In a now-deleted Facebook post, Professor Steven Shaviro of Wayne State University said that it was “more admirable” to kill right-wing protesters than to talk to them.
Shaviro said that yelling down or otherwise interrupting right-wing speakers only helped the speakers and made the people who did it look bad. He said that yelling at people and calling them “bigots” would have the opposite effect.
In his post on Facebook, Shaviro says the following:
Here’s what I think about academic freedom and how to use class time. I don’t think it’s right to break the law, but I think it takes more guts to kill a racist, homophobic, or transphobic person than to try to talk to them.
They hope that by bringing these people to college, something will happen that will hurt the image of the left and make their disgusting views seem more reasonable. Now it’s up to the marchers to hold the government accountable. The national and foreign press love to make racists look like victims instead of the people they hate. The staff of the university finds a way to look like they agree with racists and haters.
People who try to feel better about themselves by yelling down a racist or transphobic speaker are actually giving that person more power.
Sholem Schwarzbard chose to kill anti-Semitic butcher Symon Petliura instead of trying to shout him down. Keep in mind that the jury said Schwarzbard was right to do what he did because he was afraid for his own safety.
On Monday, M. Roy Wilson, the president of Wayne State University, sent an email to all of the students telling them that Shaviro had been sent home with pay and that his Facebook post had been sent to the police for further investigation.
Wilson says that the comments go “far beyond what is fair or protected speech.”We have fought many times for the right to say what we want,” Wilson said.
Since Shelby Cadwell and the lecturer had worked together for a long time, she was worried that the university’s choice to fire the lecturer would only make things worse. She then said that anyone who argued with his comment was anti-Semitic.
Because Wayne State told him he couldn’t do it, the social media problem he was trying to bring attention to is now even more well-known. Cadwell says that white nationalists who use their right to “free speech” to stir up violence and chaos on college are always “on the right side of the issue.” The real problem is that the university reacted too quickly to the campaign against the old Jewish man who did nothing wrong.
Around the same time that Shaviro made his comment, the far Left tried to shut down free speech on college campuses. Then they told him to leave. This is a clear effect of what happened with Court of Appeals Judge Kyle Duncan. His talk was interrupted by students and Stanford Law School’s Diversity Dean Tirien Steinbach.