Totalitarianism on the rise and free speech under attack at DePaul

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Totalitarianism on the rise and free speech under attack at DePaul

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By John Ruberry

Hey there,” I said to a co-​worker who is a DePaul stu­dent a cou­ple of days ago, “a friend of mine was arrested at your col­lege for video­tap­ing a protest.”

That friend was Jeremy Segal, also known as Rebel Pun­dit, and he was briefly jailed by the Chicago Police for his alleged crimes.

Are no other crimes in Chicago? I am writ­ing this entry dur­ing Memo­r­ial Day week­end – as of now 40 peo­ple have been shot.

Oh yeah,” the co-​worker replied, “they were protest­ing that speaker because he wasn’t telling the truth.”

That speaker” was Milo Yiannopou­los, the tech edi­tor at Bre­it­bart, which of course is a con­ser­v­a­tive lean­ing news site.

Out­side of some schtick, I’m not aware of any­thing that Yiannopolous, who is also known as Nero, has said that is false. And while his fight in the Gamer­gate con­tro­versy has been real, it’s also best not to take every­thing Milo says too seri­ously, espe­cially since he came to Chicago because Catholic-​in-​Name-​Only DePaul was a stop on his Dan­ger­ous Fag­got Tour.

How­ever, one of Milo’s alleged false­hoods is his debunk­ing the gender-​gap in wages. Click here to read his take on this sacred left­ist ral­ly­ing point.

Nero spoke for about 45 minute – until some whistle-​blowing Black Lives Mat­ter rad­i­cals took over the stage. After some chant­ing and scream­ing, Yiannopolous was forced to end his speech.

When fas­cism comes to Amer­ica, it will be wrapped in the flag and car­ry­ing a cross,” is a quote that has been cred­ited to both Huey Long and Sin­clair Lewis.

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Here’s a 21st cen­tury ver­sion that I am cred­it­ing to myself: “When fas­cism comes to Amer­ica, it will be to pro­tect peo­ple from hear­ing speech that they don’t like.”

Left­ist teach­ers and pro­fes­sors have con­di­tioned mil­lions of gullible young­sters that state­ments and ideas that they don’t agree with are in real­ity offen­sive and false. The bolder among them – these are the dis­ci­ples of Barack Obama’s pals Bernar­dine Dohrn and Bill Ayers – believe such speech should be banned.

Really?

Just two days ago a DePaul social­ism pro­fes­sor, Shu-​Ju Ada Cheng–oops, I meant a soci­ol­ogy pro­fes­sor – claims to have resigned her sinecure over the half-​hearted apol­ogy from DePaul’s pres­i­dent, the Rev. Den­nis Holtschnei­der, over the Yiannopolous debacle.

But while Nero got his half-​baked apol­ogy, Cheng burned.

To believe that uni­ver­si­ties are sim­ply neu­tral plat­forms for ‘equal’ exchanges of ideas, the so-​called free speech rooted in the mar­ket ide­ol­ogy, is delu­sional,” she wrote on her Face­book page. This left­ist con­tin­ued, “that posi­tional objec­tiv­ity ends up rein­forc­ing the exact inequal­i­ties and dom­i­nant ide­olo­gies upon which this insti­tu­tion is built.”

We’ve gone from the Free Speech Move­ment at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia in 1964 to free speech being “delu­sional” in 2015 at DePaul.

A total­i­tar­ian Amer­ica is not a para­noid fear. Because mil­lions of Amer­i­cans believe in the putrid rad­i­cal rub­bish being force-​fed in schools and colleges.

Are you famil­iar with the Thomas Klo­cek case? Click here to read about DePaul’s 2005 attack on Klocek’s free speech rights.

Oh, one more item about Chicago crimes. Milo spoke at the DePaul Stu­dent Cen­ter, which is pic­tured on top. Two days before Yiannopou­los’ aborted address two DePaul stu­dents were robbed at gun­point by three assailants a quar­ter mile from the Stu­dent Cen­ter – two of the thugs are still at large.

But the cops decided to arrest Rebel Pundit.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.


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DePaul SAC building
DePaul Student Center

By John Ruberry

“Hey there,” I said to a co-worker who is a DePaul student a couple of days ago, “a friend of mine was arrested at your college for videotaping a protest.”

That friend was Jeremy Segal, also known as Rebel Pundit, and he was briefly jailed by the Chicago Police for his alleged crimes.

Are no other crimes in Chicago? I am writing this entry during Memorial Day weekend–as of now 40 people have been shot.

“Oh yeah,” the co-worker replied, “they were protesting that speaker because he wasn’t telling the truth.”

“That speaker” was Milo Yiannopoulos, the tech editor at Breitbart, which of course is a conservative leaning news site.

Outside of some schtick, I’m not aware of anything that Yiannopolous, who is also known as Nero, has said that is false. And while his fight in the Gamergate controversy has been real, it’s also best not to take everything Milo says too seriously, especially since he came to Chicago because Catholic-in-Name-Only DePaul was a stop on his Dangerous Faggot Tour.

However, one of Milo’s alleged falsehoods is his debunking the gender-gap in wages. Click here to read his take on this sacred leftist rallying point.

Nero spoke for about 45 minute–until some whistle-blowing Black Lives Matter radicals took over the stage. After some chanting and screaming, Yiannopolous was forced to end his speech.

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross,” is a quote that has been credited to both Huey Long and Sinclair Lewis.

Ayers and Dohrn Chicago home
Ayers and Dohrn’s Chicago home

Here’s a 21st century version that I am crediting to myself: “When fascism comes to America, it will be to protect people from hearing speech that they don’t like.”

Leftist teachers and professors have conditioned millions of gullible youngsters that statements and ideas that they don’t agree with are in reality offensive and false. The bolder among them–these are the disciples of Barack Obama’s pals Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers–believe such speech should be banned.

Really?

Just two days ago a DePaul socialism professor, Shu-Ju Ada Cheng–oops, I meant a sociology professor–claims to have resigned her sinecure over the half-hearted apology from DePaul’s president, the Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, over the Yiannopolous debacle.

But while Nero got his half-baked apology, Cheng burned.

“To believe that universities are simply neutral platforms for ‘equal’ exchanges of ideas, the so-called free speech rooted in the market ideology, is delusional,” she wrote on her Facebook page. This leftist continued, “that positional objectivity ends up reinforcing the exact inequalities and dominant ideologies upon which this institution is built.”

We’ve gone from the Free Speech Movement at the University of California in 1964 to free speech being “delusional” in 2015 at DePaul.

A totalitarian America is not a paranoid fear. Because millions of Americans believe in the putrid radical rubbish being force-fed in schools and colleges.

Are you familiar with the Thomas Klocek case? Click here to read about DePaul’s 2005 attack on Klocek’s free speech rights.

Oh, one more item about Chicago crimes. Milo spoke at the DePaul Student Center, which is pictured on top. Two days before Yiannopoulos’ aborted address two DePaul students were robbed at gunpoint by three assailants a quarter mile from the Student Center–two of the thugs are still at large.

But the cops decided to arrest Rebel Pundit.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.


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