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Marshall University Journalism Professor Expresses Violent Fantasies Against NRA

Posted on | June 2, 2013 | 62 Comments

Professor Christopher Swindell rants in February 2011 YouTube video

America’s university faculty lounges harbor totalitarians, and Christopher Swindell, Ph.D., is a campus commissar of communications at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. His field of expertise apparently includes Hating Right-Wingers 101:

Watching the celebration at the NRA convention over the defeat of background checks was the most nauseating experience of the day.

Coherent sentences are optional for Professor Swindell:

This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all, those survivors and victims are pawns in the liberal agenda is knuckle-dragging Cretan talk.

(He means “cretin,” unless the professor or his spell-check program intend an insult to residents of the Greek island of Crete.)

And no matter how many times Sen. Joe Manchin tries to explain his compromise (a decent attempt thwarted by extremists), the hard right lies and foams. The repeated lies now seem like the truth, what with the likes of Sen. Kelly Ayotte telling them.
Probably the most serious miscalculation opponents make is the guest list for the NRA speaker’s podium. To let the half-wit half-term quitter Sarah Palin have a microphone is to alienate the very people Republicans need to work with on future legislation. To say nothing of the other speakers. . . .

A journalism professor wrote this ranting gibberish? I’ve seen better prose in the comments at Daily Kos. Eventually, Professor Swindell gets around to making his point — The Glorious People’s Army must crush this reactionary insurrection of the kulak saboteurs!

The NRA advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America. That’s treason, and it’s worthy of the firing squad. . . .
Normally, I am a peaceable man, but in this case, I am willing to answer the call to defend the country. From them.
To turn the song lyric they so love to quote back on them, “We’ll put a boot in your —, it’s the American way.”
Except it won’t be a boot. It’ll be an M1A Abrams tank, supported by an F22 Raptor squadron with Hellfire missiles. Try treason on for size. See how that suits. And their assault arsenal and RPGs won’t do them any good.

Do Professor Swindell’s colleagues on the Marshall University journalism faculty approve these sentiments? Do the taxpayers of West Virginia know that they’re paying this semi-literate clown to teach journalism to their young people? I’m sure readers will be shocked — shocked! — to discover that Professor Swindell agrees with Charles Johnson:

“Stop treating climate change as a myth. Good conservatives should abandon leaders who take this settled issue and kick it like a political football.”

That’s from Professor Swindell’s 2011 YouTube rant entitled, “Why we’re not getting along.” Of course, he’s a semi-literate journalism professor and not a climate scientist, but I’m sure “good conservatives” won’t mind letting Christopher Swindell, Ph.D., tell them who their leaders should be, just like I’m sure the taxpayers of West Virginia don’t mind paying the salary of a professor whose environmental agenda would effectively shut down the coal industry.

One of the few sane men left in academia sees this as further proof of the Higher Education Bubble. More commentary at Weasel Zippers and Twitchy. Background reading from Bryan Preston at PJ Tatler.




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  • robcrawford2

    True — clowns have to perform.

  • robcrawford2

    Except that “Obamar” is supposed to be coming from the mind of those he hates, while the “Cretan” stuff is clearly in his own voice.

  • BredRightAndTrue

    Research is soooo yesterday. *pfft*

  • BredRightAndTrue

    Leftists don’t normally have much use nor respect for our Armed Forces, well, that is until they express their desire to have our military mow down those who differ ideologically.

    To expound on your comment, jockey, what the nutty “professor” here fails to recognize is those whom serve, and have served, pledge their oaths to the United States and the United States Constitution, NOT to the U.S. government and the butthurt Poser-in-Chief.

  • BredRightAndTrue

    The comments section is priceless. And, douchey doughboy has no concept of setting down his shovel.

    Ya gotta love his insistence of “veiled threats” on the very heel of his very real expression that the NRA and American gunowners should be placed before a firing squad, and he would be more than happy to assist in the mutilation.

    There just ain’t no hate like liberal hate.

  • BredRightAndTrue

    Indeed. Albeit, first he would have to discern the business end of a firearm.

    That could prove to be quite entertaining.

  • ThomasD

    Right, banning one threatening wacko = shutting down entire universities.

    Strawman much?

    Stacy, you need to get a better class of trolls. This group is lame.

  • ThomasD

    “I am the only one in this room qualified to carry this Glock –BANG–….”

  • The Lone Stranger

    Thank you for including a link to Swindell’s 2011 video. Seeing that you regard this as a “rant” gives me a very useful indication of how much salt I should apply to your own comments.

  • Walklow

    This man is the reason my wife and I home-schooled our children. I would rather them be ignorant than in a school where such a nut is actually hired to teach what should be the most valuable asset any nation has its youth. The one thing that amazes me is he is living in West Virginia, isn’t that BANJO’S playing you nut. If not and you ever get real adventurous come on out to Arkansas to the Ozark’s and we’ll give you a real WARM Wellcome….

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