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Thread #78407   Message #1409766
Posted By: GUEST,Clint Keller
14-Feb-05 - 05:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Fire Ward Churchill
Subject: RE: BS: Fire Ward Churchill
I remember my instructor in an education course I took at the U of Idaho telling us that any restriction of freedom brought compensatory freedoms. If you are jailed, you are free from having to worry about room and board. He said that. I don't believe that's a leftist attitude. "Fascist" is what I thought at the time.

And we couldn't have the artist Ben Shahn come speak about his art to us art students because of his political views. He had been pro-Sacco and Vanzetti, and he was anti- Goldwater.

As a student I had to sign a loyalty oath to get my paycheck from the Library there.

And so on.

There are exceptions to everything, but in my experience, (which includes working for a university for over 20 years) most educators run from conservative to reactionary.

And freedom of speech includes the freedom to be unpopular and even wrong. It's not just freedom of nice and approved speech. I shouldn't have to tell anyone this.