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During the first week of the George Floyd Memorial Mostly Peaceful Riots spreading looting and arson across America, I tweeted:

University of Central Florida psychology professor Charles Negy retweeted it, adding:

“Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. Action [sic], special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they’re missing out on much needed feedback.”

The campaign to cancel Professor Negy made international news. From The Guardian:

University professor investigated over ‘black privilege’ tweet

Tweet from psychology professor Charles Negy sparks condemnation and calls for University of Central Florida to fire him

Jessica Glenza
@JessicaGlenza
Fri 5 Jun 2020 09.12 EDT

A professor at the University of Central Florida is being investigated by the school after tweeting comments widely condemned as racist.

Professor Charles Negy is a tenured associate professor of psychology at UCF, and a frequent commentator. In a tweet Wednesday he sparked criticism and a #UCFFireHim hashtag for a tweet on “black privilege”.

Negy tweeted: “Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. Action [sic], special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they’re missing out on much needed feedback.”

Negy’s tweet linked to a story by an American commentator Steve Sailer.

The Guardian wouldn’t link to my Taki’s Magazine article.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate speech, describes Sailer as an “extremist” who promotes crude racial stereotypes and is the founder of a “neo-eugenic online discussion forum”.

The Guardian did link to the scandal-plagued SPLC.

… Negy was the subject of discussion inside higher education circles in 2012, when he scolded students for arguing in favor of Christian supremacy. He said the arguments came from “typically … first-generation college students” who did not understand or “appreciate the purpose of a university”.

The University of Central Florida has more than 69,000 enrolled students.

It wrote in a tweet: “Being actively anti-racist means calling out and confronting racist comments. We are aware of Charles Negy’s recent personal Twitter posts, which are completely counter to UCF’s values. We are reviewing this matter further while being mindful of the first amendment.”

The University president called for students and alumni to submit complaints against the professor.

Of course, you can’t fire a tenured professor for retweeting me. So, UCF, following Beria’s dictum — Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime — investigated at length and announced it was firing him for something many years before. The incident from his 15 year career the university decided was a tenure-breaking offense was that two coed had complained than Negy’s undergrad volunteer teaching assistant had flirted with them at a gathering in 2014, without ever touching them, and Negy had failed to call in a dronestrike on the miscreant, or whatever UCF had decided in the 2020s was the appropriate response, which it had never communicated to Negy.

Negy took his firing to an arbitrator.

From Legal Insurrection today:

U. Central Florida Prof. Charles Negy, Fired After Tweeting “Black Privilege is Real,” Ordered Reinstated With Tenure and Back Pay

Arbitrator finds no “just cause” for termination. Negy: “UCF Administrators (and all university administrators) need to get the message that they cannot simply ‘purge’ or even discipline professors who do not conform to the DEI ideology that they are imposing on entire university campuses.”

Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 04:29pm

Here’s the arbitrator’s verdict.

 
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  1. “America should treat blacks as human beings with free will who when they make good choices should enjoy the benefits and when they make bad choices should experience the consequences….
    Instead, The Establishment views blacks as our Sacred Cows, above criticism, but beneath agency.”

    And certainly devoid of any dignity.

    For goodness sakes, Steve. That tweet isn’t something one can just shrug off: Free will, good & bad choices, suffering the consequences, and all in the same sentence pertaining to blacks in particular?

    Don’t know where to go with all that.

    Too much noticing. Definitely too much contained within a single tweet.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  2. Negy: Nagy, a great Magyar?

  3. The rule of law is dead in this country

    The right wing extremists have won

    I’m moving to Canada

    • Agree: ic1000
    • LOL: MEH 0910, Mike Tre
    • Replies: @Charon
    @Ebony Obelisk

    Why not Mexico, sweetie? Or better yet Nigeria or Uganda? Why would you move to an even whiter country? There's something about 'revealed preferences' here which seems to contradict your endless screeching.

    , @Another Canadian
    @Ebony Obelisk


    I’m moving to Canada
     
    No you're not.
    , @tyrone
    @Ebony Obelisk


    I’m moving to Canada
     
    ....HURRAH!!!...don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
    , @Mike Tre
    @Ebony Obelisk

    The mask slips. No question this is a parody commenter.

    , @Technite78
    @Ebony Obelisk

    This is your finest post. Say hello to Justin Castro for me.

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @Ebony Obelisk

    Has anyone noticed that from a recent update, the Windows 10 search bar, in the lower-left corner of the screen next to what used to be the Start Button, now has a Woke Doodle?

    See https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-search-bar-horse-freak-people-out

    Today, I guess, is Persons with Disabilities Day as indicated by the graphic appearing there.

    I thought Microsoft was less into that kind of thing than the insufferable Google, but now there is no escaping Corporate Mind Control.

    It makes a person want to scream

    Naaaadellllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satya_Nadella

    OK, as a service to iSteve Readers, here is how to turn it off

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-do-i-get-rid-of-the-image-in-the-search-bar/ed3d1ef7-6055-4700-9270-63ceca263618

    , @Mike_from_SGV
    @Ebony Obelisk

    We'll help you pack.

    , @duncsbaby
    @Ebony Obelisk

    I'm glad you've taken the knee on this one. Please remember that in Canada you cannot access onto the internet and most especially unz.com.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Ebony Obelisk


    I’m moving to Canada
     
    FDR spent his summers in New Brunswick. Unfortunately he came back when they ended.

