Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

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For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America’s colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society.

This video explains how higher education fails to teach its students to become critical thinkers by super charging ideological divisions, promoting groupthink, and encouraging an unscholarly certainty about complex issues.  

Political correctness, it seems, has always been a concern. Wikipedia tells us that the three wise monkeys have names “mizaru, kikazaru, iwazaru“, and that this “pictorial maxim” is Confucian and very ancient.

The three wise monkeys are a gentle reminder to all of us to mind our manners, one that was hilariously and outrageously ignored by  Bill Maher’s in the poster art for his satiric film, Religulous.

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Religulous is a 2008 American comic documentary film …The title of the film is a portmanteau derived from the words “religion” and “ridiculous”. The documentary examines and mocks organized religion and religious belief.

Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film a rating of three and a half out of four stars, and wrote: “I report faithfully that I laughed frequently. You may very well hate it, but at least you’ve been informed. Perhaps you could enjoy the material about other religions, and tune out when yours is being discussed. That’s only human nature.”

So, in an age of political correctness and extreme censorship, what constitutes freedom of speech?  I will have more on this tomorrow!

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