This is what happens when the brain of academic intelligentsia wanders around without a chaperone.
A Massachusetts law professor has created a campus firestorm with an email to colleagues that declares it would be “shameful” to send care packages to U.S. troops “who have gone overseas to kill other human beings.”
Michael Avery, a professor at Suffolk University Law School, sent a five-paragraph email to colleagues in response to a school-wide appeal for care packages for deployed Soldiers, Fox affiliate WFXT-TV reports.
“I think it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for support for men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings,” Avery wrote.
The professor, who specializes in constitutional law, wrote the email last week in response to a university drive to collect items for U.S. troops, like sunblock and sanitary products. He also wrote that sympathy for American troops in harm’s way is “not particularly rational in today’s world.”
Paul Spera, past commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, blasted Avery’s remarks on Monday, calling the professor’s argument “despicable.”
“The shameful thing is that he’s teaching our young people,” Spera told FoxNews.com.
“One of the things that we’ve learned from Vietnam is to separate the warriors from the war. You can be opposed to the war — you can disagree with the tactics and the political decision involved — but the individuals on the battle field are there protecting us,” said Spera, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam.
“Somebody has to stand up to this man,” he said, noting that the recipients of such care packages are willing to “lay their lives on the line for the freedoms that this man is abusing.”
The university has since been inundated with complaints from students and alumni, claiming Avery’s view is not representative of the school community.
“I don’t think that reflects the overall feelings of Suffolk Law in general,” law student Marisa Roman told the station. “Clearly it’s a patriotic school; we have a huge American flag up in the atrium.”
Avery reportedly takes exception to the flag as well, claiming that its hanging is “not a politically neutral act.”
“Excessive patriotic zeal is a hallmark of national security states. It permits, indeed encourages, excesses in the name of national security…
Leftwing Progs in the media, universities and politics share an abject hatred of the military, the country, fighting wars against their ideological comrades, free market capitalism, the flag, and any remote gesture of national pride.
Yeah, we get it.
No hate for the muslim shit stains who blow up people and things up in the name of “allah”, and who want everyone bowing to Mecca five times a fucking day.
We “went overseas to kill human beings” like the Nazis, Fascist Italians and Imperialist Japanese, mainly because they started killing human beings as part of a military conquest.
Selective moral relativism is a leftwing trait.
“Not a politically neutral act”, he says with a distinct political tone. What a mealy-mouthed little fop. Brave Soldiers, people far better than him, are out on the frontlines making sure he can sleep well at night and not have to worry about Islamic nutbags who want him dead. I had the honor of serving with some of the finest Soldiers ever to wear the uniform. Avery couldn’t shine their boots.
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