Saturday, November 10, 2018

Left Wing Democrats' Hate Speech Toward Mitchell Langbert's Blog II

I was surprised at the characterization of my remarks about males' sexual exploration as being part of their maturation process as hate speech.  True, I dislike Democrats, but most Democrats dislike me, so I never thought of political speech as hate speech.  

There has been an interesting evolution of  the Democratic Party's authoritarianism.  Democrats increasingly engage in hate speech while they increasingly advocate speech restrictions on those toward whom they express hate.   

Having made a crack about the accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, I received two hundred hate emails.  A number of these involved violent threats, amounting to misdemeanor harassment.  Under New York State law,  second degree aggravated harassment occurs when someone attempts to communicate with another person with the intention of causing alarm or annoyance.   

Having objected to my sense and the object of my humor, which ran afoul of the Democratic Party mob, several hundred Democrats engaged in hate speech and misdemeanor aggravated harassment. Here is a sampling. 

From: Yo Sup []
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 10:58 PM
To: Mitchell Langbert
Subject: Hello
You'e a scumbag. Kill yourself.

From: Carole D []
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:34 AM
To: Mitchell Langbert
Sir, I relish the thought of a gang of boys becoming men at your assholes expense. History will pull back your lizard skin and your pathetic attempt at being relevant will be exposed as nothing more than a losers fame grab. Brooklyn College though heeheehee. Damn shame about the car accident that did that to your face BUT otherwise you deserve what is surely coming your way. Your pointless and so you try to get attention with divisive chatter. Sad little nobody that never had an original thought in his bipolar and dandruff encrusted greasy head. You don't have to spread your message of terror for young girls honeybuns, they get it, everyday they get it. Sorry women find you so repulsive you had to rape to become a man. You sick little boy. Sorry momma neve


 From: nothink78 []

Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 12:15 AM

To: Mitchell Langbert

Subject: Thank you!

Thank you for advocating for sexual assault by high school boys against high school girls! When I think of my daughter being assaulted by some piece of shit
that thinks like you, I feel like a true American! I can’t wait to visit your campus
 and shove a glass coke bottle up your ass while kicking your fucking teeth in. Have a nice day you sad excuse of a human being.


From: Emily Batista []
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:35 AM
To: Mitchell Langbert
You disgusting asshole

From: Gordon Brogan []
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2018 8:25 PM
To: Mitchell Langbert
Subject: Hey


My sincere condolences.

I’m very sorry about your sad tiny penis.

It is no wonder you bitterly resent women. Those you’ve likely Rohypnol-ed into bed likely laughed themselves to tears after gaining consciousness when you threatened them with it.

Also, you have all the wit, intelligence, and charisma of a fecal impaction.

You have nothing that women want.

On behalf of real men who aren’t fugly douchebag incel losers like you are: dual blazing middle fingers.
From: David Miller []
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2018 12:11 PM
To: Mitchell Langbert
Subject: comments

You are a complete and total asshole.
You have no business instructing students in anything.

From: []
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2018 8:40 AM
To: Mitchell Langbert
Subject: Expert witness?
Decided to retire as an expert as well no doubt? Enjoy your retirement. 
Kevin M. McCain
Attorney at Law
Phone: 205-332-1367
Toll Free 1-800-257-6031

From: Liz P []
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2018 12:27 AM
To: Mitchell Langbert
Subject: Your a cave man

After reading an article on your rite of passage of young men. You are a #loser.  

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

From: Maureen Saccio []
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 10:30 PM
To: Mitchell Langbert
You sick disgusting animal.  Who raised you? Certainly not a woman.  Shame on you.  But of course,  another white trash twumpie is amongst us.  Listen here asshole,  the women of this great nation are taking over.  And all you angry white trash men can go back to your mobile homes and shut the door behind you.  Go hide back under the rock you crawled out from under simpleton 
From: David Burns []
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 3:42 AM
To: Mitchell Langbert
Your head is full of spiders and mayonnaise.  
I hope you get fired, you repulsive dipshit.

From: Anne Lopes, Provost and Senior Vice President []
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 7:59 AM
To: Mitchell Langbert
Subject: An Important Message From Provost Anne Lopes

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Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210, Tel: 718.951.5671 | Fax: 718.951.4872
From Anne Lopes, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
To the Brooklyn College Community,

It has come to our attention that a Brooklyn College faculty member blogged a gender-biased and homophobic post that advocates sexual assault last week. I view the post as offensive, obviously abhorrent, and contravening the fundamental values and practices of our community. However, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects even speech that many experience as offensive, such as the faculty member's post. I understand that in response to the speech students have organized a protest that will take place on the East Quad on Thursday during common hours.

From: Brian Russell []
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2018 12:14 AM
To: Mitchell Langbert
Subject: Asshole

You are a misogynist asshole. Enjoy you’re firing, you sexist prick.

