Last year, self-identified communist Drexel University professor, George Ciccariello-Maher, decided to tweet out to the world what he wanted from Santa this year, writing “All I want for Christmas is White Genocide.”
Naturally, he had to defend himself left-right-and center for such a stupid comment (even though he would later claim it to be satirical on a recent appearance on Tucker Carlson – they were not). Even Drexel released a statement calling the comments “utterly reprehensible,” but Ciccariello kept his job. Thank God for tenure?
Right as the outrage over that comment died down, he decided to virtue signal how progressive he is by getting disturbed at the horrifying sight of a person giving up their first class seat for a uniformed soldier (will his psyche ever recover?) He tweeted out the following – and one can only imagine what thought process lead him to a) think any of it made sense, and b) thought it would be worth tweeting out to the world.
Sounds like a rational, level-headed individual.
Naturally, the tweet exploded, with the response being overwhelmingly negative. As mentioned previously, he was invited on Tucker Carlson’s show as a result – and made himself look like a fool (which he clearly has experience in).
The most satisfying response, however, comes from a man we’re all sure Ciccariello has a problem with for some unknown insane reason: Rob O’Neill, the man who killed Osama Bin Laden.
“I’m not sure which course he teaches,” O’Neill, a former member of SEAL Team Six, told the news program on Friday. “It might be ‘How to grow facial hair without testosterone.’”
The military veteran’s response came a day after Ciccariello-Maher defended his comment on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” On the program, he said he didn’t believe in U.S. military actions abroad, and thought soldiers didn’t need to be deployed overseas.
O’Neill said Ciccariello-Maher lacked real-world experience and made the comments to seek attention.
“This guy is just — he’s a blowhard,” he said. “He likes attention. He’s got nothing else going on.”
O’Neill went on to say the professor’s only experiences of the world came from a classroom, and tried to discredit him.
“Saying you get experience from a college professor is like saying you’re not hungry because you memorized the menu,” he said.
But, he added, he supported Ciccariello-Maher’s ability to say what he did — even if he recommended students not take his class. “I’m all about free speech,” he said. “This guy has the ability because one of the soldiers that this seat was given to.”
Ciccariello tried to backtrack on his comments, stating that he respects anyone who puts their life on the line, but “What I [Ciccariello] don’t respect is a brutal invasion and occupation of Iraq… a war that has taken advantage of economically disadvantaged Americans, a war that has given he world ISIS.”
Because, you know, the troops totally have a choice what wars they get to fight.
What a dope.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]