Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Je Suis Charlie

Monitoring, controlling, and censoring what Boston University faculty members say in class, write to their students in emails, suggest that their students read, mention in interviews with journalists, and publish—and punishing faculty members, financially, bureaucratically, and personally, for expressing ideas university administrators disagree with 

It's always easier to see problems elsewhere than back home where we live, and tempting to think that all the problems of the world are caused by people different from the people we know; but it is a lie, a flattering delusion. I would never directly compare my situation with that of the murdered journalists at Charlie Hebdo, but we would do well to remember that the desire to suppress ideas and opinions we disagree with and to punish and retaliate, in any way available, against individuals guilty of expressing such views is not confined to religious terrorists and political extremists. It is everywhere, including being openly and proudly practiced by the administrators in an American university.  Ray Carney

The Thought Police

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