Imagine this in polite, embracing and apologetic Canada.
I guess we have defined the difference between freedom of speech and
We'll miss you, Ann.
her way too much credit.
"The students in Ottawa didn't want to hear what I had to say,
boohoo." will play well in Texas?
She's going to capitalize on the fact that we won't eat her shit? Wow,
she's desperate. I'm still wondering what the hell she was doing here
_other than_ her fee? Did she run out of crazy-capital in the US?
That's because in math, the physical sciences, and engineering "truth" is
empirical and provable. In the soft sciences, liberal arts, and humanities,
"truth" is determined by majority vote and that vote is determined by how
the electorate "feels."
There is, despite what Al Gore says, no "consensus" in science. But if you
don't agree that Percy Bysshe Shelly was the greatest lyric poet of the
English language, you're a denier, probably a racist too, and one to be
On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:01:20 -0600, the infamous Dave Balderstone
Here, too, unfortunately.
If people don't want to hear something, why do they turn up at the
event? No, they wanted to make sure than nobody heard it. Intolerance
like that is ugly and the supporters of that ilk should be ashamed.
Where's the hate _now_, huh? (Yeah, I'm talking to you, Toy.)
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we
shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
-- Samuel Butler
her shit. I DO think they just wanted that hate-monger to leave us-the-
fuck alone and go back to where she came from, that place where they
lap up her scuz.
"The name is Bond. James Bond."
"The name is Stein. Not Einstein."
Unfortunately it's really hard to have a reasoned debate with someone
whose whole plan is to try and provoke a media event.
From what I saw of the event in London, it seemed like she was trying to
dodge questions she didn't like and the students were demanding that she
Universities are hotbeds of liberalism is because educated people are more
likely to have been taught how to use critical thinking. The extreme right
wing preys on the fear and ignorance of its supporters.
Cites facts not in evidence.
I see little evidence of critical thinking at Canadian universities,
but plenty of evidence that debate is regularly rejected, and
groupthink is, if not required, then certainly strongly encouraged.
I cannot imagine anyone missing her or Beck. In fact I can't figure
out why either one of them have reached the level of prominence they
Unfortunately, it says a lot about the state of our society.
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