    Don't repeat his mistake.
  4. He’s now transferred to their satellite in Kissimmee, UCFK-Off (-Campus).

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Reg Cæsar

    Haha. But seriously, even if they can't fire him, they can make his life miserable by not letting him teach or advise. His colleagues will shun him, the journals won't publish him, the funding agencies won't fund his research.

    Replies: @lavoisier

  5. @Ebony Obelisk
    The rule of law is dead in this country

    The right wing extremists have won


    I’m moving to Canada

    Replies: @Charon, @Another Canadian, @tyrone, @Mike Tre, @Technite78, @Inquiring Mind, @Mike_from_SGV, @duncsbaby, @Reg Cæsar

    Why not Mexico, sweetie? Or better yet Nigeria or Uganda? Why would you move to an even whiter country? There’s something about ‘revealed preferences’ here which seems to contradict your endless screeching.

  6. Precise tweet. Good repsonse. All in the good spirit of William of Ockham. I hope what followed did bother Professor Charles Negy not too badly.
    – Whether he knew just whom he retweeted? – I hope so!

  7. “Neo-eugenics”. I’ve always wondered what these “neos” mean. “Neo-Nazis” is absurd; these are punks Hitler would have immediately dispatched to Dachau. Neo-realism is just a phase in the history of Italian cinema, I don’t see anything “neo” in it, either.

    What’s new in this “neo-eugenics”? And how is it eugenic at all?

    • Replies: @dearieme
    @Bardon Kaldian

    "neo-" now means 'bloody awful'.

    Frinstance neo-liberalism, neo-conservatism, neo-fascism, neo-Darwinism and so on.

    Perfectly neutral uses of the word fall away: whatever happened to neopentane, for example? It's now called 2,2-dimethylpropane presumably on the grounds that the latter doesn't remind you of Hitler.

    , @stillCARealist
    @Bardon Kaldian

    The old eugenics was about abortion, sterilization, and offing the disabled. Then came assisted suicide. Steve's not into any of that, so you can't call him a eugenist with the old-fashioned definitions.

    Frankly, I'd love for Steve to lay out some bullet points with simple ideas for improving society. Truth is simple, right? Well he needs to spell some good stuff out so that his critics and fans can have something solid to tackle.

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen

    , @Sollipsist
    @Bardon Kaldian

    And what's up with "neologism?"

    Has absolutely nothing to do with the original stuff. Although both tend to be spewed indiscriminately.

    , @Right_On
    @Bardon Kaldian

    “Neo-reactionary” is a neat neologism. Always thought that "reactionary" sounds more macho - more scary - than "conservative", and the neo-cum-new bit tells you it's not just nostalgia for a hopelessly idealized past.

    The Wiki article on "The Dark Enlightenment, also called neo-reactionary movement (sometimes abbreviated to NRx)" informs me that "Steve Sailer and Hans-Hermann Hoppe are contemporary forerunners of the ideology." Scary, huh?

  8. @Reg Cæsar
    He's now transferred to their satellite in Kissimmee, UCFK-Off (-Campus).

    Replies: @International Jew

    Haha. But seriously, even if they can’t fire him, they can make his life miserable by not letting him teach or advise. His colleagues will shun him, the journals won’t publish him, the funding agencies won’t fund his research.

    • Agree: JackOH, HammerJack
    • Replies: @lavoisier
    @International Jew

    I wouldn't shun him. I would honor him for telling the truth.

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

  9. Next up for firing: Joshua Katz, Princeton classics prof.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @International Jew

    Pro-Scientism hack Anthony Fauci was Princeton's commencement speaker. Scholar Joshua Katz would have given a much more interesting and relevant speech.

    , @BB753
    @International Jew

    He's already fired. Tenure is not enough.

  10. @International Jew
    Next up for firing: Joshua Katz, Princeton classics prof.

    Replies: @ic1000, @BB753

    Pro-Scientism hack Anthony Fauci was Princeton’s commencement speaker. Scholar Joshua Katz would have given a much more interesting and relevant speech.

  11. @Bardon Kaldian
    "Neo-eugenics". I've always wondered what these "neos" mean. "Neo-Nazis" is absurd; these are punks Hitler would have immediately dispatched to Dachau. Neo-realism is just a phase in the history of Italian cinema, I don't see anything "neo" in it, either.


    What's new in this "neo-eugenics"? And how is it eugenic at all?

    Replies: @dearieme, @stillCARealist, @Sollipsist, @Right_On

    “neo-” now means ‘bloody awful’.

    Frinstance neo-liberalism, neo-conservatism, neo-fascism, neo-Darwinism and so on.

    Perfectly neutral uses of the word fall away: whatever happened to neopentane, for example? It’s now called 2,2-dimethylpropane presumably on the grounds that the latter doesn’t remind you of Hitler.

  12. I would expect Prof. Negy to be a bit more circumspect at a “university” with only 53% White/Asian students.

  13. @Ebony Obelisk
    The rule of law is dead in this country

    The right wing extremists have won


    I’m moving to Canada

    Replies: @Charon, @Another Canadian, @tyrone, @Mike Tre, @Technite78, @Inquiring Mind, @Mike_from_SGV, @duncsbaby, @Reg Cæsar

    I’m moving to Canada

    No you’re not.

