Poll: Nearly a Fifth of Students Support Using Violence to Shut Down Free Speech

Poll: Nearly a Fifth of Students Support Using Violence to Shut Down Free Speech

Over half say its acceptable to de-platform “controversial” speakers through heckling

When asked if it was acceptable for a student group to disrupt a “controversial speaker” by “loudly and repeatedly shouting so that the audience cannot hear the speaker,” 51% of students agreed with this compared to 49% who opposed it.

In other words, over half of students don’t support unimpeded free speech.

The students were then asked if it was OK for a student group opposed to the speaker to use “violence to prevent the speaker from speaking”.

19% agreed that violence was acceptable in this context, leading the Brookings Institution to comment that “the fraction of students who view the use of violence as acceptable is extremely high” and that “any number significantly above zero is concerning”.

A clear majority of students (62%) believe it should be “legally required” for a group to offer a platform to a speaker with an opposing point of view if that on-campus organization is “featuring a speaker known for making statements that many students consider to be offensive and hurtful.”

This is a nod to the infamous Fairness Doctrine, which required holders of broadcast licenses to give contrasting views for every political issue.

44% of respondents are also unaware of the fact that the First Amendment, as defined by the Supreme Court, protects “hate speech” as free speech, with 39% indicating they are aware of this.

The results of this survey are depressing but not surprising. Given that many professors are now literally members of Antifa, a group that openly and violently opposes free speech, colleges are becoming breeding grounds for intellectual intolerance – the very opposite of their supposed function.

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2 responses to “Poll: Nearly a Fifth of Students Support Using Violence to Shut Down Free Speech

