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More Than Half of American Students Want Wearing “Offensive” Halloween Costumes to be Punished

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More than half of American university students believe that wearing “offensive” Halloween costumes is not part of free expression and should “be punished.”

In a poll conducted by The College Pulse, students were asked, “Are highly offensive Halloween costumes (such as blackface) a protected form of free speech on campus, or should students who wear them be punished?”

51 per cent of students said that people who wear offensive costumes should be punished while 49 per cent said offensive costumes were a protected form of free speech.

However, when students at elite institutions were asked, they were even less likely to side with free speech, with 58 per cent of Ivy League students saying there should be consequences for wearing offensive outfits.

An even higher figure, three out of five students, within the California State University system said people who wore offensive costumes should be punished.

The results of the poll are unsurprising given that nearly 60 per cent of millennials think the Constitution “goes too far in allowing hate speech in modern America” and that the First Amendment should be re-written.

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Orwell Cancelled? Journalist Says “Vile” Author Aided Nazis

“Orwell was a total fraud.”

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Despite being dead for 70 years, George Orwell may become the latest public figure to be cancelled after a left-wing journalist called him a “vile man” who aided the Nazis with his strident criticism of Stalinist Russia.

Yes, really.

“In addition to being a gov snitch, fraud George Orwell spent WWII demonizing the USSR as it defeated Nazism,” tweeted Ben Norman.

“As the Red Army sacrificed millions fighting Hitler, and as the Nazi regime shoved Jews into gas chambers, Orwell was writing Animal Farm. Vile man,” he added.

Norton followed up by denouncing the 1984 author as a “reactionary who hated communists more than fascists” before claiming Orwell “didn’t actually believe in free speech. He wanted to take away the free speech of communists. Orwell was a total fraud.”

Respondents pointed out that criticizing Stalinism, which killed multiple times more people than Nazism, doesn’t make one a fascist enabler.

“Orwell cancelled. Stop reading Orwell everybody. There is nothing you are allowed to learn from his books. Ben says,” tweeted Ryan McGoverne.

“This is my favourite cancellation yet. Top 10 of the last hour anyway,” said Alex Boyd.

Norman was also accused of historical inaccuracies.

“To believe this is to be completely ignorant of the history of WWII,” remarked one Twitter user. “Stalin was completely fine with everything Hitler was doing up until the Germans invasion of USSR in 1941. Also the Red Army was not alone in defeating the Nazis.”

To be fair to Norman, he does appear to be a supporter of free speech and an opponent of deplatforming.

However, this once again underscores how “cancel culture” is not merely just pushback on opinions considered to be “offensive”.

Orwell died in 1950 and his legacy as an icon of anti-authoritarianism has held firm over the last 70 years.

But just as we have seen with attempts to topple statues of Winston Churchill, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, the woke mob is so intent on re-writing history and imposing a cultural revolution, not even some of the most seminal names in history are safe.

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Video: Baltimore Mob Pulls Down Columbus Statue And Slings It In Harbor

Democrat Senator says ‘national dialogue’ should be held on whether to trash statues of founding fathers.

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A statue of Christopher Columbus that has stood in the Little Italy neighborhood of Baltimore for 36 years was torn down by a mob Sunday and thrown into the nearby harbor.

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The Baltimore Sun noted that the Columbus statue has traditionally been used as the site of a wreath-laying ceremony ahead of the Columbus Day parade, an annual event which was last year replaced by a ‘Italian Heritage Festival.’

The newspaper also reported that activists last month had asked Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young to preserve and protect the memorials in Baltimore in the wake of threats to pull them down by BLM agitators.

The destruction of the statue comes after President Trump signed an executive order mandating that cities must protect statues, and a speech in which he condemned angry leftist mobs attempting to tear down historical monuments.

Other cities and institutions such as colleges and Universities are actively removing statues, under the threat of mobs taking matters into their own hands.

For example, Campus Reform notes that Hofstra University, the largest private college on Long Island, New York, has “decided to relocate its long-criticized Thomas Jefferson statue to a less prominent location on campus, citing the ‘pain of our black students.'”

The relocation of the statue to a less visible area wasn’t enough for the protesting students, however, who further demanded that the statue of Jefferson simply be removed altogether.

“Relocation is not a viable option because it will just elicit the same response wherever it is placed,” states a petition, which contains a ‘trigger warning’ for “Mentions of Slavery, Rape, and Anti-Black Racism.”

While many are backing Trump’s stance on the monuments, Democrats continue to push for ‘offending’ statues to come down, with some even suggesting monuments of George Washington could be removed.

In an appearance on CNN’s Sunday, Democratic Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth said that “a national dialogue” should be held on whether to trash statues of the founding fathers

“I think we should listen to the argument there,” Duckworth proclaimed, adding that “the president at Mount Rushmore was standing on ground that was stolen from Native Americans who had actually been given that land during a treaty.”

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JK Rowling Says She Has Received Thousands Of Emails Of Concern Over ‘Aims And Methods Of Trans Activism’

Author has claimed the trans movement is being used as a cover for violence & sexual assault.

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Author JK Rowling took to Twitter once again Sunday and posted another string of tweets condemning the trans-activist movement, noting that she has received thousands of emails of support from people who are concerned it is being used to further sexual assault.

Rowling’s posts came in response to a commentary piece by Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle over the weekend, charging that Rowling is using her history of sexual assault, which she revealed in a recent essay, as “justification” for “discriminating” against transgender people.

Russell-Moyle apologised to Rowling after receiving a backlash over the piece.

“JK Rowling’s first disclosures of domestic abuse and sexual assault in her recent article on trans issues were heartfelt and must have been hard to say.” the MP wrote.

“Whilst I may disagree with some of her analysis on trans rights, it was wrong of me to suggest that she used her own dreadful experience in anything other than good faith,” he added.

Rowling responded to the apology, again defending her position and noting that “professionals working in women’s refuges, the prison service, the social work system, the criminal justice system and the police” have all related stories to her about trans activism being misused by predatory individuals.

In her previous essay, Rowling labeled critics of her “transphobia” victims of “groupthink” and charged that they are putting women at risk.

“When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he’s a woman – and, as I’ve said, gender confirmation certificates may now be granted without any need for surgery or hormones – then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside. That is a simple truth,” Rowling wrote.

The author is sticking staunchly to her views, despite being fiercely targeted by ‘woke’ critics, even within the literary agency and the publishing house she is associated with.

Fortunately for Rowling both companies have backed her, which may or may not be to do with the fact that she sells tens of millions of books every year.

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