    • Agree: ScarletNumber
  14. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate speech, describes Sailer as an “extremist” who promotes crude racial stereotypes and is the founder of a “neo-eugenic online discussion forum”.

    Pure projection. The SPLC has its own eugenic ambitions.

    View post on imgur.com

    FWIW, I could not find this image with Google Image Search. An identical search on DuckDuckGo gave the result on the first page.

  15. Of course, you can’t fire a tenured professor for retweeting me. So, UCF, following Beria’s dictum — Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime — investigated at length and announced it was firing him for something many years before.

    An appropriate comparison. Parents saving money to send their kids to college and politicians voting to fund so-called “higher education” have no idea how literally Soviet the academy really is.

    A professor has no free speech unless it is leftist speech. Worse, you don’t have to even directly say anything that directly contradicts the left; lack of enthusiastic and overt support for leftist causes is enough to get you targeted.

    As Steve indicates, once they get the idea that you might not enthusiastically toe the party line, they will “find ” — or invent — something to get rid of you for.

  16. That’s a great tweet. Maybe his name, Negy, is the problem? It sounds triggering.

  17. @Ebony Obelisk
    The rule of law is dead in this country

    The right wing extremists have won


    I’m moving to Canada

    Replies: @Charon, @Another Canadian, @tyrone, @Mike Tre, @Technite78, @Inquiring Mind, @Mike_from_SGV, @duncsbaby, @Reg Cæsar

    I’m moving to Canada

    ….HURRAH!!!…don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

  18. Nothing Negy (or Steve ) said was racist ,just good common sense …..many average black people would agree.

  19. @Bardon Kaldian
    "Neo-eugenics". I've always wondered what these "neos" mean. "Neo-Nazis" is absurd; these are punks Hitler would have immediately dispatched to Dachau. Neo-realism is just a phase in the history of Italian cinema, I don't see anything "neo" in it, either.


    What's new in this "neo-eugenics"? And how is it eugenic at all?

    Replies: @dearieme, @stillCARealist, @Sollipsist, @Right_On

    The old eugenics was about abortion, sterilization, and offing the disabled. Then came assisted suicide. Steve’s not into any of that, so you can’t call him a eugenist with the old-fashioned definitions.

    Frankly, I’d love for Steve to lay out some bullet points with simple ideas for improving society. Truth is simple, right? Well he needs to spell some good stuff out so that his critics and fans can have something solid to tackle.

    • Agree: silviosilver
    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
    @stillCARealist

    You have to laugh, really. The SPLC opposes "eugenics," the improvement of the gene pool. Eugenics is among the go-to smears when smearing its political enemies with the Hitler brush, which it deploys frequently.

    The word "Nazi" is mentioned over 3,000 times on the SPLC's website. The word "Bolshevik," however, only gets a couple dozen mentions, and then mostly showing up in quotes by SPLC victims or in warnings against using the "antisemitic" term "Judeo-Bolshevism." Odd, for an organization claiming to "fight hate" given the historically unequaled orgy of hatred unleashed on the Russian people by the blood-drenched Bolsheviks a century ago. The Bolsheviks started their wild bacchanalia of blood and torture 20 years before Hitler came to power and dwarfed the Nazis in every category of atrocity. The extermination machinery didn't even slow down during WWII, while we were allied with these depraved monsters against Hitler and funding it with our Lend-Lease program. The hatred intensified, in fact, and it was explicitly dysgenic.

    Among the Bolsheviks first victims were the "intelligents." Along with the aristocracy itself, the repository of centuries of eugenic selection, the Bolsheviks exterminated gentile engineers, university professors, writers, doctors, lawyers, artists, teachers, and any Christian whose profession was deemed to include society's most intelligent members or who owned anything worth stealing. All were wiped out as a class along with their children. (The Bolsheviks, being Bolsheviks, went out of their way to execute the children in front of the parents before executing the parents to ensure their last moments on the planet were as agonized as possible. At least one commissar insisted on executing the children himself.)

    The Christian clergy was especially targeted and thousands of churches razed, but the rabbinate was unmolested while, under the new Bolshevik regime, synagogues began receiving state funding to run Yiddish-language schools.

    The term "antisemitism" is, itself, hate speech for its use to keep us ignorant. And unprepared.

  20. @Ebony Obelisk
    The rule of law is dead in this country

    The right wing extremists have won


    I’m moving to Canada

    Replies: @Charon, @Another Canadian, @tyrone, @Mike Tre, @Technite78, @Inquiring Mind, @Mike_from_SGV, @duncsbaby, @Reg Cæsar

    The mask slips. No question this is a parody commenter.

  21. @International Jew
    Next up for firing: Joshua Katz, Princeton classics prof.

    Replies: @ic1000, @BB753

    He’s already fired. Tenure is not enough.

  22. Nice when your union actually stands up for you instead of going along with the regime-mob hysteria. One could easily see it going the other way, particularly when you’re accused of heresy and you’re part of the priestly union (United Faculty of Florida).

  23. @Ebony Obelisk
    The rule of law is dead in this country

    The right wing extremists have won


    I’m moving to Canada

    Replies: @Charon, @Another Canadian, @tyrone, @Mike Tre, @Technite78, @Inquiring Mind, @Mike_from_SGV, @duncsbaby, @Reg Cæsar

    This is your finest post. Say hello to Justin Castro for me.

