Monday, September 12, 2022

Censorship Is the Refuge of the Weak

NY Times editorial:
Fights about free speech can feel rhetorical until they are not. Here’s what censorship looks like in practice: A student newspaper and journalism program in Nebraska shuttered for writing about pride month. The state of Oklahoma seeking to revoke the teaching certificate of an English teacher who shared a QR code that directed students to the Brooklyn Public Library’s online collection of banned books. A newly elected district attorney in Tennessee musing openly about jailing teachers and librarians.

In Florida today it may even be illegal for teachers to even talk about who they love or marry thanks to the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. Of course, it goes far beyond sex: The sunshine state’s Republican commissioner of education rejected 28 different math textbooks this year for including verboten content.

Acts of censorship are often tacit admissions of weakness masquerading as strength. This weakness is on full display with the imposition of so-called educational gag orders, laws which restrict the discussions of race, gender, sexuality and American history in K-12 and higher education.

Okay, but 99+% of the censorship is on the Left.

Maybe not every school, but schools all over the country teach Black Pride and LGBTQ Pride. But none allow celebrating White Pride.

If you want discussions of race in American, try American Renaissance. It is full of facts. But it has been deplatformed, and has lost its bank accounts. Here are some of its stories about anti-whiteness in the schools.

Update: This NY Post article describes how libraries have been taken over by Marxist lesbians who promote Drag Queen Story Hour.

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