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Thu Dec 28, 2017, 09:31 PM

Death threats are forcing professors off campus

Source: CNN

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In the past year, more than 100 incidents of targeted harassment against professors have been reported on college campuses, according to the American Association of University Professors.
-- A California professor at Orange Coast College who was captured on video in the classroom criticizing President Donald Trump got death threats, according to The Washington Post.
-- CBS News reported a Princeton professor received death threats after giving a commencement speech in which she called Trump a "racist and sexist megalomaniac."
-- A University of Iowa professor was targeted after discussing white supremacy in the context of ancient statues and their use of white marble, InsideHigherEd.com says.

"Historically, it's been conservative professors who have faced retaliation and disciplinary threats, and harassment for offending people," said Ari Cohn, director of the Individual Rights Defense Program for the nonprofit Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
"I think over the course of the past year, as liberal faculty members have become increasingly outspoken with their criticism of the Trump administration, you have seen more professors on the left being targeted."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/21/us/university-professors-free-speech-online-hate-threats/index.html



Right from the start, Trump and the right wing have lied their asses off. Trump himself lies an average of 5.5 X per day. "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." Adolph Hitler

The right wingers have openly marched in our streets with their stinking swastikas and hooded robes. "The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence." Adolf Hitler

Regulatory agencies in the executive branch have been gutted. Scientific studies from the government have been silenced, and there is even a list of words they cannot use. We've lost net neutrality.

Now, we have right wing hate groups employing the same forms of intimidation that Hitler's nazis did back in the 1930s. It's fucking sick.



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PatrickforO Dec 2017 OP
brush Dec 2017 #1
mountain grammy Dec 2017 #2
Hortensis Dec 2017 #10
Initech Dec 2017 #3
Hortensis Dec 2017 #11
FiveGoodMen Dec 2017 #12
Cerridwen Dec 2017 #4
a la izquierda Dec 2017 #5
roamer65 Dec 2017 #8
StevieM Dec 2017 #6
bucolic_frolic Dec 2017 #7
BadgerKid Dec 2017 #9

Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 09:37 PM

1. And into this political climate some state legislatures have approved guns on campus...

which of course will not end well.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 10:26 PM

2. Itll get worse.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:30 AM

10. Majority Alabamans chose Doug Jones's campaign of decency.

A Democrat in Alabama!

Poll after poll show most people feel a real need for a return to decency and to cooperation across the aisles of legislatures.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 11:12 PM

3. What part of threatening to murder someone is considered free speech?

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 07:33 AM

11. Extremist mentalities always justify their OWN actions,

while completely dismissing the validity of any thought that doesn't march with theirs.

Note that the far left has been targeting those they see as conservative professors on campuses the same way they target liberal Democratic politicians on line, seeing the election of people who respect the wishes of their voters as failures of principle.

Our enemy is extremism, in our political activities, in our new billionaire class, abroad.

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 04:49 PM

12. Depends who you ask

I've had many HERE tell me that lying about WMDs and getting AT LEAST 100,000 civilians killed in a country that hadn't harmed us is just free speech and if I didn't hate the Bill of Rights, I'd know that.

How much worse is it to (indirectly) get 100,000 people murdered than to threaten murder?

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 11:26 PM

4. ":...The Conservative Attack on Higher Education"

https://www.dukeupress.edu/The-Myth-of-Political-Correctness/index-viewby=subject&categoryid=29&sort=newest.html



The Myth of Political Correctness: The Conservative Attack on Higher Education

Author(s): John K. Wilson
Published: October 1995
Pages: 224
Sales/Territorial Rights: World

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 11:37 PM

5. I am a professor of Mexican history.

Trust me, I am not at all looking forward to teaching this semester. Iím doing whatever I can to get out.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 02:28 AM

8. I guess I am old school nowadays.

I collect early Mexican coins. I would find a class on Mexican history utterly fascinating.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 11:42 PM

6. This is terrifying. But it goes a lot further than the Trump effect.

I think the right-wing fascists would feel very empowered by President Scott Walker.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Thu Dec 28, 2017, 11:43 PM

7. Driving Truth off-campus so it can be replaced with

Fake News!

Questioning orthodoxy and intransigence is fine, but reason with logic and facts, not ideological political nonsense.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Fri Dec 29, 2017, 06:14 AM

9. When do the book burnings begin? N/t

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