Remember When College Campuses Were Centers Of Free Speech And Tolerance?
Nothing says “tolerance” like blasting loud music to disrupt a politician whose views you disagree with.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich returned to his graduate alma mater Tulane University Friday looking to scare up votes in advance of Saturday’s Republican Presidential primary in Louisiana….
Tulane freshman Ambert Yeh told the Caller he was particularly impressed by Gingrich’s pledge to meet and search for common ground with every Democratic member of the Congress. That kind of pragmatism “appeals to our generation,” said Yeh.
But the overflow crowd outside wasn’t able to hear many such remarks by Gingrich. As he began to speak, Led Zeppelin music began blaring from Blessey Hall next door. Prof. [Karen] Johannesson admitted to The Daily Caller that the music was her doing.
“That fatass. … I don’t care if he comes to talk, but I don’t think I should have to listen.” As Gingrich emerged from the back of the Richardson Hall to leave, Johannesson cried, “Boo! Go home!”
“Great example of what is wrong on college campuses, where diversity does not include diversity of opinion, and where tolerance does not include room for conservative political views,” writes William Jacobson.
On college campuses, you have free speech as long as it is the right sort of speech. You’ll be tolerated as long as you’re something they want to tolerate.Tags: college campuses, free speech, higher education