I’ve got to hand it to the CSU College Republicans for
continuing their tried and true record of reactionist complaining.
I thought the GOP always accused the left of playing the victim?
Damaging (or perhaps destroying) professor Steven Helmericks’
career, in spite of the fact that “he immediately apologized” for
his remarks, is heinous and reprehensible.
While I haven’t taken one of his classes and cannot comment
first-hand on the alleged bias of professor Helmericks, I do
believe that professors have the right to be free from the Gestapo
tactics employed in the name of “unbiased teaching.” Talk about the
pot calling the kettle black; totalitarianism and censorship are
traditionally “right-wing” ideas. There are appropriate channels
for dealing with this (which initially were taken by Heather
Schmidt in talking to the department chair). And as for harassment,
I think being offended by someone’s opinion pales in comparison to
fearing for one’s life.
I challenge the CSU College Republicans to do something
proactive for once: Sponsor a proxy debate, sponsor a public forum
on political issues, or something of the like. If you truly believe
that your positions on issues are the right ones, how about using
logic and honest methods to express them? Walking all over people
who you can get enough hype up about is no way to go about
furthering your own “political agendas.”
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