Drexel University professor George Ciccariello watched as people boarded the flight he was on recently, only to see a flight-mate give up a first-class seat to a uniformed soldier. This prompted professor Ciccariello to tweet: “Some guy gave up his first-class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.” Class incarnate.
This is not the first outrageous tweet the professor has issued. Last year he tweeted: “All I want for Christmas is White Genocide.” This understandably perturbed some folks, leading Ciccariello to claim the tweet was a joke, though simultaneously causing him to label critics of his comedy “violent racists.” He’s advocating racial-based genocide and is calling his detractors “violent racists?” You can’t make this up. (I find myself saying that a lot lately. Writing it, too, as the astute reader may have noticed without my mentioning it). The esteemed professor is also on record as saying that the slaughter of 4,000 white people during the Haitian Revolution was “a good thing indeed.”
The university is aware of Professor Ciccariello’s comments, but has no plans to take disciplinary action against him as it says his tweets fall under the category of “protected speech.” Oddly, the school instructs its students to avoid saying or creating material that is in any way denigrating to a person or a group of people.
If a professor stated that the slaughter of 4,000 black people/gays/Muslims/transgenders/pro-gressives was “a good thing indeed,” he or she would already be fired, excommunicated, deemed guilty of a hate crime, and possibly been incarcerated for life.
Reading Professor Ciccariello’s remarks, it is hard not to vomit or yell.