January 16, 2008

The City Pulse

The City Pulse, Lansing's own weekly newspaper, published a great article about an MSU college hate group this week. It's worth a read if you have a few minutes.

I really don't want to give this group any more attention than is necessary but here's one little irony that I just can't hold back. The leader of the group shields his actions behind the mantle of free speech while silencing members under the guise of a "media strategy" that aims to "Prevent all dissent" and states to members that "You cannot apologize for anything [we have] done, cannot say bad things about [our leader], cannot say that [we are] divided on any issues and cannot say that we need to do things in a better way".

Actually, a lot of people contextualize the group in terms of free speech instead of in terms of hate and intolerance. In my opinion, this is a disservice to the concept of free speech.

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