Brian Russell
Sent from my iPhone

Left-Wing Hate Speech Toward Mitchell Langbert's Blog I

I have previously discussed the decline in campus civility in light of increasing left-wing hate, intolerance, calls for censorship and repeal of the First Amendment.  The bizarre combination of millennials' often-violent protest against others and their often-self-pitying anxiety about their own feelings has been discussed by Lukianoff and Haidt in their recent book Coddling of the American Mind  

Many millennials lack writing, mathematical, and linear thinking skills. Most lack civics and history education. Few have read the classics of the liberal tradition--Locke, Montesquieu, Hume, Smith, Mill.   As a result, a majority is unfamiliar with the origins of the First Amendment, the history of speech codes in early modernity, or of the use of speech codes by Joseph McCarthy and Alexander Mitchell Palmer. As well, they often lack an understanding of how the US government works and what the Constitution says.  The same may be said of American journalists, who are increasingly a dumbed-down, irrelevant brood. 

Two radical Brooklyn College student-journalists, Jasmine Peralta and Danielle Kogan, recently wrote a piece in one of the campus news outlets in which they present a fellow student's opinions about my remarks but do not present my response. Peralta and Kogan quote a fellow radical student, whom they identify merely as Club Coordinator of the Puerto Rican Alliance Rivera, at length. 

Rivera says:  

I feel that any professor who makes anyone else feel threatened is a threat to me because I, as a student leader have to represent the members of my organization and of the organizations that I stand by in solidarity.

Rivera doesn't consider that his calls for censorship may make those who disagree feel threatened.  The young radical goes on to express the curious opinion--prevalent among campus diversity officers, campus administrators, and the fake-news media--that since the college campus is all inclusive, views with which the hate-filled campus lynch mob disagrees should be excluded. 

Rivera continues:

It’s supposed to be a campus that’s all-inclusive. It’s one of the most diverse campuses in the nation….for a professor to make statements about those types of students that alludes to sexual assault implies that all men are rapist and make sexual assault victims feel totally unsafe here on the Brooklyn College campus is unacceptable. 

 As I have previously blogged, the concept of hate speech is vacuous. Indeed, the left frequently engages in hate speech, and Jasmine Peralta, Danielle Kogan, and Club Coordinator of the Puerto Rican Alliance Rivera are not exceptions. Rivera is filled with hate. He or she wishes to exclude anyone who disagrees with his or her definition of hate speech, and he or she will pull no punches in expressing this opinion.  Peralta and Kogan agree, and they will not hesitate to write one-sided articles to prove it.

Peralta, Kogan, and Rivera apparently have not read the Constitution, the case law that has evolved concerning the First Amendment on campus, or any of the works of liberalism that led to the Lockean consensus that has, until the millennial generation and the concomitant dumbing down of American journalism, been America's common ground.  Indeed, they seem to be aware that law concerning the Constitution evolves through a stare decisis process, or that there are courts that adjudicate questions of this kind.  

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Yamiche Alcindor Evidences Need to End 501 (c) (3) Exemption for PBS

Watching the president's press conference on Fox News yesterday, I saw Yamiche Alcindor's insipid question. Alcindor asked whether, because President Trump has said that he is a nationalist, he is a white nationalist.

This is not a question that reflects basic knowledge necessary to be a competent journalist. Hence, the question arises whether PBS is functioning as a legitimate, nonpartisan news organization entitled to tax exemption.  No other major network enjoys a tax exemption.  The presumption is that PBS performs at a higher level than other networks, but the low quality of Alcindor's performance evidences a lower-level, partisan performance.

The term "nationalist" is broad, but its application  to President Trump suggests trade and international relations issues.  Advocates of tariffs in trade and of unilateralism in international relations are traditionally called economic or international relations nationalists. In the 1930s Senator Robert Taft, Herbert Hoover,  and other Republicans were nationalists in opposition to internationalists like Wendell Willkie, and President Trump continues in  this tradition.  This is basic history, basic economics, and basic current events--knowledge that is necessary to competent journalism.

Unfortunately, like many reporters in television news, Ms. Alcindor lacks knowledge necessary to competent journalism.  This raises the question as to why PBS would employ someone who lacks  minimal skills and who instead of functioning as a journalist raises shrill, bigoted questions in a press conference.

PBS is a not-for-profit corporation that claims to be nonpartisan, but it is clearly partisan. It is time to reconsider longstanding subsidization of Democratic Party publicists in the media and in higher education who masquerade as professors and journalists, fraudulently securing tax subsidization through Section 501(c)(3).  Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code is inapplicable to ideological or partisan organizations, and claims that Ms. Alcindor is a journalist or that PBS is nonideological and nonpartisan are disingenuous.