Professor fired for a politically-incorrect facebook post --but his university claims they're all for free speech??
Oh, wait: According to the U the guy has "agreed to take leave." Ah, well, sure...he "agreed to take leave" to avoid being fired. No substantive difference.
In the emperor's America, free speech is only for favored groups. If you're not a member of one of those groups you're in danger of being fired if you voice an opinion that isn't "politically correct."
While free speech and open discussion are fundamental principles of our nation and the university, Mr. Muir’s comment was entirely inappropriate. U.Va. does not condone actions that undermine our values, dedication to diversity and educational mission.”Translation for the reading-impaired: If you aren't 100% behind "diversity" you don't get to say so.
This position in no way squelches academic freedom, which welcomes dissent and encourages the voices of others whose perspectives may differ from ours — thereby adding new insights to our own. But statements such as Mr. Muir’s do not foster intellectual exploration, nor do they encourage the voices of others.”
Note the cunning mislead: "Academic freedom welcomes dissent." Oh, no doubt. But you don't, and neither does your shitty university. Apparently in the era of the emperor you're only free to offer an opinion if you push for killing cops or burning down buildings or towns. Offer an opinion opposing these things gets you fired.
In case firing wasn't enough of a message, a Charlottesville city councilman also asked people to boycott Muir’s business.