In the preface of this book, I’m pretty clear about the how, who and why. I drove 1,700 miles in 36 hours to sit quietly away from the world and listen, knowing full well that what I was about to hear would rip me out of my comfort zone and change my life. We are all in very different places in our lives. Some of us are living our dreams, while others are living a “leading lives of quiet desperation” sort of numbness. I was somewhere in between before I left for Wyoming in the middle of September, motivated by a sense that things weren’t right, trusting the inner voice completely. Of all the chapters I’ve written, this one has been the saddest one to write by far. Think of a murder mystery (in progress) you need to solve in which your best friend is both the intended victim and the murderer. If you wish to know the future of our freedom (victim), visit most any university and college campus (crime scene) to see for yourself…Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend!
What About Freedom?
Welcome back to class, students! I am Mike Adams your criminology professor here at UNC-Wilmington. Before we get started with the course I need to address an issue that is causing problems here at UNCW and in higher education all across the country. I am talking about the growing minority of students who believe they have a right to be free from being offended. If we don’t reverse this dangerous trend in our society there will soon be a majority of young people who will need to walk around in plastic bubble suits to protect them in the event that they come into contact with a dissenting viewpoint. That mentality is unworthy of an American. It’s hardly worthy of a Frenchman.
Let’s get something straight right now. You have no right to be unoffended. You have a right to be offended with regularity. It is the price you pay for living in a free society. If you don’t understand that you are confused and dangerously so. In part, I blame your high school teachers for failing to teach you basic civics before you got your diploma. Most of you went to the public high schools, which are a disaster. Don’t tell me that offended you. I went to a public high school.
Of course, your high school might not be the problem. It is entirely possible that the main reason why so many of you are confused about free speech is that piece of paper hanging on the wall right over there. Please turn your attention to that ridiculous document that is framed and hanging by the door. In fact, take a few minutes to read it before you leave class today. It is our campus speech code. It specifically says that there is a requirement that everyone must only engage in discourse that is “respectful.” That assertion is as ludicrous as it is illegal. I plan to have that thing ripped down from every classroom on campus before I retire.
One of my grandfathers served in World War I. My step-grandfather served in World War II. My sixth great grandfather enlisted in the American Revolution when he was only thirteen. These great men did not fight so we could simply relinquish our rights to the enemy within our borders. That enemy is the Marxists who run our public universities. If you are a Marxist and I just offended you, well, that’s tough. I guess they don’t make communists like they used to.
Unbelievably, a student once complained to the Department chairwoman that my mention of God and a Creator was a violation of Separation of Church and State. Let me be as clear as I possibly can: If any of you actually think that my decision to paraphrase the Declaration of Independence in the course syllabus is unconstitutional then you suffer from severe intellectual hernia.
Indeed, it takes hard work to become stupid enough to think the Declaration of Independence is unconstitutional. If you agree with the student who made that complaint then you are probably just an anti-religious zealot. Therefore, I am going to ask you to do exactly three things and do them in the exact order that I specify.
First, get out of my class. You can fill out the drop slip over at James Hall. Just tell them you don’t believe in true diversity and you want to be surrounded by people who agree with your twisted interpretation of the Constitution simply because they are the kind of people who will protect you from having your beliefs challenged or your feelings hurt.
Second, withdraw from the university. If you find that you are actually relieved because you will no longer be in a class where your beliefs might be challenged then you aren’t ready for college. Go get a job building houses so you can work with some illegal aliens who will help you gain a better appreciation of what this country has to offer.
Finally, if this doesn’t work then I would simply ask you to get the hell out of the country. The ever-growing thinned-skinned minority you have joined is simply ruining life in this once-great nation. Please move to some place like Cuba where you can enjoy the company of communists and get excellent health care. Just hop on a leaky boat and start paddling your way towards utopia. You will not be missed. ~ “A Thin-Skinned Minority Is Ruining This Nation”: Professor Crushes “Political Correctness” Wave Sweeping America, Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge
The saddest and most disturbing fact of life in America right now is best described as a very public execution of freedom playing out on college and university campuses across this nation. An entire generation deprived of civic education is in the process of murdering, gutting and disposing of something they never learned to appreciate. In fact, they’ve been taught to despise it! They (our future) have become the self-obsessed Narcissus, so mesmerized by their own reflections they squander the flawless diamond inheritance delivered on the backs of generations, paid for by the blood and sacrifice of others, and now discarded by them as worthless shards of broken glass. And, with the exception of Professor Adams, there are no men left to stop the execution! The students demanded the President Wolfe’s white head, so he took it off and handed it to them. I never thought I’d see the day when freedom hangs her head, I wiped my tears and watched my country dyin’…
Behold America’s karmic, what-goes-around-comes-around, reap-what-WE-have sown moment my friends! These are Liberal presidents and professors being silenced and run off their own campuses by the monsters they created and mentally-marinated in Marxist swill for the past fifty years…because WE allowed it! Hell, WE paid for it!! Viva la revolución! Wasn’t tenure a splendid idea? Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) nailed it, eh? “Modern Educayshun”. A MUST watch!
Saving Professor Ryan
I am actually writing these words of Chapter 15 “What About Freedom?” in my first book “Go Hear it on the Mountain” on November 11, 2015…Veterans Day! God is good Sabu! 🙂
There’s a scene in Saving Private Ryan where Tom Hanks’ character is informed by his commanding officer, right after coming through the bloody D-Day meat-grinder known as Omaha Beach, that he has another “tough job” for him.
I am speaking for my ancestors who served and every man and woman who has ever served, if I could somehow say this to every veteran soul in every VA, VFW and Legion Hall across the land, “We’ve got one more tough job for you…We need you to go behind the front lines and into the enemy-held territory of Academia, find Professor Ryan, and bring him home!” www.oathkeepers.org
Note re: Another Paris Massacre– The deadliest tool of the Jihadist is not the automatic weapons or bombs that merely destroy flesh and bone…it is how they use Political Correctness to disarm the mind!