Ethics Hero: University of Vermont Professor Aaron Kindsvatter

Disgusted with the anti-white racism running amuck on his campus and elsewhere do to the blind (or manipulative)support of “critical race theory, University of Vermont professor Aaron Kindsvatter created this video entitled “Racism and the Secular Religion at the University of Vermont:

He calls the the thinking that informs “critical race theory” crude, and notes that the condemnation of “whiteness” “speaks so eloquently to our tribal impulses,” the same logic, he says, that “can easily find its way to desperate persons who need a group to hate and who will adopt the suppositions that inform whiteness towards their own ends.” As he closes, the professor says that the pressure to adopt the racist propaganda (my words, not his) of Ibram X. Kendi and his ilk is making him sick.

Hey, me too!

Is it necessary to tell you that a petition calling for Kindsvatter to quit has nearly 3,500 signatures? That is to be assumed, no? It claims that Kindsvatter’s statements are “harmful to our campus’ community of color.” I especially like the part where the petition says, “Claims of being ‘suppressed’ for his ‘moderate views’ are unsavory and asinine — the first step towards any kind of progress on campus is through accountability and having honest discussions.”

Now shut up and get out of here!

It is encouraging that a rival petition asking that Kindsvatter assume control of all diversity measures at the University has attracted significantly more signatories. Not so encouraging is the by-the-script response of the craven administration, authored by Provost Patricia Prelock. She tried to set a record for jargon and woke buzz-phrases in an email to student newspaper The Vermont Cynic; I’m sure she can do better, but she still managed to stick in a lot of standard progressive mush:

“We will continue to lean into our [diversity equity and inclusion] efforts, and in so doing, create further opportunities to strengthen our community…this event has given us further clarity and resolve about the importance of our commitment to our Common Ground values and DEI work. We know there is anger, pain, and sadness when the lived experiences of individuals committed to DEI are denied or diminished. We hear you, and we value the voice you are giving to the concerns many of us share about these messages.”

And for all these years I thought the stoned campus demagogues of peace, love and dope I had to hear through bullhorns used fuzzy rhetoric to a nauseating degree! The SDS had nothing on Ms. Prelock.

Kindsvatter, meanwhile, refuses to resign.

“Nope, not a chance, never going to happen, no way,” he says. “Haven’t even thought about it.”

No weenie he.



Source: Campus Reform

8 thoughts on “Ethics Hero: University of Vermont Professor Aaron Kindsvatter

  1. The Vermont Cynic?

    Great Name. Extremely Dubious, but Great Name nonetheless.

    My Undergraduate Paper was The Gadfly. Entirely appropriate.


  2. Totally off topic and distracting from the content of your post, but the closeness of his name to Kidswatter makes me giggle.

    • They aren’t scared. They are outraged by such impudent dissent. Everyone must do exactly what they are told and don’t ever try to think or reason. Anyone who questions must be removed. Different ideas can’t be allowed because they are a threat to diversity.

  3. Boy oh boy – where do we start?

    I don’t think he’s an ethics hero. At minimum, he’s the exemplar of the old saw “a conservative is a liberal who was mugged last night.

    At best, he’s “Tony” from Atlas Shrugged, who only fully realizes what’s actually been going on and apologizes for it just before he’s killed.

    If this guy was truly an ethics hero, he’d have drawn this line years ago. He didn’t. And you can tell by the angst in this vid that he knows that now.

    Far as I’m concerned the saddest part is that something like this actually does deservedly pass as an ethics hero nowadays. It isn’t. It’s merely damning with faint praise.

    I mourn for the Vermont I lived in back in the mid-70s – fiercely libertarian, completely and logically and successfully self-interested, and that was fine with nearly everyone. Not to put too fine a point on it, because Rand absolutely had her faults – but it was almost Galt’s Gulch.

    And then the hippies took over. And then I moved to Maine.

    Then the fucking hippies got that, too.

  4. I worry about the Babylon Bee. I mean, how do you make satire of something like this? “Professor Fired for Stating That Unpopular Views Are Punished On Campus” seems like a Babylon Bee article itself. How do you take satire to the next level when this is reality?

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