Blades of grass poking through the concrete. From PamelaGeller.com:
I am scheduled to speak at Brooklyn College on April 22, 2015 from 7-9 PM in the Woody Tangier Auditorium. My talk is entitled “The First Amendment and Social Criticism.”
In the current climate of intolerance, hate, and speech suppression on college campuses, this is an historic moment. While hate preachers, terror supporters, and Jew-haters are welcome with open arms at US universities, voices of freedom, voices opposed to jihad, sharia, creed apartheid, and gender apartheid are banned in a not-so-subtle adherence to sharia blasphemy laws. The current post-freedom era hosts the most stifling and crippling rules of intellectual engagement (what little there is of “engagement”).
Perhaps this is a turning point and we can begin to push back against the overwhelming leftist/ Islamic machine that has seized absolute control of university life. It is a rare moment when I (or any of my colleagues) can speak on an American college campus.
Seating is limited, so get there early. The room only seats 143. It will be first come/first serve, so get there early and BYORI (bring your own righteous indignation). Post it to your Facebook, twitter, instagram pages.
First Amendment and Social Criticism
a. Why the freedom of speech was placed first in the Bill of Rights;
b. How the freedom of speech is the foremost protection against tyrannical government;
c. The spurious distinction between “free speech” and so-called “hate speech” — and how it is used to erode First Amendment rights;
d. “Islamophobia”: Why this term amounts to little more than the enforcement of Sharia in the marketplace of ideas;
e. Why speech that is offensive to some must not be curtailed, but protected;
f. Civility vs. Freedom: why “offensive speech” must be legal and protected in a genuinely pluralistic society.