Oleg Atbashian vs George Mason U: Analysis True

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Oleg Atbashian vs George Mason U: Analysis True

You really need to read Oleg Atbashian’s entire post about the dis­grace­ful behav­ior by George Mason Uni­ver­sity that would have had their name­sake rolling in his grave, but the whole thing can be sum­ma­rized by this snippet:

I can argue that in our case, we were hand­cuffed and spent a day in jail not as much for the fact of post­ing the stick­ers, but for break­ing a much more impor­tant, unwrit­ten cam­pus law — we con­fronted ide­o­log­i­cal uni­for­mity, also known as polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness, which in today’s Amer­i­can uni­ver­si­ties is as oppres­sive as racism was in Alabama in 1955.

I went to that cam­pus to chal­lenge that uni­for­mity, not to get arrested. But if being thrown in jail will help break the cow­ardly silence on cam­pus, I will con­sider it a small price to pay for start­ing an hon­est con­ver­sa­tion about the fes­ter­ing ide­o­log­i­cal intol­er­ance, lack of free speech, and total­i­tar­ian impulses at GMU and other Amer­i­can universities.

Who would have thought that a quar­ter cen­tury after the Berlin Wall fell that we would see an Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity mimic the old Soviet tac­tics in defense of those who would mur­der jews?

You really need to read Oleg Atbashian’s entire post about the disgraceful behavior by George Mason University that would have had their namesake rolling in his grave, but the whole thing can be summarized by this snippet:

I can argue that in our case, we were handcuffed and spent a day in jail not as much for the fact of posting the stickers, but for breaking a much more important, unwritten campus law – we confronted ideological uniformity, also known as political correctness, which in today’s American universities is as oppressive as racism was in Alabama in 1955.

I went to that campus to challenge that uniformity, not to get arrested. But if being thrown in jail will help break the cowardly silence on campus, I will consider it a small price to pay for starting an honest conversation about the festering ideological intolerance, lack of free speech, and totalitarian impulses at GMU and other American universities.

Who would have thought that a quarter century after the Berlin Wall fell that we would see an American University mimic the old Soviet tactics in defense of those who would murder jews?