Professor calls her student’s employer to get him fired for disagreeing with her

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I know we just blogged about a stupid professor who charged a student who disagreed with her in class with “harassment”, but this is a completely different case.

Here is the story from Campus Reform.

Excerpt:

A Texas State University history professor called the employers of at least two conservatives, one a current student, in retribution over a political disagreement on Facebook.

Elizabeth Bishop, who is allegedly rumored to become the next dean of the College of Liberal Arts, made phone calls to employers and a university department in an attempt to punish the two conservatives for daring to disagree with her in a Facebook discussion.

The Facebook status in question was initially posted by Colton Duncan, the student body vice president, but was apparently later removed by Facebook for “violating community standards.”

Duncan decried Texas State’s apparent double standard in allowing radical communist Angela Davis to speak on campus, calling her an “American terrorist,” but not allowing the College Republicans to hold a Women’s Empowerment Summit.

The status soon developed into a debate over the relative merits of capitalism and communism, where Alexander Morrissette, an employee of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and Bishop began commenting at each other.

I would not recommend debating anything with a non-STEM professor who teaches at a secular college / university. It doesn’t matter where you debate or what you debate, these people have no experience at hearing points of view different from their own. They don’t debate with evidence, they just call you names and then try to silence you.

Here’s how this professor came after the student who disagreed with her:

Their debate continued in relatively the same vein, but things escalated when the Texas Public Policy Foundation received a call from Bishop the next day asking if Morrissette was one of its employees.

Bishop contended in the call that Morrissette had made a disparaging Facebook post about her, but refused to provide details on what the post said. The employee who answered the call said she would talk to Morrissette about his Facebook habits, and Bishop hung up the phone shortly thereafter.

Seemingly unsatisfied with the Foundation’s response, as Morrissette said they “laughed the ordeal off,” Bishop set her sights on an anonymous Texas State student who had “liked” several of Morrissette’s comments.

Bishop allegedly called the university department where the student works and requested they investigate her and her “associates” for “hate speech,” and further demanded that the student be removed from her leadership positions on campus.

When Morrissette heard of this development, he said it was “worse…that she levied her threats at students who are still directly subjected to her authority on campus.”

Imagine that you had an employer who did take action against you, and you were the sole provider for your wife and children! Where would you be without a job in this economy? There are also a lot of cases where the left moves on from trying to coerce you to vandalism, assault and even domestic terrorism.

It’s very important to understand that secular leftist professors – at least non-STEM professors at secular campuses – are not capable of critical thinking or tolerating different points of view. You just have to look at them as unreasoning barbarians, and avoid saying or doing anything that can provoke their anti-intellectual rage against you.

If you’re going to go to college or university, be sure and do and do a STEM degree. Not only do rigorous STEM degrees keep out the idiots, but you can also get a job on the other end of it. It doesn’t matter if you like STEM or not, it’s a matter of not throwing away your money to ignorant fascists like this professor.

15 thoughts on “Professor calls her student’s employer to get him fired for disagreeing with her”

  1. Exactly. AND….any Wintery Knight folks out there who DID go to a liberal arts college / university did not get a STEM degree. Do NOT give one penny to your college. Not one. If the alumni office ever calls you to ask about “donating” to your old place of higher ed. Tell them to ask ‘black lives matter’ and ‘george soros’ insteand

  2. Having a background in Social Anthropology I FULLY understand why WK recommends only going into STEM degrees, but if everyone did that then you would not have a CS Lewis (who was LOUSY at math). I would further add that any Christian seriously considering a liberal arts or social science degree should gear up with some serious apologetics and be ready to face EXCLUSION from graduate studies (and a job) if they have the courage to stand up to the pressure to “fit in the mould”. The liberal arts and the social science are a BATTLEGROUND and any Christian looking solely for an “easy degree” should avoid this like the plague as they are setting themselves up for compromise and coming out of university studies with the mindset of a pagan…

  3. Wintery Knight, in regards to jobs after getting a STEM related degree, do you have any advise on how to go about job hunting? Sorry if this is a bit out of left field, but you often talk about it and I was curious if you had pointers in that regards.

    1. Yes.

      During your degree, focus only on mainstream programming courses, never anything theoretical or research-oriented. You need to get as much experience in web programming (web pages and server), design patterns, software engineering methodology and databases as possible. Try to take courses on test methodology and unit testing as well. Basically, take courses where newer technologies and methods are being used. Project management and metrics knowledge is also useful.

      THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO ALWAYS HAVE A JOB RELATED TO YOUR FIELD IN THE SUMMER. Even if you have to work for free, get work in a real company and learn what they are doing. It is critical for your course selection in future semesters to know what is being used. Also, look at entry level job postings and learn the most common skills on your own on weekends. Develop large projects that you can show with your mobile phone – e.g. – mobile apps, server apps.

      After graduating, you want to make a resume in Word and PDF format to give to people. Post your resume on Dice, Career Builder and Indeed. Search for “entry” on job sites and apply to everything because you need to get experience interviewing to learn what they are looking for. Although it is stupid, you may need a book on programming interviews, although you should prefer companies that give you small projects or pair programming interviews. I once had a company pay me to do a 10-hour project before giving me an on-site interview. Any company that gives you a real world project using real technologies is better than a company that does white board programming questions.