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  2. Yes, this is the way that the Quran is pulling the world. Read more about it in the following:
    Post Sep. 20th 2017
    1. Received by Email. Please read carefully the notes in #2 and please remember/note that the list of innovations of Jews, in this Email, contain less than 10% of the overall innovations of Jews. In this list, there is just 1 Noble prize beneficiary while there were 20 Jewish scientists out of the 24 Jews that were granted with this honorable prize. Let not forget the other prizes that Jews were granted with and are more than the sand on the shore beach. Please add to it all the innovations of Israel in the last (25) years. This will give you a slight idea about the Jews/Israel contribution to the world.
    Jewish Boycott? Will it work and who is going to suffer most?2.
    A while ago, Iran’s Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people.
    In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a Jewish pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott as follows:
    “Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew. If Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner.
    “A Muslim who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a Jew, Ludwig Traube.
    Should he suffer from a toothache, he must not use Novocaine, a discovery of the Jews, Widal, and Weil.
    If a Muslim has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky, a Jew. If one has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro, and Ellege.
    Muslims with convulsions must put up with them because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate. Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments because of Freud, father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew.
    Should a Muslim child get Diphtheria, he must refrain from the “Schick” reaction which was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick.
    “Muslims should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Nobel Prize winner, Robert Baram.
    They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk.
    “Muslims must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug against this killing disease.
    Muslim doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung specialist, Frawnkel, and of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.
    “In short, good and loyal Muslims properly and fittingly should remain afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus, Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio, Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be proud to obey the Islamic boycott.”
    Meanwhile, I ask, what medical contributions to the world have the Muslims made?It should be emphasized that in this list not even one Israeli electronic innovation is listed. As you know there are very many of them.
    3. In May 2016, 3 Arab boys, aged 16, 17, 17, tried to stab 2 Jewish old women, aged 83, 85. The Arabs were sentenced to prison and to compensate the old women. This is not the point. The point is that very young Arabs that suppose to have different/polite manners are educated to stab. To stab old women. Is this human? Where they got this education? This you can’t find anywhere else in the other society than the Muslims as they are educated/instructed, by the Quran, to kill. The way they kill it’s up to them. They want to see blood. When will the Muslims understand that their way of life/education should disappear from this world? I am afraid that they will never change their attitude as this is the way that they are grown.
    4. I informed you, 2 days ago, that 48% of the parents of Palestinian pupils prefer the Israeli education system and books on the Palestinians. In order not to keep the backward education systems in use, although it does not fit with today’s systems and a lot of money is involved, the Ex Mufti (Muslim leader) of Jerusalem issued a Fatwah (In Arabic-Instruction/warning) that according to the Quran it is prohibited to learn from Israeli books and whoever does, study from Israeli books, it will be punished. This is very interesting to have a “Fatwah that it is not allowed to learn from Israeli books and it was given in the Quran. You see how clever this Quran is. He knew 1500 years ago that today, in Sep 2017, the problem that the people will face will be how to study. The interesting point is that the parents of the today’s students that prefer Israel’s system are not as clever/ updated more than Muhammad in the ancient time. This is, in general, the level/standard of the Islam and its leaders.
    5. This is a comment that I sent to a woman that you will understand the following: Dear Abby. You look marvelous, 10 million, but I was very astonished/disappointed to hear the bunch of lies that you tell in your interview concerning the behavior of Israel towards the Palestinians/Gazans. It is a must that you tell your spectators the story’s history. Do you know why 4 million Arabs are refugees and they are under Israeli occupation? In 1948 Israel was attacked by the Arabs. All 8 states that participated the war were beaten by Israel and parts of the land of Israel was freed. Then, 20 years passed not under Israeli occupation and/or any other way of control by Israel. What did the Arabs do, for themselves, in this time? Nothing. Then, in 1967, 3 Arab countries attacked Israel, without any provocation by Israel. Why they did it? Because they hate Jews. They want to push the Jews into the sea and to inherit the land of Israel. Fortunately, they were defeated. Only since then Israel, is occupying parts of the Arab countries. But, don’t get wrong. The West Bank (Palestine) never was a state. The Palestinian has no rights to claim it. Only the original owner, Jordan, can claim it. Funny enough-they never did. Why? Because they don’t want the Palestinians under their rule. Your interview is fully loaded with lies. The reason is that you blindly like the Muslims and therefore you start every description in the point that suits you. The audiences are un alphabetic. They believe you, partially because of your beauty/attraction, but mainly because you pull them in their noses. You just lie them the lies that they want to hear. You claim that Israel should be established somewhere else than Israel. Maybe Aussie. You don’t know the history of the Jews. So, you blindly support the Arabs. Did you ever hear that Israelis entered Palestine to kill old women? I can tell you that 3 youngsters tried to stab 83 and 85 years old women. This is the education and behavior of your preferred people. well, I have a lot to write but it time-consuming. So let’s meet on your next trip to visit your preferred people. And, the refugees stand still because their brothers/leaders want them to stay as such in order to blame Israel for everything. All refugees in the world were settled in their countries. Even in Israel itself, there are no Arab refugees, because Israel settled them and they are happy to live in Israel under Israeli rule. Please make your mind. By the way, I think that respectable woman like you should not use in your interviews the word F..k that often.
    6. Startup that detects your ills by analyzing your voice wins contest
    Israel’s Healthymize, which uses AI to spot symptoms of diseases such as asthma and heart failure, takes first place in mHealth competition
    The future of disease prevention may be in our voices. At least that is what Israeli medical startup Healthymize believes. The firm has developed technology that uses artificial intelligence to analyze the voice and breathing of patients via a regular voice call to detect symptoms of diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure and mental illnesses. The startup’s technology nabbed first prize last week in the connected health startup contest of mHealth Israel, which touts itself as “the largest connected health community in the Middle East” with more than 4,500 active members. The four-year-old competition took place in Jerusalem, with the support of the Jerusalem Development Authority. Healthymize’s patented technology seeks to detect disease quicker and to initiate treatment sooner, increasing chances of survival and full recovery of the patient, by turning smartphones, tablets, smart watches and home virtual assistants into continuous health monitoring devices, the organizers of the event said in a statement about the winning firm. Healthymize also uses its AI-based technology to detect worsening symptoms or flareups and alert medical teams in time to get help to the patients earlier, possibly saving their lives. “We’re grateful to be acknowledged for our technology and for the opportunity to improve patients’ quality of life while significantly saving on the cost burden on both patients’ families and the health system,” said Dr. Shady Hassan, co-founder and CEO of Healthymize and attending physician of internal medicine at Carmel Medical Center in Haifa. “We expect this win and the recognition in the value of our technology to accelerate our planned pilots and our deployment with connected health partners around the world.” The conference was attended by over 500 health tech startups from around the world, including Israel, Europe and the US, the organizers said. More than 70 startups vied for the final prize. Finalists included radiology health tech startup AI DOC, which applies deep learning and AI to medical images and data, Augmedics, Neetera, Day Two, Eye Control, Dreamed Diabetes, MedyMatch and Wikaya. Speakers at the event included former UK health minister Nicola Blackwood. “Israel has a tremendous amount of health innovation and talent to offer the world, and I’ve had the privilege of meeting some extraordinary companies during my visit,” said Blackwood. “Startups are helping to pave the way for a promising healthcare future, but they must be careful not to fall into the trap of ‘build it and they will come.’ For healthcare startups to succeed, they must deeply understand the market and how their solution fits into it. They should not assume the market will adapt to fit their solution.” Founded by Levi Shapiro in 2013, mHealth Israel aims to create global awareness of Israel as a leader in health technologies and to actively connect Israeli digital health startups with global healthcare leaders. “It is incredible to see the growth of the community and the significant global interest in the breakthroughs being produced by our innovators,” said Shapiro. “We are helping to accelerate the path towards a healthier future.”
    7. Big disaster in Mexico. Another earthquake. Who was the 1st that the Mexicans applied to? Yes, you are right: To Israel, the unconditioned assistant of everybody everywhere in the world. Please tell the Muslims that Israel is always ready to help everybody in trouble, including them, in spite of the hatred, against Israel, that is terribly burning in their hearts.
    8. The terror organization “Hezbollah” launched from Damascus (Syria) an Iranian drone to spy Israel. It was shot down by American, Israeli improved, “Patriot” missile. So the bad, Iran the producer and Hezbollah in cooperation with Syria were defeated by the Good Israel and America. This will be the end of the next war that we hope that will never happen.
    Shanah Tovah to everybody everywhere.
    Please share
    In friendship
    Amir

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