According to a report from The College Fix, Clemson University Philosophy Professor Todd May recently called for the end of human existence….
“…the extinction of humanity would make the world better off….” —Todd May
Let me state what in my opinion is an obvious philosophical Question: would the extinction of professor Todd May make the world better off?
If that were the case, a lunatic would not now be engaging in what seems to be one of Liberalism’s fondest dreams. Obliteration of Humanity from the planet (Earth).
Here we have a protected mouth making bizarre but protected statements from a protected bastion of Whatever Turns You On Babe—the “modern” university.
Clemson University is a vibrant, student-centered community in South Carolina that thrives on leadership, collaboration, public service, relevant research and a winning spirit — in academics, athletics and life…..…Hear Us Roar – Clemson Tigers are fierce and passionate competitors. From the stadium to the classroom to the research lab, Tigers play to win….
In Todd May, do you see, “a winning spirit,” or, “relevant research?” Is this “leadership,” and “public service?”
Philosophical Question: If all of Clemson are “tigers,” but are actually human, and “extinction” wipes out all “human existence,” then wouldn’t that wipe out all the tigers?
I mean—might that sort of talk appear on the college Forbidden List of Wrongspeak? It sounds “racist” to me. Against tigers. And, by extrapolation, against all animals?
I mean—if those around President Trump are “guilty by association” with him, then can it be said those at Clemson are all guilty of association with Todd May?
What about all those grants? Are they granted to pursue “the end of human existence?” Even for a college might that seem just a tad self-defeating? Self exterminating?
Grants and Contracts Administrations (GCA) is the Post-Award Office of the Division of Research. The GCA staff assists Principal Investigators (PIs), department staff, and administrators with post-award financial and administrative matters related to their sponsored (Fund 20) projects.
Who the hell is Todd May anyhow?
Who is this liberal expert on what a whole planet—Earth—needs and doesn’t need?
Dr. May took his Ph.D. from Penn State University in 1989, and has been at Clemson (after a brief stint at Indiana University of Pennsylvania) since 1991. He specializes in Continental philosophy…His book The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism has been influential in recent progressive political thought…[among] His teaching interests are…Anarchism,…Resistance and Alterity… [and] Secular Ethics….
Definition of alterity by Merriam Webster,
OTHERNESS, specifically : the quality or state of being radically alien to…a particular cultural orientation.
Todd May [Todd Gifford May] has demonized Israel and is a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement….
…In an interview published on August 6, 2007, May stated “My belief is that Israel is at least as influential on US policy as vice versa, probably more so. If we follow that line of thought, then Israel is a destabilizing factor that the US has to deal with.”
May went on to claim: “I would say that Israel stands as a great performative contradiction: held up to the rest of the world as a beacon of democracy while it oppresses Palestinians inside and outside its borders and terrorizes the region.”
Finally, May concluded that “The hold the pro-Israel lobby has on Congress cannot be overestimated.”
On September 15, 2005, May wrote an article in which he alleged that “Palestinians in Israel are oppressed in all kinds of ways… They are routinely brutalized… If the occupation is apartheid, the situation for Palestinians inside Israel is largely one of Jim Crow.”
May went on to express hope to “finally spell the end of the nineteenth century project of forming a Jewish state to the detriment of its indigenous people.”
In an article published on September 9, 2004, May wrote that “It is precisely the privileging of Jews to which Zionism is committed that fosters the idea that Israelis are justified in their horrific treatment of Palestinians. That is the tenet that needs to be attacked. We should not seek to welcome Israel into the community of nations.”
In 2003, May co-authored a book titled “Operation Defensive Shield: Witnesses to Israeli War Crimes.”
According to the book’s description, the stories told in it seek to illustrate “Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.”
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