College Professor Suspended After Encouraging People To Kill Political Opponents Than Protest
On March 27, 2023, a professor in Wayne State University’s English department, , was suspended without pay after he published a Facebook post calling on people to kill their political rivals instead of just protesting them.
“I think it is far more admirable to kill a racist, homophobic, or transphobic speaker than it is to shout them down,” Shaviro stated. “When right-wing groups invite such speakers to campus, it is precisely because they want to provoke an incident that discredits the left, and gives more publicity and validation to these reprehensible views than they could otherwise attain.”
He added, “The protesters get blamed instead of the bigoted speaker; the university administration finds a perfect excuse to side publicly with the racists or phobes; the national and international press has a field day saying that bigots are the ones being oppressed, rather than the people those bigots actually hate being the victims of oppression.”
Shaviro alluded to the assassination of Symon Petliura, the Supreme Commander of the Ukrainian People’s Army (UPA) and the President of the short-lived Ukrainian People’s Republic, and his assassin’s subsequent acquittal as proof positive that this strategy works.
Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson issued a statement criticizing the post and announced that the professor had been suspended without pay. In addition, he revealed that the university sent the post over to law enforcement authorities.
“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,” Wilson stated.
“We have referred this to law enforcement agencies for further review and investigation. Pending their review, we have suspended the professor with pay, effective immediately,” the Wayne State President continued.
Shaviro’s comments are commonplace among leftist professors who have felt emboldened in recent decades due to the broad acceptance of political correctness on university campuses and the normalization of using political violence against the Right. Such behavior cannot be tolerated whatsoever. It remains to be seen how hard Shaviro will ultimately be punished.
Nevertheless, in a right-wing order, the likes of Shaviro would be reduced to pauper status and fully ostracized from polite society. Such people should not be allowed to live normal lives once they demonstrate that they’re unhinged, violent leftists.