Freedom of Speech

Obviously this doesn't exist. I've just finished a series of conversations centered around this concept. It's really frustrating since I've been having these conversations at a university.

Friends of mine who work for universities are now laughing.

Kissinger was right: academic politics are so spiteful because there is so little at stake.

Some back story: administration at my university have found it important to kibosh a number of things this year: picture of a condom on a banana in the school paper, some plays (Chorus Line, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Vagina Monologues), and honest and legitimate discussion of pornography.


Rather than address the issues, the "debate" has been reduced to "axis of evil" level discussion and a bunch of name calling.

As a result, I think I'm going to put my name to my first open letter, which I'll reprint here.