There were plenty of loony liberal responses to the massacre in Las Vegas last month, but Drexel University professor George Ciccariello-Maher took the cake with his Twitter rant against “whiteness.” This wasn’t Ciccariello’s first time around the block when it comes to these kinds of racial theories – he has been in the spotlight before for tweeting stuff like, “All I want for Christmas is white genocide.” But this time, Ciccariello – who is, of course, white himself – went a little too far for his employers and got himself placed on administrative leave for his social media tomfoolery.
“A white man,” a he tweeted shortly after the shooting. “Yesterday was a morbid symptom of what happens when those who believe they deserve to own the world also think it is being stolen from them.
“It is the spinal column of Trumpism, and most extreme form is the white genocide myth,” he continued. “The narrative of white victimization has been gradually built over the past 40 years. White people and men are told that they are entitled to everything. This is what happens when they don’t get what they want.”
Since we still have no real idea what motivated the Las Vegas shooter at this late date, this walking parody of leftist culture certainly had no clue in early October. But that didn’t stop him from using the 50+ deaths as a way for him to spread his poisonous, racist views all over Twitter. After his rants caused a predictable backlash from people who have their heads screwed on right, he took to the pages of the Washington Post to play victim.
“As a scholar and teacher, giving context and depth to contemporary debates is an important part of what I do, and it’s a calling I take seriously,” he wrote. “But more and more, professors like me are being targeted by a coordinated right-wing campaign to undermine our academic freedom — one that relies on misrepresentation and sometimes outright lying, and often puts us and our students in danger.”
Well, no, it is your radical form of white guilt that is putting your students in danger – danger of getting so confused about the world that they graduate with no clue as to which way is up. But thankfully, Drexel University decided that your brainwashing nonsense was unfit for the classroom and forced you to take a leave of absence.
Naturally, this has brought all the libtard academics out of the woodwork. This week, dozens of Cornell University staffers signed a pledge of support for Ciccariello, saying that Drexel was wrong to keep him out of the classroom.
“Drexel’s failure to protect this freedom sets a dangerous precedent for scholars and students everywhere,” said Alexander Livingston, a professor of government at Cornell.
Drexel does have an obligation to protect free speech, but they also have an obligation to make sure their students are being taught by people who have full control over their mental and psychological faculties. Given Ciccariello-Maher’s bizarre, divisive, and unhinged social media screeds, it’s not at all evident that he fits the bill.