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Monday, August 25, 2014

Mireille Miller-Young is a terrorist, plain and simple

Posted by Scott Tibbs at 4:00 AM (#)

Earlier this year, a so-called "professor" physically attacked a teenage girl and stole her property, because she did not like the political message on the girl's sign. It is inarguable that Mireille Miller-Young is a thug and a bully, but she is more than that - she is a terrorist. Let's review Merriam-Webster's definition of the word terrorism for more:

  • The use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal

The definition fits. She is obviously not morally equal to the ISIS terrorists cutting a bloody swath across Iraq, but there are always degrees of crime. Shoplifting a candy bar is not the same as embezzling ten million dollars, and is not punished the same way. But both actions are stealing, and both perpetrators are thieves. This so-called "professor" did not fly a plane into a building or set fire to someone's home, but she is still a terrorist.

Some would say that my logic is the same as the "logic" the so-called "professor" used to accuse the teenager of being a terrorist. That is an absurd false equivalency bordering on moral relativism.

The teenage victim engaged in no violence. Miller-Young used violence to censor political speech she disliked and intimidate a teenager and her companion into not engaging in political speech, simply because she is bigger and stronger - which she openly bragged about doing. Her actions were designed to intimidate and censor future protests. The message behind Miller-Young's thuggery was clear: "If you come on campus with unapproved speech, university 'professors' will physically attack you and steal your things."

Miller-Young's defenders have whined about the "angry black woman" portrayal, but this is not a racial issue. This is a criminal issue, as well as an issue of free speech and civility. Attempting to deflect the legitimate consequences for her criminal behavior is not only desperate race-baiting, it is racist itself.

As a free society, we must not tolerate this kind of behavior from thugs like Miller-Young. The real issue is that an employee of a state university violently suppressed the free speech of a teenage girl who was peacefully picketing on campus. If we value free speech, this thuggery must be harshly punished.

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At August 26, 2014 at 5:17 AM , Blogger Mike Newton said...  

A weird case. I can't help feeling--in fact, I'm dead certain--that if this was a cop, attacking anyone but a "pro-life" demonstrator, most "conservatives" would be spewing variations of the tired old theme "You can't understand the stress she faces every day unless you have that job. She's only human!"


At August 26, 2014 at 6:48 AM , Blogger Scott Tibbs said...  

You have a very bad memory.


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