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Indefensible Human Beings

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Amanda Gailey, Patricia Hill and Catherine Koebel are not just your average anti-gun nuts. They are college professors who are anti-gun nuts.

Gailey and Hill teach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln — Gailey an associate professor of English and Hill a research assistant professor of sociology. Catherine Koebel is a biologist, who taught the subject at the College of William & Mary.


What kernels of wisdom and knowledge, you ask, does the trio impart to students?

Earlier this month, Gailey and Koebel protested on the sidewalk in front of the home of Chris Cox, the longtime executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, and outside his wife’s interior design business. “NRA Chris Cox profits off dead kids,” reads the sign held by Gailey in a photograph accompanying the Washington Post article on their demonstration. 

“After Virginia Tech I would have been satisfied with reasonable gun-reform measures,” Koebel wrote recently in Vogue. “Now I want to see guns taken and melted down.” The two women described themselves as “The Great American Gun Melt.” 

Professor Hill has been arrested and charged with vandalism for twice splashing red paint on the Cox home to look like blood. 

“Mr. and Mrs. Cox have been targeted over the past few months by repeated acts of criminal and unlawful conduct, including having their home vandalized on two occasions,” an attorney for the family explained. “These coordinated tactics have crossed the line of civility and human decency.”

Gailey claims she had no involvement in Hill’s criminality. They probably just read their books and don’t even talk to each other on the plane rides from Nebraska to Washington, D.C.


“The other protesters say they have been careful not to cross legal lines and knew nothing of the vandalism,” reports the Washington Post, adding, “They are all part of a growing movement that insists gun-control advocacy should be more aggressive — and more personal.”

“If I made him uncomfortable at his house, too bad; he deserves it,” Koebel told the Post. “I felt unsafe in my home because of his product.”

Professor Gaily acknowledged the “aggressive” nature of their actions, but provided this dehumanizing excuse, “I wouldn’t do that unless we were protesting someone who I believe is a truly indefensible human being.”

But this isn’t the first time Gailey has gotten “aggressive” in her protests. “Professor Gailey’s behavior was immoral, unprofessional and unacceptable,” argued State Senator Steve Erdman, in urging Gailey be “fired” for her “premeditated and organized effort to intimidate and shut down Kaitlyn Mullen,” the leader of UNL’s Turning Point USA chapter. 

Perhaps, Miss Mullen, too, is an “indefensible human being.”

“I think the problem with these type of protests is that they disturb us by their implicit threat of violence,” noted Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA. “When political activists with aggressive signs and messages protest outside your home, there’s always a feeling of insecurity.”


And even more so with the repeated acts of property destruction.

If these three professors haven’t done enough to discredit academia, consider Randa Jarrar, who teaches creative writing at California State University at Fresno. She celebrated Barbara Bush’s death, tweeting: “either you are against these pieces of s— and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem. That’s actually how simple this is. I’m happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have.”

Professor Jarrar went on claim the firestorm against her disgusting comments were because she is “An Arab American Muslim American woman with some clout.”

“I work as a tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. I will never be fired,” she further taunted on Twitter. “I will always have people wanting to hear what I have to say.”

She has indeed gained an impressive knowledge of just how American academia works today.

And no wonder, according to the Pew Research Center, “A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country.”

That is, if anything, an understatement. 


There exists within the academic world, throughout the country and, indeed, throughout what was once known as “the free world,” an increasingly vocal group of paid leftist activists. These academics not only preach violent revolution — scorning democracy often as “cis-heteronormative patriarchy” — they are now taking it to the streets.

Including the sidewalk in front of your house.

They do not approve of what you say and do, legally.

Do you approve of what they do, illegally?

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