So a professor from Wayne State University in Detroit posted online that he believes that it’s “far more admirable” to kill those with whom he disagrees than to shout them down. While this whack-job academic was referring to those he perceives as racist or “transphobic,” do you think for a hot moment that he wouldn’t lump gun rights advocates in with those groups he despises?
Like many who want to strip us of our constitutional rights (not only the Second Amendment, but others), Shaviro wants us dead.
Yeah, this guy is a special kind of violent radical. I believe they call this fascism – or forcibly repressing opposing viewpoints.
The good news is that he’s been suspended. The bad news is that he’s got a captive audience for his poisonous fascist views.
ZeroHedge has more on this guy:
A professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, has been suspended after posting threatening statements on social media posts that suggested that people would be justified in killing speakers who hold opposing views on issues like transgender policies.
Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson released a statement saying that an unnamed professor in the school’s English department made a social media post that is “at best, morally reprehensible and, at worst, criminal.”
College Fix identified that professor as Steven Shaviro, who writes in the areas of film, music videos, and science fiction literature.
“This morning, I was made aware of a social media post by a Wayne State University professor in our Department of English. We have on many occasions defended the right of free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but we feel this post far exceeds the bounds of reasonable or protected speech. It is, at best, morally reprehensible and, at worst, criminal.”
On one level, a suspension could be viewed as a necessary proactive step to guarantee that there is no real danger in this circumstance. Indeed, we have seen a strikingly different treatment given to academics on the right as opposed to the left in such actions.
Many conservative or libertarian professors find themselves suspended or under investigation for controversial tweets or jokes. Conversely, it is comparably rare to see such action against those on the left who use inflammatory language including professors advocating “detonating white people,” denouncing police, calling for Republicans to suffer, strangling police officers, celebrating the death of conservatives, calling for the killing of Trump supporters, supporting the murder of conservative protesters and other outrageous statements.
We’ll see if Wayne State kicks this dangerous little fascist to the curb or not.