Don’t want to hear it. Shut up, I say!

Ed Lasky provides a catalog: Shut up, they explained.

“The Democrat-Media complex works to in effect silence conservative critics rather than engage their criticisms and debate the issues.  They employ a variety of programs and techniques to ensure that substantive points from the other side will either be ignored, distorted, demonized, or delegitimized.  Shut up, they explained.”

Then, as an example, is Robby Soave: Harvard writer: Free speech threatens liberalism and must be destroyed.

“In a recent column, Korn unambiguously insisted that the university should stop guaranteeing professors and students the right to hold controversial views and pursue research that challenges liberalism.

“If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals?” asked Korn in her column.

The column’s subtitle was even more direct: “Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice.”

but wait, there’s more! … Consider the previous post about how noticing logical fallacies – a lack of intellectual integrity – was denied. Or look at the Mann v Steyn lawsuits. The phenomena is gaining notice. Some are calling it for what it is. A few are perhaps even fighting back.

The problem is that of cognitive dissonance. Honestly working through viewpoints that are not in line with one’s world view is difficult and stressful. The degree to which people will go to avoid such hard work and stress is absolutely amazing. We can only hope it gets to them before the results get to all of us.

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