Real-world news is becoming so absurd that The Onion is practically superfluous. Case in point: a prominent journalist being invited by a university to debate censorship and free speech, only to be banned at the last minute for “inciting hatred.” This can be related to the issues perceived and overviewed in Lovegasm’s problem with selective censoring in adult content and the idea of free speech, only to have it disregarded.
That’s precisely what happened to Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos recently.According to Breitbart, both Yiannopoulos and his debate opponent, feminist Julie Bindel, were banned from participating in an upcoming campus debate on free speech at the University of Manchester because of their views on transsexuals:
As such, this undermines the principles of liberation enshrined in the Students’ Union, as outlined in the Safe Space policy. We believe these views could incite hatred against both trans* people and women who have experienced sexual violence. As we believe it is probable these views would be aired in this discussion should he be allowed to speak on campus, we have no choice but to ban him.
Additionally, the Students’ Union also referred to Yiannopoulos as a “rape apologist” who has made comments “lambasting rape survivors.”
Beyond the already sick irony of banning someone from a free speech debate with such Orwellian reasoning, the University of Manchester’s student union has shown horrendous judgment when it comes to who they allow to speak. The union was unable to come to a decision on whether to sanction or condemn the terrorist group ISIS andalso invited a radical Muslim preacher who calls for gays to be executed to speak, yet they barred both Yiannopoulos and Bindel-themselves homosexuals-from having a debate on free speech.
[The following was written by Chris Delamo of Red Pill Philosophy]
So, Milo’s being censored is unsurprising, given that feminist delusions can only be preserved in the self-reflective halls of an echo chamber. Debate and opposing views are kryptonite to these Marxists.
And of course, I’m currently undergoing a censorship battle with YouTube, who has attempted to censor me by demonetizing my channel. Watch the video below to learn the details. I’ve now decided to fight the censorship by creating a Patreon account where anyone who supports my views can bypass YouTube. Click here to check it out: https://www.patreon.com/RedPillPhilosophy?ty=h