Today’s Absurdities

Mike Adams:

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:

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. …”

Garrett Foster:

This is why he got smoked.

Putt Putt Golf:

Racism has made the black kids angry.

Jerry Nadler:

Jerry hasn’t seen the violence in Portland.

STFU Boomer:

When you can’t take it anymore.

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  1. The closing three paragraphs of the Brazilian Chancellor of UNC-W’s July 2, 2020 letter explaining the Mike Adams early retirement settlement– note the gall of this POS to speak of “priceless institutional integrity”:

    Ultimately, after extensive negotiation, the parties reached a total settlement amount of $504,702.76, for lost salary and lost retirement benefits, which was approved by the North Carolina Attorney General and the UNC Board of Governors. UNCW agreed to pay the amount to Dr. Adams over a five-year period with all payments coming from discretionary trust dollars, i.e., savings from previous years, and not state-budgeted funds.

    This resolution is less damaging to UNCW than leaving the situation unresolved. In addition to saving money, the settlement will prevent the continued disruption to our educational mission, reduce concerns around campus safety, and lessen the harm to the institution. Dollars are precious, but our institutional integrity is priceless.

    As July progresses, we will share an action plan that outlines specific steps we will take to honor and demonstrate the values of inclusivity, cultural awareness, equality, and transparency. This planning takes time, deliberation, and most importantly, the input, feedback, and support of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, especially our Black communities. It’s critical for UNCW’s future that we get it right. I hope you will join us in making it happen.

    Sincerely,
    Jose V. Sartarelli
    Chancellor

    • Jose, no doubt a Roman Catholic who believes in all kinds of crazy Catholic stuff like Papal infallibility, confession to a Priest, praying to saints, The Holy Mary “mother of God”, and other assorted nonsense to numerous to mention.

          • Not for questioning his religious orientation or lack thereof. However it may be instructive to try to guilt trip him with a troll storm over Mike Adams’ presumptive suicide,

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        • Oh, I get it. It’s ok for Jose to have crackpot opinions, on let’s say human infallibility, or the necessity of confession to a Priest, but, it wasn’t ok for Adams to have an opinion on race, or sex.

          You suggestion of a “troll storm” is silly, and, you are a silly individual. I’m hoping that one of the Alfred Waddell’s who read Occidental Dissent, question Jose about his crackpot beliefs in a public forum in Wilmington.

          • Touché; you have bested me in the silliness department. You don’t get anything and are far more screwed up ideologically speaking than Alfred Waddell could ever aspire to.

  2. Why are Vietnam veterans supposed to be honored, but Confederate veterans dishonored? It’s not like the Rebs illegally occupied another country, murdered its civilians, burned/poisoned its countryside, committed all kinds of atrocities…

    • You’ve got a point, there…. Maybe because the Confederates fought for their RACE, whereas the grunts in ‘Nam fought for ‘ the (((Man))).’ And, as the Talmud teaches, Jewish souls are human, goyim souls are…. animals. That’s why (((they))) are using such – again – to do their current fights (BLM, Antifa).
      And the shabbas goyim (multinational monopolistic corporations) are all sounding like Marx….
      they’re too damn dumb to realize they are destroying the foundations of all civilization, not just [sic] White Civilization. “There are only two intelligent races on the planet- Hungarians and Jews.” Old saying (was it Asimov?)

    • @Mr. Gantry…

      Yes, Sir – it make Federalist Northeastern sense that Vietnam gets are honoured and Confederates reviled.

      Why?

      Because Southerners, who were Vietnam vets, were trying to extend their power over the world, whilst Southerners, who were Confederates, were trying to limit it.

      It’s nothing more cryptick or romantic than that.

      • I don’t believe that Southern servicemen in Vietnam had any personal animus motivated by a desire to assert or extend power over another people. Most either fell in the camp of the “duty bound honor” mentality or were just hapless non-elite men who got drafted, and once there, had to survive. That said, most all servicemen who returned home alive, regardless of ideology, worldview, etc., had a low opinion–right or wrong, of the Vietnamese people.

        • @Flaxen…

          “I don’t believe that Southern servicemen in Vietnam had any personal animus motivated by a desire to assert or extend power over another people.”

          Yes, I totally agree with that.

          My point was simply that Southerners, in Vietnam, were serving the Northeastern Federalist U.S. empire, and, that so, they are respected.

          New England is always very generous, IF you serve them and their interests.

          They don’t care who you are, where you come from, and anything about you, other than – will you serve their interests?

          If you do, then they love you.

          If you don’t, sooner of later they come for you.

  3. I was wondering if you were going to cover the departure of my fellow Tarheel, but, I am glad to see that you have and have perfectly comprehended what went on.

    It goes without saying that this time in history is a tremendously difficult time to a be a White Southern Male, even if you do agree to hide yourself from dawn to dusk.

    It gets worse if you are not with Chryst because, no matter how strong and brave you are, there will be those late night moments when the devil with long knives show up in your mind and come to get you.

