A University of Florida professor has revealed just how hysterical some Leftists can get. On Thursday, the repugnant white nationalist Richard Spencer spoke on campus, an event that clearly seemed destined to create tension and possibly even violence. A certain bit of paranoia is to be expected, but for one professor, it went beyond the norm when he thought an “Aryan Brotherhood militia” had descended upon the campus:
A professor in UF’s geography department emailed his students Wednesday afternoon to be careful with Spencer in town. It was picked up by the department and sent out on a student email listserv just after 4 p.m.
“FYI,” the professor wrote, “I just walked into Turlington 10 minutes ago, and there were armed Aryan Brotherhood militia circling the building. It feels like they are testing how much they can get away with, openly carrying weapons.”
The screenshot quickly spread to social media and students panicked. It took some time before students started to connect the dots. The professor was referencing a crowd of armed men in khaki long-sleeved shirts and black boots. But a closer look at their shirts identified them as Florida troopers, some of the hundred patrolling campus by Wednesday afternoon.
Frankly, it’s giving Spencer way too much credit to think he even could get a militia to show up for his “security.” Contrary to what some might believe, there aren’t legions of racists everywhere, waiting to hang on the words of Richard Spencer. Not by a long shot. Even Charlottesville only saw a few hundred show up.
This is what it looks like when people are conditioned to see racism everywhere.
The Florida state troopers weren’t in their everyday uniforms because of the nature of what they were dealing with. Instead of trying to get a good look at the situation, the professor reacted.
The media has portrayed the world as filled with racists who are now emboldened by the election of Donald Trump to make themselves known. They dish it out, and many people simply accept it as fact — nevermind that no Richard Spencer event has yet been able to draw a thousand people. Nevermind that David Duke could only finish seventh last year. In a state primary.
Too bad college professors don’t come with critical thinking skills these days, isn’t it?