Hate speech. Actual hate speech.
The most egregious examples of the genre virtually always come out of the mouths of leftists, usually professors. Ironically, the very people who coined the phrase, purportedly in response to the supposed intolerance and bigotry of conservatives, wield it wildly and indiscriminately, like methed-up Antifa thugs utilize bats at a Trump rally.
The latest example? According to Campus Reform, Ken Storey, a University of Tampa professor of sociology, recently tweeted: “I don’t believe in instant karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas,” referring to the destruction brought on by hurricane Harvey and the fact that Texans supported President Trump in the 2016 election. He added, “Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.”
But how could voting for Republicans cause a terribly destructive hurricane nine and a half months later? Oh, global warming, I get it. And these are people who believe “the science is settled?” Yep, pull the lever for GOP candidates and you shouldn’t be surprised that a massive hurricane finds you soon thereafter!
Storey eventually apologized for that tweet, yet, when one person commented on the professor’s vile post, Storey reportedly “clarified” his statement, saying: “Well, the good people there need to do more to stop the evil their state pushes. I’m only blaming those who support the GOP there.”
How sweet. The same commenter asked the professor if Trump supporters in Florida deserved a similar fate, to which he replied, “Yep, those who voted for him here deserve it as well.”
Saying that you believe marriage should be between one man and one woman will get you labeled as an out-of-touch, hateful, and dangerous bigot, but blaming people for bringing natural catastrophes upon themselves simply by exercising their democratic right to vote for whom they choose- and essentially gloating in the death, destruction and misery that then befell them- is just being honest, right?
Perhaps you’ll recall all the professors and pundits who said that the people of New Orleans got just what they deserved when they were hit by Katrina, since they voted for then President Obama. No? Funny, I don’t either. And remember all the Republican politicians and conservative commentators that said “it feels like Karma” after Katrina hit the Obama voters? Conservatives don’t gloat over other people’s catastrophes and misfortune.
And who can count the number of college professors that have recently stated that those murdered in Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., East St. Louis, Detroit, and many other big cities in America “deserved” to die because they were dumb enough to vote for the Democrats who run these cities- and that are responsible for the very policies that created the conditions necessary to spawn the tragic violence?
Oh, wait. I can. Zero. None.