From the Associated Press:
DALLAS — Southern Methodist University shut down a bake sale Wednesday in which cookies were offered for sale at different prices, depending on the buyer’s race or gender.
The sale was organized by the Young Conservatives of Texas, who said it was intended as a protest of affirmative action.
A sign said white males had to pay $1 for a cookie. The price was 75 cents for white women, 50 cents for Hispanics and 25 cents for blacks.
Pinko leftists are essentially fascists and hypocrites, as this story underlines. They believe in freedom of speech for me, but not for thee. The authoritarian or fascist nature of this jumps right out at ya, don’t it? Then there is the lying hypocrisy.
Speaking of lying liars:
A black student filed a complaint with SMU, saying the sale was offensive. SMU officials said they halted the event after 45 minutes because it created a potentially unsafe situation.
“This was not an issue about free speech,” Tim Moore, director of the SMU student center, said in a story for Thursday’s edition of The Dallas Morning News. “It was really an issue where we had a hostile environment being created.”
Getting shut down had NOTHING to do with the content of the speech, see. It was just a safety hazard to have this hostile environment being created. Mr. President, I smell a big fat commie rat. If it was even a fairly extreme fringe left wing speech or demonstration, I bet they’d have had the governor calling out the National Guard before they would have squelched pinko speech.
Name me even one incident where even the cheesiest anti-war protest, say, was shut down by police. “Conservatives might get mad” is not considered a legitimate reason to limit free speech- nor should it be, nor would any conservative expect it to be. If some right wingers were out destroying a press run from the Ball State Daily News, I’d be back at the ol’ alma mater myself with a baseball bat to give the fools an attitude adjustment. If the shoe were on the other foot, however, I’d simply be commiting a “hate crime.”
What are they saying here with this “hostile situation” business anyway? Obviously the right wingers were not violent. Were they saying that the blacks or Latinos would be expected to become uncontrollably agitated or violent? What’s their beef? They were the ones getting the super-discounted cookies.
That’s pretty ugly, but would come close to some kind of reference point with reality. There have been pretty numerous instances in recent years of various left wing and minority groups being horribly uncivil, shouting down speakers they don’t like or engaging in serious vandalism, especially and least excusably on college campuses.
The NAACP sponsored Maryland gubernatorial debate last year springs to mind. No kind of right of center group would be tolerated in engaging in such behavior as went on there- nor should they be. Such a demonstration would be widely reported as a scandal, and denounced heartily and rightly by folks all across the political spectrum. Yet this ugly incident, nationally broadcast on C-Span, was not even considered a story.
Left wing types are known for shouting down conservative speakers on college campuses. At least one or two college newspapers had their papers stolen and destroyed wholesale in an organized manner for daring to accept a paid advertisement from David Horowitz’ group arguing against reparations, for example.
Affirmative action isn’t even the point here. Personally, I think the campus conservative groups who have sponsored these bake sales have a pretty strong point. Perhaps, though, you could have a discussion, with some liberals explaining why this bake sale does not make a good comparison to affirmative action. Then the conservatives could answer with their own argument.
Well, no they can’t, cause they’ve been shut down by The Man.
I don’t much appreciate when right wing types occasionally go on censorship drives, usually against pornography. They are at least being consistent with their stated principles, though. Further, going after smut peddlers might be seen as the start of a slippery slope, but it’s still only on the edge. These kind of thug left wing tactics, however, are a straight shot at substantive political expression- the main central point of our whole idea of free speech.
Now, if the expression of your incorrect thoughts is determined to be “offensive” by the subjective whim of an Officially Oppressed Person, then you may just be screwed.
Somebody stop me before I offend again.
Oops- too late.