    It also would be worse if you do not have a strong wife who loves you, and who always has your back, even if she violently disagrees with the techniques you use to brush your teeth, feed the cats, or take out the trash.

    In the end, however, Dr. Adams was sunken by having to live within a community of Tarheel Men who are not really so much that anymore. That was complicated by the enormous negativity I am sure he absorbed in the academic situation.

    To be clear, many academics are ruthless backstabbers who play to kill those they do not like in their department. If what my friends and family have gone through, who have chosen the academic path, I saw this at the classical music department at Duke University in the 1980s, and nothing of that had anything to do with National politics, but, took place solely over how to interpret the musick of Johann Sebastian Bach.

    Yet, in the end, Dr. Adams was not just destroyed by a poisonous academic environment, or a lack of support from the right things, but, by the fact that our state politicians refuse to act.

    I cannot tell you how many times I have written our highest state officials and urged them to make it a crime for professors to be political, or to make it illegal for any non Southerners to get jobs in our state teaching classes in political science, history, social studies, and law.

    It always goes unheeded, and I know why – because the very motion of limiting certain jobs to certain people is such a taboo for those raised in this Liberal Jew England Yankee System, is simply something beyond the pale.

    What I have to say is ‘extreme’, because it might actually provide a bulwark against terminal usurpation and immolation.

    So, here we are – another good White Southern professor driven out of another Southern school, while those horrors that are still teaching openly celebrating his removal and demise.

    In the end, Dr. Adams’s death must be lain at his own hands, but, that he was put into such a situation has nothing to do with him at all, and everything to do with spineless White Southern politicians who would sooner die than confront The Northeastern Establishment termites eating up our Southern Civilization.

    We have no leadership in Dixie, because White Southern Men have allowed ourselves to be clippt and gelded.

    The job of men is to protect, and the fact that we cannot, means we shall not survive, but shall be disperset and ridden roughshod over.

    It is not the job of White Women and Negro Men to protect Dixie from this kind of threat, but, ours, and ours, alone.

    • Amen. SECESSION. Now…. forever.

      The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.’ – Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

      Can’t go over it.
      Can’t go under it.
      Can’t go around it.
      Gotta go through it. “ – ‘Goin’ on a Bear Hunt,’ children’s song.

      I would advise those who seek liberty and shun the yoke of servitude as evil, not to fall into the plague of despotic rule, to which an insatiable passion of unseasonable freedom brought their fathers. In excess, servitude and liberty are each wholly bad; in due measure, each are wholly good. The due measure of servitude is to serve God; its excess is to serve man. Law is the god of the right-minded man; pleasure is the god of the fool. – Plato, Letters, viii, 354

      Equality is known to produce strife. Therefore God allowed the human race to be a monarchy, not a democracy. But the family is constructed in a similar way to an army, with the husband holding the rank of monarch, the wife as general and the children also given stations of command.
      – St. John Chrysostom, Homily 34 on I Corinthians, 7

      • @Fr. John…

        Excellent comment, Sir.

        I Love, absolutely love, the fact that you quoted John Chrysostum!

        You’re definitely my kind of New Englander!

      • Re: “Equality is known to produce strife”:

        Strife is caused by IN-equality, systemic theft and enslavement, usury of all kinds, all kinds of sin.

        What is Christian equality? “Neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common (…) Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold (…) and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.”

        I agree that men and women, husband and wife, have different roles, but not that governments SHOULD (though they nearly all do) “bear rule” over peoples/nations like a husband that rules over his household. “This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots. And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots. And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers. And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants. He will take (…) your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work. He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants. And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen; and the LORD will not hear you in that day. Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us.” That’s exactly what even the “best” of so-called “Divine” monarchy and other unequal, undemocratic government of, by and for the elites has always done and always will do.

  4. “Racist” is an Anti-White hate slur and attack word. “Racist” means White person, period. Pro-Whites are going nowhere until we stop defending ourselves against the word “racist” and start destroying the word “racist”.

    “Anti-racist” is a code word for Anti-White.

  5. Sigh.

    Kind of a typical American Conservative way to go out – suicide, alone. He was about to receive $500,000 settlement that he could have donated to pro White charities. He decided to opt out alone, didn’t take any Communists, Islamic terrorists or Black gang members or PC college thought police with him. He stockpiled guns and amo with the belief that Leftist/Black criminal mobs would soon be coming to nice White neighborhoods to terrorize regular White Conservative folks – they are doing that. He spent a lot of time stressing about what were the best guns to use against these anti White mobs. But, when things got hairy and scary he chose to use the gun on himself, going out alone.

    This guy didn’t die a Viking death in battle with his soul escaping out of a gaping wound. This geeky looking Conservative guy that hung out with the likes of David French isn’t now in Valhalla having beers with sexy Valkyries.

    Yeah, he took the cowards way out – suicide alone. Not a good way to go.

    • What a despicable thing to say about someone so tormented by this Clown World hell that he was driven to suicide.

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