August 2, 2021

The new normal: Free speech is a tool of oppression

The far-left and anarchic organization, Antifa, believes that free speech, the very first right of every American, is a tool of oppression, according to Professor Jonathan Turley, the last honest Democrat.

Turley testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting to investigate Antifa on Tuesday. He delivered a troubling account of his experience with the organization that Congressman Jerry Nadler recently called “a myth.”

In the hearing, Turley directly addressed Nadler’s statement:

What I thought was disturbing about these statements that antifa is a myth is that many of us on campus have been dealing with antifa for years.

Crediting Antifa with the current climate of fear on campus, Turley said:

I’ve been teaching for 30 years. I have never seen the level of fear and intimidation on campuses that we see today. Faculty are afraid to speak out about issues. We can’t have a dialogue about the important issues occurring today because there’s a fear that you might be accused of being reactionary or racist.

Turley expressed dismay that the academic community is being bullied by Antifa, saying that free speech is considered a tool of oppression by the radical group, which is identical to the fascist view of speech.

If you go through the antifa handbook and look at their literature, it’s quite express, as stated in the handbook, they reject the premise of what they call a classical liberal view of free speech. Specifically they object to statements like, ‘I may disagree with what you have to say, but I would give my life to defend it.’ They reject that. They believe that free speech itself is a tool of oppression.

Antifa has been working hard to force colleges and universities to promote their intolerant views, and they are winning, according to Turley.

And for people that think that antifa and groups like it can be allies, they don’t know antifa. Those of us who have been teaching on campuses can tell you about these groups. And the alarm that I have is because I’m watching my profession, the teaching profession, die, with free speech. … We’re seeing, many of these speakers are being prevented from speaking on campus under various theories. And the message is clear to faculty; it’s clear to students – there’s a new orthodoxy that you should not confront and you certainly shouldn’t disagree with. 

Antifa’s fascistic suppression of ideas is antithetical to the American ideal of free speech, but if Americans continue to cave to them, they will soon tell us all what we can and cannot think.

Unfortunately, according to Turley, “Antifa is winning,” because Democrats are facilitating and encouraging Antifa’s agenda.

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Charles Schimpf (@guest_1032846)
11 months ago

They should hunt them down like wild dogs and end it.

Connie Ehrhard (@guest_1032851)
11 months ago

They have been declared US terrorists. Start arresting them and putting them in jail with the death sentence in place for those that have committed murder of innocent Americans.

Ward Patterson (@guest_1032977)
Reply to  Connie Ehrhard
11 months ago

Just take them out and hang them! It would stop alot of the bs and save money.

Ray Harter (@guest_1032858)
11 months ago

The silent majority will move to action

Ronald Cutrer (@guest_1032877)
11 months ago

Time to put undercover agents back in school.

S.L. (@guest_1032945)
Reply to  Ronald Cutrer
11 months ago

Yes, and stop providing universities and professors that support this ideology of liberal, fascist speech should not be funded by our US government and all professors who back their ideology should be fired. College is an institution of learning via exchange of ideas and thought. These schools, from kindergarten thru college have stopped teaching history. The history of the US wasn’t and isn’t perfect but we have a history that has strived to give freedoms to all. We have grown as a country through many hardships and some terrible things. But we all have a freedom to believe, speak, and seek prosperity through hard work and respect for one another. Antifa and other communist groups have no place here in the US and we need to ban these terroristic groups and stop them from trying to take down our country and our constitution. Turley is a Democrat who is not afraid of speaking out at what he sees going on in our country and education system. Kudos to him! Too bad the other Democrats are so eager to change our country and constitution to game more power. It’s true that classrooms across America have changed and are teaching a more liberal leaning philosophy. We see it and hear it every day. Time to stop what is happening in our country and attack those who are pushing it. Stand up for our country and what we stand for! Professor Turley, change to Republican, we would welcome your expertise and honesty.

Thomas (@guest_1032884)
11 months ago

Bring the military in and put a stop to it,we want our country back now.

AK (@guest_1032890)
11 months ago

Nothing but a bunch of punks.

9Mm (@guest_1032895)
11 months ago

Time we do as Hitler, of all people did and that’s totally destroy them as he once did. We’re better than this to let these commie dang dogs continue to run loose doing as they please to this country.

Robert (@guest_1032905)
11 months ago

I read a lot of talk here but where is the action?

Lee Russ (@guest_1032906)
11 months ago

I agree with connie a 100%

Frances Strejan (@guest_1032915)
11 months ago

STAND UP AMERICA,.. FEW MORE DAYS YO VOTE AND DO IT IN A WAT YOU KNOW ITS ACTUALLY COUNTED!! AND LRT THE PRESIDENT KNOW NOW, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.. SEE THEY TINK THEY, LL STILL RUN THINGS, AFTER THEY TAKE OVER , DONT KNOW ABOYT OTHERS, BUT, IM NOT FOLDING DOWN TO THE IGNORANCE!!! AND I GOT 3;HELPERS.. THEY MAY HAVE TOOK THE DEMOCRATS EASY, BUT, THEY’RE NOT GONA FIND IT SI EASY, TO TAKE OVER!!!! THE AMERICAN… PATRIOTS!!!! ANYBODY,
THAT BOWS TO ANY OF THIS… YOU DESERVE. WHAT YOU GET!!; YOUR NOT TAKEN. MY FREEDOM…

horntex (@guest_1032924)
11 months ago

Put them in the same category as MS-13 and start rounding them up. Use lethal force if necessary and ignore the critics that don’t give a damn about this country. Use long jail sentences in the Federal prison system where the complete sentence is served.

Milton K. LaDue (@guest_1033173)
Reply to  horntex
11 months ago

Bravo Zulu, horntex! You used short, true logic. You have great amounts of common sense.

P Lightfoot (@guest_1032933)
11 months ago

Open season on Antifa I’m game make my day Purge Antifa now

Kay (@guest_1032941)
11 months ago

Time to kick the liberals to the curb and Antifa along with the BLM with them. If they refuse to go then arrest them.

P Lightfoot (@guest_1032943)
11 months ago

Come out and play with the Marines Antifa
TRUMP 2020. SEMPER FI. U.S.M.C.

Matt (@guest_1033073)
11 months ago

As much as we’d allike to wipe them out. Violence will only cause more issues. Vote the swamp out, incarcerate George Soros for treason, freeze all of his damn money, STOP giving federal money / our tax dollars to these screwed up colleges. Fire the radical teachers / instructors. This should clear things up for a while, if not than fight fire with fire!

FrankAboutIt (@guest_1033107)
11 months ago

ANTIFA should be dismantled with the RICO Act. They are an organized criminal group that has committed a laundry list of felonious crimes, including murder; and they should all be arrested and charged for these murders and every other felonious criminal act their members have committed.

John_209 (@guest_1033161)
11 months ago

AntiFA (Anti First Amendment) is the first way I saw it printed and described. I think they were correct.

mike (@guest_1033325)
11 months ago

i agree about soros but he is a citizen[i think] and is enttled to his opinion.my question on him is how when he was part of the german ss and was responsable for getting jew money et al before they were sent to the camps why wasnt he indited and sent to prison post ww2 also where did all his money come from . that question i asked befor and never found a reply or reason

Rosia Zdon (@guest_1164340)
4 months ago

But wishes are only granted in fairy tales. ― Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry

Hong Kruizenga (@guest_1187628)
4 months ago

make you squeamish

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