Sunday, August 16, 2015

Making A Family Show A Hate Crime: One Nutty Professor’s Censorious Crusade


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There is an old truism about academia that goes, “There is no idea so idiotic that it won’t be believed by a college professor.” Though this notion has been spectacularly reinforced by countless geniuses of the faculty lounge, an English professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst has set a new standard of proof for the truth of that statement.
As Professor Nick Bromell recently wrote in Salon:

“It is a fine thing that the Confederate flag will no longer fly above the South Carolina state capitol. But displaying the Confederate flag anywhere is, at bottom, an act of hate. It should be recognized as such, and punished as a hate crime. Given the millions who suffered under the whip of slave masters, and all the families separated as slave traders sold sons and daughters away from their parents, and wives away from their husbands, All Americans should recoil from the Confederate flag with the same horror we feel for the Nazi swastika.”
With this statement, Bromell, who is listed as a teacher of American Studies, has not only revealed himself to be a bit of a cultural-cleansing Nazi thinker himself, but has also revealed a breathtaking ignorance of American history.


  1. Uh, I collect Nazi stuff, I have probably 12 things with the swastika on is, so he can piss off, I don't recoil, its history, just like my Rebel flag....... ;)

  2. Hi Brock,
    Since it's early AM, what I did yesterday should make that prof. puke his guts out till he's dead!!! I have an old "Yacht Pennant" size "Jolly Roger" Pirate flag that I fly behind me when under Canopy after a Skydive. Since all this anti "Confederate Battle Flag" crap started, I've Been flying a Confederate Battle Flag above my Jolly Roger!! Yesterday was the most recent. It is now folded up and stashed in my Fraphat (Leather skydiving helmet) waiting for its' next Mission!! 'Gotta get some photos next time!!!!!! I'll let you know!!
    Blue Skies, Black Death!!,
    Got Gunz and Battle Flags.........OUTLAW!!!!,

  3. Nutty Professor?

    Is there any other kind nowadays?

    1. Damn good point! Jerry Lewis would be better. :)

  4. I had professors somewhat like this on occasion - so fanatical they can be dangerous.
    This report in Hickory, North Carolina exhibits more of the same. I remember Hickory
    to be a country town with lots of furniture stores and that's about it. Now, the zombie
    apocalypse has arrived.:

    1. Thanks. Found him hiding in the woods with a loaded gun. Weird.

  5. No that wasn't the suspect. He was just hiding in the woods for whatever.

    1. Got it. Thanks.

      Police said they have surveillance video from the gas station and have identified the possible culprit.