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Post by Thorin on Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:39 pm

A lack of right-wing and conservative lecturers at universities poses a serious threat to free speech on campus, a new study has warned. 

A report by the Adam Smith Institute claims that 75% of academics are now liberal or left-wing, a majority researchers say is leading to dangerous “group-think mentality” at some of the UK’s top institutions. 
“Groupthink [is] a dysfunctional atmosphere where key assumptions go unquestioned, dissenting opinions are neutralised, and favoured beliefs are held as sacrosanct,” the research reads. 

A study earlier this year revealed that 94% of UK universities now censor their students, banning everything from blasphemy to tabloid newspapers.  





http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/right-wing-university-lecturers-free-speech-campus_uk_58b7dc63e4b0a8ded67a5c24?utm_hp_ref=uk





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Re: Lack Of Right-Wing University Lecturers Is A Threat To Free Speech On Campus, New Report Claims

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:52 pm

Cool

Unfortunately for the "reactionary"  and "regressive" elements of the right wing and alt.right,  with all of their whinging and whining and dummy spitting and that inbred sense of entitlement...

They still can't overcome that singular sad-but-true law of nature..

That there are still far more idiots, morons, non-thinkers, 'hill shepherds' and recalcitrants among the right wingers than over on the left.

So of course there will be more thinkers, academics, do'ers, givers and makers across the left and middle..

And far more takers, plunders and pillagers on the extreme right --  with far less time for learning, making or giving...         study


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Re: Lack Of Right-Wing University Lecturers Is A Threat To Free Speech On Campus, New Report Claims

Post by nicko on Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:55 pm

For Gods sake, don't you get tired of whinging?
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Re: Lack Of Right-Wing University Lecturers Is A Threat To Free Speech On Campus, New Report Claims

Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:27 pm

Would someone please explain to me what being conservative even means any more?

I used to think, from listening to conservatives, that they believed in meritocracy, limited government and free enterprise. Now it seems more like white nationalism, authoritarianism and economic protectionism.

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Re: Lack Of Right-Wing University Lecturers Is A Threat To Free Speech On Campus, New Report Claims

Post by Thorin on Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:33 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Would someone please explain to me what being conservative even means any more?

I used to think, from listening to conservatives, that they believed in meritocracy, limited government and free enterprise. Now it seems more like white nationalism, authoritarianism and economic protectionism.


Based on views of people or actually what conservatism is?
Of which you formerly posted correctly.
The point is here, is that different views are being shut down and even banned, which completely conflicts with Free Speech.
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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:46 pm

Thorin wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:Would someone please explain to me what being conservative even means any more?

I used to think, from listening to conservatives, that they believed in meritocracy, limited government and free enterprise. Now it seems more like white nationalism, authoritarianism and economic protectionism.


Based on views of people or actually what conservatism is?
Of which you formerly posted correctly.
The point is here, is that different views are being shut down and even banned, which completely conflicts with Free Speech.

Conservatism is ultimately defined by people who label themselves "conservative," right? But how can you define conservatism today?

We're in an age in which good ideas like the individual mandate for health insurance in America, or a cap-and-trade system to regulate pollution -- both of which originated from the right -- are now seen as leftist ideas, simply because the left said, "Hey, that could work!"

Now, conservatism seems to be defined entirely as being rigidly opposed to anything the left says it's for.

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Re: Lack Of Right-Wing University Lecturers Is A Threat To Free Speech On Campus, New Report Claims

Post by Thorin on Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:59 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
Thorin wrote:


Based on views of people or actually what conservatism is?
Of which you formerly posted correctly.
The point is here, is that different views are being shut down and even banned, which completely conflicts with Free Speech.

Conservatism is ultimately defined by people who label themselves "conservative," right? But how can you define conservatism today?

We're in an age in which good ideas like the individual mandate for health insurance in America, or a cap-and-trade system to regulate pollution -- both of which originated from the right -- are now seen as leftist ideas, simply because the left said, "Hey, that could work!"

