In the Believe All Women era, there’s just no place for the bigotry of due process…at least when that process would be used to exonerate a white male.
That’s apparently the message being sent by more than 100 University of Southern California students. They are rallying to have Professor James Moore fired after he had the unmitigated gall to defend the constitutional right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Because, you know, that’s just not how the left wants things to work anymore. Well, unless the accused is a black liberal. Then the rules change again, because oppression.
Moore got himself in hot water when he noticed an email that was sent out to all staff and students at the university last Thursday. The email, which instructed students to “Believe Survivors” of sexual assault, inspired Moore to give those students a lesson in the criminal justice system.
“Accusers sometimes lie,” he pointed out in a reply-all email of his own. “If the day comes you are accused of some crime or tort of which you are not guilty, and you find your peers automatically believing your accuser, I expect you find yourself a stronger proponent of due process than you are now.”
Welp, there are some things you just can’t say in this environment, and “accusers sometimes lie” is apparently one of them. Feminist students immediately organized a rally against the professor, naming it “Time’s Up for James Moore.” More than 100 students showed up at the USC Argue Plaza to demand that Moore be fired for his insensitive email.
Now, none of the story up until this point particularly surprised us. We know that liberal college students these days have a warped view of society and its norms. We also know that there’s nothing they love better than to turn an ideological adversary into an ENEMY and attempt to take their job away from them.
But what truly made us sick was the university’s response. Instead of telling these students to get a life, Dean Jack Knott placated them with comfort and assured them that they were right and Professor Moore was wrong!
“What he sent was extremely inappropriate, hurtful, insensitive,” he said. “We are going to try to do everything we can to try to create a better school, to educate the faculty. This is going to be a multi-pronged effort. We are going to have a faculty meeting later this week around implicit bias, sensitivity towards survivors.”
Un-freaking-believable. Extremely inappropriate to point out that the accused in this country deserve due process? Hurtful and insensitive to defend the fundamental underpinning of our entire Western justice system? It is sick and scary to hear a Dean of Students talk this way, and we can only assume we are getting a shocking glimpse into the future of this country.
Beware, because Brett Kavanaugh is only the beginning.