Students "Deeply Hurt" By Criticism Of Liberal Intolerance

Authored by Jacob Floam via Campus Reform,

State University of New York at Oswego administrator has reprimanded a conservative student for delivering an “uncomfortable” speech during an “Open Mic” event last month.

According to an email obtained by Campus Reform, the school’s Alcohol and Other Drug Program Coordinator, Trisha DeWolf, contacted student Nicole Miller on May 2, stressing that some Open Mic attendees were disturbed by her presentation criticizing liberal intolerance on campus.

“It was brought to my attention that students were uncomfortable with the letter that Nicole read during open mic last week,” the official wrote in the email.

“While I am in support of your freedom of speech, I was implored to reach out you both by more than one student.”

“Anytime I receive a complaint I have to follow up,” she continued. “The unwritten policy has always been after one complaint, you receive a verbal warning and any complaint after than may result in being asked to not perform at open mic. I’ve already had to utilize this unwritten rule once this semester.”

The letter, which Miller read during the event at the school’s Lifestyle Center, describes the experience of a “conservative woman” on a “liberal campus” and criticises liberal students for their treatment of Republican classmates.

“I’ve been on this campus for almost 3 years now and let me tell you it’s been hard to show my beliefs here,” the letter reads. “I’ve heard horror stories from other conservatives on this campus about the brutal mental and emotional attacks on them. I’ve had them myself. It sickens me to death that the people that preach tolerance and acceptance of all people are so openly against us and our beliefs.”

The letter then summarizes some of Miller’s experiences on campus, including direct confrontations with liberal peers who allegedly scolded her for her views.

“I’ve heard many stories from others like me who were attacked for their beliefs,” she wrote. “People had their personal property destroyed, their own lives threatened, and administration has done nothing because [we’re] ‘Trump lovers.’” 

“It sickens me to know that administration here cares so little about us being attacked for what we believe in but will praise any decisions the other side makes and send emails about that,” Miller added.

“The ‘tolerant left’ isn’t very tolerant when it comes to those their same age who have different beliefs.”

In her email to Miller, DeWolf outlined two issues with the presentation, stressing that she does not “want students to think that your views are that of the Lifestyles Center.”

“I don’t want situations like this to negatively impact the LSC or Open Mic,” she added, saying the event “is suppose [sic] to be fun way celebrate the end of the semester.”

“A few of our students were deeply hurt by some of your remarks (their words, not mine),” DeWolf continued. “Moving forward, there will be written guidelines for performers, which I hate to have to do.”

Miller responded to DeWolf’s email by defending her speech and stressing that she has a right to express her own opinion about the political climate on campus. 

“I’m not going to apologize for standing up for what I believe in,” she wrote. “I’m ashamed that it’s come to this, but I’m not ashamed for standing up for my views.”

In an interview with Campus Reform, Miller said that she had attended about 25 open mic events over the course of the academic year, stressing that she would oppose any ban on future open mic nights because she doesn’t want other students to have their speech shut down.

“Looking back now, I'm glad I said something,” Miller said. “For far too long others could say their beliefs and no one spoke against them. Now I feel even prouder to be standing up for not only myself in this situation, but for those who agree with me but are scared to say something.”

SUNY Oswego College Republicans President Tyler Toomey also condemned the potential restrictions on free speech, but noted that he is “not surprised,” given that “many of our peers preach diversity and acceptance while they treat conservatives with contempt on a regular basis.”

DeWolf did not immediately respond to Campus Reform’s request for comment.

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Escrava Isaura revolla Thu, 05/10/2018 - 21:08 Permalink

No, these can’t be, because these are the core of being human, just like freedom. Well, freedom you die for, but you got the idea.

Now, religion and politics are all lies 'tricks', especially religion because religion has the indoctrination as its base, so no critical thinking is allowed.

Now science education you need critical thinking or you’ll sound really stupid. Science needs proof and the ability to replicate.

 

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Earth Ling Escrava Isaura Thu, 05/10/2018 - 23:25 Permalink

So as someone who "believes" in science does it bother you that mainstream science is completely fucked up, corrupted, dishonest, wrong and unscientific when it comes to the safety vaccines, pharma drugs, pesticides, herbicides, GMOs and the "fact" of global warming, er climate change? Or do you "believe" in science as practiced by Monsanto, the CDC and Al Gore?

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bluez PGR88 Fri, 05/11/2018 - 03:03 Permalink

Hasn't anybody figured out that this "open mic" thing is absurd? If there is a rule of "two complaints and you're out", then anybody can censor anyone else. If it's enforced selectively, then just don't show up, and some people will just be talking to themselves.

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D Nyle BlackChicken Thu, 05/10/2018 - 19:35 Permalink

This is great, Liberals can't handle college, will never be able to handle the real world. This will lead to parents basement dwelling and sucking their retirement away. I would care but they're liberals too. These life-sucking leaches will eventually be forced to give BJ's on the corner for food along with their libtard parents thus leading to a life of misery for themselves and all around them. We can only hope that they do not continue the cycle with children. 

Everyday a liberal anti American shitstain suffers is a Great Day

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boattrash vaporland Thu, 05/10/2018 - 19:08 Permalink

I'll re-post this gem. They can shop in their gun-free stores...until they go tits up. Hahaha

OT, but a brighter note, Mossberg and other gun makers/distributors are not going to sell any guns to Dick's!

https://www.ammoland.com/2018/05/mossberg-terminates-relationship-with-…

https://www.ammoland.com/2018/05/mks-supply-hi-point-firearms-inland-mf…

Looks like Mrs Boattrash is getting a Mossberg 500 for Mothers Day, as I'll certainly support these companies.

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Expendable Container bh2 Thu, 05/10/2018 - 19:42 Permalink

Lets have something to be 'intolerant' about! HERE

USDA caught murdering hundreds of kittens in “incineration ovens” as part of cruel medical experiment:

"Just in case you weren’t already horrified by the actions of federal agencies, the USDA has been caught experimenting with and executing hundreds of kittens as part of some sort of twisted study. Congressman Mike Bishop of Michigan is now calling for an investigation, revealing that he has already sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue about the horrific revelation from earlier this week.

As Bishop reported in his letter, it appears that the USDA has been experimenting on kittens by feeding them parasite-riddled raw meat for two or three weeks so their feces can be collected. Then they are killed via incineration. And at the end of the “study,” Bishops says, the USDA admitted that the baby animals were healthy — and yet, the government agency still saw fit to put them to death. The congressman’s letter questions why these animals were killed instead of being put up for adoption."

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chubbar bh2 Thu, 05/10/2018 - 21:06 Permalink

The worst part is that you have some adult cunt who's job it is to referee open mic night and who openly states that she can't let someone speak with views that don't conform to her own. I mean, what the fuck? Is she that fucking retarded not to realize what she is saying?

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