Sunday, March 1, 2009

More cases of academic non-freedom

claytoncramer has more cases of repressed freedom of speech in academia. I've never been arrested for expressing my opinion, but I was called a terrorist by a professor since I've served in the US military:

Civil Discourse and Domestic Terrorism

I'm sorry, Ms. Gabig, that you can't see what's wrong with the self-evident double-standard that's being aired here (surely you've seen and heard and perhaps witnessed the racist encounters and events of the past 20 months), but apart from that, and as long as we're talking about "unrepentant and unrehabilitated domestic terrorists," as you say, let's put William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn on one side of that scale and on the other side put, oh, I dunno, the sum total of everyone who has ever worked in or for or in view of the Pentagon. Think about it: domestic terrorism, and from whence it originates mostly. Does that scale balance nicely now?

Respectfully yours.

Lawrence J. Hammar, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research
Room #110, Medical Sciences
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45435 U.S.A.
937-775-4511 (phone)
937-775-2214 (facsimile)

"Truth is a pathless land" (J. Krishnamurti)

& I was called stupid by another prof, William Irvine, when he pontificated about a "Chronicle" article that discussed the lack of conservative professors:

"According to the Chronicle, there are so few conservative professors because conservative college students are different from liberal college students. Liberal undergrads value creativity and intellectual freedom, whereas conservative undergrads value orderliness and money. (This just seems to be a nice way of saying what everyone—well, almost everyone—knows: people are conservative because they are stupid.) "

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