> How prophetic that just a week or two ago I watched a Stossel show on
> "What Has Happened To Free Speech In America". IMO he has pointed to a
> kind of "administrative fascism" under the guise of a democratic system
> and that is why they must stop him. This whole code of "Totem and Taboo in
> America" has gone too far and is destroying lives and careers. Isn't it
> time for Congress to conduct an investigation, starting with Stossel's
> program on the kind of tyranny against free speech which is being fostered
> especially by petty despots in academia? Let's start by examining those
> free speech codes on campuses. And let's not stop with the letter of those
> codes. Are they being SELECTIVELY enforced to the benefit of some and the
> detriment of others to add to the injustice which they perpetrate?
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."
"That at long last convinced me that there is no hope for me to bring about
major reform in Governmental corruption by writing letters. Everyone in charge
is too busy and too preoccupied to pay attention to the extraordinary, on which
they lack public support to act anyway.
"Since the US government introduced Big Money into the Basic Science, more than
half of a century has gone by. A new millennium is right around the corner. Do
the government leaders in charge look on Basic Science with confidence and
enthusiasm as their predecessors once did? How does big industry--- mostly the
product of successful basic science in the past--- see the role of basic science
in the industry of tomorrow? The answer, given below, is chilling to say the
least. It seems that both the industry and the government have lost the vision
for the future. " --Gilbert Ling
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