A university professor in Michigan has been placed on leave after declaring it would be “more admirable” to kill guest speakers who hold “transphobic,” “racist,” and “homophobic” views than to just shout them down.
Steven Shaviro, who teaches film and media studies courses at Wayne State University, took to Facebook to express his thoughts about “free speech on campus,” claiming that he does not “advocate violating federal and state criminal codes.”
Nevertheless, the professor wrote that “right-wing speakers” deserve death because they are “precisely” invited by right-wing college groups with the intention to “provoke and incident that discredit the left” and give more publicity and validation to the “reprehensible views” they allegedly have.
“Protesters get blamed instead of the bigoted speaker; the university administration finds a perfect excuse to side publicly with the racists or phobes, [and] the international and national press has a field day saying that bigots are the ones being oppressed,” Shaviro continued.
To help make his point, Shaviro cited the assassination of Symon Petliura by Jewish anarchist Sholem Schwarzbard in 1926 in the aftermath of Russian Civil War. A national hero of Ukraine, Petliura led an army that not only fought against the Bolsheviks but also killed tens of thousands of East European Jews in anti-Semitic pogroms.
“The exemplary historical figure in this is Sholem Schwarzbard, who assassinated the anti-Semitic butcher Simon Petliura, rather than trying to shout him down,” Shaviro wrote, apparently comparing critics of the radical left-wing race and sex ideologies to a war leader whose troops carried out deadly pogroms.
“Remember that Schwarzbard was acquitted by a jury, which found his action justified,” he wrote.
The Facebook post caught the attention of Wayne State administrators, who took action and suspended Shaviro on Monday.
“The post stated that rather than ‘shouting down’ those with whom we disagree, one would be justified to commit murder to silence them,” Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson said in a campus-wide message. “We have on many occasions defended the right of free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but we feel this post far exceeds the bounds of reasonable or protected speech.”
“It is, at best, morally reprehensible and, at worst, criminal,” he said, adding that the matter has been referred to law enforcement “for further review and investigation.”
Shaviro couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.
The professor’s post in itself appears to be a reaction to a recent incident at Stanford Law School, where student protesters succeeded in shutting down a speech that should have been given by U.S. Circuit Judge Kyle Duncan.
Duncan, a Trump appointee to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, condemned Stanford students who disrupted the March 9 speech.
“Let’s say the quiet part out loud: The mob came to target me because they hate my work and my ideas,” he said at a different event hosted by the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.
“It is not free speech to silence others because you hate them. It is not free speech to jeer and heckle a speaker who’s been invited to your school so that he can’t deliver a talk,” the judge said at the Notre Dame lecture. “It is not free speech to form a mob and hurl taunts and threats that aren’t worthy of being written on the wall of a public toilet. It is not free speech to pretend to be harmed by words or ideas you disagree with and then use that feigned harm as a license to deny a speaker the most rudimentary forms of civility.”
“A university professor in Michigan has been placed on leave after declaring it would be “more admirable” to kill guest speakers who hold “transphobic,” “racist,” and “homophobic” views than to just shout them down.”
The LGBTQ Con and deception is just to want “equality, acceptance and tolerance.”
These LGBTQ’s are the open practitioners of the infamous crime against GOD and nature,
Who sold their souls to the malicious, venomous bullies of Organized LGBTQ mafia.
These Sodomites, will not tolerate and will attack and attempt to destroy anyone and anything not accepting and promoting their degenerate, sexually perverted lifestyle.
And this is the Con that is approved, encouraged, supported and protected by this demonic, immoral, unethical, dishonest Democrat Party!
IF a conservative had said “KILL liberals”, he
A) Would have been FIRED< not just suspended.
B) Have likely been charged with a hate crime already.
this is gonna come to boiling point with these leftist haters and i am afraid it will get ugly fast.
Part of me fears THAT IS THEIR GOAL.
TO cause a ‘civil war’ to set off, right vs left.. JUST SO THEY can then claim “SEE we told you the right was violent and wants us dead. UN COME IN AND HELP”…
Things will get ugly at warp speed! This is what we get for having SATAN WORSHIPPING DEMONCRATS in any office the only thing g they want to do is keep conservatives from talking or saying anything. This proff really needs to be FIRED from his position, of course we are talking g about liberals here and they never let anything g go so you can bet that there is another mass shooter in the works be abuse of this guy. This so called proof is going to stir up some hate against conservatives and things are going to get ugly.
This is an interesting dichotomy between the leftists in the sixties and seventies (who protested for “peace and love”) and the current crop of leftists who are openly hostile and militant. The hippies of the sixties wanted to be heard. The leftist democrats of this age want to keep people from being heard. I’m curious as to how so many people have turned to leftist ideology. After all, this kind of change usually follows a charismatic leader, and I don’t think anyone would try to describe the senile and low IQ Biden as “charismatic”.
I guess he’s not a peace loving DemoRat, but just suspended is BS.
Well these are SATANIC DEMONCRATS and you just never know what satan will tell them to do or hurt. Every person that is a member of that party of satan are all demons or have been possessed by demons.
So, according to these snow flakes, it’s ok to literally kill someone they disagree with, and to disagree with them is a violent crime!???
That is the height of stupidity!
How can we do anything to help these fools if they are unwilling to listen to reason?
THEY Don’t deserve help.
Placed on leave is too mild, immediate firing is what is necessary for these incidents. This is not one of of his films, this is a real threat and should be treated as such, charges filed, a hearing etc.. Examples need to be made!
Well that is kind of strange that a Marxist professor should be suspended for wanting to kill conservative speakers?? Usually the Marxist college administrators want censorship of opposing viewpoints! So this guy just wants to censor his opponents for good right! After all that is how China does it, and all the democrats say we have to be like china, to be woke?
The sooner American patriots understand that the left is willing to steal, lie, destroy, and even kill to get what they want, the better. This isn’t politics or even opposing ideologies this is good against evil and we are at war with people who want to destroy our republic. Nothing matters to people like this professor except their own dominance and power. They have no integrity, decency, or civility. They are knuckle dragging Neanderthals who are so unenlightened they believe clubbing those you disagree with is preferable to debating them.
I agree. ITS either them, or us.. No middle ground.