The University Fascism Factory

Barb Wire

We’ve been laughing at the shenanigans around America’s bloated, overgrown, dysfunctional university system. But y’know what? It doesn’t seem so funny anymore.

For instance, recently at the University of Northern Colorado–since when has northern Colorado needed a university?–collidge commissars hung up 680 professionally printed signs to nag students about what they can and cannot say. Forbidden speech, “intentional or not,” includes any criticism, explicit or implied, of the Black Lives Matter gang of thugs.

Maybe, folks, you ought to worry about what might be the long-term effects of teaching a whole generation of young people that free speech is hate speech and they have an absolute right never, ever to hear or read anything they find offensive–except, of course, if they’re Christians: then they’d better just shut up about it, or else.

Maybe you ought to worry about this huge national campaign to cultivate an authoritarian and ultimately lawless mind-set.

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Because I’ll tell you right now, there can be no such thing as a free republic inhabited by close-minded ignorant numbskulls, governed by thieves, liars, and loons.

Before our college system kills us, we need to ask some very pointed questions about what they think they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and then we need to stop it. Stop it cold.

Better no universities at all, than schools that make you a bigger turnip than you were when you went in.

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Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on

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