Thugs Attack Kansas Professor--They Believe They Can't Evolve
By Elaine Meinel Supkis
A professor at the University of Kansas was attacked on a back road by thugs outraged at him talking about "Christians", mocking them for their childish belief in a fantasy world where gods create things out of thin air and then kill everything out of spite. They don't want anyone to mock them while they ran around acting like bezerk lunatics. Christian thugs have been ruining our holidays, ruining schools, ruining everything they latch onto, especially poor Jesus.
A college professor whose planned course on creationism and intelligent design was canceled after he derided Christian conservatives said he was beaten by two men along a rural road early Monday.Ah, Kansas! KU is where I went to college for one summer. It was exciting, filled to the brim with tornadoes, lightning strikes, the death (dark doings) of a student in the auditorium which eventually was burned down by lightning strikes (grrrr). What a place! It pretty much changed my life! To me, Kansas is like some sort of churning darkness of the soul, something in that sunny place runs like an icy breath, I think there is a great number of things wrong, spiritually, with Kansas. I saw it face to face, during a violent thunderstorm.
University of Kansas religious studies professor Paul Mirecki said the men referred to the class when they beat him on the head, shoulders and back with their fists, and possibly a metal object, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.
"I didn't know them," Mirecki said of his assailants, "but I'm sure they knew me."
Maybe it is because it is not only the center of the USA, it is held up by cynical manipulators as "real America." I remember Bob the Lobbyist Dole ranting about how great Kansas was and how he just couldn't wait to return to that place. He told the people there, they were superior, spiritually, to those evil doers in New York or California. He made it sound like he and all his fellow worshippers of money and power just couldn't wait to run home to dear old Kansas, the state he supposedly loved and represented.
Well, he turned tail and ran like hell. To demonic DC. He can't stand Kansas for even five minutes. They all hate Kansas. This is why the place struggles to keep its young. They leave as soon as humanly possible. And the people making life unbearable in Kansas don't understand, few people want to live around them, they make life really miserable.
Lawrence is a lovely burg. I loved a number of things there. It is an island of liberality in a sea of reactionaries. Watching the right wing lunatics destroy KU is annoying but not surprizing. Since they prize stupidity, it is obvious, one has to intimidate anyone who challenges stupidity. We all see this with Bush and his lunatics. They scream at us, threaten us, attack everyone, they murderously kill thousands of people and torture many people just to get us to go along with their insane, destructive, idiotic world views! The river of blood doesn't bother them, us talking back drives them nuts!
Imagine if gangs of lefties roamed about America, beating up and torturing conservatives. Calling for the headquarters of the Hudson Institute to be blown up or blowing up mega churches! Just setting fire to some Humvees sends the right wing nuts in the FBI over the wall! The US Attorney General singling out some minor eco groups as top terrorists!
Since nearly the entire state apparatus is behind the right wing they feel emboldened to not only talk trash and threats, they carry them out with impunity.
Mirecki had referred to religious conservatives as "fundies," and said a course describing intelligent design as mythology would be a "nice slap in their big fat face." He has apologized for those comments.Right wing fundies like the odious O'Reilly can call for the destruction of San Francisco or whip up fenzies of hate towards civilized citizens who want to have a happy holiday, Ann Coulter can suggest the NYT building in Manhattan be blown up and this is a-OK but if anyone calls fundies "fundies", they must apologize.
Our Vice President can call war heroes traitors and we are supposed to clap. If anyone says he angled for one deferment after another which caused America to lose the Vietnam war, he blows up. How dare anyone talk about his chicken-shit past!
And this is how the right wing operates: a double standard. Someone states the obvious and they get their classes cancelled, they are beaten up by unevolved thugs and are forced to apologize while violent reactionaries can spout whatever violent claptrap they want and get pay raises and praise! Look at Ann Coulter! She is lionized by Newsweek after making terrorist threats!
You won't see this poor professor lionized. Mauled by lions in the arena, yes.
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