  24. It’s a good thing the reporters didn’t read any UNZ or iSteve comments.

  25. @Ebony Obelisk
    The rule of law is dead in this country

    The right wing extremists have won


    I’m moving to Canada

    Replies: @Charon, @Another Canadian, @tyrone, @Mike Tre, @Technite78, @Inquiring Mind, @Mike_from_SGV, @duncsbaby, @Reg Cæsar

    Has anyone noticed that from a recent update, the Windows 10 search bar, in the lower-left corner of the screen next to what used to be the Start Button, now has a Woke Doodle?

    See https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-search-bar-horse-freak-people-out

    Today, I guess, is Persons with Disabilities Day as indicated by the graphic appearing there.

    I thought Microsoft was less into that kind of thing than the insufferable Google, but now there is no escaping Corporate Mind Control.

    It makes a person want to scream

    Naaaadellllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satya_Nadella

    OK, as a service to iSteve Readers, here is how to turn it off

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-do-i-get-rid-of-the-image-in-the-search-bar/ed3d1ef7-6055-4700-9270-63ceca263618

  26. The administrators knew that it was all bogus and in violation of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and that all they were doing was giving Negy a 2 year fully paid vacation . You can’t take a 20 yr. unionized employee with outstanding reviews and fire him for something that he allegedly did years ago(they knew they couldn’t fire him directly for the Tweet – that’s protected speech). The CBA requires “progressive discipline” unless the employee does something truly outrageous like physically assault a student (and then in that case the firing would have to be immediate, not something that happened 8 years ago and that you ignored back then). You have to tell the employee what he has been doing wrong and give the employee warnings and an opportunity to improve his performance, etc. This is doubly so in the case of a long term employee with a spotless record and strong reviews in his file – you can’t just call him in and fire him immediately. This is putting aside the whole academic freedom/tenured professor thing. You couldn’t do this to a unionized janitor let alone a full professor.

    The procedure that they employed was that they put out a solicitation for complaints – who will come forward to denounce this racist so we can fire him? And sure enough, a bunch of woke students “remembered” how he had verbally abused them, how a TA had flirted with them (the monster!), etc. Their excuse for not acting sooner was that there was not a good procedure in effect for gathering complaints but now that they knew about his outrageous conduct they were shocked, shocked, and had no choice but to fire him because it would be “unsafe” to let him interact with students (“unsafe” is Wokespeak for “he hurt my fweelings” ). The arbitrator saw right thru this bullshit.

    BUT, the back pay (and all the legal fees they spent) comes from the taxpayers of Florida, not from them, so they had no incentive to do otherwise in the face of the student protests and their own Leftism. What is really needed in these case is personal liability – make the administrators personally responsible for their bad faith actions.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman, Bumpkin
    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Jack D


    BUT, the back pay (and all the legal fees they spent) comes from the taxpayers of Florida, not from them, so they had no incentive to do otherwise in the face of the student protests and their own Leftism
     
    Well it comes from the university budget, not from the Florida taxpayers per se, i.e. the money is paid from Orlando, not Tallahassee. But your larger point holds that the administrators responsible are not directly financially responsible for the award. However, as the cops say: You can beat the rap but you can't beat the ride. UCF dragged this guy's name through the mud, so the next professor who wants to do the same will think twice. Mission Accomplished!
    , @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    The procedure that they employed was that they put out a solicitation for complaints –

    That right there should be impermissible.

    Replies: @Wizard of Oz, @Jack D

  27. “Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. Action [sic], special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they’re missing out on much needed feedback.”

    Blacks aren’t the only ones.

  28. The avereage IQ of afroamericans is around 85. If you look at African-Americans as inhabitants of a hypothetical country on a consumption basis, it would be around the seventh richest country. This human capital would qualify for a Haitian standard of living in its own right. So for a Hungarian guy this is the proof of their privilege.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @bispora

    This human capital would qualify for a Haitian standard of living in its own right.

    It wouldn't, and you can examine the per capita income figures of the rest of the Caribbean to see that it wouldn't.

  29. @Bardon Kaldian
    "Neo-eugenics". I've always wondered what these "neos" mean. "Neo-Nazis" is absurd; these are punks Hitler would have immediately dispatched to Dachau. Neo-realism is just a phase in the history of Italian cinema, I don't see anything "neo" in it, either.


    What's new in this "neo-eugenics"? And how is it eugenic at all?

    Replies: @dearieme, @stillCARealist, @Sollipsist, @Right_On

    And what’s up with “neologism?”

    Has absolutely nothing to do with the original stuff. Although both tend to be spewed indiscriminately.

  30. @International Jew
    @Reg Cæsar

    Haha. But seriously, even if they can't fire him, they can make his life miserable by not letting him teach or advise. His colleagues will shun him, the journals won't publish him, the funding agencies won't fund his research.

    Replies: @lavoisier

    I wouldn’t shun him. I would honor him for telling the truth.

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    @lavoisier

    Academia is like the Woke Olympics now, you must run faster and faster to keep from falling behind, or now that I think about it, Alice in Wonderland.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  31. @Bardon Kaldian
    "Neo-eugenics". I've always wondered what these "neos" mean. "Neo-Nazis" is absurd; these are punks Hitler would have immediately dispatched to Dachau. Neo-realism is just a phase in the history of Italian cinema, I don't see anything "neo" in it, either.


