Robert Gehl reports that students at Wellesley have turned leftist dogma into dangerous Orwellian doublespeak.
In an editorial for the student newspaper, the headline “Free Speech Is Not Violated At Wellesley” is almost a harbinger of the dangers of believing something if you repeat it over and over again.
The editorial begins by saying that the elite college’s reputation as a bunch of “house flowers who cannot exist in the real world” is entirely unfair.
Then – as The Federalist points out – things get really weird.
They go on to say that “hate speech” has no place on campus and not only that – but that speech they don’t like (even supporting candidates they don’t like) should be “met with hostility.”
They defend this by claiming that their school has indoctrinated them well on what to say and what not to say. “We have all said problematic claims,” the editorial reads. “Luckily most of us have been taught by our peers and mentors at Wellesley in a productive way.”
Then the next paragraph is the kicker: “If people are given the resources to learn and either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs, then hostility may be warranted.”
That’s the warning: Do not say anything they deem objectionable, or you will be met with hostility. Maybe that’s shouting you down, maybe it’s physical violence.
They make a claim that has been shot down by the United States Supreme Court: That “hate speech” is protected by the Constitution:
Wellesley is certainly not a place for racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia or any other type of discriminatory speech. Shutting down rhetoric that undermines the existence and rights of others is not a violation of free speech; it is hate speech.
Yes, gentle children. You can call it what you will, like “rhetoric that undermines the existence and rights of others,” whatever that means, but unless they pose an imminent threat it is free speech. Look it up, snowflakes.
And get back to studying. Mommy and Daddy are paying a lot for that education you’re supposed to be getting.