Wednesday, May 30, 2007

What About Taxpayer Freedom ?

Academics have claimed that plans to tackle extremism on campus will hinder freedom of expression. Didn't they used to think that was a good thing ?

Let's just check the scorecard here: BNP - no confirmed kills, Islamofascists: July 7, Kris Donald, Major Singh Gill, Chris Yates, Isiah Young-Sam, Mary Ann Leneghan.... run for your lives everyone! The right-wing extremists are coming!

I think we're starting to see why the War On Cancer has been such a bust.

Come to think of it, how come these Liberals keep claiming that anti-terrorism measures will hit Muslims hard ? Is there some kind of connection between Islam and terrorism ? I think we should be told.

Still, we do get pious sermons about the importance of academic freedom:
Universities must remain safe spaces for lecturers and students to discuss and debate all sorts of ideas, including those that some people may consider challenging, offensive and even extreme.
Really ?

Cause I can't help but think that the message hasn't entirely got out. Hey, does anyone know if lunatics threatening to disrupt lectures is a threat to academic freedom, or would that be 'demonising' them ?
A separate motion, put forward by university lecturers in London, argued increased surveillance of Muslims and other minority students amounted to a "witch-hunt".
But what do you call a witch hunt which keeps finding witches ?

Of course, this isn't the first example of academics paling around with Islamofascists, but there's something even more basic than that here.
The motion, from the union's transitional arrangements committee, expressed outrage at the "continuing escalation demonisation of Muslim and other minority communities", adding that this threatened to impinge on education.

It opposed the ethnic profiling of students and staff, and pledged to challenge the "incursions of the security and immigration services to university and college campuses".
Never mind wondering what 'other minority communities' keep blowing things up, let's just think about the unique form of English on display: 'incursions' - British law enforcement enforcing the law in Britain.

No wonder these folks get on so well with the Islamofascists, they have exactly the same attitudes. They'll take all the benefits of citizenship, while rejecting even the most basic of duties, like reporting a crime in progress. Ditto, they'll scream like a singed cat should anyone seek to enforce the law of the land on campus, but we can keep on sending them money by the truckload.

Hey, don't get me wrong here. I'm all for academic freedom. In fact, I think it's so important we should go the whole way. True, wacademics have already made a start by announcing that the slaughter of their fellow citizens is nowt to do with them, but now it's time for academics to free themselves of the final constraint of the UKKK government: yep, it's time to stop sponging off the taxpayer and enjoy the freedom of paying for their own lunacy.

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