Sunday, May 07, 2017

From my recent posts at MercatorNet on political correctness - Denyse O’Leary

The war on intellectual freedom How political correctness morphed into a monster.


One of two things will happen if universities continue to make themselves enemies of intellectual freedom and free speech. Either our intellectual life will rot or it will find a home other than the university. In the age of the internet, many are now exploring alternatives. More.



The war on freedom is rotting our intellectual life In a world governed by naturalism, power is its own justification. That is the single hardest thing for opponents of rampant political correctness to grasp.


There are no fixed standards of justice to appeal to. Recently, controversial conservative pundit Ann Coulter could not speak at Berkeley due to threats of violence. But Marxist anarchist Germain Greer had to withdraw from speaking at Cardiff in Wales because she does not toe the line on transgender claims.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was disinvited from receiving an honorary degree at Brandeis because of her negative attitude to Islam. Ex-Muslim Hirsi Ali is a victim of female genital mutilation but that is apparently not a Correct sensitivity any longer so it cannot be counted in her favour.

When the only standard is sensitivity, moral outrages must be accommodated. Where does that lead?

Jonathan A.C. Brown, director of a centre for Muslim-Christian understanding at Georgetown praised slavery in Muslim societies and claimed that it is “not immoral for one human to own another human” and that “consent isn't necessary for lawful sex.” No riots ensued, so the content of his ideas does not matter. More.


Denyse O’Leary is an Ottawa-based author, blogger, and journalist.


Rose McCormick Brandon said...

Denyse, we need writers like you who will tackle difficult subjects like this. So many cover their eyes and cower. Others simply bow to the prevailing wind. May the Lord's strength be yours.

Peter Black said...

In concert with Rose, Denyse, I thank you for your tremendous work, and praise God for your quick mind and perceptiveness to cut through the thicket of material and opinionation you do to bring us this, often troubling, information. ~~+~~

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