The UK-based Free Speech Union had an excellent thread on Twitter listing the staggering number of people who were forced to resign or are facing calls for termination for criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement. For one reporter, he got targeted for noting the lack of social distancing at a BLM rally in Wales. From academia to MTV, the Free Speech Union said there is an "alarming" amount of folks losing their jobs for exercising their free speech rights.
We all saw the massive meltdown at The New York Times over an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who argued that the military should be deployed to re-establish law and order in the wake of the rioting that ensued after the officer-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. The paper's woke legion of reporters revolted, saying the op-ed put black lives in danger. The paper twisted itself into a pretzel, finally denouncing the column, but not before being called out for creating a fraudulent standard from which they could argue that Cotton's piece didn't fit their standards. It was never about that. The Opinion Page editor was eventually forced to resign. At the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stan Wischnowski, a top editor who helped improve diversity in the newsroom and guided the paper to win a Pulitzer Prize for their series on school violence in Philly, was scalped by the left-wing mob for running a column with the headline "Buildings Matter, Too."
Free speech is violence to the far Left. Their goal is total domination, and they cannot accomplish that with differing opinions and views cutting through their trash ideas like Swiss cheese. Everyone who doesn't think like them must be muzzled. They don't want apologies. The Left never wants an apology from their targeted victims. They want to destroy them.
Hey, Drew Brees, did you hear that? The Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Fame QB for the New Orleans Saints was dragged for daring to say no one should disrespect the American Flag. If you want more of this authoritarian dystopia, vote for Democrats. This is what we'll see wholesale if we allow these woke wingnuts into positions of power. They already dominate some of the most prominent cultural bastions and fields of study, causing chaos. Imagine these folks in the Oval Office influencing policy. The Left-wing mob has grown and become more insane since 2016. Dark times are ahead for basic rights if the Left is in charge.
Here are some of the scalps they've taken from those who dared to offer a differing opinion on BLM. Some of the most unhinged are, of course, on college campuses where one professor is being threatened for not canceling an exam in the wake of the Floyd unrest:
3/ Gordon Klein, a professor at UCLA, has been placed on leave after he refused to cancel a final exam following George Floyd's death https://t.co/8PwbuB9bC8— The Free Speech Union (@SpeechUnion) June 6, 2020
4/ Stu Peters, a Manx Radio presenter, has been suspended after he challenged the concept of "white privilege" in a debate with a caller to his radio show https://t.co/DQqxbJescX— The Free Speech Union (@SpeechUnion) June 6, 2020
5/ Martin Shipton, chief reporter of the Western Mail, has been forced to step down as a Wales Book of the Year Judge after he complained that the Black Lives Matter protest in Cardiff broke the Welsh Government's social distancing rules https://t.co/2xDsEsILKs— The Free Speech Union (@SpeechUnion) June 6, 2020
10/ Hundreds of poets are calling for the President of the US Poetry Foundation to be fired because its statement last week saying it "stands in solidarity with the Black community, and denounces injustice and systemic racism" didn't go far enough. https://t.co/Ba6cVEqJYh— The Free Speech Union (@SpeechUnion) June 8, 2020
11/ Students at Cornell are demanding that chemistry professor David Collum be fired for tweeting that an incident in Buffalo, NY, in which a BLM protestor was pushed over by a police officer and hurt his head was not an example of police brutality.https://t.co/fGCjFH5ObQ— The Free Speech Union (@SpeechUnion) June 9, 2020
13/ The editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit, Adam Rapoport, has stood down after a piece he wrote genuflecting to BLM was judged to be insufficiently pious by his staff (and he wore an inappropriate Halloween costume 13 years ago).https://t.co/pX8xhUFSpX— The Free Speech Union (@SpeechUnion) June 9, 2020
16/ Dee Nguyen fired from MTV's The Challenge after posting "People die every f***ing day" in response to Black Lives Matter protest. https://t.co/dfmmBdi3Gy— The Free Speech Union (@SpeechUnion) June 9, 2020
19/ Leading economists, including Paul Krugman, are calling for Harald Uhlig, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, to be fired as editor of the Journal of Political Economy because he criticised the BLM movement. https://t.co/KPK7PGPbrl— The Free Speech Union (@SpeechUnion) June 10, 2020
20/ Stockwell Day, a former Canadian cabinet minister, has lost three jobs following a television appearance last week in which he said he didn't think Canada was a racist country, most Canadians are not racist and the system is not systemically racist. https://t.co/AMYZ8ZFARJ— The Free Speech Union (@SpeechUnion) June 10, 2020
Whenever there's a list of stupid things liberals are doing, it seems Paul Krugman is always involved.