A professor resigned because he called his university a “woke factory for idiots” is getting a lot of support.
All I can do is hope that in 25 years when these woke assholes and their smarmy attitudes wake up to see how they’ve destroyed the country that they all go kill themselves.
Go on. Tell me this cnut provost isn’t the very definition of the smarminess pervasive in or liberal society.
Peter Boghossian was a full-time assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University for 10 years until his resignation letter was published on Wednesday, calling it a ‘social justice factory’ that drives ‘intolerance of divergent beliefs’.
He shared the letter with Bari Weiss, a former New York Times columnist who quit her role at the paper after claiming to encounter the same refusal to consider non-liberal ideas that Boghossian describes at PSU.
Boghossian has since received support for his letter from conservative personalities, including podcast host and former TV host Megyn Kelly, comedian Rob Schneider, Fox commentator Tammy Bruce and historian Niall Ferguson.
At the same time, Boghossian is wondering why outlets he considers to be liberal media like NPR and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow haven’t asked him to speak.
‘I’ve been deluged with requests to appear on conversative [sic] media regarding my resignation from PSU,’ he tweeted.
‘And yet, I don’t consider myself a conservative. I’ve received zero requests for interviews with liberal media.’
Boghossian said in his letter that college staff were abdicating their ‘truth seeking mission’ and instead driving intolerance of ‘divergent reliefs’ by squashing any view that was not liberal.
‘Students at Portland State are not being taught to think. Rather, they are being trained to mimic the moral certainty of ideologues,’ he wrote.
Boghossian previously penned a collection of hoax papers and submitted them to academic journals to prove that they would print anything that went along with their ideals, even if the theories in them were fake.
They included papers on dog rape and an adaptation to Hitler’s Mein Kampf. The left reacted badly to it, saying he’d wasted editors’ time.
Boghossian says he was harassed on campus with swastikas written on bathroom walls with his name next to them, purely because he had challenged the university’s ideas.
He claims that at one time flyers went around campus depicting him with a Pinocchio nose, that he was spit on and that colleagues told students not to take his class.
In a statement to DailyMail.com, a spokesman for the university said: ‘Portland State has always been and will continue to be a welcoming home for free speech and academic freedom.
‘As with all personnel matters, we have no comment on Dr. Boghossian’s statement of resignation.’
‘Those who asked for evidence to justify new institutional policies were accused of microaggressions.
‘And professors were accused of bigotry for assigning canonical texts written by philosophers who happened to have been European and male,’ he wrote.
Boghossian says the university failed to take action after a tenured professor interrupted his discussion with author Christina Hoff Sommers and evolutionary biologists Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying in March 2018.
He also said activists pulled speaker wires from one of his panels and that someone triggered a fire alarm at another.
Boghossian, in his resignation letter, also describes how university administrators investigated him in 2017 after receiving a complaint under Title XI – which protects against gender or sex based discrimination – from a man.
He said he was informed by students who were interviewed for the investigation that they were asked if he’d ever beat his wife or kids.