Last week an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin was fired last week for several inflammatory remarks he made on Twitter.
He called for Catholics to die and wanted the state of Israel to be destroyed.
Brandon Waltens of Texas Scorecard provided an update on the situation:
In a tweet, UT-Austin stated that Wells is no longer employed by the university. ‘Spencer Wells is no longer a faculty or advisory council member at UT,’ they wrote. ‘He previously had a courtesy, unpaid appointment as a part-time adjunct that did not involve teaching. That ended in May and was not renewed. We do not have any association with the views held by Mr. Wells.’
Young America’s Foundation initially reported on this case, The professor in question, Spencer Wells, was challenged by another Twitter user for his comments calling on Iran to bomb Israel. He then went on an unhinged rant.
After being questioned by a Twitter user if he was using sarcasm when encouraging Iran to bomb Israel, Spencer Wells responded: ‘Nope – I despise the Israelis. If you want to see the post-apocalyptic vision of what Apartheid in South Africa would have looked like in 2020, visit Israel. The Palestinians have suffered for far too long – bomb it until the sand turns to glass…’
In addition, Wells tweeted “F*** the Catholic Church” and an article outlining “10 Secrets the Catholic Church Hopes You’ve Forgotten,” with the hashtag #CatholicismMustDie.
Wells’ bio lists him as a geneticist, anthropologist, author, entrepreneur, adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and the owner of an iconic nightclub in Austin, Texas.
At the very least, the university was able to hold an unhinged faculty member accountable for his poisonous comments towards Catholics.
Airbnb CEO Says Wuhan Virus Will Fundamentally Transform Domestic Travel
Post-pandemic America will not look the same.
Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, said to Reuters on January 14, 2021 that domestic travel patterns will not revert to pre-Wuhan virus pandemic standards.
In a Zoom call with Jonathan Weber, the global technology editor for Reuters, Chesky said that business travel will move towards leisure travel due to the fact that software like Zoom facilitates teleconferencing at unprecedented rates.
Furthermore, Chesky speculates that people won’t be visiting America’s largest cities as much as before, nor will they stay at crowded hotels. Instead, he believes that “many people will travel by car – some will travel by plane – and they’re going to travel to thousands of smaller communities. And many of these communities are going to be smaller cities and or even rural areas.”
Additionally, the Airbnb CEO notes that “farm stays are huge right now” and that national parks travel will become a major trend among travelers in the upcoming months. The latter will grow, in Chesky’s view, because most Americans have not visited such parks.
According to an Airbnb survey, 54% of Americans have plans of traveling in 2021 or they’re in the process of planning out their trips for the summer. Chesky asserted that travelers are “yearning for what was taken away from them.” He added, “they’re not yearning to see Times Square. What they are yearning to do is to see their friends and their families they have not seen in a long time.”
Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge raised an interesting point about this change in Americans’ travel patterns:
If Chesky is right about the significant travel shift, the hotel industry could be slated for a massive wave of bankruptcies and or consolidation to a degree never before seen.
Regardless, Americans are getting tired of the Wuhan virus lockdowns. Millions of Americans have had their freedoms infringed upon thanks to politicians who want to exploit a generalized crisis for their own gain.
If Republicans were smart, they would be unapologetically campaigning for their states to be reopened. Americans want to go back to their normal lives and engage in activities such as travel, which the political class has deprived them of.
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