Now, conservatism seems to be defined entirely as being rigidly opposed to anything the left says it's for.

All irrelevant Ben, as by that view, I could thus label all leftism as Regressive

I don't and is not the point of the article

Lets get back to the point of the article and how many on the left  as teachers, are banning and stifling free speech
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Re: Lack Of Right-Wing University Lecturers Is A Threat To Free Speech On Campus, New Report Claims

Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:15 pm

You know me -- I support free speech, let anybody talk, and bash them over the head with reality when they're done.

But there's a lot to pick apart here that doesn't make much sense. 75 percent of academics are lefties? Well, does that mean that the applicant pool for teaching positions is 50-50 left/right, but half the righties get turned away? I doubt that. Teaching is a career that not many right-wingers go into: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/blog/conservatives-just-not-academia

Secondly, just how good of a liberal brainwash job can a professor give to his/her students in theoretical physics courses? Math? Medical science? Accounting? Business management? The majority of college courses are non-political.

Finally, sure, the left at many schools tries to stifle the speech of speakers who have been invited to their campuses. But, guess what? So does the right! http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/22/freedom-of-speech-more-unwelcome-among-liberal-students-faculty/

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Re: Lack Of Right-Wing University Lecturers Is A Threat To Free Speech On Campus, New Report Claims

Post by Thorin on Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:23 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:You know me -- I support free speech, let anybody talk, and bash them over the head with reality when they're done.

But there's a lot to pick apart here that doesn't make much sense. 75 percent of academics are lefties? Well, does that mean that the applicant pool for teaching positions is 50-50 left/right, but half the righties get turned away? I doubt that. Teaching is a career that not many right-wingers go into: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/blog/conservatives-just-not-academia

Secondly, just how good of a liberal brainwash job can a professor give to his/her students in theoretical physics courses? Math? Medical science? Accounting? Business management? The majority of college courses are non-political.

Finally, sure, the left at many schools tries to stifle the speech of speakers who have been invited to their campuses. But, guess what? So does the right! http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/22/freedom-of-speech-more-unwelcome-among-liberal-students-faculty/


Ah, but are many being denied jobs, if those in the top positions are biased on employment?

Second, its not accusing all within the Liberal/Left pool, but showing clearly that there is a bias, especially compared to the national split on views for people. If this was on Ethnic Minorities, Muslim or women in this situation, you would not challenge this.

What we do know from the other link in the article is that Free Speech is being denied and banned on many issues, including very worryingly blasphemy. Now you need to read the other link to see that this is backed up evidence and where what I call regressives, who conflict with with Liberalism and Universal human rights. Are not being open to all views, but shouting down anything that does not conform to their world view.



A staggering 94% of UK universities censor their students, a study into free speech on campus has claimed.  In its third annual report, online magazine Spiked found that only 6% of institutions are “truly free, open spaces”, with other universities banning everything from blasphemy to tabloids. 
The results show a steep rise in censorship since 2015, when only 80% of universities were considered to block expression.  


http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/94-uk-universities-censor-students-free-speech-campus_uk_58a1a80be4b0ab2d2b170036


What this proves to me, is that a number of Far Left are in said positions, and teaching an unbalance curriculum.
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Re: Lack Of Right-Wing University Lecturers Is A Threat To Free Speech On Campus, New Report Claims

Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:02 am

Left wing is now pro eu dictatorship and pro privatisation of public services!!!


And anyone who says anything against this must be a sixhirb Nazi!!


Funny how the brainwashed masses think they are thinking...

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Post by Thorin on Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:06 am

I am Pro EU and not left wing.
The EU is more democratic than the British electoral system

So we see super charged rhetoric used to deligitimise and not reason

You are prejudice Tommy against ethnic, religious and homosexual minorities.

It seems you are trying to shut down facts about you.

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Post by Thorin on Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:10 am

So to put you to the test Tommy.

Do you believe in universal human rights?

That means homosexuality and gay marriage?
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Re: Lack Of Right-Wing University Lecturers Is A Threat To Free Speech On Campus, New Report Claims

Post by veya_victaous on Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:03 am

nicko wrote:For Gods sake, don't you get tired of whinging?  

