Do you remember last year when after the GUSA campaign a bunch of race hustlers, SJWs, and other members of the regressive left formed a hate mob and went after a fellow student and The Voice because of a cartoon anyone who isn't stupid could tell was defending a black guy?
And though we stood like everyone else on the sidelines watching and laughing and eating popcorn while liberals abused their own, we should have had a premonition of things to come since something similar would happen again when Christina Hoff Sommers came to speak.
Well, today we're informed feminists have struck again. Not at us, of course, which we think is because they're brittle and afraid and know we'll fight back and not cower before them like a bunch of sissies or GUSA candidates or editors at The Hoya and The Voice.
But instead, at one of their own again, Richard Dawkins, though it must be said, he's one ours too in the sense he stands up for free speech, is willing to speak out about Islamic terrorists, and thinks feminism is a crock of, well, you know what.
Here's the story . . .
As the leading voice of militant atheists, Richard Dawkins has spent much of the last few decades battling Christians, Muslims, and deity-worshippers of every denomination. But now he has a new fanatical opponent: the secular dogmatists of the regressive left.
Yesterday evening, after retweeting a video critical of modern feminism, the renowned professor and critic of religion had his invitation to a skeptic conference revoked. In a statement posted on their website, the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism said:
The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism has withdrawn its invitation to Richard Dawkins to participate at NECSS 2016. We have taken this action in response to Dr. Dawkins’ approving re-tweet of a highly offensive video.
We believe strongly in freedom of speech and freedom to express unpopular, and even offensive, views. However, unnecessarily divisive, counterproductive, and even hateful speech runs contrary to our mission and the environment we wish to foster at NECSS. The sentiments expressed in the video do not represent the values of NECSS or its sponsoring organizations.
For the NECSS, it seems that some forms of skepticism are less welcome than others. Dawkins regularly posts tweets about Christianity, Islam, and assorted other faiths that could be perceived as “hateful,” yet it was his mockery of western feminists that led to his excommunication from this particular Atheist church.
What did he do that was so bad?
He posted the following video. Watch it. It's hilarious!
Here's a description:
The video consists of a 2-minute parody song comparing Islamists to Feminists, delivered by fellow YouTuber SyeTenAtheist. It touches on a number of parallels between the two ideologies, including the tendency to blame everything on a vast nebulous conspiracy (for feminists, the patriarchy; for Islamists, the Jews), the dismissal of unwelcome ideas and behaviors with buzzwords (“haram,” “problematic”), and a penchant for victimhood.
So far this academic year we haven't had any speakers attacked like last year, though of course, as you know from our Georgetown Confessions post, there are a lot of people who want to punish those who edit and write for TGA with attending forced "diversity" reeducation training put on by the University and requiring us to walk around campus picking up trash.
There have also been threats against us and numerous op-eds calling TGA racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and every other -ist and -ic out there, because that's what liberal social justice warriors and members of the regressive left do when they want to disqualify people without having to confront or argue against the ideas they put forth.
However, it's increasingly not working.
As we noted in our data-rich series on affirmative action, when the shepherd boy cries wolf too much, he soon begins to be ignored. Sadly, this only means real victims of discrimination will have their hardships taken less seriously.
And that's a shame, though it's not our fault, but instead people like this guy who cry wolf with abandon.