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Do Facts Matter to Liberals?

If you are not familiar with the organization a href=”http://www.thefire.org/index.php/article/4851.html”FIRE,/a you should be, for they are very much champions of free speech on college campuses, something that is sorely lacking these days. It seems that a biased Wikipedia editor has stated that they are a right-wing front group (if they were a left-wing front group like so much of the MSM, George Soros, etc. etc., I would assume this would be satisfactory). FIRE president Greg Lukianoff a href=”http://www.thefire.org/index.php/article/9069.html”has a few choice /awords for Wikipedia editor Simon DeDeo (via a href=”http://instapundit.com/archives2/016915.php”Instapundit/a): br /br /blockquoteFIRE’s experience has been that you are more likely to get in trouble on campus if you are socially conservative, make un-PC jokes, or do or say something deemed “insensitive.” Liberals also run afoul of campus bureaucrats, and when they do, they too are punished utilizing the language of “tolerance” and “diversity.” You can disagree with this assessment, you can do your best to disprove it, but if after reviewing case after case every year, you aren’t convinced that there is a problem on campus, you should ask yourself if you are honestly looking at the facts, or if you are blinded by your own ideology./blockquote br /br /Good advice, but since when do those liberals blinded by ideology listen to facts? DeDeo is just taking a page straight out of the work of Saul Alinsky’s a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679721134?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0679721134″emRules for Radicals/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0679721134″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /–rather than look at facts, try to marginalize your opponent by calling names. It’s time we quit falling for such psychologically manipulative tactics and started rewarding a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_thinking”critical thinking skills./a Educational institutions used to teach these skills, now they teach that posturing the correct political stance is more important than the truth. How tolerant is that?