mistaken, Ward Cleaver, the father on Leave it to Beaver ate dogs for a living; it was that iconic!
Yes, it used to be, the big dog-eating firms downtown had to pay an honest wage with time off at Christmas and a company picnic every Independence Day just to attract the real craftsmen, you know. Nowadays, with all these illegals coming into our country, willing to eat dogs for next to nothing, it's turned into a numbers game where quantity is more important than artistry. There's no such thing as a dog-eating apprenticeship anymore. It's a shame too. A good apprenticeship could teach a boy the sort of discipline and integrity you just can't learn from a book. The devaluation of American craftsmanship and know-how is what's going to let the Chinese take over the world and you know whose fault it is—those godless, Central American, polytheist Mexicans!
Dog-eating has gotten really expensive, what with organically raised dogs and fair wages for their handlers. It's really hard to convince a struggling lower-class family to do the responsible thing and shop for locally sourced, humanely treated dogs when they're counting pennies and have to choose between that and anti-three-month-death medicine, every three months. But those cheap dogs they're getting from Shenzhen, dogs stuffed with lead-treated dogs, that's what's giving them those bad cases of death you read about. It's a vicious cycle, but the Republicans are having none of it. Import dog lobbyists have not only dismantled dog-rendering regulation but are working to block outside media investigation, so the already-biased domestic media is increasingly unwilling to run this kind of story.
And the GOP doesn't even eat dogs! They eat people who eat dogs, but the irony is that they won't eat the lower-class families getting sick off the Chinese tainted dogs whose import they're working so hard to defend. They only eat canid-vegetarians, people subsisting off the same high-quality dogs they're working to get shut down. The blatant hypocrisy drives me blind with madness.
- Presidents who are not white that are born in the United States
- Poor people
- Uninsured or underinsured people
- Women’s reproductive rights
- Donald Trump’s nutbaggishness
- Corporations that are not people
- Sensible gun control laws to help stop people from getting murdered over stupid shit
- Tax breaks for anyone but the uber-rich
- Genuine compassion
HOT STREAK A Molotov cocktail flew through the air during clashes in Jakarta Tuesday between Indonesian students and police over plans to raise fuel prices. (Photo: Beawiharta / Reuters via the Wall Street Journal)
Does anyone else find it amusing that the Occupy movement and Anonymous have generated such tremendous revenue to Time-Warner for their copyrighted, mass-produced masks? This is the greatest punchline since the silk-screened “anarchy” t-shirts on sale at Target.
Oh, I’m so sick of Republicans and their “immigrants are taking away the best jobs from Americans” illogical nonsense, and their “unemployment benefits only encourage laziness” ignorant generalizations.
I can tell you, I’ve had cube farm jobs that were considerably less challenging than qualifying for unemployment benefits. I’m thinking about one in particular, a support position at an international retail chain, where I was paid to sit on my ass for half a year, doing absolutely nothing (because interoffice communications were crap: there was need for me, it’s just that nobody knew I was there and I didn’t know there was work I could be doing).