“Freedom Of Speech Can Be Interpreted As Hate Speech” At UC Irvine

One of the big pulls this morning at Memeorandum is about UC Irvine, a government funded institution of higher learning, banning all flags, including the American flag

(Campus Reform) The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted Tuesday to remove all flags, including American flags, from an inclusive space on campus because of their offensive nature.

The bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being “symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism.”

“[F]lags construct paradigms of conformity and sets [sic] homogenized standards for others to obtain which in this country typically are idolized as freedom, equality, and democracy,” the bill reads.

The legislation argues that flags may be interpreted differently; the American flag, for example, can represent “American exceptionalism and superiority,” as well as oppression.

Darleen Click notes that this is cool, “as long as the “students” forgo all American taxpayer money …”. Banning the American flag, along with hating it and America, is the kind of thing that students are learning, yet, they still take advantage of all that benefits that American offers.

There’s a part that is, in my opinion, even more important

“[F]reedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible[,] can be interpreted as hate speech,” the bill reads.

“Let it be resolved that ASUCI make every effort to make the Associated Students main lobby space as inclusive as possible.”

Read that first paragraph in the excerpt again.

“[F]reedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible[,] can be interpreted as hate speech,” the bill reads.

This is the codification of restrictions to freedom of speech. This directly violates Article I, Section 2(a) of the California constitution.

“Let it be further be resolved that if a decorative item is in the Associate student lobby space and issues arise, the solution will be to remove the item if there is considerable request to do so.”

Ah. A loophole. What if a student complains about something that these extreme far left Progressives like, such as LGBT art, something pornographic, supports Islamic extremism, or is anti-Semitic? Will they say “sorry, there aren’t enough requests”?

Do not think that Progressives nationwide do not want to do the same. They love Free Speech, as long as it is the correct Free Speech.

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