Dave Rubin On Free Speech Safe Spaces And Trigger Warnings

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[Dave Rubin On Free Speech Safe Spaces And Trigger Warnings]

[Dave Rubin (born David Joshua Rubin; June 26, 1976):] Source: LYBIO.net
I had to start this week’s direct message with a trigger warning that’s right so take a moment. Get into something comfy and move carefully to your safe space because we’ve got to talk. I’ll actually wait for just a bit.

♪ Comfy Safe Space Music playing ♪

[Dave Rubin:]
All right, I think that did it. Now that you’ve been trigger warned. Yeah! Let’s talk about free speech. It feels like it’s on the ropes these days, right. Well we’ve been talking a lot about it here in the context of how the regressive stifle debate, by calling everyone racist, sexist, homophobic or the rest. This very concept tolerance for intolerance has been taking root at college campuses across the country for quite some time now.

There are two completely separate situations unfolding right this very moment; one is on the campus of Yale where some students were upset that a professor wrote a letter defending the right to wear offensive Halloween costumes. The letter in part explain that you can either ignore the costume altogether. Or you can engage in the person wearing the costume telling them why you find it offensive. Apparently this wasn’t enough for some of the students culminating in video that has now gone viral in which a student screams at the Dean quote. It’s not about creating an intellectual space. It’s about creating a home here.

The other situation is at the University of Missouri where students were fed up with a series of racially motivated instances. They felt weren’t being properly dealt with by the administration. The students demanded the resignation of the school president which he submitted. After the mostly black football team got involved. A video on campus has also gone viral showing a young journalist trying to cover the protest. But being screamed at and bullied by a group of students. Ironically these students are trying to silence someone who was only there to cover the very protest that they wanted attention for.

For one of the oldest and largest journalism schools in America it seems that MU has gotten something very wrong about free speech.

Of course, these two instances are not isolated in America nor in other parts of the Western world. Colleges and Universities are the very places you’re supposed to go to engage in the battle of ideas to learn new ways of thinking and to challenge your preconceived notions. Yet somehow colleges are the very place that I’ve become hostile to all of these concepts.

Now shouting down speakers you don’t agree with demanding professors be fired for contrary and views and denying the media free and unfettered access have found their home in the safe spaces.

Of course this all ties in perfectly with everything we’ve been talking about on this show the regressive left by calling everyone racists and bigots and homophobes and the rest. Have ushered in a generation of people who are so sure in their beliefs, and so dismissive of their opponents’ ideals that they have no reason to stand up for free speech anymore. If your opponent is a racist or a bigot then why even engage with them. You’ve got the moral high ground so just shout them down or call them names until they give up.

These are the tactics the regressive have used successfully in so many areas and now we’re seeing the fruits of their labor.

I want to be very clear here nothing I’m saying is dismissive of the actual issues these college students are dealing with there is no doubt we have racial problems in this country we have a equality problems. We have wealth disparity problems and the list goes on and on. But these problems won’t go away if we don’t talk about them, they won’t magically resolve themselves if we only talk to people we agree with. Actually, the only get much worse. This is the inherent flaw of identity politics that the regressive love so much. When you whittle us all down just to race, religion, nationality, sexuality or whatever else there is. There’s very little left to unite us.

I’d much rather look at people based on their ideas and their beliefs. Those are the principles that unite us across the divide that the regressive left has been digging.

[Dave Rubin:] Source: LYBIO.net
I’ve been saying for a while now that two things can be true at once in this case it can be true that these students have a legitimate grievance and at the same time. It can be true that free speech shouldn’t be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.

We should be more worried about the government taking away our free speech rather than us taking it away from ourselves.

Some say the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Some say the ends justify the means.

Some just want to shut you up. And that’s when you have to speak the loudest.

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