Leftists are using ‘dynamic silence’ to shut down free speech, particularly on college campuses. Students are being told ‘political correctness’ or ‘cultural Marxism’ must supersede free speech and non-liberal professors are being silenced or dismissed.
Missouri State University which was one of the universities at the center of leftists campus protests was given a list of irrational demands proposed mostly by the Soros-funded BlackLivesMatter group. One of the demands being met is to compel students to take a 3-hour “diversity intensive” course.
At the first session in January, students dressed up as a geisha or a taco and were told that pursuing inclusivity should take precedence over freedom of speech. Over our First Amendment!
This is a form of political correctness and cultural Marxism, and students at Mizzou are now being indoctrinated.
It is part of the movement to shut down any and all dissent from the right.
There is tremendous pressure to not hire non-liberals in colleges and to pressure them out when they do manage to get hired. Harassment and dynamic silence are the preferred techniques
Metapedia defines Dynamic Silence:
…[It] was invented by Rabbi Feinberg of the American Jewish Committee in 1947 as a method of closing off all access to the public media – and thus the larger culture – for people or organizations deemed to have an unacceptable point of view. In spite of minor changes and adaptations, it can still be understood as being comprised of two parts. In the first part, unfavored individuals are denied unmediated exposure to the public. In the second part, only negative aspects of the unfavored individuals are reported. This starts a downward spiral of de-legitimization in the public eye in which the harder unfavored individuals try to get public exposure, the more negative and unflattering that exposure becomes until, finally, nobody wants to be associated with the ideas of beliefs of the unfavored individuals.
The leftists want you to believe everyone has leftist views and if you don’t, there is something wrong with you.
The bias against conservatism of any kind, in fact, any Republicanism on college campuses. is well-documented. It’s leveled against students and professors alike. We’ve seen notable Republicans denied opportunities to speak, students banned from discussions, and we know that the professors in universities today are more than 90% liberal or liberal-leaning.
One professor describes the fight for First Amendment freedoms on our college campuses as an epic civil rights struggle.
Political correctness is everywhere and it is destroying us.
People who disagree with gay marriage are all homophobes and bigots; people who object to omitting the word “Islamic” from “Islamic radicalism” are Islamophobes; those who dare object to extreme measures to address climate change are flat-earthers and deniers; religious people are fools; those who say one thing about one black person is a racist; and anyone who wants legal immigration is a racist.
This thinking which denies us our free speech and holds political correctness (PC) as a sacred American value is no less prevalent and far more dangerous on our college campuses.
PC is their false god.
Listen to the following clip from a speech by Professor Adams after he won a free speech case against the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. They harassed him for his newly-adopted right-leaning views and denied him a promotion. When he was a leftist, he was lauded and promoted but that all changed when he moved right.
If you will remember, Maoist professor emeritus of Chicago University Bill Ayers said the power is in the schools. After his years as a violent domestic terrorist, the unrepentant communist agitator, went into university teaching to sway young minds.