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September 23, 2016

Brave New World: Speech Police Force Glenn Reynolds Into Public Contrition

In the future, we'll all have to self-flagellate for the leftist powers that be for 15 minutes. Per day.

I was following the riots in Charlotte, against a background of reports of violence. Joe Bruno of WSOC9 interviewed a driver whose truck had been stopped by a mob. Trapped in her cab, she “feared for her life” as her cargo was looted. Then I retweeted a report of mobs “stopping traffic and surrounding vehicles” with the comment, “Run them down.”

Those words can easily be taken to advocate drivers going out of their way to run down protesters. I meant no such thing, and I'm sorry it seemed I did. What I meant is that drivers who feel their lives are in danger from a violent mob should not stop their vehicles. I remember Reginald Denny, a truck driver who was beaten nearly to death by a mob during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. My tweet should have said, “Keep driving,” or “Don’t stop.”

I don't believe for one second the words can "easily" be taken to mean that.

I think the Social Justice Warriors just want their weekly scalp -- and they lie to get it.

I think the left will increasingly demand that each of us will declare our devotion to their Strange New Gods for the simple privilege of being permitted any voice whatsoever in the world they own.

I don't blame Reynolds for this -- this is the going to be required of each of us in turn if we are to enjoy the privilege of simply existing.

After all -- Right now they're "Investigating" his tweets at the University of Tennessee where he's a professor.

With tenure.

But I'm sure they'll make up a special rule as to why they can fire some professors with tenure.

UT College of Law Dean Melanie D. Wilson said in a statement Thursday morning that she and university administrators are investigating the matter, calling Reynolds’ post an “irresponsible use of his platform.”

“The university is committed to academic freedom, freedom of speech, and diverse viewpoints, all of which are important for an institution of higher education and the free exchange of ideas,” she wrote. “My colleagues and I in the university’s leadership support peaceful disobedience and all forms of free speech, but we do not support violence or language that encourages violence.”

And this is why you're gonna get Trump.

People are sick of being bullied and hounded by idiot savages.

Remember -- they really do want to micromanage and punish every single thought you have and word you speak.

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