Thursday, November 23, 2017
Thought police at Laurier
As a preface, understand that Laurier has never had a reputation for being a good university. And that's why a clown with barely any publication history (Rambukkana), a MA from Trent and Ph.D. from Concordia, who's only an assistant prof, gets together with another essentially unpublished assistant prof who took 8 whole fucking years to complete a Ph.D. (Herbert Pimlott) to bully a grad student with all the zeal of a fucking scientologist.
Well, also, Laurier has no union for TAs.
Global - Laurier's handling of Lindsay Shepard case 'inexcusable'.
And actually, even if you leave the bullying out, and leave the fascist thought policing out, it's still inexcusable because of the following:
1. They've created a toxic workplace for Shepard. The bullying interview is malicious, and she has valid grounds for a lawsuit.
2. Because the toxic workplace is tied to her MA studies, she's got valid grounds to sue for her Laurier tuition and living expenses back, as well as for future career damage.
3. In addition, they slandered Jordan Peterson (no, not with the Hitler bit: they explicitly asserted that he intentionally and maliciously inflicts criminal damage on people who disagree with him, and the assertion is false). Peterson has grounds for a lawsuit.
I'm not a Rebel Media person (frankly, while I'm a hardcore classical liberal, I also believe your right to your opinions stops the moment you make me want to kick your teeth in for being a fucking asshole), and Peterson made his own trouble by aligning with Ezra Levant's dipshit website.
But I can tell you, as a university student, that there are hundreds of professors like this in the country, who have contributed nothing to scholarship but instead managed to get jobs by writing pseudointellectual bullshit. Their books are read by nobody, and whatever articles they do bother to write are essentially vanity publishing.
And by the way: they're not left wing, quit calling them that. Not a single one of these people will ever bring class or labour into their political analysis, because they were born into the petit bourgeoisie, they recognize themselves as thoroughly bourgeois, and they are thoroughly aligned with bourgeois class interests. That's why they feel they deserve six-figure salaries for spewing wordsalad.
So it's not "left wing" to advocate rabidly for trans rights, to the point of sounding like a lunatic: it's just cultist nonsense by bourgeois entitled pseuds whose university careers save them from having to fucking work for a living, who feel no need to contribute any real scholarship to the world.
As for Lindsay Shepard, she also made her own bed by doing an MA in Communication Studies.
Basically, it's all a war between useless entitled brats of the kleptocratic elite. Welcome back to the 18th century.