Cultural War 2.0: Defend Colonialism, then Cop It By James Reed

     The way things are played now, is that controversial views, nay, anything that is politically incorrect, and the net gets bigger by the day, used to get protested against, maybe the authors bashed by Leftoid savages, but today, it is shut down before anyone much gets to hear of it, then they get bashed.  Oh, there are still the death threats:
  https://americanmind.org/essays/welcome-to-culture-war-2-0/
  https://www.chronicle.com/article/Last-Fall-This-Scholar/242880
  https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/publisher-withdraws-essay-defending-colonialism-citing-threat-to-journal-editor/120511

“A controversial essay that offered a defense of colonialism and led to a revolt at Third World Quarterly has been withdrawn due to “serious and credible threats of personal violence” to the journal’s editor, according to a notice posted by the journal’s publisher, Taylor & Francis. The essay, “The Case for Colonialism,” was withdrawn at the request of the journal’s editor, Shahid Qadir, and in agreement with the essay’s author, Bruce Gilley, an associate professor of political science at Portland State University, the notice said. The publisher said that it had conducted a thorough investigation after receiving complaints about the essay and found that it had undergone double-blind peer review, in line with the journal’s editorial policy. However, the publisher’s notice continued, the journal’s editor received “serious and credible threats of personal violence” linked to the publication of the essay. “As the publisher, we must take this seriously,” the withdrawal notice reads. “Taylor & Francis has a strong and supportive duty of care to all our academic editorial teams, and this is why we are withdrawing this essay.” Backlash against Third World Quarterly was swift after it published the colonialism essay last month. Fifteen people on the journal’s 34-member board resigned, and a petition seeking a retraction drew more than 10,000 signatures. In the wake of the controversy, the author, Mr. Gilley, had asked that his essay be withdrawn. “I regret the pain and anger that it has caused for many people,” Mr. Gilley wrote last month on his website.”

     It is predictable; it would have been delightful if he had said: to hell with you all! You pc types can jump in the lake. But, alas, not so. On the good side, the paper has been published, but this event seems to have been last year anyway:
  http://www.web.pdx.edu/~gilleyb/NAS_press-release.pdf

     Clearly, the universities are finished as any sort of clearing houses for ideas. Shutting them down will take time, and the collapse will probably come before, but in rebuilding we must not make the mistake of having these cancerous globalist institutions, where Leftoid people are paid to destroy the nation, while furthering the interests of their commo class. In the meantime, work will be done outside them. With the wisdom of hindsight, it is a bit naïve to think that any defence of colonialism would be given a hearing. It would have been best to have published it outside of academic journals in the first place.

 

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