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Stephen Kruiser

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March 17, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Duct-taping the Constitution.

An upcoming conference on heterosexual marriage is being denounced as hate speech by the Stanford Graduate Student Council (GSC), which is seeking to quash the event. Last week, the council at the top-ranked California university voted ten to two to deny funding for the event “Communicating Values: Marriage, Family, and Media,” sponsored by the Stanford Anscombe Society.

The council withheld the $600 of requested funding after student outcry over the event’s “anti-LGBT” content, according to the Stanford Daily.

Stanford Anscombe Society (SAS) is a group that “promotes discussion regarding the roles of the family, marriage, and sexual integrity in the lives of Stanford students both now and after graduation.”

“Communicating values” was created in order to “engage in intellectual and civil discourse about the issues of marriage, family, and sexual integrity,” according to the event description.

However, other students weren’t so willing to engage in civil discourse on their campus.

Over 100 students, many organized by the queer graduate group GradQ, showed up at the GSC meeting on “Communicating Values” and, according to the minutes of the meeting, decried “Communicating Values” as hateful and even dangerous to LGBT members of the Stanford community.

In the minutes (transcribed without editing), one student claims that “an event such as this would be a negative event, in schools that have negative events there is a statistically significant increase in suicide.” Another said that “public schools cannot deny student group funding based on viewpoint, but enforcing viewpoint neutral policy that denies funding for hate speech is an entirely different ballgame. Even if Stanford was a public university, it would be perfectly legal to deny funding to events that make LGBT community feel unwelcome.”

One of the more insidious charades leftists participate in is pretending that elite American universities are churning out intellectually rigorous people who should be running the country. For decades, however, they mostly produce incurious drones who have an unnatural fear of even a slightly differing opinion. Political correctness provides the foundation for freedom’s house of horrors, allowing any non-leftist thought to be labeled “hate”.

It’s almost to the point where Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four will be a feel good story relative to what is actually going on.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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It's not a conference on heterosexual marriage -- it's a conference on marriage.
The left is very clever in getting us to use their language. They've won half the battle before we're off the starting line.

Don't use their language!!

Another example. I refuse to use the euphemism "gay" which implies that something is "fun". A person is homosexual, not "gay" as far as I am concerned.
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Yes, hate-speak has replaced what Orwell called bad-speak.
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The "elite" private Universities haven't turned out the best and brightest since at least the Second World War. From the introduction of the GI bill through the early 70's America's public universities produced superior graduates to all but the traditional scholarship students at these so-called elite universities. Getting into one of these schools was hard but staying in was a piece of cake. (See Kerry and Gore). The best public universities were on paper easy to get into but not in reality; and staying in were very hard with 1/3 of the entering class gone by the first year. Students didn’t flunk out because they weren’t well prepared; they flunked out because they didn’t have work ethic to stay in. The average graduate from an elite university could not compete on a level playing field with public university graduates. The real reason for affirmative action and open admissions was to degrade the quality of both the education and students at public universities so as to have the system revert to the prewar who you know, not how good you are system for allocating premium jobs.
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So tolerant they can't tolerate anything.
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In the minutes (transcribed without editing), one student claims that “an event such as this would be a negative event, in schools that have negative events there is a statistically significant increase in suicide.” SNIP

These people kill themselves because there is an event with which they don't agree? I'd say they are spayshul snowflakes, but it sounds as if there is some serious mental illness at play.
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A culture steeped in trigger warnings is a culture with a fragile grip on reality.
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I have PTSD, so I understand that certain things can dredge up some awfully bad memories. However, I underwent intensive therapy to "recover" the repressed memories that caused flashbacks.

I still jump at loud noises, and I avoid situations that I know can make me uncomfotable. But, I would never dream of banishing the news of those events. (Sure, I'd like to banish the action itself--and, I'm involved in ways to make it stop--but it's something that's happened as long as humans have existed.)

If people become suicidal just knowing about an event that could bring up horrific memories, they need help, and wrapping them in cotton bating is NOT helping them. They need the tools to deal with reality. They don't need to force reality to not exist.
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It's not a conference on heterosexual marriage -- it's a conference on marriage.
The left is very clever in getting us to use their language. They've won half the battle before we're off the starting line.

Don't use their language!!

Another example. I refuse to use the euphemism "gay" which implies that something is "fun". A person is homosexual, not "gay" as far as I am concerned.
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"t's not a conference on heterosexual marriage -- it's a conference on marriage."

You might want to check out the Stanford Anscombe Society and its views on marriage.

https://anscombe.stanford.edu/
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You miss his point. "Heterosexual marriage" is redundant; there is no other kind. The unnecessary qualifier makes it sound as if there is.
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Whether I or anyone else approves, homosexuals are getting married.
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Hate is a subjective state of mind, but by redefining it as the holding of "incorrect" ideas while retaining its pejorative connotation, the Marxists have fashioned an excellent Orwellian tool of oppression. I cannot read minds and so am not qualified to assess "hate" in the minds of others. Lies, on the other hand ...

The postmodern Marxist left works by casting doubt on the foundations and principles of our society. This is easy to do, as anything can be doubted. There are imperfections in everything we do. Honestly applied, the technique of casting doubt would be harmless. However, the Marxists who use the postmodern methods are dishonest. They have no doubt at all about the revolution they seek. Their doubt is cast selectively, subversively, and with hidden ends.

Hate LGBT or whatever the thieves are to be known by this week? After all, pointing out that homosexual activity spreads disease, that AIDS killed more Americans than the second world war could be said to be hateful, couldn't it? The truth could be hate? Well, it could be uttered by a hateful person couldn't it?

Frankly, I don't really see how. Lying by ommission, as the media and movie industry and entertainment industry has omitted and censored this negative side of homosexuality could be motivated by hate, couldn't it? I'd say that it could be motivated by hatred of the American people. Hatred of their right to know, and hatred of their right to steer their society with the whole truth as information.
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Where the deer and the buffalo Röhm.
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Geez.....students pay over $50K per year to attend that place and for some reason they feel threatened. For an institution so well known for it's medical school and science programs, it sure seems over-run by people only there to push their idea of an agenda. By people who have learned everything there is to know by the age of 19.
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