Sunday, November 12, 2017

Promoting Ignorance and Hate at The University of Cambridge - by David Collier

...What is occurring is insidious. The argument of free speech is being turned on its head, in a perverse manipulation of the truth. Why won’t these lying cowards put their arguments up for challenge? Why is that cowardice supported by a university?

David Collier..
Beyond the Great Divide..
10 November '17..

Universities and ‘free speech’ arguments are back in the news again. This time at Cambridge, with the Evening Standard running a story about the University of Cambridge being ‘slammed by senior academics over a ‘crackdown on free speech’ at a student Palestine event.

Social media is also full of a petition, aimed at criticising Cambridge for forcing a change in the chair for the event.

The entire argument is bogus. On both sides.

I should know – I was there.

The University of Cambridge motto reads – ‘from this place, we gain enlightenment and precious knowledge’. What I witnessed on Wednesday was the opposite. The only thing the students gained was hate and ignorance.

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