Students at the Lewis & Clark Law School wrote a letter called “Refuse Fascism in All Its Forms,” demanding feminist scholar Christina Hoff Sommers be disinvited from giving a speech at their college, reported The Daily Caller News Foundation. Nine, predictably identity-based or leftist groups like the Black Law Student Association and the Lewis & Clark Young Democratic Socialists of America signed the letter, which said:
“Under the guise of ‘open debate’ and ‘free discourse,’ the Federalist Society found it necessary to unilaterally invite a known fascist to our campus to encourage what we believe to be an act of aggression and violence towards members of our society who experience racial and gendered oppression.”
“Known fascist?” Wow, could these kids get any worse at writing propaganda? If it’s known, you shouldn’t have to say it is known. And also, no one cares what you define to be “aggression” and “violence” anymore because by equating “hate speech” with actual punches to the face, you’ve proven that you either don’t know how the English language works or are deliberately twisting it to suit your own ends.
Rationalizing their profound intolerance, the students cite Sommers’ correct beliefs that campus rape culture, male supremacy, and the wage gap are myths. They say “freedom of speech is certainly an important tenet to a free, healthy society, but that freedom stops when it has a negative and violent impact on other individuals. There is no debate here.”
Well, I’m sure Lewis & Clark’s highly-trained campus police will be on hand to slap some handcuffs on any WORDS that get violent. It’s enticing to think that these kids will be the only victims of their own warped realities, but remember that the jobs for which they’re being trained have real-life stakeholders and real-life consequences.