George Ciccariello-Maher raised eyebrows and infuriated many when he announced his disturbing Christmas wish on December 24, 2016. On this Christmas Eve, while other people were making happy memories with their families, the then associate professor of politics and global studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia was tweeting, “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.”
After deleting the tweet, the liberal professor returned to Twitter the next day in a failed attempt to explain himself. Ciccareillo-Maher’s Christmas Day tweet said, “To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian Revolution, that was a good thing indeed.” Ironically, Ciccariello-Maher is a white man himself.
While some radical leftists likely applauded his tweets, Ciccarielo-Maher’s employer was none too pleased with him. In a statement to the Daily Caller, Drexel responded, “While the University recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public debate, Professor Ciccariello-Maher’s comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not in any way reflect the values of the University.”
The university went on to say it was arranging a meeting with the professor to discuss the issue more thoroughly. A year after Ciccariello-Maher’s initial firestorm, the embattled professor announced his resignation from Drexel University on December 28, 2017. He stated that he would no longer be an employee of the Philadelphia school after December 31, 2017. Parents of both current and prospective students at Drexel University likely experienced a huge sigh of relief.
Not one to step aside quietly, the bombastic professor said, “after nearly a year of harassment by right-wing, white supremacist media outlets and internet mobs, after death threats and threats of violence directed against me and my family, my situation has become unsustainable.”
He also stated, “In the past year, the forces of resurgent white supremacy have tasted blood and are howling for more…in the face of aggression from the racist Right and impending global catastrophe, we must defend our universities, our students, and ourselves by defending the most vulnerable among us and by making our campuses unsafe spaces for white supremacists.”
Sane minds would think the off-the-wall comments Ciccareillo-Maher made over the 2016 Christmas holidays would be enough to warrant him losing his prestigious job. Unfortunately, those tweets only crack the surface of the maddening things he has said. On October 1, 2017 madman Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured another 546 more when he fired shots into a crowd of concert goers on the busy Las Vegas strip from his high-rise hotel room. While the country mourned the tragedy, Ciccareillo-Maher was blaming white people for the heinous crime.
On the morning after the shooting, the tactless former professor tweeted, “white people and men are told that they are entitled to everything. This is what happens when they don’t get what they want.”
He also implied that the shooter, and those like him, feel they should own the world and believe it’s being taken from them. During this particular diatribe, even the left wasn’t safe from Ciccareillo-Maher’s ramblings. Attacking gun control supporters, the professor tweeted, “to believe that someone who would shoot down 50 people wouldn’t circumvent any gun law you pass is the height of delusion.”
Even the brave men and women who serve in the United States military haven’t been spared from Ciccareillo-Maher’s pointed assaults. In March 2017, the former professor boarded a plane where he witnessed an event that sickened him. Ciccareillo-Maher saw a kind first-class passenger give his seat to a uniformed soldier. Instead of applauding the selfless act, the leftist tweeted, “I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.”
In October of 2017, Drexel University placed Ciccareillo-Maher on administrative leave citing campus safety concerns after the resigned professor’s tweets about the Las Vegas massacre went public. Before he was placed on administrative leave, Drexel University formed a special committee of inquiry to look into Ciccareillo-Maher’s excessively damaging behavior.
Conservative, independent, and even some left-leaning Americans probably won’t bemoan the unabashedly outspoken professor’s departure from higher education. Unfortunately, with the liberal bias so prevalent at colleges and universities across the country, Ciccareillo-Maher could quite possibly be replaced with someone who closely mirrors his outrageous beliefs.
~ Conservative Zone