This is why it’s getting more and more difficult to pick a college to send your kids. Think about how out of touch this professor is with American values, and people are paying him to teach their college student children.
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — A Drexel University professor tweeted that he was “trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul” after he watched a first-class passenger give up his seat for a uniformed soldier on an airplane.
Many on Twitter responded to the professor’s comments with anger and outrage.
George Ciccariello, associate professor of politics and global studies, posted the tweet Sunday on his private Twitter account. CNN obtained his tweet from a retweet someone else posted publicly on the social media platform.
— Warrior Ashley (@AshleyWarrior) March 30, 2017
You tried not to vomit or yell?
No, you just sat there quietly like a little bitch.
Ignored, irrelevant, wishing you were a man.@ciccmaher
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 29, 2017
One critic said Ciccariello “is exactly what’s wrong with American institutions today. Fights for free speech unless it contradicts his views.”
@ciccmaher This professor is exactly what's wrong with American institutions today. Fights for free speech unless it contradicts his views.
— William Weske (@WilliamWeske) March 31, 2017
Another criticized the professor’s past tweets and bemoaned the fact that Ciccariello is “deemed worthy of educating young minds.”
George Ciccariello-Maher has a history of making inflammatory, cowardly, and racist tweets. Yet he is deemed worthy of educating young minds
— David Cabral (@AirborneOps) March 30, 2017
Ciccariello responded to the reactions to his tweet in a Facebook statement, saying “my tweet has since been fed into and misrepresented by the outrage machine.”
The outrage generated by the tweet was enough that Ciccariello responded by saying that it was a joke and that his critics are the “violent racists.” However, Ciccariello has also said that the slaughter of some 4,000 white people during the Haitian Revolution was “a good thing indeed.”
He said he didn’t support the invasion or occupation of Iraq and found the gesture of giving up a first-class seat to a soldier “smug and self-congratulatory.”
Drexel University, in Philadelphia, responded to his tweet, saying the comments “were made outside the classroom, are his own opinion and do not represent the university’s views” in a statement to CNN.
“Drexel is committed to and vigorously supports our ROTC students, students on active duty and reserve, student veterans and alumni who have served in the military,” Drexel University Executive Director of Media Relations Niki Gianakaris said in a statement.
This isn’t the first time Ciccariello has come under fire for a tweet from his personal account. On Christmas Eve 2016, he tweeted, “All I want for Christmas is White Genocide.”
Reports on the tweet popped up on several conservative websites, and the hashtag #WhiteGenocide was trending the next Monday morning, because he has a history of saying very racist things.
In response, the university said it would talk to him about his comments, according to CNN’s previous reporting. The university also said the genocide comments were “utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing and do not in any way reflect the values of the university.”
As of this writing his Twitter profile is set to “Protected” status, so that no one else can see his tweets. What a coward.
Just looking at the books George Ciccariello has written you can tell that he belongs to the Blame America First crowd. For example, here’s some real reviews from his book, We Created Chavez:
One Star Reviews:
“The author has already made his stance quite clear, communism is awesome and only fails because of America. The problem with this book (and all propaganda) is that it is one sided and can trick the ignorant into believing it is fact…”
“Complete garbage- don’t waste your money!”
Two Star Reviews:
“Not worth the paper its printed on. Sad.”
Here’s a Five Star Review from a fellow communist:
“Really “locates” the struggles in Venezuela, and what we see is that the struggle for liberation extended far beyond Hugo Chavez, and at times challenged him, to go even farther. Excellent book! And a great read. It’s why I’m confident that the struggle in Venezuela will go on long after Chavez’ untimely death.”
Here’s a response to this review: “Yea, the “struggle” conitnues; the struggle to eat, find medicine, survive the commie death squads. Well done!”
H/T Fox 8