Friday, February 06, 2009
The "University" of Kalgary
I can't say it any better than Ezra Levant did — in serving notices of trespass to student members of Campus Pro-Life, the University of Calgary administration merits condemnation, not just from its alumni, but from everyone who believes that a university has a special duty to protect free speech and foster honest debate about controversial issues. As someone who grew up under the military dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, I still remember how one of my childhood friends was tortured and then murdered by that odious regime. Alas, Canada seems to be rapidly devolving towards a 21st-century tyranny of the morally relativistic Left, and this idiocy by the university administration is just more evidence of the accelerating suicide of the West. Today the police knock on doors of university students who are trying to raise awareness about a legitimate public policy issue. Tomorrow, what? Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.