    What's new in this "neo-eugenics"? And how is it eugenic at all?

    Replies: @dearieme, @stillCARealist, @Sollipsist, @Right_On

    “Neo-reactionary” is a neat neologism. Always thought that “reactionary” sounds more macho – more scary – than “conservative”, and the neo-cum-new bit tells you it’s not just nostalgia for a hopelessly idealized past.

    The Wiki article on “The Dark Enlightenment, also called neo-reactionary movement (sometimes abbreviated to NRx)” informs me that “Steve Sailer and Hans-Hermann Hoppe are contemporary forerunners of the ideology.” Scary, huh?

  32. @bispora
    The avereage IQ of afroamericans is around 85. If you look at African-Americans as inhabitants of a hypothetical country on a consumption basis, it would be around the seventh richest country. This human capital would qualify for a Haitian standard of living in its own right. So for a Hungarian guy this is the proof of their privilege.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    This human capital would qualify for a Haitian standard of living in its own right.

    It wouldn’t, and you can examine the per capita income figures of the rest of the Caribbean to see that it wouldn’t.

  33. @Jack D
    The administrators knew that it was all bogus and in violation of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and that all they were doing was giving Negy a 2 year fully paid vacation . You can't take a 20 yr. unionized employee with outstanding reviews and fire him for something that he allegedly did years ago(they knew they couldn't fire him directly for the Tweet - that's protected speech). The CBA requires "progressive discipline" unless the employee does something truly outrageous like physically assault a student (and then in that case the firing would have to be immediate, not something that happened 8 years ago and that you ignored back then). You have to tell the employee what he has been doing wrong and give the employee warnings and an opportunity to improve his performance, etc. This is doubly so in the case of a long term employee with a spotless record and strong reviews in his file - you can't just call him in and fire him immediately. This is putting aside the whole academic freedom/tenured professor thing. You couldn't do this to a unionized janitor let alone a full professor.

    The procedure that they employed was that they put out a solicitation for complaints - who will come forward to denounce this racist so we can fire him? And sure enough, a bunch of woke students "remembered" how he had verbally abused them, how a TA had flirted with them (the monster!), etc. Their excuse for not acting sooner was that there was not a good procedure in effect for gathering complaints but now that they knew about his outrageous conduct they were shocked, shocked, and had no choice but to fire him because it would be "unsafe" to let him interact with students ("unsafe" is Wokespeak for "he hurt my fweelings" ). The arbitrator saw right thru this bullshit.

    BUT, the back pay (and all the legal fees they spent) comes from the taxpayers of Florida, not from them, so they had no incentive to do otherwise in the face of the student protests and their own Leftism. What is really needed in these case is personal liability - make the administrators personally responsible for their bad faith actions.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @Art Deco

    BUT, the back pay (and all the legal fees they spent) comes from the taxpayers of Florida, not from them, so they had no incentive to do otherwise in the face of the student protests and their own Leftism

    Well it comes from the university budget, not from the Florida taxpayers per se, i.e. the money is paid from Orlando, not Tallahassee. But your larger point holds that the administrators responsible are not directly financially responsible for the award. However, as the cops say: You can beat the rap but you can’t beat the ride. UCF dragged this guy’s name through the mud, so the next professor who wants to do the same will think twice. Mission Accomplished!

  34. @lavoisier
    @International Jew

    I wouldn't shun him. I would honor him for telling the truth.

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

    Academia is like the Woke Olympics now, you must run faster and faster to keep from falling behind, or now that I think about it, Alice in Wonderland.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Unladen Swallow


    Academia is like the Woke Olympics now, you must run faster and faster to keep from falling behind, or now that I think about it, Alice in Wonderland.
     
    And, per Zeno, though the stakes are so small, you can never catch up to the reptiles.


    https://miro.medium.com/max/504/1*147xhFS2JKJVsdO_vW0AtA.png

  35. @Ebony Obelisk
    The rule of law is dead in this country

    The right wing extremists have won


    I’m moving to Canada

    Replies: @Charon, @Another Canadian, @tyrone, @Mike Tre, @Technite78, @Inquiring Mind, @Mike_from_SGV, @duncsbaby, @Reg Cæsar

    We’ll help you pack.

  36. Why did this even happen in the first place in De Santis’ Florida? At some point, Red states need to do a thorough purge of their public universities, fire every advocate of woke BS from top to bottom.

    • Agree: Art Deco
  37. @Ebony Obelisk
    The rule of law is dead in this country

    The right wing extremists have won


    I’m moving to Canada

    Replies: @Charon, @Another Canadian, @tyrone, @Mike Tre, @Technite78, @Inquiring Mind, @Mike_from_SGV, @duncsbaby, @Reg Cæsar

    I’m glad you’ve taken the knee on this one. Please remember that in Canada you cannot access onto the internet and most especially unz.com.

  38. I wonder if Steve has any information or even a reasoned guess about the cognitive abilities of UCF students – and staff for that matter.

