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Default Re: Laura Kipnis: Political Correctness is Now Eating the Left Too

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"Speaking on the BBC's Daily Politics with Andrew Neill, commentator Kaite Welsh argues against author Rod Liddle, and says that people and material that offend those who are not straight, white men should be banned from universities. This discussion comes one month after Milo Yiannopolous was prevented from speaking at the University of California, which led scientist Sam Harris to say this: "What worries me at the moment is the Left is capable of doing everything wrong in response to the rise of the so-called alt right and the Trump presidency. This antipathy towards free speech and the idea that rioting to prevent a lecture is an example of liberal free speech in action - that is so confused and destructive that I'm tempted to say the Left is irredeemable at the moment. Milo is a performance artist; a professional troll. The response at Berkeley wouldn't have been warranted if he was a KKK activist. The moment you use violence to prevent someone from speaking, you're on the wrong side of the argument. How is that not obvious? Would you burn down your university to prevent someone from expressing views you could otherwise just criticise? This is almost entirely a phenomenon of the Left. If you heard that a college campus had erupted in violence
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correctness, eating, kipnis, laura, left, now, political, the, toobecause a student mob wanted to prevent a lecture from taking place, and the attendees were spat at and attacked as they entered, you could bet with 99% confidence that this was from the Left. In the age of Trump, when you really want to be able to say things against creeping right wing authoritarianism, having an authoritarian anti free speech movement subsume the Left is a disaster politically. It's no accident that the women's march, which otherwise seemed like a great thing, was vitiated by its alliance with Linda Sarsour and these closeted and semi-closeted Islamists who have co-opted the women's movement and apparently convinced millions of women that the hijab is a sign of female empowerment. That's fairly mind boggling. You should be free to wear the hijab if you want to, but you must also recognise that most women throughout the world are veiled that way not out of free choice. They're living in a community in which they'll be treated like whores or worse if they dont veil themselves. That's not the political empowerment of women. This is how the Left will die. By, on the basis of its own moral relativism, locking arms with Islamism and stealth theocracy. If you travel too far right on the political spectrum you will encounter the most repulsive, callous and authoritarian attitudes. But if you travel too far left you will encounter a moral confusion and identity politics that is in its actual application to the world, little better.""
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