Campus free speech is on its deathbed

Discussion in 'Political Opinions & Beliefs' started by Steve N, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. AmericanNationalist

    AmericanNationalist Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm open to any advice. In the ideal world, I'd get started on my political ambitions but I'd been virtually cockblocked(not answered) by either of the two political parties. And while I am more an independent at heart, I wouldn't know how to get started.
     
  2. Thought Criminal

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    What I meant was that I don't have anything of value to offer. I haven't been what I would call successful in life. I succeeded in my goal, but I set my sights too low. I was afraid of failure, so I only chose a path I knew I could succeed on.

    If I would advise anyone, I would say first: Feed yourself. Don't be a drain on society. It's the only way to self-respect.

    Secondly: In four billion years, The Earth will be a frozen ice-ball hurtling through space; no one will remember what you accomplished, or failed to accomplish with your life. Try to discover what you want to do with it. If you fail miserably, or succeed grandly, it really won't matter to the universe.

    Above all, enjoy the journey. Revel in the process.
     
  3. ararmer1919

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    “The revolution will not uphold the Constitution.”

    That should just another sum up what you need to know about the black lives terrorist scum group. At some point soon we are going to have to take them down.
     
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    Thank you vman12. I'm not sure that my attitude towards my "hobby", which is the subject in question, would be considered admirable, considering it's insignificance to the average person. I'd even go so far as to say my views would be seen as a completely ridiculous if I specified the subject in question. However it was important to me, especially at that younger age ten years ago. And the realization that "freedom" gives others the right to mock it was the final turning point in my political views.

    Anyway, to answer your question, I believe if I had not been subjected to the "discovery" of those points of view, I would still know that I didn't want to associate with it. Much in the same way anyone knows they would prefer not to associate with a group who disliked something they enjoyed.

    I rejected the idea, but it is their continued existence that is the problem today. If they continue to talk, just knowing they have a right to continue talking, reduces my enjoyment of the subject in question. While I see what you are saying, enforcing my ideas on others through force is left as the only decent option.

    Oddly enough, if I was as emotionally numb to the opinions of others as most of you are, I'd likely be agreeing with concepts such as freedom of speech, religion thought etc.
     
  5. vman12

    vman12 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Living a principled life might seem like a small thing, but it is not. It is the entire basis of society at the micro level.

    When you trample the rights of others, you risk losing your own. When the Bill of Rights is attacked, even with the best of intentions, you're attacking freedom itself.
     
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    I know. But after everything, I feel it is a risk I'd be willing to take. The idea of freedom to me is an idea that sounds good on paper. In an ideal world where people didn't think so differently from eachother, and everyone was kind, it would be the best way to run a government.
     
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    The Communist Book Store at Berkeley, offended and preventing guy wearing an American flag bow tie entering the store to buy a book.. Only in CA could there be such lunacy.
     
  8. Quantum Nerd

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    Don't get discouraged. Many people have been told that they are bad at math, when they really are not. It just takes hard work to get around the obstacles.

    Here is what a college degree is all about (despite what the anti-college crowd is telling you on here). It is not about the knowledge, but showing potential employers that you have the perseverance to get through a long, hard 4 years, continuing, completing courses and, eventually your degree, through hard work. And that's what is your problem. Your semi-completed degree is signaling potential employers that you gave up. They don't care about the reasons, they just see that you didn't finish. They then say: Well, AmericanNationalist didn't finish college, so why would we think he will finish a job we give him, or will he quit at the first sign of difficulty?

    But, what f you came back and finish your math course with flying colors? They would look at your resume and say: Math does not come easy to this kid, but he struggled through and by sheer hard work completed the course and, eventually the degree. That's what employers want to see.

    Food for thought and good luck with your career choices.
     
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    I still think work history counts more than college degrees when push comes to shove. Knowing someone who knows somebody counts more than both combined, at least in my area. Governments/large corporations have their hiring procedures, but a lot of business keep their staffing levels at the bare bones level and they simply don't have time to deal with vacancies and vacancies cost them productivity. If someone quits, they say, "Anybody know anybody who might be interested in a job? Get them in here." When a company in my same building lost their IT guy, I messaged a friend who knows a lot of people and that position was filled in a couple days with no need to run ads.
     

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