Quote of the day 19th December 2021
"If you can't say what you think, soon you won't be able to think."
Jordan Peterson, quoted in the Telegraph on cancel culture in Universities.
A fuller version of the quote:
“If you can’t say what you think, soon you won’t be able to think, because mostly we think in words”.
“Herein lies the real danger of cancel culture, particularly at universities, whose primary function is arguably to nurture thoughts and help students learn to think for themselves: “The issue is there is no distinction between free speech and free thought. And there’s no thought without free thought. Thought by its nature is either free or it doesn’t exist.”
“This isn’t a battle for some right. This is a battle for the heart of universities.”