Saturday, November 14, 2015

Nicholas Kristof: Pro Free Speech, Even at Mizzou

Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof, in "Mizzou, Yale and Free Speech" (NYT, November 11, 2015), notes that "moral voices can also become sanctimonious bullies," and he shows some on the Left not only being against racism but also being against the First Amendment even though they depend on it for their protests:
"Go, go, go," some Mizzou protesters yelled as they jostled a student photographer, Tim Tai, who was trying to document the protests unfolding in a public space. And Melissa Click, an assistant professor who joined the protests, is heard on a video calling for "muscle" to oust another student journalist (she later apologized).

Tai represented the other noble force in these upheavals - free expression. He tried to make the point, telling the crowd: "The First Amendment protects your right to be here - and mine."
Do watch the video. It's illuminating. As for Ms.Click, I believe she was sincere - when she called for "muscle." But not when she apologized. She was sorry, of course - sorry she got caught on camera.

If you watch the video, keep an eye on the very photogenic girls in the front line who don't look entirely convinced of their role.



At 2:30 PM, Blogger John from Daejeon said...

I don't know if you've seen this footage, but it's only going to get a lot worse as one can see in the scariest film I've ever seen. Germany, France, and the U.K. will never be the same, and the images of these muslim refugees beating the hell out of the locals and raping them is beyond horrific.

At 7:33 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, JFD.

Jeffery Hodges

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