The big stomping jackboot of political correctness has landed on a University of Virginia lecturer for daring to exercise his right to free speech. Adjunct professor and lecturer Douglas Muir came under a scathing attack by the thin-skinned squadrons of special snowflakes and their media allies for daring to post a comment on his Facebook page comparing the racist Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan. The outcry was immediate and with American colleges exhibiting an increasing intolerance for any speech or form of expression that may send easily offended ninnies running for their safe spaces, the university announced that Muir was on a leave of absence.
According to the New York Post “UVA instructor out after comparing Black Lives Matter to KKK”:
A lecturer at the University of Virginia is taking time away from the classroom after he compared the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan in a recent online post, university officials said.
Douglas Muir, an adjunct lecturer for the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, made the comment on Oct. 4 in response to a Facebook post by a real estate agent attending an event featuring Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.
“Black lives matter is the biggest rasist [sic] organization since the clan,” Muir replied. “Are you kidding me. Disgusting!!!”
Muir’s response, which has since been deleted, prompted a flurry of criticism online, where some noted the misspelling in his original post, and from university officials who said it raised “serious concerns” about the school’s commitment to inclusion.
“While free speech and open discussion are fundamental principles of our nation and the University, Mr. Muir’s comment was entirely inappropriate,” university officials said in a statement. “UVA Engineering does not condone actions that undermine our values, dedication to diversity and educational mission.”
Muir, who teaches entrepreneurship in both the university’s School of Engineering and Darden School of Business, has “agreed to take leave” from the school and is preparing to release his own statement, university officials said.
With his job apparently in jeopardy, Muir saw the light and groveled at the feet of the P.C. Nazis where he begged for forgiveness and issued an apology – never mind that his comments were spot on. The act of contrition apparently satisfied the university big wigs who have moved on from what could have been a drawn out public relations problem and the chastened professor is expected to return to teaching next week.
It won’t be enough for the Black Lives Matter thugs though, protests are planned at a restaurant owned by Muir.
As George Orwell once wrote “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act” and such a thing is intolerable in fascist Obamastan.