“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Recently a professor at Drexel University tweeted “All I want for Christmas is white genocide”. The man that made that tweet was George Ciccariello-Maher. He is the associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel. His tweet went viral and many people wanted to know what his employers at Drexel would do about it. Drexel made a statement they would meet with the professor and discuss the situation. During this time the professor backtracked and tried to soothe the situation by saying he was not serious and only joking. That it was satire. He went on to say that those offended by it are white supremacists. I guess I must be a white supremacists then. Oh wait, how can that be considering I would demand his dismissal if he called for genocide of any race.
I was not surprised by Drexel’s decision. 96% of professors and educators are Democrat/liberals in much of our educational system. Just do a search on that. Drexel stated that the professor’s remarks are not endorsed of shared by the university. However, they also said they recognize that the professor made these remarks on his own time and believe it to be his 1st amendment right.
OK, let us go with that lame excuse to do nothing about it. So, if one person says it is a wonderful thing to rape an underage girl! Then later say he was only joking, well, it is OK to do that, right? According to Drexel’s logic it is. Or perhaps a deranged racists tweets “All I want for Kwanzaa is black genocide”. Oh wait, it was just tweeted in jest, that’s all. Hey, first amendment rights, right? What outcry would one receive if they tweeted Liberals need to die in large quantities, let’s go and kill them! Na, I was just joking! Don’t you all have a sense of humor!? Yes sarcastic, as I do not think my examples are funny in the least. Nor protected by the first amendment. Or are they? Oh I could certainly go on with dozens of idiotic examples. I think you get the point.
When the professor tweeted his tweet about wanting white genocide in essence the tweet was saying he would like to see white people killed by the thousands. Perhaps the definition of genocide could even equate to hundreds of thousands of white people killed. This ladies and gentlemen is not protected speech under our first amendment rights.
The first amendment does not protect all liberals who wish to say anything that they want in a violent manner. Yet, if a conservative made a statement that offended them, liberals would be calling for his or her dismissal. The first amendment is not to protect one party over another, or one race over another for that matter.
We have all heard that the first amendment does not cover yelling fire in a crowded movie theater. Calling for genocide qualifies for the same unprotected speech. In short, calling for criminal behavior. Disagree with white people is protected. Calling for their deaths is not protected. Simple as that.
If a liberal wishes to debate that, allow me to offer another example. “Blacks are human weeds, reckless breeders, spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”
OK, two things here: 1) Is that free speech? Or is it “hate speech” which Democrats are very much wanting to pass into law a hate speech bill. 2) If you are offended by my acting with liberal logic to say whatever I wish to say and have it protected under free speech, consider this… These were not my words, but the views of Margaret Sanger the founder of planned parenthood. An exalted hero of the left.
So where do we draw the line. Can one person say the most disgusting racist sentence in the history of all racism and just say it is my first amendment right to do so. Truth is the first amendment was created to protect political differences and grievances toward the government, not flashing another oncoming car that there is a police speed trap ahead and saying it is a first amendment right. It is true it is a fine line between free speech and yelling fire in a crowded movie theater when applying those two to real life examples. For instance if Congress did pass a hate speech law, who gets to decide what is hate speech? Well, calling for genocide sure would qualify, but in other examples it may not be so evident.
Here is the main dilemma; If I say what the professor said is hate speech and falls short of the 1st amendment protections am I also guilty of being the judge of what hate speech is? There is always going to be someone who is offended by what another says. So no matter my feelings on this subject matter, truth is the first amendment is now covering anything and everything, unless you are a liberal democrat who will demand action when they are offended. So all I can do is complain and disagree with horrific language, but my opinion, and even your opinion no longer means a thing if it is to say what goes beyond the 1st amendment. Frustrating isn’t it?
However, come a time of a Hate Speech bill there will be too many gray areas that would jam our courts up for years.
Bottom line: What the professor said was certainly cause for dismissal. As sure enough if a professor called for black genocide, or Asian genocide, or Muslim genocide, or Hispanic genocide. But liberals will always protect liberals. Wasn’t it a first amendment right of the CEO of Mozilla that several years prior gave a donation to a candidate that was Pro-life? He was forced into resigning.
So as of now, evil speech as offending as it may be is considered covered by the first amendment, even if it calls for death, and the creation of the first amendment was not a pass to say whatever you want no matter how evil it is. But one day Democrats will be in charge of Congress again, in both houses. During that time they will pass a hate speech bill. However, the only ones prosecuted for hate speech will be conservatives, and Christians. Only what offends liberals will be against the law. God help us all.