Shame on Brian Kiteley. I mean, if a novelist is so bothered by pointed speech that heâ€™d support political censorship, is it really any wonder that our institutions of higher learning have become cauldrons of conformity and anti-intellectual groupthink â€” or that students leave them with a healthy fear of ever giving offense?
Iâ€™m a jerk? Perhaps. Truth be told, Iâ€™ve been called worse.
But at least I donâ€™t pretend to champion creative expression and individuality of thought, then turn around and agitate for the silencing of speech I donâ€™t like.
Iâ€™d rather make my living, such as it as, as an indigent jerk than as a tenured hypocrite growing fat off platitudes about free speech that I donâ€™t actually believe.
If you’re some sort of censorial propagandist masquerading as a novelist, I’d advise you to let a sleeping Jeff Goldstein lie. (via Instapundit).