    If one were to assume that 100 was the American average IQ and 15 the sd would the average UCFstudent IQ be above 100? Would the average staff IQ be above 115?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Wizard of Oz

    Average UCF SAT scores are supposedly around 1250. Originally, 1000 SAT was roughly equivalent to 100 IQ, though not anymore since the test was "renormed". But I would say that 1250 SAT is still safely above 100 IQ - it is an 81st percentile score. UCF was founded as Florida Technological University, with the mission of providing personnel to support the growing U.S. space program - it was literally meant to be a school for rocket scientists. Though it is no longer that, it's still a decent state university. It's ranked similarly to some other Southern flagship U's such as U. Miss and U. Alabama (academically, not for their sports teams). Like many state U's, its grads would be better known in their home state than nationally.

    Even at mediocre universities, the faculty tends to be quite bright (aside from the faculty in "studies" departments) due to overproduction of PhDs - an academic is lucky to get ANY faculty position at any university, but the staff less so. i

  39. @Wizard of Oz
    I wonder if Steve has any information or even a reasoned guess about the cognitive abilities of UCF students - and staff for that matter.

    If one were to assume that 100 was the American average IQ and 15 the sd would the average UCFstudent IQ be above 100? Would the average staff IQ be above 115?

    Replies: @Jack D

    Average UCF SAT scores are supposedly around 1250. Originally, 1000 SAT was roughly equivalent to 100 IQ, though not anymore since the test was “renormed”. But I would say that 1250 SAT is still safely above 100 IQ – it is an 81st percentile score. UCF was founded as Florida Technological University, with the mission of providing personnel to support the growing U.S. space program – it was literally meant to be a school for rocket scientists. Though it is no longer that, it’s still a decent state university. It’s ranked similarly to some other Southern flagship U’s such as U. Miss and U. Alabama (academically, not for their sports teams). Like many state U’s, its grads would be better known in their home state than nationally.

    Even at mediocre universities, the faculty tends to be quite bright (aside from the faculty in “studies” departments) due to overproduction of PhDs – an academic is lucky to get ANY faculty position at any university, but the staff less so. i

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
  40. @Jack D
    The administrators knew that it was all bogus and in violation of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and that all they were doing was giving Negy a 2 year fully paid vacation . You can't take a 20 yr. unionized employee with outstanding reviews and fire him for something that he allegedly did years ago(they knew they couldn't fire him directly for the Tweet - that's protected speech). The CBA requires "progressive discipline" unless the employee does something truly outrageous like physically assault a student (and then in that case the firing would have to be immediate, not something that happened 8 years ago and that you ignored back then). You have to tell the employee what he has been doing wrong and give the employee warnings and an opportunity to improve his performance, etc. This is doubly so in the case of a long term employee with a spotless record and strong reviews in his file - you can't just call him in and fire him immediately. This is putting aside the whole academic freedom/tenured professor thing. You couldn't do this to a unionized janitor let alone a full professor.

    The procedure that they employed was that they put out a solicitation for complaints - who will come forward to denounce this racist so we can fire him? And sure enough, a bunch of woke students "remembered" how he had verbally abused them, how a TA had flirted with them (the monster!), etc. Their excuse for not acting sooner was that there was not a good procedure in effect for gathering complaints but now that they knew about his outrageous conduct they were shocked, shocked, and had no choice but to fire him because it would be "unsafe" to let him interact with students ("unsafe" is Wokespeak for "he hurt my fweelings" ). The arbitrator saw right thru this bullshit.

    BUT, the back pay (and all the legal fees they spent) comes from the taxpayers of Florida, not from them, so they had no incentive to do otherwise in the face of the student protests and their own Leftism. What is really needed in these case is personal liability - make the administrators personally responsible for their bad faith actions.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber, @Art Deco

    The procedure that they employed was that they put out a solicitation for complaints –

    That right there should be impermissible.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    @Art Deco

    The shocking persecution of Cardinal George Pell (whom decent Catholics,Anglicans, atheists and agnostics lined up to support) was made worse by the Victoria Police trawling for complaints from way back. Whatever became of police forces being stocked with Irish Catholics? Happily he won 7-0 in our highest court though not before spending months on gaol.

    , @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    One of the things that shocks me about the new Woke Left is their disregard for the Bill of Rights and due process. They have now assumed the traditional Radical Left view of achieving their goals "by any means necessary" and if this means unfairly crushing people who dare to get in their way, well you gotta break some eggs...

    The American Democratic Left used to be (or pretended to be) quite concerned about Constitutional protections. Among these many protections was a relatively short statute of limitations (except for the most grievous crimes such as murder). For most crimes, even for rape, the statute of limitations (it varies by state) could be as short as 3 years. The understanding and expectation was that the victim would come forward immediately and that if she didn't, something was dubious to begin with, and that the defendant's ability to get a fair trial or hearing was prejudiced by long delays during which memories could fade or be altered, witnesses could die, evidence could disappear, etc.

    But the new thinking is that there should be no statute of limitations on anything that concerns the Woke Left - alleged sexual behavior that occurred decades ago, racist things that you might have said or written when you were in high school, etc. It's all going on your Permanent Record if the offense offends the Left. Negy was (supposedly - in reality it was illegal retaliation for his 1st Amendment protected tweets) fired for something (actually a big nothing - the TA literally tried to flirt with the girls and that was it) that had happened between one of his undergrad TAs and a couple of coeds 8 years earlier.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Corvinus

  41. @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    The procedure that they employed was that they put out a solicitation for complaints –

    That right there should be impermissible.

