Congratulations to Prof Peter Ridd, who has won his court case for unfair dismissal. Ridd, who was unceremoniously dumped by James Cook University for challenging the orthodoxy about the deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef, exposed the Marxism rife within our government funded universities.
The whole point of university is to encourage new thought and fresh ideas. Not sack those who disagree. So much for mounting a credible argument to debunk Ridd’s assertions. If anything he has proved the faculty couldn’t disprove him with facts.
He has won on all counts with respect to unfair dismissal. Will the Dean move to sack/sanction/demote those who encouraged the sacking?
President Trump says he will issue an executive order to ensure free speech on university campuses across America which accept federal research funding. He is right. The sad thing is he shouldn’t be required to do it.
University faculties appear overrun with cultural Marxists who can’t tolerate open debate inside institutions that should be only too happy to foster new learning and thinking. In CM’s day you could argue with lefties in the refectory without being physically threatened.
Alas, no. Today only the thoughts of those that fit leftist narratives preached by professors have been allowed. To think of the violence outside campuses where Milo Yiannopoulos, Lauren Southern or Ben Shapiro were scheduled to present.
It’s pretty simple. Why not gauge the number of people that are interested in attending conservative speeches as a barometer of the popularity of those who hold different views? Argue their words with counter-factual rather than slam them as racist, bigoted white supremacists.