pennine: Whilst death threats and the like can never be condoned, however in this case it has to be said that perhaps people holding high positions in places of learning and academia where they can be of influence over already biased or vulnerable minds need to exercise discipline &responsibility over their own choice of words and actions in their teaching capacity.
These people, we presume, have reached a level of maturity enough to know that they need to choose their words carefully. Did this professor bother to stop and consider beforehand that his voiced wishes could have caused some innocent people- (whose only qualifying “flaw”-according to his philosophy- was to be born with white skin? )- lives a misery, indeed, had them or their loved ones murdered? In this context, I find it hard to sympathize with the Drexel University learned scholar Mr Ciccariello-Maher. He is no innocent victim. None of us (including myself) are immune to the law of Karma, if we plant tomato seeds we can’t expect to reap roses.
Another adage that might apply is: If Mr Ciccariello-Maher can’t stand the heat of the kitchen, then it might have been wiser for him to have kept out of it.
Courtesy of DC Clothesline, Chris Menahan & Information Liberation
‘White Genocide’ Professor Resigns, Plays The Victim
Drexel University professor George Ciccariello-Maher, who said last year that all he wanted for Christmas was “white genocide,” resigned this Christmas without getting the genocide he anxiously craves.
A Drexel University professor who received death threats after posting several controversial tweets said Thursday he is resigning because the year-long harassment has made his situation “unsustainable.”
George Ciccariello-Maher, a professor of politics and global studies, had been teaching his class remotely via video conference after being put on administrative leave, a move that Drexel said was for his own safety.
The professor said his resignation is effective December 31.
“This is not a decision I take lightly; however, after nearly a year of harassment by right-wing, white supremacist media outlets and Internet mobs, after death threats and threats of violence directed against me and my family, my situation has become unsustainable,” Ciccariello-Maher wrote on his Facebook account. “Staying at Drexel in the eye of this storm has become detrimental to my own writing, speaking, and organizing.”
The professor said the threats began last December after he posted on Twitter: “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” He said the tweet was a joke, a “satirical jab at a certain paranoid racist fantasy and that white genocide does not exist.”
Ciccariello-Maher clarified his “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide” tweet one day later saying the massacre of whites during the Haitian revolution “was a good thing indeed.”
Why do they always leave that out?
Does anyone think CNN would be crying “academic freedom” if a white professor said “All I Want For Christmas Is Black Genocide”?
What if he clarified his statement saying he thought the genocide of blacks “was a good thing indeed”?
Fact is we have no academic freedom in America because the left destroyed it. Liberal professors outnumber conservatives 28 to 1 in New England.
Right-wingers can’t speak at Berkeley without triggering communist riots. Middlebury professor Allison Stanger was violently assaulted for attempting to protect Charles Murray from a hostile liberal mob. A state of emergency was declared in Florida over a Richard Spencer speech in October.
These communists are just angry that for the first time in decades they’re getting the same treatment they’ve been dishing out against right-wingers for half a century.
Courtesy of Information Liberation