Can “Freedom of Speech” Survive the Death of “Critical Thinking”?

"I may disagree with you, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it!"

“I may disagree with what you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it!”

  • I may disagree with what you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it.
  • Question authority!

I was listening to the man (Michael Savage) who has been banned from the UK for having an opinion make a very good point yesterday. Responding to Harvard Crimson writer Sandra Korn’s “Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice”, he brought up the two iconic statements above that the Liberals we all grew up with used to believe…passionately! I know because I was one! What happened?

The article goes on to say, “Her sharp rejection of intellectual freedom — a value enshrined by U.S. law and central to the success of American institutions of higher learning — is common among left-wing activists at elite colleges.”

My step-son is in his first year at Brown where they made headlines last year by shouting down and effectively silencing NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. I am, at this moment, anxiously waiting for him to weigh in on Korn’s position. We live in New York where my Liberal wife is welcome to stay, but I as a Conservative have just been publicly invited to leave by the governor of New York himself!

All the scuttlebutt over free speech has left me wondering why no one seems to realize that our freedom of speech is in danger because critical thinking is dead. Critical thinking had to predecease Free Speech in order for us to allow the death of Free Speech! Free Speech was the first born of our “Rights” family…sired by masters of critical thought, our Founders. And the very thing that makes us exceptional lies in the fact that they chose to acknowledge the ultimate Father rather than credit themselves as the source…while those who seek to silence dissent would anoint themselves the ultimate arbiter of our rights! That, as they say, is the very crux of the biscuit we are ALL fighting for!

It has been said that “left-wing activists” conspire to kill free speech because their views are indefensible in the Arena of Ideas! Sandra Korn’s own words seem to confirm this. Can you imagine our world had Hitler and Churchill agreed to a public debate to determine the fate of Western Europe…before the annexation of Poland? If Liberalism is such a wonderful thing, why fear Rush Limbaugh at all? Why the need to silence dissenting views? The questions all parents, and especially those of us writing the next “elite college” tuition check, should be asking our selves is this. If Sandra Korn is not engaged in critical thinking, then what kind of thinking is it and where does it come from?

Those of us who pay attention to “left-wing activists” understand that when they use the word “justice”, they are referring to “social justice”. From here we simply follow the money to the #1 Social Justice Sugar Daddy on Planet Earth, George Soros and whataya know? WOW, somebody has been very, very busy…and profitable too!

The next step in the critical thinking process is to find out just who exactly this man is, what he thinks and what he believes, eh? Talk about the “man behind the curtain”! Let’s just say his “Spooky Dude” moniker is especially apt to the critically-thinking mind! But let’s not stop here. How about a brief quiz to test the veracity of our own critical thinking:

1) Can an “Affordable Healthcare Act” that is unaffordable, requiring the voluntary participation of young healthy insured’s in order to work hold up to the light of critical thinking?

2) Does Global-Warming forced to morph into Climate-Change because of inconvenient cooling hold up to the light of critical thinking?

3) Does the “3 X 4 = 11 is OK” gobbledygook of Common Core hold up to the light of critical thinking?

4) Does the characterization of Gay Marriage as a Civil Right hold up to the light of critical thinking?

Sandra Korn knows that she cannot make an argument for gay marriage as a “civil right” with the Fathers of the American Civil Rights Movement demanding the impeachment of the nation’s first Black Attorney General for calling on State Attorney Generals to violate their oath of office in order to defend a perversion masquerading as a right, in the same room! So her only possible solution is to ban them from the room!

If it was only the misguided thoughts of a Harvard Senior we had to concern ourselves with, I wouldn’t waste my own thoughts or time. But when you piece together the willing minds of the Ms. Korns together with the desires of Soros and his minions and realize these are all the same people galvanizing behind the same dark thought process, yellow flags should be flying. And after you begin to realize they are all one and the same people behind the recent FCC power play and the ones orchestrating the use of the IRS and NSA to target and silence the voice of dissent…all in the name of what somehow passes for “justice” in the mind of Sandra Korn, it is screaming red flag time!

The man behind the curtain who knows how easy it is to make promises that are impossible to keep to the wishful thinking mind, also understands what would happen if he allowed enough critical thinkers into the room with his growing army of wishful thinkers. So what will you do after we refuse to leave the room Sandra dear? Will you nice us to death? Have they taught you about fascism yet? You’d be awfully darn good at it! Which reminds me; I have a message for you from Harlon Block, Rene Gagnon, Mike Strank, Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley and John Bradley. They asked me to tell you that you can huff and puff until the cows come home, but you will never defeat Truth!


Chip Murray: Wide Awake

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3 Responses to Can “Freedom of Speech” Survive the Death of “Critical Thinking”?

  1. ea says:

    Chip, I don’t think you can “require” voluntary participation.

    • Chip Murray says:

      Good point Erick! I had meant to put quotation marks around the word voluntary to make a point. Yes the youth are mandated along with the rest of us, but I believe these radical ideologues assumed (incorrectly) that the youth are so blindly in the tank for Obama, they would actually purchase something they don’t need with money they don’t have! Ain’t Communism wonderful? 🙂

  2. W.B. says:

    Brown University is also where Emma Watson (a.k.a. “Hermione Grainger” in the Harry Potter series of movies) just recently graduated, with an armed police escort near her during the graduation ceremonies to shield her from the “little” people. She is also a big-league Obama supporter who considers him her “hero.” G-d help us all.

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