Texas State University is this week’s ground zero in our campus speech debate. The most recent controversy was triggered by an opinion column by student Rudy Martinez on November 28th in The University Star titled “Your DNA is an abomination.” While insisting that he cannot by definition be racist, Martinez declares that “white death will mean liberation for all.” Martinez is a racist and the column is deeply disturbing. However, as will come as no surprise to regulars on the blog, I still support his write to publish such views. My concern is that universities continue to be selective in affording free speech rights to students. It is doubtful that the university would be so circumspect if the the column called for the death of minorities. UPDATE: The student columnist has been fired by the newspaper.
Martinez told The College Fix that “[t]hough my language, especially when I claim to have only ever met ‘12 decent white people,’ could be deemed as hyperbolic (just barely), it has accomplished its goal: starting a conversation and outing racists.” He continues with a position used by racists on campus across America: that they cannot be racist because only white people can be racists:
“… Was the piece racist? Nope; racist attitudes come from a position of power. The only group who have ever held true power in this nation are those who call themselves ‘white.’”
It is a transparently convenient and entirely unsupportable claim made by non-white racists to excuse their open racism. Racism is not about power; it is about prejudice. Martinez has clearly met more than a dozen “decent white people” but he could not see that decency past his own prejudice. It is the same reason why he thinks that it is ok to denounce an entire race as having flawed DNA and better off dead.
Martinez’ column no doubt was thrilling to read for those who relish racist rhetoric:
“Ontologically speaking, white death will mean liberation for all … accept this death as the first step toward defining yourself as something other than the oppressor,” Martinez wrote in his column. “Until then, remember this: I hate you because you shouldn’t exist. You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.”
Martinez says that she is satisfied that she has forced people to think about race. That she has but not in a way that faculty and students would have hoped. There are real and pressing issues of racial discrimination that need to be addressed and discussed. People like Martinez offer racism to combat racism and keep that dialogue from occurring.
Martinez, a self-described Marxist, has previously shown the same lack of judgment in his view of the ideal government in calling for a Marxist/Leninist government that ruined the Russian and imposed authoritarian rule over much of Eastern Europe. A Bolshevik Revolution, according to Martinez, is “the only way to achieve a lasting peace and avoid oppression.”
In the end, Martinez is just another racist on campus. I do not support calls to defund this newspaper. Students should be allowed to write and read divergent, even disturbing views. The concern is not the impact of such low-grade writing but the response to it. Universities continue to treat speech differently in declaring some writings like Martinez’ to be obnoxious while declaring other writings to be hate speech. The result is a de facto system of censorship that deals more harshly with views on one end of the spectrum of speech. As I have previously said, I continue to believe that the solution for bad speech is more speech — not speech regulation. Martinez’ racist views will fail because they are low-grade and hateful. The same can be said for those expressing prejudice against minorities. They all belong in the ashcan of history. However, they will only be defeated when free speech prevails for everyone regardless of viewpoint.
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Martinez has been fired.
I checked in with my own DNA to see if it was adversely affected by this article. The paternal French and Cherokee protein strands said “Sacre bleu, kemosabi, it’s nothing, we’re cool.” Turned to the maternal Jewish and Italian helix … “Oy, why is everyone in such a shvitz? Yo, ya mamalukes, chill out”
I personally loved this article, as well as my positively plotzing over FREEDOM OF SPEECH, despite the thin-skinned and easily offended. The editorial writer, like me, is not afraid to show the road kill he found off the yellow brick roads of either the PC Fringe Left’s dreamy idealists that they think lead to a flawless society, or the Alt-Rights’ that lead to a Mayberrian/Nazarene dystopia. Of course, the ones getting twisted are probably the brown shirt nationalists shivering in ditches picking scabs off each other, in fear of ‘Murika’s Whites becoming the minority by the 2050’s, and how dare an uppity Mexican speak such blasphemy? Who gives a rat’s rosy red ass what skin hue polls higher in the kingdom at any given time? Life still goes on within the human race. O Bla Di Bla Da.
No, the problem is the dude wrote a piece advocating genocide. There’s nothing intellectual, thought provoking, or whatever else about it.
andrewworkshop: He is just stating what the whites tried to do with others that don’t look like them. Now that the table is turning who are afraid?
How can the “tables be turning” if there’s nothing wrong with this guy advocating genocide? Are you saying slavery was ok? Sounds like it.
Few acknowledge today that emancipation of slaves really began with Christianity, when Jesus began His ministry in Nazareth with these words: The Spirit of the Lord is on Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and release to the oppressed. Luke 4:18
Before Jesus, heathen nations everywhere despised manual labor, preferring to exploit the weak and poor to do the hard and dirty work, while masters basked in the sun when they weren’t porking one of their 50 wives. Every other person in the Roman Empire during Jesus’ time was a slave. Think Spartacus, leader of an army of runaway slaves that shook Italy in 73-71 BC. Three-quarters of Greeks in Athens were slaves, a place where ownership of fifty slaves meant wealth. Egyptian slaves built the pyramids. It was a horrible time to be alive if you were not a slave owner.
Then along came Jesus, the carpenter who made work fashionable by dignifying the use of the saw, hammer, chisel, plane and axe, who didn’t just preach emancipation but actually practiced it. Naturally, every slave in the world loved Jesus because he was lashing out against the entrenched, slave-owning, Leftist establishment. And when Jesus got too popular, a threat to the elites and entrenched establishment, well, they crucified him.
