What’s the Opposite of Diversity?

University. EXCLUSIVE: Student gov impeaches student for conservative views.

The University of Illinois Student Government voted Wednesday to impeach a conservative student based primarily on his political activity.

Because conservatives are the only minority (on college campuses) with no rights.

The articles of impeachment specifically cited Minik’s role in organizing a memorial wall for victims of illegal immigration

That is inexcusable. In the eyes of the Left.

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Google is Finding New Ways to Screw with the Right. Or at Least with Me

I used to get a fair percentage of my monthly visitors to this blog, through web searches on “357 stopping power.” Early on, I got so many visitors looking for that information that I added the page they were looking for. 357 Magnum Ballistic Information. (OK, it isn’t the greatest.)

But lately, since Google/Alphabet along with Facebook and Twitter started their collective war against anyone they disagree with, those people are no longer getting sent to my site.

I’m sure they are finding what they need, but the information isn’t tied to a site that has information on the political insanity of the Left, a collection of posts on how guns are used every week in lawful self-defense, and random attacks on the idea of socialized medicine.

In a world where bakers are compelled to bake cakes they feel violate their religious convictions, why do the internet companies get to discriminate against political opinions they don’t like?

Democrats in Rhode Island Want to Block Internet Content

Only what they consider “offensive.” It isn’t “for the children.” It is for the 20 bucks they will charge you to unblock the internet. Want To Watch Porn And Offensive Content In Rhode Island? That’ll Be $20 » Pirate’s Cove

Also, the definition of “offensive” is a bit vague. Guess where Milo’s political rants, InfoWars, The Blaze … OK that may be too far, but it may not. Like I said. Vague.

Meaning that virtue signalers/SJWs will soon be deciding what is offensive. What could possibly go wrong?

No words on if they are trying to backdoor a law forbidding TOR, VPNs, etc. (When I have my VPN active, or I’m using the TOR browser, my service provider can’t see what content I’m accessing.) How will they impose that block?

So the Left takes another step away from Free Speech. I’m shocked. (OK, not shocked.)

UChicago Might Be the Only College in America Where Free Speech Has Some Life

Not there aren’t a bunch of professors who would like to enforce conformity. 100 Chicago Professors “Propose To Exclude Viewpoints They Find Objectionable” | Zero Hedge

Even The Wall Street Journal’s op-ed pages have realized that American Universities, and their tenured ivory-tower-protagonists’ “free speech” arguments, have sent the Spinal Tap hypocrisy amplifier to 11..

Anyway, go take a look. Via Midweek Links.

Leftist Students Proclaim “dialogue is violence.”

We will not discuss things in a civil manner. You shall not think for yourself. You shall only think what we tell you to think. Students storm library, shut down College Republicans meeting.

Hardly surprising coming from the University of California, Santa Cruz. (The University at the Beach.)

They were bent out of shape over the fact that a meeting of College Republicans was underway in one of the Library’s meeting rooms.

A College Republicans meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz was taken over by protesters screaming that the group’s existence is a threat to the safety of students.

Because nothing says violence like a peaceful meeting, and nothing says peace like a bunch of screaming, antifa-friendly radicals. (War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery. Everyday it feels more and more like 1984.) [Hat tip Insty]

YouTube Censors Mike Rowe

Mike RoweWhy? Because he calls for hard work over being a layabout gadfly, apparently. Thomas Gallatin: YouTube Restricts… Mike Rowe? — The Patriot Post

Mike Rowe recorded a 5 minute video for the graduation “ceremony” of the on-line university, PragerU. The video is entitled “Don’t Follow Your Passion.” You can see the video for yourself at this link. (It isn’t objectionable in anyway. Unless you’re a snowflake liberal who can’t abide dissenting opinions, I guess.)

So if it isn’t objectionable, why suddenly was YouTube having a problem with Mike Rowe’s entire YouTube channel?

Rowe explains that he was shocked at the news as he had not run afoul of YouTube’s appropriate content policies, or so he thought. Rowe said that he then reread YouTube’s policy fine print and found the following sentence: “Some videos don’t violate our policies, but may not be appropriate for all audiences. In these cases, our review team may place an age restriction when we’re notified of the content.” In other words, YouTube’s censors are essentially saying they will restrict you if they don’t like your message.

The video is full of words like “hard work” and “opportunity” and it dares to poke fun at folks in Hollywood. It says you should consider opportunity, not just your wild imagination (or dreams as they are called) because there are a lot folks with college degrees working at Starbucks, but there are 6 million jobs going wanting that no one is trained for. Oh, and there are 3 trillion dollars in student debt. So it must be “inappropriate” to make available to high school students.

The “Occupy Wherever” movement was full of people who had “followed their passion” to a degree in something meaningless, and they were cheesed off because they had a mountain of student debt, and no job, and no prospects. The refrain was “we did everything we were told to do.” Well you got bad advice.

Now Mike Rowe has a big enough following on YouTube and Facebook to get that censorship “reviewed” and eliminated. But that doesn’t mean that YouTube isn’t restricting everyone they believe to be conservative on a wholesale basis.

The Washington Post Defends Chip and Joanna Gaines (Amazing I Know)

Buzzfeed doesn’t like Evangelical Christians because they MIGHT not like same sex marriage. (They don’t know how the Gaines feel, but that didn’t stop the attack.) BuzzFeed’s hit piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines is dangerous – The Washington Post

So it seems that the Washington Post, at least has learned some of the lessons of the Trump campaign. You can’t just attack people for being conservative or religious out of hand.

A gay man is writing for the WaPo, on the subject of respecting other people’s religious convictions. And well.

A few years ago, gay activists decided the best way to win arguments in favor of same-sex marriage was to shut up their opponents. All they had to do was lob a charge of homophobia and the argument was won. Or they tweeted at the companies that employed the “homophobes” until they were fired. Conservatives were bullied on social media and mocked for being ass-backward (and indeed, some of them were and are). But they were never taken seriously.

Bullying is not the same as winning an argument. It is only bullying. And eventually it will stop working. Maybe it already has.

Trump stood up to the bullying. I hope HGTV and the Gaines can stand up to it as well.

Because it isn’t over. They are going to have to make a statement. And if it doesn’t meet the exact requirements of the liberal bullies, HGTV will be pressured to drop the show.

BuzzFeed is probably at the forefront of discussions surrounding diversity in entertainment. Do their reporters think diversity refers only to skin color? Does ideological diversity count for nothing, especially when it is representative of, again, a sizable chunk of the American public?

That chunk is at least 40% of the American public.

But the LEFT has never been into diversity of ideas, and it has gotten worse lately. Look at the way conservatives are shouted down on college campuses. Only Right Think will be allowed.