According to a recent study conducted by the Brookings Institute on1,500 college students from all around the United States, almost half of them believe that (physical) violence is an acceptable form of protest. What’s even more worrying is that a fifth of US college students (20%) regard violence as acceptable for shutting down free speech, as in violence against unpopular opinion/unwanted speakers in the campuses. An incredible 44% of US college students have no idea about the Constitution’s provisions, i.e. they believe that free speech is not a 1st Amendment right if the respective speech is classified by the government as “hate speech”.
Basically, almost half of the country’s future elite, 44% that is, thinks that hate speech, whatever that means, is not Constitutionally protected speech and about half of them are kosher with violence as a form of protest. One may wonder who teaches these kids in our government controlled schools and institutions, but let that go, we all know the answer to that question.
Judging from these figures, it looks like the leftist indoctrination of the next generation is almost complete. The American left which currently controls the higher learning institutions in the US, the mainstream media and Hollywood alike, spent decades trying to shut down dissenting (as in conservative) political views and now, all their hard work is paying off big time. If you come to think of it, what is hate speech anyway, but a made up term, just like islamophobia?
Another thing worth mentioning from the Brookings study is the fact that women are more likely than men to get persuaded by the “hate speech is not Constitutionally protected speech” mantra pushed by the left. (49% of the women vs 38% of men say that hate speech is not a 1st Amendment right). Also, 62% of the (self identified) leftists said that violence is acceptable for shutting down controversial speech, compared to 39% of right leaning students.
The Founding Fathers who gave us the best Constitution in human history incorporated the First Amendment for the sole reason of protecting/guaranteeing political speech, even unpopular opinion. Hate speech is not an American notion, but a leftist made-up term which is aimed at stifling free speech, and that’s because the left has already lost the ideological war, so now their only argument is violence and censorship, all in the name of “the greater good”. The left (communism, socialism, Nazism etc) is a failed ideology, which only brought misery and poverty wherever it was “faithfully implemented”, to quote from Donald Trump’s UN speech.