If you're wondering where the Occupy Wall Street protestors get their ideas, look no further than the Marxist professors working in our universities. Just in time for Christmas, a Massachusetts professor is telling his colleagues that not only it is "shameful" to send care packages to troops, but that hanging the American flag at the University should be questioned because it isn't "politically neutral."
A Suffolk University law professor will not collect items for United States troops overseas and thinks it is "shameful" to do so.
Law professor Michael Avery sent a five-paragraph e-mail to colleagues in response to a school-wide appeal for care packages for deployed soldiers.
"I think it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for support for men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings" wrote Avery.
Avery also wrote that he believes sympathy for troops in harms way is “not particularly rational in today’s world.”
The e-mail did not stop with Avery’s objection to the care packages. Avery went on to question the schools intent of the American flag hanging in the atrium:
“Since Sept. 11 we have had perhaps the largest flag in New England hanging in our atrium. This is not a politically neutral act. Excessive patriotic zeal is a hallmark of national security states. It permits, indeed encourages, excesses in the name of national security, as we saw during the Bush administration, and which continue during the Obama administration” wrote Avery.
Although disgusting, Avery's comments aren't surprising. During my time at the University of Arizona, one of my political science professors said U.S. troops are the same as Islamic terrorists, calling it a "fact." Like many liberal professors, Avery fails to recognize that the only reason why he has the opportunity to essentially accuse U.S. troops of murder, is because U.S. military members are overseas protecting his right to free speech.
You can send the troops a care package today, here.
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