Open Letter to Professor C. Christine Fair, Georgetown University

Re:

“Look at this chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement. 
All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes.”

— (((Christine Fair))) (@CChristineFair) September 29, 2018

Professor C. Christine Fair,

Saludos from Santiago, Chile.

I’ve not written anything quite like this, and I am not quite sure how to begin it.

I’ve been around the block a few times and seen some vile stuff, but nothing quite like that remark from your Twitter feed.

Yeah, I’m a white guy, and on top of that, I’m straight as an arrow. Sue me.

I’m not going to go into attack mode, though. Others have probably done that far better than I.

I just wonder, though: what do you really think you accomplished with that tweet? Do you think such remarks do anything to heal the divisions that are tearing American society apart, much less further the mission of your institution (whatever it is these days)?

Or maybe something as breathtakingly constructive as trying to heal divisions is not your aim.

Maybe your aim in writing that was just to piss people off, so you’d get a predictable reaction.

And from the top comment on your Facebook page, it looks like you got one.

Not here. You see, Christine, I’ve been following the decomposition of academia for over 25 years now.  And you know something? A lot of us, out here in the boonies, have written folks like you off.

But I just have to say what is clear: you can’t possibly be interested in what is true and factual, much less what is right, or fair, or just. If you were interested in truth, you wouldn’t have called Brett Kavanaugh a “serial rapist” when there isn’t the slightest scrap of evidence the accusation is true.

Just chalk it up to my perspective as a white guy who doesn’t live in your academic corner of the universe where all straight white Christian men with conservative ideas are history’s criminals, where we are guilty if accused, and deserve to die miserable deaths and be castrated afterwards and our nuts fed to swine while your ilk laughs.

So sorry about that.

Make the best of it.

The only thing you could accuse me of is being a masochist, and you would be right. You see, Christine, I left academia several years ago, having gotten the message that my small voice wasn’t going to change anything, and I saw stuff like this coming.

I moved overseas, married a chilena (women here really are women, not … whatever you’ve become, up there in the former Land of the Free).

I’ve noted that free speech seems to apply to you. This:

The views of faculty members expressed in their private capacities are their own and not the views of the University. Our policy does not prohibit speech based on the person presenting ideas or the content of those ideas, even when those ideas may be difficult, controversial or objectionable. While faculty members may exercise freedom of speech, we expect that their classrooms and interaction with students be free of bias and geared toward thoughtful, respectful dialogue.

How nice that your wise administration has your back. Not so much for this person:

“[Kavanaugh accuser Julie] Swetnick is 55 y/o,” [Dean William] Rainford wrote. “Kavanaugh is 52 y/o. Since when do senior girls hang with freshmen boys? If it happened when Kavanaugh was a senior, Swetnick was an adult drinking with&by her admission, having sex with underage boys. In another universe, he would be victim & she the perp!”

From your university president, John Garvey (obviously going boldly where no administrators have gone before):

Rainford’s tweets of the past week are unacceptable. We should expect any opinion he expresses about sexual assault to be thoughtful, constructive, and reflective of the values of Catholic University, particularly in communications from the account handle @NCSSSDean. While it was appropriate for him to apologize and to delete his Twitter and Facebook accounts, this does not excuse the serious lack of judgment and insensitivity of his comments.

Rainford has led the National Catholic Social of Social Service since 2013. It is my desire that he continue to lead the school. But in light of these recent actions I have suspended him as dean for the remainder of this semester. Rainford understands and accepts this decision. Associate Dean Marie Raber has agreed to serve as Acting Dean during that time.

Double-standard at Georgetown? Who’da thunk it?

Well, Christine, I’d like to think I’ve made my point. Not holding my breath for confirmation of that, of course.

I presume you’ve heard, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this afternoon (it’s 7:15 pm in my time zone as I write this).

Do have a very nice rest of the weekend, Christine.

But stay away from books like Heather MacDonald’s new one The Diversity Delusion (St. Martin’s Press). Your head will explode on contact. Friendly advice from your friendly neighborhood straight white Christian male. (Oh, I will also add you to my prayer list, that somehow your worldview might become a little less violent, bitter. and hateful.)

And don’t worry that I’ve started trolling you or something because I accessed your Facebook page to link to it. I assure you, I have better things to do with my time.

Sincerely yours,

Steven Yates, Ph.D., Philosophy

Writing from Santiago, Chile.

About Steven Yates

I have a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Georgia and teach Critical Thinking (mostly in English) at Universidad Nacionale Andrés Bello in Santiago, Chile. I moved here in 2012 from South Carolina. My most recent book is entitled Four Cardinal Errors: Reasons for the Decline of the American Republic (2011). I am the author of an earlier book, around two dozen articles & reviews, & still more articles on commentary sites on the Web. I live in Santiago with my wife Gisela & two spoiled cats, Bo & Princesa.
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2 Responses to Open Letter to Professor C. Christine Fair, Georgetown University

  1. Dean Allen says:

    Steven,
    Thanks for contacting me by e-mail with this essay you wrote to a commie professor.

    As you may already have surmised, I am currently writing yet another letter from the facebook jail because I have once more received another 30 day expulsion.

    I callously violated California Community Standards – again. More specifically, I thoughtlessly wrote a humorous true comment when a friend posted a photo of a rather wild looking gender confused individual. I am not sure how they currently describe themselves. At one time “Queer” was considered pejorative, while they now refer to themselves in that manner. However queer seems to be a generic catch all for multiple sub-groups of them. As I am ignorant of the politically correct nomenclature of all those sub-varieties. I am in need of guidance in such matters from the professor you referenced above, provided she has some spare time when she is not cutting off, and disposing of, our balls.

    In any event, I will not be back in Zuckerbaby’s venue for a couple more weeks. As I said, I frigged up and spoke the truth. That is a big NO-NO in leftie land where everyone is through the looking glass.

    It occurs to me, these are, for the most part, children of the 1960’s hippies. Therefore, it is entirely possible their irrational rage is produced, or at least exacerbated, by the ingestion of hallucinogenic mushrooms? That seems more logical to me than other possibilities like Satanism or being part of a Soviet fifty column sleeper cell.

    In any event, I enjoyed your thoughtful reply to miss leftie-nutjob professor. Let’s you and I celebrate having another sane, sober, rational and thoughtful jurist on the US Supreme Court. I am greatly comforted by the fact Justice Kavanaugh will be judicious in protecting the rights of the accused in the future after his own ordeal.

    Regards,

    Dean Allen
    dean@freedomsource.net

  2. Very well written, Steve. I must confess that I could never have been so polite to this evil piece of human garbage pseudo-intellectual slime. Thanks for the uplifting comment on a truly sunken person, but I am afraid that she is to deep in the muck and too covered with slime to be uplifted.

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