It seems that the University of Missouri has gone “full 1984” and is now asking students to report “incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech” to campus police. This, of course, is the same campus where a professor asked for volunteeers to “muscle” a journalist trying to do his job.
An image of the email was sent out over Twitter:
Note that the email says “hateful or hurtful speech are not crimes,” but the implication is quite chilling.
The message could not be more clear: Shut up!
Naturally, this didn’t go over too well.
@MadiLAlexander is this actually real?
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) November 10, 2015
@jason_howerton 100% real. I think the whole campus got the email.
— Madi Alexander (@MadiLAlexander) November 10, 2015
Alexander, Twitchy said, is a former New York Times journalist (soon to be with @ProPublica) and a graduate of the University of Missouri.
@MadiLAlexander Racism shouldn't be encouraged, but student speech shouldn't be policed. MU is veering into dangerous territory.
— Michael Downes (@downesphoto) November 10, 2015
Alexander raises three very important questions here. Of course, we don’t know what constitutes “hurtful” or “hateful,” but these days, that could be just saying “hello,” depending on the liberal being addressed.
If your feelings are hurt, call the police: https://t.co/SGodrVjIG6
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 10, 2015
— Adam Goldstein (@AdGo) November 10, 2015
Maybe a visit to Room 101…
Maybe the school ought to consider changing its logo to something more appropriate, given current events:
Or better yet:
A word of advise to parents with children at the University of Missouri: Get your children out now, before they’re turned into full-fledged card-carrying Communists.
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