Progressive Tolerance Is Fraud

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I don’t know how well informed folks on the left are about Secretary of State John Kerry’s brief glimpse into his beliefs, which include the thought that Islamic attacks on Charlie Hebdo had some “justification” or (at least) a “rationale.”  Embarrassment at Kerry’s entirely predictable inability to avoid saying stupid things is a subject for another time.  What brings it to mind, now, is this post from TaxProf Blog (via Instapundit):

Ms. Gesiotto knew that many of her peers at the law school would disagree with the column. She expected to take some flak. What she didn’t expect, she said, was having administrators show less interest in her safety than in tearing apart a column entirely unrelated to her coursework. …

The deans … recommended that she participate in a “facilitated discussion” with students who disagreed with the op-ed. She refused. “The main dean said something like, ‘Well, you said you feel unsafe. We’re trying to alleviate the tension, so you can explain to the other kids what you meant by your article,’” said Ms. Gesiotto. “I thought that was completely out of line. It should have never been proposed. I was there to report a threat. And then they tried to flip it around and push me into a facilitated discussion with other kids about my article. It was bizarre and very disappointing.”

Attacks on those who speak ill against Islam are somehow justified.  Law students who dare to express points of view that differ from the far-left progressive secularism of their professors don’t need protection; they need reeducation to better understand the points of views of those who threaten them.  This is the “tolerance of the Left.”



  • Rhett Hardwick
  • ShannonEntropy

    Bears repeating … At Brown we have a motto =►

    IF YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT SOMEONE HAS TO SAY
    … DON’T LET THEM SAY IT !!

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