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« beaelliott wrote on Monday, Dec 02 at 05:52 PM »
That's so odd... You couldn't afford an egg replacer, and you complained that a vegan dark chocolate (fair trade?) was expensive. Yet the first meal you had was steak. So are you fibbing about being on a budget - Or not?
« poygankid wrote on Tuesday, Nov 19 at 04:05 PM »
Before you shed too many tears for Ms Kerzin, I suggest you visit her Occupy Auburn FB page. Ms. Kerzin is a radical gay & atheist activist who has stirred up her own measure of trouble on the Auburn campus. Rather than trying to get along with the student body, Ms. Kerzin has chosen to stick her radical beliefs in every ones face . She has even managed to make enemies out of the original "Occupy" movement that violently protested many financial institutions around the country because they claim she has high jacked the "Occupy" name for her own purposes. This is what these activists do. First they assimilate themselves and then slowly and subtly agitate. She will use this particular incident to further her radical agenda at Auburn. Reading further, I've found that Ms. Kerzin arrived in Auburn in the summer of 2011. By October of 2011 she had started her Occupy Auburn movement and began agitating on campus and in the Auburn community
« Arx wrote on Friday, Nov 15 at 05:24 PM »
As a lifelong Dawgs fan with family that graduated from Auburn, there is this one day a year that we are indeed, the house divided. But, as with all of these annual contests, there is no animosity; Auburn and UGA represent the best of our region in talent on the field and off. My best wishes to the Tigers and if the War Eagle soars tomorrow, your colors will fly here as you go on to take the SEC West! SEC!
« FreeSpeechZone wrote on Thursday, Nov 14 at 07:59 AM »
The problem with "No Hate Zones" are that they are not meant to point out, identify or stop actual discrimination or harassment; they are meant to discredit and silence opposition. The desire to silence anyone who doesnt' think or speak exactly as they do is due to the left’s own narcissistic tendencies. A narcissist projects his or her own thoughts onto others; he or she cannot imagine that others think differently. The worst policies are made when we think inductively: from a small sample, they make conclusions at large. In such cases, a person examines his or her own prejudices and weakness and assumes everyone else has them. “I have racist thoughts and must struggle to contain them, so everyone must feel that way,” or “I have homophobic thoughts,so everyone does.” Such thoughts result in rancor, self-loathing, and knee-jerk reactionary resolutions that abridge freedom to repress their own demons. It also results in thinking that someone would never say mean words to others unless there is a darker thought behind it. Better to prevent anyone from saying something mean than risk hurt feelings. One’s own thoughtcrimes become everyone’s. Public shaming of any and all thoughtcrimes is coercion; it is bullying. And when the left tries to legislate away any and all language that they find offensive, painful, hurtful, harsh, mean-spirited, etc. and etc.... they stifle away human emotion, dissent, and yes...eventually....even reason. It becomes a form of fascism. We have rules for the campus...the stadium is part of it....no need for additional resolutions from the PC fascists.
« MatthewBlack wrote on Thursday, Nov 14 at 02:26 AM »
Firstly, Haven for the Pansies would be a pretty kick-ass band name. Secondly, what this is about is abuse of minorities. It's actually a mathematical impossibility that it "happens to everyone," since minorities are not "everyone." Speaking as a blue-eyed, white-skinned, heterosexual midwesterner raised by a Christian family, I've never had to (and probably never will) suffer through being singled out or threatened by hateful and intimidating words for being different. Thirdly, this false equivalence people keep making between hate speech and saying stuff like "WDE, GO TO HELL ALABAMA," (why is it always in capital letters, btw?) is so ignorant. Shouting, "Fuck the New York Yankees," doesn't threaten anyone--that's just called being a sports fan with an accurate opinion of the NY Yankees. However, yelling, "Fuck you, you slimy ____insert racial/homophobic/religious slur here____," is hateful and directed at a single person. That's not just teasing, which is what you're equating it to when you say it "happens to everyone." Stuff like that makes the targeted individual feel like they're in a dangerous, threatening situation--ie. it's much more than just a "hurt feelings" thing. Plus, it's the sort of treatment that is already prohibited by Auburn University (people have linked to the current policy prohibiting harassment of students, if you're inclined to scroll down and find it). This resolution simply makes it explicit that these policies apply to the stadium.
« DeangeloVickers wrote on Wednesday, Nov 13 at 09:23 PM »
« anh8705 wrote on Wednesday, Nov 13 at 04:45 PM »
It's not about censorship. It's not about being PC. You're not *really* reading anything because you're not getting the point. I'm honestly not a big fan of PC myself - but I know when people's words and actions cross the line. It's not about being offended - it's about not being AFRAID. It's about going about your day just as everyone else without being HARASSED. Wanna talk about removing people's rights? How about the rights of those that have already experienced such direct persecution, discrimination, and harassment. How about the rights of those that will continue to live in fear because everyone here is too afraid of losing their precious "I'm gonna cuss you out" rivalry in football. How about Emily Kerzin, who felt afraid at an Auburn game because she and her family were HARASSED because of WHO THEY ARE - not because of what team they were rooting for. Please. Get off your high horse. Open your eyes. Propose another solution if you don't like this one. And if you can't do any of those things, then you have nothing of value that can be added to this forum.
« NomenNescio wrote on Wednesday, Nov 13 at 04:15 PM »
Was your comment inspired by high school essays regarding censorship? We all read "1984." You're not special. Your freedom of speech is not being challenged. When you were accepted to Auburn and chose to attend, you were required to agree to and maintain the standards of the University's anti-harassment policy. This resolution expands upon what is outlined. How many comments have mentioned this policy? Scroll down and you will see the link. What freedoms are you defending if you refuse to stand up for those who need it the most? Auburn suffers from a lack of diversity and this resolution seeks to help students who have been subjected to discrimination and prejudicial statements feel that their voices are being heard and that Auburn becomes a more inclusive environment. Why would you not want to stand up for your fellow students? I have said it once and I will say it again: this isn't about being "politically correct," it's about being inclusive. It's about respect. It's about integrity. If you can't see that--if you can't open your small, small mind to the concept that this University is not solely comprised of conservative white Christians from the same socioeconomic class (not say that there is anything wrong with being any of these things, but one must be aware of the privileges these things afford one in society)--then you are obviously not benefiting from your college education. Grow up.
« jrb0026 wrote on Wednesday, Nov 13 at 04:15 PM »
Everyone needs to stop letting their feelings get hurt so easily. If you cant handle getting insulted, go crawl in a hole. It happens to everyone, not just you so get over it you loathsome whiners. I'm sick of America turning into a haven for the pansies. WAR DAMN EAGLE, GO TO HELL ALABAMA
« FreeSpeechZone wrote on Wednesday, Nov 13 at 03:58 PM »
Political correctness is the enemy of freedom of speech. What may have begun as a crusade for civility has soured into an argument over what is "offensive" and, even worse, censorship. To label a speaker a bigot or a racist for a comment that offends minimizes true racism. If being offended is enough to squander our freedom of speech, I'm offended by those who are offended. Such censorship offends me. Destruction of language was a central theme in George Orwell's signature novel 1984, a book that should be required reading for anyone concerned about the slippery slope of milk-toast liberalism we are on, for in it one finds many parallels between the fictitious tyrannical state of Oceania and modern Kumbaya-ism that some on here are espousing. Remove words, and one removes thought; Remove thought, and one removes freedom. In a conversation with the main character, Winston Smith, one of the "creators" of Newspeak explained: “The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking -- not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness”. If this sounds familiar, it should. It's the new targeting rule, and the target is on those of us who stand for free speech.
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