Today, anyone who is not making a living wage is nothing more than a slave, no different than in ancient times. Demographically, that translates to about 80% of the population who cannot make a go of it without some sort of public assistance. And just like in Jesus’ time, anyone today who favors the middle class at the expense of elites and the establishment, is by strict rule labeled a heathen infidel. It’s why Trump and conservatives are hated so much by elites, the establishment, the press and the blood-sucking Leftist disciples who are out only for a free ride on the backs of those who actually work for a living and produce everything that is consumed by idle slackers. The Left is never going to be happy until Trump is crucified, too, and every member of the middle class is finally enslaved on a scale rivaled only during ancient times.
They almost got away with it, but Hillary was found out.
Leftist? I fear that you are standing the wrong way about.
@vinegart I believe the freedom that Jesus was talking about was freedom from sin. We are either a slave to sin or a bond servant of Jesus the Christ. A bond servant of Jesus and slave of man is more free than a master of man that is a slave to sin. Later, we see in the book of Philemon, how the influence of a bond servant of Christ, Paul, had on a slave such that he return to his master.
The way of a true Christian is foolishness to the world. They cannot understand nor do they want to.
God will bring justice at the end of time, until then there is time to repent for those who long to be free from their sins.
Here’s the opinions of the followers of that “worthy and evolving religion” you defend. Lest you think Wahhabism isn’t remarkably well-subscribed, he’s some polls to disabuse you of your fantastic and romantic notions:
We’ll start with the easy one:
𝐁𝐁𝐂 𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐨 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟓): 𝟒𝟓% 𝐨𝐟 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 “𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦”.
ICM Poll: 20% of British Muslims sympathize with 7/7 bombers
NOP Research: 1 in 4 British Muslims say 7/7 bombings were justified
Channel Four (2006): 31% of younger British Muslims say 7/7 bombings were justified compared to 14% of those over 45.
People-Press: 31% of Turks support suicide attacks against Westerners in Iraq.
YNet: One third of Palestinians (32%) supported the slaughter of a Jewish family, including the children:
World Public Opinion: 83% of Egyptians approve of attacks on American troops.
26% of Indonesians approve of attacks on American troops.
26% of Pakistanis approve of attacks on American troops.
68% of Moroccans approve of attacks on American troops.
90% of Palestinians approve of attacks on American troops.
72% of Jordanians approve of attacks on American troops.
52% of Turks approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (39% oppose)
A minority of Muslims disagreed entirely with terror attacks on American troops.
About half of those opposed to attacking Americans were sympathetic with al-Qaeda’s attitude toward the U.S.
World Public Opinion (2009): 30% of Palestinians support attacks on American civilians working in Muslim countries. 24% support the murder of Americans on U.S. soil.
Only 74% of Turks and 55% of Pakistanis disapprove of terror attacks against civilians on U.S. soil.
Pew Research (2010): 55% of Jordanians have a positive view of Hezbollah
30% of Egyptians have a positive view of Hezbollah
45% of Nigerian Muslims have a positive view of Hezbollah (26% negative)
43% of Indonesians have a positive view of Hezbollah (30% negative)
Pew Research (2010): 60% of Jordanians have a positive view of Hamas (34% negative).
49% of Egyptians have a positive view of Hamas (48% negative)
49% of Nigerian Muslims have a positive view of Hamas (25% negative)
39% of Indonesians have a positive view of Hamas (33% negative)
Pew Research (2010): 15% of Indonesians believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified.
34% of Nigerian Muslims believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified.
16% of young Muslims in Belgium state terrorism is “acceptable”.
Populus Poll (2006): 12% of young Muslims in Britain (and 12% overall) believe that suicide attacks against civilians in Britain can be justified. 1 in 4 support suicide attacks against British troops.
Pew Research (2007): 26% of younger Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are justified.
35% of young Muslims in Britain believe suicide bombings are justified (24% overall).
42% of young Muslims in France believe suicide bombings are justified (35% overall).
22% of young Muslims in Germany believe suicide bombings are justified.(13% overall).
29% of young Muslims in Spain believe suicide bombings are justified.(25% overall).
Pew Research (2011): 8% of Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified (81% never).
28% of Egyptian Muslims believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified (38% never).
ICM Poll: 25% of British Muslims disagree that a Muslim has an obligation to report terrorists to police.
Populus Poll (2006): 16% of British Muslims believe suicide attacks against Israelis are justified.
37% believe Jews in Britain are a “legitimate target”.
World Public Opinion: Majorities in Egypt (63%) and Libya (61%) supported the 9/11/2012 attacks against American embassies, including Benghazi.
Pew Research (2013): At least 1 in 4 Muslims do not reject violence against civilians (study did not distinguish between those who believe it is partially justified and never justified).
Pew Research (2013): 15% of Muslims in Turkey support suicide bombings (also 11% in Kosovo, 26% in Malaysia and 26% in Bangladesh).
PCPO (2014): 89% of Palestinians support Hamas and other terrorists firing rockets at Israeli civilians.
Pew Research (2013): Only 57% of Muslims worldwide disapprove of al-Qaeda. Only 51% disapprove of the Taliban. 13% support both groups and 1 in 4 refuse to say.
Palestinian Center for Political Research (2015): 74% of Palestinians support Hamas terror attacks.
What is to become of Mudbloods, Voldemort?
Martinez fails to understand that he is about half of European ancestry. Ought to go have his DNA analyzed.
Someone should ask Martinez if he is a Zarate supporter. I mean, Zarate actually did what Martinez suggests doing AND got away with it. I’ll bet there are a bunch of black men in American prisons right now for less than what Zarate did…rotting away.
In days of old when kniths were bold and rubbers wern;t invented. They tied a sock around the cock and babies were prevented.
why are you telling us this?
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