It’s really terrifying to somebody who grew up under actual socialism to find that this allegedly “free” society looks more and more like something that not even our former socialist masters would DARE foist upon us for fear of being strung up. Yet here, in the “land of the free” (don’t make us laugh), it’s widely accepted without as much as a credible, CREDIBLE threat of tar and feathers.
Where we come from, we’d be talking about blood eagles. But obviously only the wankers left for foreign shores. May they have joy of their cowardice.
I would be less concerned about the exaggerated statistics about “rape culture,” and thus less inclined to criticize it, if it were not causing concrete harm to students. But the belief that rape must be prevented by “any means necessary” has been used to justify the elimination of key protections for students accused of rape in campus judicial systems. Some want the claims of the alleged victims of rape to be accepted as true, and not scrutinized in a fair legal proceeding. Just two years ago, Cornell stripped those accused of sexual offenses of the right to retain an attorney in University proceedings and the right to cross-examine their accusers. A student accused of a sexual offense at Cornell is now not able to directly ask the person who is making a potentially life-ruining accusation a single question about the incident. This is an inexcusable erasure of the fundamental right to confront one’s accuser, a right that has existed for all of our country’s history. Such rights are not superfluous. They protect us against arbitrary action by those who hold the levers of power.
What “due process?” What “right to confront your accuser?”
This sad, pathetic excuse for a former free nation has no right to even mention those sacred concepts anymore, having given them up WITHOUT EVEN A FIGHT because they’re a nation of gutless, fucking cowards. My viking ancestors wouldn’t even shit in their mouthes if they were starving to death.
Seriously, kindly quit pretending to even GIVE a fuck about the basic ideas of justice, because clearly this tinpot banana republic dictatorship has forgotten what they even mean.
And to illustrate that further, the response to what was once (and still is, everywhere but here) basic common sense, was as vitriolic as could be expected:
We disagree with the decision to publish “The Truth About ‘Rape Culture,’” by Julius Kairey ’15. Kairey blatantly disrespected a sensitive subject by reducing and delegitimizing the scarring experiences of survivors. This newspaper erred in publishing this article and should now also take responsibility for the harmful, triggering effects that articles like these cause. We hope that in the future, the Cornell Daily Sun makes a conscious effort to ensure that their columnists treat subjects like sexual assault with respect. We call for an apology from Kairey and the Cornell Daily Sun…..
Shut UP, she explained. If you’re accused by the correct victim class, you’re automatically guilty as charged. Any claims to traditional recourse will be denied because SHUT UP.
Land of the “free” my arse.
The socialist dump I escaped had more respect for her citizens than this caricature of a nation.
Yet still we accept it.
Funny, isn’t it.
Oh say does that star (and sickle) banner yet wave… Over the land, of the meek, and the home of the slaves.