And then there are the professors, those holders of life tenure and supposed champions of free speech, who have demanded that Ferguson be fired from his job at Harvard. One non-entity from Berkeley (it would be Berkeley) wrote a column under the title: “Fire His Ass Now.” “Convene a committee at Harvard ,” this loathsome product of our “liberal” education suggested, “to examine whether he has the moral character to teach at a university.” Then there was the reliably obtuse James Fallows writing at The Atlantic, who wrote “As a Harvard Alum, I Apologize.”
To which Ferguson replied, “As an Oxford alum, I laugh.”
I laugh, too. What’s not funny, however, is the spectacle of intolerant rage and the quick desire to shut down the speech of someone with whom you disagree. There were no arguments here, just animus. This has become the Left’s preferred modus operandi, perhaps because they have become painfully aware that they have lost the argument and have concluded that only force and prohibition will salvage their illiberal liberal utopia.
It’s disgusting, but also educational. I hope people are paying attention.