Mike Adams died today. He was my friend. He was my client. We spent seven years in court together, fighting a long battle for free speech until a jury declared him a winner — six short years ago. I want to tell you some things about Mike. /1 https://t.co/wcRqVnoxzt— David French (@DavidAFrench) July 24, 2020
I disagreed with Mike, and I loved Mike. He could frustrate the heck out of me. I’ll never forget condemning his worst statements right in front of him, speaking to the jury in closing arguments. But he was so much more than his tweets. /2— David French (@DavidAFrench) July 24, 2020
Remember, the press is more than willing to reduce your entire life to “racist.” Praying for Mike Adams’ family during this horrible time. pic.twitter.com/KqI2WjyaeP— Kyle Mann (@The_Kyle_Mann) July 24, 2020
The man was driven to despair and killed himself after he was cancelled by the woke mob for politically incorrect tweets. They celebrated his death on Twitter. RIP, Mike.
David French who knew him writes:
“The entire tale is too long to tell in a single newsletter, but after his conversion and after he began writing about his new political views, Mike faced false criminal accusations from a colleague (incredibly, she claimed he tear-gassed her office), the university placed him under a secret investigation at the request of an anarchist transgender activist group to determine whether he was passing “transphobic” views to his students, and the chancellor of the university proposed changing the university’s academic freedom standards specifically so that the school could address Mike’s speech.
His peers took direct adverse action against him. Prior to his religious and political conversion, his student and peer teaching evaluations were remarkably high (teaching evaluations were important for retention and promotion). After his conversion, his student evaluations remained sky-high (routinely among the best in the department), but his peer evaluations plunged. And, as we uncovered at trial, those evaluations plunged even though his evaluators did not watch him teach.
In 2006, after compiling a record of teaching, service, and scholarship that included a greater publication record than many of his colleagues, along with multiple teaching and service awards, Mike applied to be promoted to full professor. No one with a record like Mike’s had ever been denied promotion. Yet UNCW turned him down. …
It took the jury less than two hours to render a verdict. Mike won. When the case finally settled, he secured his promotion, seven years of back pay, and job protections for five years going forward. It was a complete victory.
In the moment the jury announced its verdict, I saw a glimpse—again—of Mike’s pain. It was as if his whole body buckled when he heard he won. All he could do was say, over and over again, “Thank God Almighty. Thank God Almighty.” Seven years of fear and anxiety were washed away. It was a glorious moment, and it was a glimpse of the powerful impact of justice on a human heart. …
As stupid as this sounds, this was the tweet that did him in:
This evening I ate pizza and drank beer with six guys at a six seat table top. I almost felt like a free man who was not living in the slave state of North Carolina.— Mike S. Adams (@MikeSAdams) May 29, 2020
Massa Cooper, let my people go!
Maybe it is a bit manic.
It doesn’t look “racist” to me. He was Boomer posting. Everyone has been under a tremendous amount of stress during the pandemic. Not that it matters.
As we have seen, the job of Critical Social Justice Theorists is to sniff out and expose the racism which permeates all social interactions and portray people in the worst possible light.
“There it was. Mike’s insensitive, intemperate edge. The UNCW community erupted (again). Mike made national news (again). Other tweets made people angry, but that was the chief offender. Petitions to oust him gained tens of thousands of signatures. But UNCW couldn’t truly touch him. If Mike wanted to fight, he could stay. That tweet was constitutionally protected speech. The happy warrior could ride again.
But he chose not to fight. He negotiated a buyout. He decided to retire early, at age 55. If I had been more aware—if we hadn’t lost touch a bit as the years went by and our careers diverged—I would have been more alarmed. I would have remembered day two of the trial, when he thought he would lose his career and his good name in one fell swoop. I would have remembered how the light went out of his eyes.
The news reports of his death are heartbreaking. A friend called 911 reporting he’d been “erratic,” “under a lot of stress,” that his car had been in his driveway for days. Friends arrived at his house, pounding on the door and yelling, “Mike! Mike!” The police came. Minutes later, they removed his body from his house. The police dispatch records state that he suffered from a gunshot wound. …”
Black Lives Matter protestor in Austin, Garrett Foster, shot at a car five times. He missed. The driver shot back, killing him. https://t.co/30EoxTbGb3— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 26, 2020
This is why he got smoked.
Putt Putt Golf:
PuttPutt Golf in Memphis Tennessee. Yes, that’s PuttPutt Golf. For kids. It’s like creating whole separate venues and spaces for blacks and Whites was done for a very specific reason. pic.twitter.com/qOjjRdjjGD— Once Great Pyrenees (@ThatOldSheepDog) July 26, 2020
Racism has made the black kids angry.
Portland is at war every night, but Rep Jerry Nadler says my video coverage of Antifa violence & vandalism is a “myth”@fleccas: “Meanwhile…they’re trying to burn down the courthouse”— ELIJAH RIOT (@ElijahSchaffer) July 27, 2020
Antifa is very real, & they are incredibly dangerous pic.twitter.com/NbSnoq9cZl
Jerry hasn’t seen the violence in Portland.
When you can’t take it anymore.