The latest “Take that!” …. from Mike Adams

    Agent Pierce
    August31/ 2015

    Our favorite notorious Criminology Professor a/k/a “the only sane man at UNC-W” – Professor Mike Adams lands ANOTHER Haymaker on the babbling lunatics who haunt UNC-W.

    Several years ago I asked Mike if he had EVER had a fellow faculty member sit with him at lunch in the UNC-W faculty dining room.  He said that was “a trick question” as he was not allowed in the UNC-W faculty dining room.   Touch! Dr. Mike.

    Ya gotta love Dr Mike ….  we sure do.


    Get Out of My Class and Leave America

    Mike Adams | Aug 28, 2015

    Author’s Note: The following column is comprised of excerpts taken from my first lectures on the first day of classes this semester at UNC-Wilmington. I reproduced these remarks with the hope that they would be useful to other professors teaching at public universities all across America. Feel free to use this material if you already have tenure.

    Welcome back to class, students! I am Mike Adams your criminology professor here at UNC-Wilmington. Before we get started with the course I need to address an issue that is causing problems here at UNCW and in higher education all across the country. I am talking about the growing minority of students who believe they have a right to be free from being offended. If we don’t reverse this dangerous trend in our society there will soon be a majority of young people who will need to walk around in plastic bubble suits to protect them in the event that they come into contact with a dissenting viewpoint. That mentality is unworthy of an American. It’s hardly worthy of a Frenchman.

    Let’s get something straight right now. You have no right to be unoffended. You have a right to be offended with regularity. It is the price you pay for living in a free society. If you don’t understand that you are confused and dangerously so. In part, I blame your high school teachers for failing to teach you basic civics before you got your diploma. Most of you went to the public high schools, which are a disaster. Don’t tell me that offended you. I went to a public high school.

    Of course, your high school might not be the problem. It is entirely possible that the main reason why so many of you are confused about free speech is that piece of paper hanging on the wall right over there. Please turn your attention to that ridiculous document that is framed and hanging by the door. In fact, take a few minutes to read it before you leave class today. It is our campus speech code. It specifically says that there is a requirement that everyone must only engage in discourse that is “respectful.” That assertion is as ludicrous as it is illegal. I plan to have that thing ripped down from every classroom on campus before I retire.

    One of my grandfathers served in World War I. My step-grandfather served in World War II. My sixth great grandfather enlisted in the American Revolution when he was only thirteen. These great men did not fight so we could simply relinquish our rights to the enemy within our borders. That enemy is the Marxists who run our public universities. If you are a Marxist and I just offended you, well, that’s tough. I guess they don’t make communists like they used to.

    Of course, this ban on “disrespectful” speech is really only illusory. The university that created these speech restrictions then turns around and sponsors plays like The Vagina Monologues, which is loaded with profanity including the c-word – the most offensive and disrespectful word a person could ever possibly apply to a woman. It is pure, unadulterated hypocrisy.

    So, the university position can be roughly summarized as follows: Public university administrators have a First Amendment right to use disrespectful profanity but public university students do not. This turns the First Amendment on its head. The university has its free speech analysis completely backwards. And that’s why they need to be sued.

    Before we go, let us take a few minutes to look at the last page of your syllabus where I explain the importance of coming to class on time, turning off your cell phone, and refraining from talking during lectures. In that section, I explain that each of you has God-given talents and that your Creator endowed you with a purpose in life that is thwarted when you develop these bad habits.

    Unbelievably, a student once complained to the Department chairwoman that my mention of God and a Creator was a violation of Separation of Church and State. Let me be as clear as I possibly can: If any of you actually think that my decision to paraphrase the Declaration of Independence in the course syllabus is unconstitutional then you suffer from severe intellectual hernia.

    Indeed, it takes hard work to become stupid enough to think the Declaration of Independence is unconstitutional. If you agree with the student who made that complaint then you are probably just an anti-religious zealot. Therefore, I am going to ask you to do exactly three things and do them in the exact order that I specify.

    First, get out of my class. You can fill out the drop slip over at James Hall. Just tell them you don’t believe in true diversity and you want to be surrounded by people who agree with your twisted interpretation of the Constitution simply because they are the kind of people who will protect you from having your beliefs challenged or your feelings hurt.

    Second, withdraw from the university. If you find that you are actually relieved because you will no longer be in a class where your beliefs might be challenged then you aren’t ready for college. Go get a job building houses so you can work with some illegal aliens who will help you gain a better appreciation of what this country has to offer.

    Finally, if this doesn’t work then I would simply ask you to get the hell out of the country. The ever-growing thinned-skinned minority you have joined is simply ruining life in this once-great nation. Please move to some place like Cuba where you can enjoy the company of communists and get excellent health care. Just hop on a leaky boat and start paddling your way towards utopia. You will not be missed.

    Thank you for your time. I’ll see most of you when classes resume on Monday.



    Agent Pierce
    • BOG Guy Reply
      4 years ago

      Might as well go ahead and get myself in trouble.  I am so glad that there are professors like Mike Adams in the UNC system.  I am also happy that there are liberal professors in the system, although I wish the balance was a little better.  Prof. Adams is correct – a “liberal” education (in the classical sense, not today’s version) should include all points of view, and should include open, honest debate.  Protestors have shown up at BOG meetings and said “offensive” things, but I will always defend their right to express their opinion.  I would actually be more “offended” if they sat meekly by and allowed their lives to be dictated around them.   They, in turn, have the responsibility to defend the rights of those they don’t agree with to state their opinions, as well.  I believe UNCW has a great new chancellor coming aboard, and I trust he will work to protect the principles of a “classical liberal” education – one that stresses the most important diversity of all – thought diversity.  Our physical differences are what they are, and we should always respect those in everyone.  But “thought diversity” is what we develop and shape through our experiences, and it is an organic. living thing.  If we are not free to voice our opinions – all opinions, no matter how they may challenge the prevailing educational establishment – then we have truly failed in our endeavor to educate a new generation of leaders for North Carolina and the nation.  Keep up the good work, Prof. Adams, and all the professors in the UNC system – liberal, conservative or somewhere in-between – that challenge our young people and defend true freedom of speech.

      • Agent Pierce Reply
        4 years ago

        BOG Guy I know you share my POV as regards both Mike Adams and UNC-CH’s notorious Gene Nichol. Both represent, arguably, extreme partisan POV…. and both are part of the “learn to think” gauntlet that college SHOULD be for young minds. To demand either POV be squashed is Academic Heresy of the worst sort. That Mike Adams had to go to court to protect his “academic freedom” from his own administrators at UNC-W speak to which partisan side lives in FEAR of “the other side being heard”.

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