|Martin Sewell at his former place of employment after his contract was not renewed, most probably as a result of what was said about him by the CUSU, which is defamatory and actionable.|
http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/issue/news/cambridge-economics-supervisor-criticised-for-racist-and-sexist-views/ The Cambridge University Students' Union have called him "sexist" and "racist".
What is sexism? Something found to be offensive by women.
What is racism? Something found to be offensive by another race.
What is free speech? Does anyone even know any more?
In a piece published in 2010, Sewell states:
"So-called racism [sic] is a perfectly natural in-group bias which has been stigmatized by the politically correct West. The most likely reason for the high incidence of black crime is blacks’ lower intelligence and greater impulsivity, which themselves are probably biological in origin."
Or it could be that poor people are bad because they are poor, or that they are poor because they are bad. The Nature v Nurture debate remains one of the eternal questions. Surely in academia these things may be discussed without losing one's employment if we are indeed living in a liberal democracy that we claim to be so proud of?
Sewell also turns his attention to gender equality:
"Feminism not only harms men, but harms women. Indeed, women are less happy today than they were in the 1970s.
"To assume equality is false, whilst attempting to enforce it is totalitarian.
"Men must work hard, compete and take risks throughout their lives if they want any life at all, whilst women need only to look youthful and behave selfishly."
If feminism does indeed harm women, then surely something must be done about it as soon as possible? What harms women harms children. What harms children harms the next generation. What harms the next generation harms the future of this nation.
In another section, titled "Eugenics", Sewell states:
"Hitler gave eugenics a bad name. The modern objectives are actually highly desirable: eugenics can help eliminate genetic diseases, reduce personality disorders and increase intelligence via human biotechnology. Time to reconsider."
"I am neither sexist nor racist, nor am I pro-Hitler.
"The real fascism lies with attempting to compromise an academic's career on the basis of his synthesis of peer-reviewed scientific research. The university has a long tradition of ground-breaking science and freedom of speech, which Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) would do well to respect."
Apparently, in China, you are allowed to say such things and still keep your job.
Does China have more academic freedom than Britain?
Martin Sewell's website is at http://www.martinsewell.com/