    Replies: @Wizard of Oz, @Jack D

    The shocking persecution of Cardinal George Pell (whom decent Catholics,Anglicans, atheists and agnostics lined up to support) was made worse by the Victoria Police trawling for complaints from way back. Whatever became of police forces being stocked with Irish Catholics? Happily he won 7-0 in our highest court though not before spending months on gaol.

  42. @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    The procedure that they employed was that they put out a solicitation for complaints –

    That right there should be impermissible.

    Replies: @Wizard of Oz, @Jack D

    One of the things that shocks me about the new Woke Left is their disregard for the Bill of Rights and due process. They have now assumed the traditional Radical Left view of achieving their goals “by any means necessary” and if this means unfairly crushing people who dare to get in their way, well you gotta break some eggs…

    The American Democratic Left used to be (or pretended to be) quite concerned about Constitutional protections. Among these many protections was a relatively short statute of limitations (except for the most grievous crimes such as murder). For most crimes, even for rape, the statute of limitations (it varies by state) could be as short as 3 years. The understanding and expectation was that the victim would come forward immediately and that if she didn’t, something was dubious to begin with, and that the defendant’s ability to get a fair trial or hearing was prejudiced by long delays during which memories could fade or be altered, witnesses could die, evidence could disappear, etc.

    But the new thinking is that there should be no statute of limitations on anything that concerns the Woke Left – alleged sexual behavior that occurred decades ago, racist things that you might have said or written when you were in high school, etc. It’s all going on your Permanent Record if the offense offends the Left. Negy was (supposedly – in reality it was illegal retaliation for his 1st Amendment protected tweets) fired for something (actually a big nothing – the TA literally tried to flirt with the girls and that was it) that had happened between one of his undergrad TAs and a couple of coeds 8 years earlier.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    See Leon Podles for another example of someone who thinks the statute of limitations is just a suggestion. What's troubling is what Podles used to do for a living. He was an FBI agent.

    Both in Catholic and in evangelical circles you see this attitude that the proof of an accusation is that it has been made. Rod Dreher exemplified it years ago.

    , @Corvinus
    @Jack D

    Thanks for the disinformation. A tour de force on your part.

  43. @Unladen Swallow
    @lavoisier

    Academia is like the Woke Olympics now, you must run faster and faster to keep from falling behind, or now that I think about it, Alice in Wonderland.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Academia is like the Woke Olympics now, you must run faster and faster to keep from falling behind, or now that I think about it, Alice in Wonderland.

    And, per Zeno, though the stakes are so small, you can never catch up to the reptiles.

  44. I remember this dude, I remarked here at the time to the effect that his tweet was like seeing a witch hunt and running out with your Halloween witch costume on. I figured he was merely privileged or cosseted, but after watching him on video, it looks like he was itching for a fight, a half-Hispanic gay dude seeking the limelight, like Jordan Peterson before him.

    On the one hand, I applaud him for going against the grain, on the other, there’s definitely an element of publicity-seeking here.

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
    @Bumpkin


    it looks like he was itching for a fight, a half-Hispanic gay dude seeking the limelight, like Jordan Peterson before him.
     
    First, we need more guys "itching for a fight."

    Second, we need fewer do-nothings publicly attacking them.

    Replies: @Bumpkin

  45. I’m an astronaut.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @obwandiyag


    I’m an astronaut.
     
    You're right... at least up to the first syllable.
  46. @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    One of the things that shocks me about the new Woke Left is their disregard for the Bill of Rights and due process. They have now assumed the traditional Radical Left view of achieving their goals "by any means necessary" and if this means unfairly crushing people who dare to get in their way, well you gotta break some eggs...

    The American Democratic Left used to be (or pretended to be) quite concerned about Constitutional protections. Among these many protections was a relatively short statute of limitations (except for the most grievous crimes such as murder). For most crimes, even for rape, the statute of limitations (it varies by state) could be as short as 3 years. The understanding and expectation was that the victim would come forward immediately and that if she didn't, something was dubious to begin with, and that the defendant's ability to get a fair trial or hearing was prejudiced by long delays during which memories could fade or be altered, witnesses could die, evidence could disappear, etc.

    But the new thinking is that there should be no statute of limitations on anything that concerns the Woke Left - alleged sexual behavior that occurred decades ago, racist things that you might have said or written when you were in high school, etc. It's all going on your Permanent Record if the offense offends the Left. Negy was (supposedly - in reality it was illegal retaliation for his 1st Amendment protected tweets) fired for something (actually a big nothing - the TA literally tried to flirt with the girls and that was it) that had happened between one of his undergrad TAs and a couple of coeds 8 years earlier.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Corvinus

    See Leon Podles for another example of someone who thinks the statute of limitations is just a suggestion. What’s troubling is what Podles used to do for a living. He was an FBI agent.

    Both in Catholic and in evangelical circles you see this attitude that the proof of an accusation is that it has been made. Rod Dreher exemplified it years ago.

  47. @Ebony Obelisk
    The rule of law is dead in this country

    The right wing extremists have won


    I’m moving to Canada

    Replies: @Charon, @Another Canadian, @tyrone, @Mike Tre, @Technite78, @Inquiring Mind, @Mike_from_SGV, @duncsbaby, @Reg Cæsar

    I’m moving to Canada

    FDR spent his summers in New Brunswick. Unfortunately he came back when they ended.

    Don’t repeat his mistake.

