I've made a living over the last few years by exposing the intolerance, hypocrisy, and intellectual dishonesty of the academic left. Usually, I cross paths with these people by accident. But, because I’m a professor and I’ve never really grown up, I sometimes enjoy baiting them with premeditated experiments designed to test their commitment to tolerance. The latest victim of such an experiment is James Trost, a professor at the University of Michigan. Yesterday, he sent me the following email:
What a horrible and anti-intellecutal [sic] article I ran across on Townhall.com today. Who the hell do you think you are? I'm sorry that you are bombarded by "gays" threatening you at every turn, but then, you certainly don't have a right to demonize an entire segment of our population. As a university professor myself, I am ashamed that you are allowed to "educate" young minds. Your rationale for your beliefs based on your own interpretation of reality is offensive to all humanity. I hope you don't have tenure, but it [sic] you do, I pray to God no students enroll in your classes.
James Trost (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor, University of Michigan
I have decided to respond to Professor Trost with this open letter. I will also respond separately to each of the six sentences in his missive. Given his superior intellect, it would be foolish to tackle his profound ideas all at once:
1.What a horrible and anti-intellecutal [sic] article I ran across on Townhall.com today.
Professor, I am unable to respond to this sentence because I am unfamiliar with the term “intellecutal.” I’m sure you meant to say “intellecutal,” not “intellectual.” Otherwise, you would be “anti-intellectual” and perhaps a tad “hypocritucal.”
2. Who the hell do you think you are?
I’m a guy who knows how to use his spell-checker.
3. I'm sorry that you are bombarded by "gays" threatening you at every turn, but then, you certainly don't have a right to demonize an entire segment of our population.
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