      Make sure you ask questions during interviews about what dev environment and process they use, the structure of the team, whether developers can go to tech conferences and what their strategy is for technical debt and new development work. Keep in mind cost of living, commute time, and whether they have crunch times where you will work 60-80 hour weeks often. Will you be roped into production support at 3 AM? These are important questions to ask. Think about whether you can make a 20 year career out of this in terms of useful skills being learned, and burnout likelihood. I personally would urge you never to work in a blue state or a big city. The midwest and the south have good jobs where you will have some peace and quiet and quality of life.

    1. I like that a teenager is interested in economics, its normally a subject people think about much later in life, of ever. Shouldn’t be, but I think it’s intentional that schools don’t teach much about civics or economics anymore.

      1. Thanks for the encouragement.

        PS: I really like your blog and the posts that you’ve been doing. Keep up the good work and if there’s anything I can help with don’t hesitate to ask me.

  4. Stem has a level of indoctrination in some areas but it is manageable. I agree in some science departments keeping Darwin questions to only a trusted few may be needed in some situations. But you can still research real stuff full of facts and put on the Darwin tale after to make then happy and real research can occur. Unlike some non stem that had a foundation that cam be false to the core

  5. We don’t have many options in our country. Our son got scholarships to the top academic university in the country and majored in Physics, Applied Maths and Computer Science. He was influenced by the anti-theists there. By the end of his first year, he’d turned away from the Lord.
    Here it is better to go to a technical university/college, where there is more of a focus on practicality and training for the workplace, which is what our other children did.

  6. In the address The Inner Ring [published in the book The Weight of Glory], CS Lewis describes the the pressure to conform which in some cases is combined to the temptation of being drawn into the circles of power and influence that corrupt the soul. I have to admit that this reminds me of the recruitment methods of Freemasons. This theme also reoccurs in Lewis’ novel The Hideous Strength where one of the protagonists almost completely succumbs to such a temptation, but, at the last moment, escapes. Lewis describes this temptation in such detailed way and that this gives me the impression that there were more than one attempts to recruit Lewis himself into such an Inner Ring. Here is how Lewis describes the actual process of such a temptation:

    “Over a drink or a cup of coffee, disguised as a triviality and sandwiched between two jokes, from the lips of a man, or woman, whom you have recently been getting to know rather better and whom you hope to know better still ― just at the moment when you are most anxious not to appear crude, or naif or a prig ― the hint will come. It will be the hint of something which is not quite in accordance with the technical rules of fair play: something which the public, the ignorant, romantic public, would never understand: something which even the outsiders in your own profession are apt to make a fuss about: but something, says your new friend, which “we” ― and at the word “we” you try not to blush for mere pleasure ― something “we always do”. And you will be drawn in, if you are drawn in, not by desire for gain or ease, but simply because at that moment, when the cup was so near your lips, you cannot bear to be thrust back again into the cold outer world. It would be so terrible to see the other man’s face ― that genial, confidential, delightfully sophisticated face ― turn suddenly cold and contemptuous, to know that you had been tried for the Inner Ring and rejected. And then, if you are drawn in, next week it will be something a little further from the rules, and next year something further still, but all in the jolliest, friendliest spirit. It may end in a crash, a scandal, and penal servitude: it may end in millions, a peerage and giving the prizes at your old school. But you will be a scoundrel.”

    And I suspect that some of Christians that have “risen in society” may have been confronted with a similar temptation at some point… And did you succeed/fail this test or fail/succeed it? As Hamlet once said, ‘that is the question…’ But if we look at our own circumstances and the present state of the church, the sad thing is when in Christian circles (churches or Bible colleges or “Christian universities”) similarly corrupt Inner Rings of power and influence take root. As a result, when those wanting to get involved in either ministry or Christian teaching/scholarship find themselves seeking career promotion or economic benefits or greater influence they may find themselves put in a position where some compromise regarding God’s Word (either on the doctrinal, moral, behavioural levels or other) is required of them to gain said job security, influence or promotion. Of course the two will NEVER be explicitly linked, which makes the whole situation more ambiguous (and dangerous). The bait on the hook will vary, but the objective is always conformity/corruption. VERY serious thinking is required to sort things out… In my view then, the temptation described by Lewis is not something one encounters only “in the (secular) world”.

    But a STEM career does not exempt one from the pressures to conform. A study published by Larson and Witham (1999) in Scientific American examined the religious beliefs of American scientists. The authors found that atheism among scientists is more common than in the general population, but they noted that in elite institutions such as the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the proportion of atheist respondents was much higher. In these elite groups, atheists form an overwhelming majority. So clearly, the higher you rise in your STEM career, the more pressure you will face to conform…

    REF
    LARSON, Edward J. & Larry WITHAM (1999) Scientists and Religion in America. Scientific American vol. 281 n° 3 Sept

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