Posted by: Rosebud | March 24, 2010

Conflict Specialists Protest

A Recent Headline of Interest to various Right-Left Brain dichotomies:

Conflict Specialists Protest

College students in Canada’s University of Ottawa protest conservative author and entertainer Ann Coulter’s speech successfully forcing cancellation of her appearance.  The protestors said they hate Coulter for her hate speech which harmed and embarrassed people. The protestors gladly repeated the hateful speech themselves to justify their hatred of Coulter.  Especially revealing in this story is the long excerpt below:

Rita Valeriano was one of several protesters inside the hall who, with chants of “Coulter go home!” shouted down the International Free Press Society of Canada organizer who was addressing the crowd.

Valeriano, a 19-year-old sociology and women’s studies student, said later that she was happy Coulter was unable to speak the “hatred” she had planned to.

“On campus, we promise our students a safe and positive space,” she said. “And that’s not what (Coulter) brings.”

That’s right, she wants a “safe and positive space” on campus for people that agree with her. 

University of Ottawa protester(s) Hate all Hate Speech and are Intolerant of Intolerance

And the very next section of the story:

Outside the hall, Sameena Topan, 26, a conflict studies and human rights major at the U of O, spoke to the Citizen on behalf of a group of protesters.

“We have a large group of students that can very clearly outline the difference between discourse and discrimination,” Topan said of the protest. “We wanted to mobilize and make sure that’s clear on campus, that there’s a line between controversy and discrimination, and Ann Coulter has crossed it. Numerous times.”

“We had concerns about (the event) at the beginning, but especially after we saw what happened at the University of Western Ontario, when she called out a Muslim girl there and was saying she needs to take a camel because Muslim people shouldn’t fly. That kind of stuff just reaffirmed everything that we were afraid of and that’s when . . . we really got worried.”

Topan was pleased to hear the students behind her shout, “Hate speech cancelled!” in unison.

“I think that’s great. I think we accomplished what we were here to do, to ensure that we don’t have her discriminatory rhetoric on our campus,” she said.

No sir, I couldn’t make stuff like this up! So locked in their right brain determination to stop an injustice they are completely blind to the lack of left brain logic. So, if you are against “Hate Speech” why are you participating in it by chanting in the streets? If it was harmful to an individual in the audience for Ann Coulter to speak some words to them wouldn’t it be just as harmful if you repeated those words?  I mean, it would hurt me if Ann Coulter kicked me in the face and it would hurt me again if someone else did the same thing and kicked me in the face also.  So…if words hurt and they shouldn’t be uttered, how can you get away with repeating them?


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