Do You even read your own Posts?

all you do is whinge
why even post this comment?
just STFU and open another thread if you aren't going to comment in any way on the topic.

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Post by veya_victaous on Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:17 am

the worst element of Right Wing Ideology are now the main aspect of Right Wing politics, Which has nothing to do with the original economic right wing and instead are just anti progress.

And it is no surprise that More educated people are progressive and therefore generally considered left wing (regardless of economic opinion) because that is the way the different sides of the political movement have targeted their core demographics
the right wing parties have focused on Blame, convincing hillshepherds that the migrant, the gay, the minority or the left/progressive is the cause of their problems rather than offering issue focused solutions.

'right wing progressive' in now an oxymoron in modern political discussion since there is no real variance in proposed economic systems. both are mixed market.

this can easily be demonstrated in the RW/brexit of the Uk and the RW of the USA.
trumps slogan was clear 'make it great again' a.k.a remove the progress made. the UK RW/brexit campaign is was entirely based on nostalgia for when the UK was powerful, no solution for returning to power just a platform of undo the progress made.

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Re: Lack Of Right-Wing University Lecturers Is A Threat To Free Speech On Campus, New Report Claims

Post by nicko on Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:49 am

Veya, you lot stick together no matter how much you insult and run down other posters. For example, ALL wolfie does is make disparaging posts about other posters, Tommy comes in for a lot of shit from him and hardly ever gives it back. Your no angel either with your continual put downs of the Brits, I expect one of your arse lickers will be along shortly to give you a green. So get stuffed wanker.
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Post by Thorin on Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:57 am

veya_victaous wrote:the worst element of Right Wing Ideology are now the main aspect of Right Wing politics, Which has nothing to do with the original economic right wing and instead are just anti progress.

And it is no surprise that More educated people are progressive and therefore generally considered left wing (regardless of economic opinion) because that is the way the different sides of the political movement have targeted their core demographics
the right wing parties have focused on Blame, convincing hillshepherds that the migrant, the gay, the minority or the left/progressive is the cause of their problems rather than offering issue focused solutions.

'right wing progressive' in now an oxymoron in modern political discussion since there is no real variance in proposed economic systems. both are mixed market.

this can easily be demonstrated in the RW/brexit of the Uk and the RW of the USA.
trumps slogan was clear 'make it great again' a.k.a remove the progress made. the UK RW/brexit campaign is was entirely based on nostalgia for when the UK was powerful, no solution for returning to power just a platform of undo the progress made.


What has any of the above got to do, with the fact that clearly many left wing faculty teacher shut down and ban free speech?

Second, do you believe in Universal Human rights?
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:19 pm

Question

How could a "left wing lecturer" ban free speech on a university campus, anyways ???

They simply don't have that kind of power and influence, in most countries..
(Any one lecturer's "influence" would be limited to the lecture theatre, not over students in general..).

Those kinds of decisions are normally down to the University ruling council, and usuly with some kind of  regulatory 'oversight' from that country's national/federal government ?

This whole "Adam Smith" society sounds like a pretty dubious mob to me..      Suspect

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Post by Thorin on Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:25 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Question

How could a "left wing lecturer" ban free speech on a university campus, anyways ???

They simply don't have that kind of power and influence, in most countries..
(Any one lecturer's "influence" would be limited to the lecture theatre, not over students in general..).

Those kinds of decisions are normally down to the University ruling council, and usuly with some kind of  regulatory 'oversight' from that country's national/federal government ?

This whole "Adam Smith" society sounds like a pretty dubious mob to me..      Suspect

Well if they are banning, they cannot be classed as Liberals, but Illiberal. Which is he growing problem within these Universities Wolf.

Only yesterday I also posted an example of this lunacy.

http://www.newsfixboard.com/t19939-university-bans-phrases-such-as-right-hand-man-and-gentlemans-agreement-in-favour-of-gender-neutral-terms
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