Re: Help John Stossel

From: Franklin Wayne Poley (
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 11:25:37 MDT

On Sun, 13 Aug 2000, J. R. Molloy wrote:

> Your characterization of the movement against Stossel as "administrative
> fascism" seems to me entirely appropriate and accurate. I don't expect Congress
> to investigate this destructive and irresponsible trend anytime soon, because
> Congress itself operates under identical enforcement of conformity.
> As for whether they "are being SELECTIVELY enforced to the benefit of some and
> the detriment of others to add to the injustice which they perpetrate," I'd
> answer "Yes, definitely."

Thanks JR. I think very highly of Stossel's journalism as you do. So I try
to think about the issues which he puts forward. The kind of tyranny which
he described on the campuses can be stopped but it requires good, sound
social science which has just about been extinguished by propaganda wars.
Such a good, sound study would require putting all those "speech and
conduct codes" of the campuses together for analysis. Then one would do
surveys to see if favoritism or selectivity is being practiced in their
enforcement. I think I can make some pretty sound predictions of what the
results will be. The study I propose would expose the folly of "Totem and
Taboo In America" as it is practiced by fanatical witch doctors in ivory
towers. Congress could undertake it for the sake of preserving free speech
which could be thoroughly destroyed by one generation from now but as you
say, it almost certainly won't act.

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