Erik Loomis, Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Rhode Island, recently blogged that he didn’t understand why police killed ANTIFA thug Michael Reinoehl-- after Reinoehl had killed Trump supporter Aaron Danielson in a street clash. Loomis said of Reinoehl: “He killed a fascist. I see nothing wrong with it, at least from a moral perspective.” This perfectly illustrates two things about leftists: One, they have no tolerance or heart in dealing with those with whom they disagree, and, two, they have little if any ability to discern truth. ANTIFA members are the fascists, constantly threatening, intimidating and attacking those that don’t profess to share their ideology. By contrast, conservatives never call for silencing their opposition, either peacefully or violently.
Loomis is nothing if not broad-based in his rigid ignorance. Even more recently, in reference to a New York Times article, he tweeted: “Science, statistics, and technology are all inherently racist because they are developed by racists who live in a racist society, whether they identify as racists or not. This is why I have so much contempt for those, including many liberals, who ‘just want the data.’ The data is racist!” This is reminiscent of the title of a 2003 book by Al Franken, “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them.” And is illustrative of the intellectual capacity of both Loomis and Franken.
“Facts are racist! And the racists from the racist society that promulgate these racist so-called facts are racistly racist whether they know they are racistly racist or not! In fact, if they truly believe they are not racist, that makes them even more racistly racist! Absolutely everything that is and has ever occurred since the beginning of time is, inherently, 100% racist!”
And Republicans are accused of dismissing science? (Maybe it’s because we’re not racist!)
Loomis is not alone in his lunacy. It appears that a large-- but unfortunately not silent—majority of college professors are determined to bring us all back to the Dark Ages. Laurie Rubel, for instance, who teaches math education at Brooklyn College, tweeted: “Y’all must know that the idea that math is objective or neutral IS A MYTH.” She also stated that asking whether two plus two equals four "reeks of white supremacist patriarchy."
If people like Loomis and Rubel-- in lockstep with the Biden administration, Big Tech and Big Media-- have their way, we will all soon be forced to say that two plus two equals five, as Winston Smith eventually was forced to do in George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, 1984.
And this time, the coercion won’t be fiction.
But “their truth” will still be.