  48. @obwandiyag
    I'm an astronaut.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    I’m an astronaut.

    You’re right… at least up to the first syllable.

  49. @stillCARealist
    @Bardon Kaldian

    The old eugenics was about abortion, sterilization, and offing the disabled. Then came assisted suicide. Steve's not into any of that, so you can't call him a eugenist with the old-fashioned definitions.

    Frankly, I'd love for Steve to lay out some bullet points with simple ideas for improving society. Truth is simple, right? Well he needs to spell some good stuff out so that his critics and fans can have something solid to tackle.

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen

    You have to laugh, really. The SPLC opposes “eugenics,” the improvement of the gene pool. Eugenics is among the go-to smears when smearing its political enemies with the Hitler brush, which it deploys frequently.

    The word “Nazi” is mentioned over 3,000 times on the SPLC’s website. The word “Bolshevik,” however, only gets a couple dozen mentions, and then mostly showing up in quotes by SPLC victims or in warnings against using the “antisemitic” term “Judeo-Bolshevism.” Odd, for an organization claiming to “fight hate” given the historically unequaled orgy of hatred unleashed on the Russian people by the blood-drenched Bolsheviks a century ago. The Bolsheviks started their wild bacchanalia of blood and torture 20 years before Hitler came to power and dwarfed the Nazis in every category of atrocity. The extermination machinery didn’t even slow down during WWII, while we were allied with these depraved monsters against Hitler and funding it with our Lend-Lease program. The hatred intensified, in fact, and it was explicitly dysgenic.

    Among the Bolsheviks first victims were the “intelligents.” Along with the aristocracy itself, the repository of centuries of eugenic selection, the Bolsheviks exterminated gentile engineers, university professors, writers, doctors, lawyers, artists, teachers, and any Christian whose profession was deemed to include society’s most intelligent members or who owned anything worth stealing. All were wiped out as a class along with their children. (The Bolsheviks, being Bolsheviks, went out of their way to execute the children in front of the parents before executing the parents to ensure their last moments on the planet were as agonized as possible. At least one commissar insisted on executing the children himself.)

    The Christian clergy was especially targeted and thousands of churches razed, but the rabbinate was unmolested while, under the new Bolshevik regime, synagogues began receiving state funding to run Yiddish-language schools.

    The term “antisemitism” is, itself, hate speech for its use to keep us ignorant. And unprepared.

    • Thanks: Bumpkin
  50. @Bumpkin
    I remember this dude, I remarked here at the time to the effect that his tweet was like seeing a witch hunt and running out with your Halloween witch costume on. I figured he was merely privileged or cosseted, but after watching him on video, it looks like he was itching for a fight, a half-Hispanic gay dude seeking the limelight, like Jordan Peterson before him.

    https://youtu.be/iaBXtHfDsMU

    On the one hand, I applaud him for going against the grain, on the other, there's definitely an element of publicity-seeking here.

    Replies: @Craig Nelsen

    it looks like he was itching for a fight, a half-Hispanic gay dude seeking the limelight, like Jordan Peterson before him.

    First, we need more guys “itching for a fight.”

    Second, we need fewer do-nothings publicly attacking them.

    • Replies: @Bumpkin
    @Craig Nelsen


    First, we need more guys “itching for a fight.”
     
    https://youtu.be/_g3nci6xyIE

    Second, we need fewer do-nothings publicly attacking them.
     
    Then don't post on "the playground of the fucking idiot, which is twitter," as that's all you're going to attract there.

    https://youtu.be/6UYQnpDT1UM
  51. @Craig Nelsen
    @Bumpkin


    it looks like he was itching for a fight, a half-Hispanic gay dude seeking the limelight, like Jordan Peterson before him.
     
    First, we need more guys "itching for a fight."

    Second, we need fewer do-nothings publicly attacking them.

    Replies: @Bumpkin

    First, we need more guys “itching for a fight.”

    Second, we need fewer do-nothings publicly attacking them.

    Then don’t post on “the playground of the fucking idiot, which is twitter,” as that’s all you’re going to attract there.

  52. @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    One of the things that shocks me about the new Woke Left is their disregard for the Bill of Rights and due process. They have now assumed the traditional Radical Left view of achieving their goals "by any means necessary" and if this means unfairly crushing people who dare to get in their way, well you gotta break some eggs...

    The American Democratic Left used to be (or pretended to be) quite concerned about Constitutional protections. Among these many protections was a relatively short statute of limitations (except for the most grievous crimes such as murder). For most crimes, even for rape, the statute of limitations (it varies by state) could be as short as 3 years. The understanding and expectation was that the victim would come forward immediately and that if she didn't, something was dubious to begin with, and that the defendant's ability to get a fair trial or hearing was prejudiced by long delays during which memories could fade or be altered, witnesses could die, evidence could disappear, etc.

    But the new thinking is that there should be no statute of limitations on anything that concerns the Woke Left - alleged sexual behavior that occurred decades ago, racist things that you might have said or written when you were in high school, etc. It's all going on your Permanent Record if the offense offends the Left. Negy was (supposedly - in reality it was illegal retaliation for his 1st Amendment protected tweets) fired for something (actually a big nothing - the TA literally tried to flirt with the girls and that was it) that had happened between one of his undergrad TAs and a couple of coeds 8 years earlier.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Corvinus

    Thanks for the disinformation. A tour de force on your part.

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