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Berkeley lecturer slams rural Americans

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Michelle

:lol: What an idiot! I guess this applies to all of the Hispanic field workers/owners too? No, they want universal health care for them:rolleyes:

Berkeley philosophy lecturer slammed after saying rural Americans made ‘bad life decisions’ & should be SHAMED

A Harvard-educated UC Berkeley philosophy lecturer is catching flak for bashing rural Americans as parasites on more “efficient” city-dwellers. He has since apologized for the tone of the original tweets, but not their substance.

Disdain for “flyover country” by the coastal elites is a trope of American politics and culture wars at this point, but Jackson Kernion apparently sought to embody it with a series of tweets this week, declaring that Americans living in the countryside should not be “subsidized by those who choose a more efficient way of life.”

“Rural healthcare should be expensive! And that expense should be borne by those who choose rural America!” Kernion argued in now-deleted posts. “Same goes for rural broadband. And gas taxes.”

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https://1buv.com/berkeley-philosophy-lecturer-slammed-after-saying-rural-americans-made-bad-life-decisions-should-be-shamed-rt-usa-news/

Choose your poison...his twitter feed is gone.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1ZCEB_enUS789US789&ei=FwrGXe6SJIjj_Abm9ovQDQ&q=jackson+kernion+on+rural+people&oq=jackson+kernion+on+rural+people&gs_l=psy-ab.3...41354.41354..42843...0.2..0.53.53.1......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71.6MPzocaTT7k&ved=0ahUKEwiu-vm78dvlAhWIMd8KHWb7AtoQ4dUDCAs&uact=5

 

 

 

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and then
7 minutes ago, Michelle said:

It's a sad state of affairs when people have no idea where their food comes from. Maybe all of the avocado farmers should go on strike and hit them where it hurts. :innocent:

It makes me wonder exactly how guys like that would treat their "lessers" if given the chance.  Not really...I know how they'd behave.  History is replete with animals who thought they were "more equal".  

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Michelle

I loved this little gem...

Jackson Kernion, a graduate student who has taught at least 11 philosophy courses at the university, posted that he "unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans."

"They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions," he said in the since-deleted tweet. "Some, I assume, are good people. But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid and we should shame people who aren't pro-city."

https://www.theblaze.com/news/uc-berkeley-instructor-calls-rural-americans-bad-people-who-have-made-bad-life-decisions

It's must be embarrassing for their parents having paid that much on this kind of education. Nah, they're too stupid. 

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1 minute ago, Michelle said:

I loved this little gem...

Jackson Kernion, a graduate student who has taught at least 11 philosophy courses at the university, posted that he "unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans."

"They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions," he said in the since-deleted tweet. "Some, I assume, are good people. But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid and we should shame people who aren't pro-city."

https://www.theblaze.com/news/uc-berkeley-instructor-calls-rural-americans-bad-people-who-have-made-bad-life-decisions

It's must be embarrassing for their parents having paid that much on this kind of education. Nah, they're too stupid. 

Sounds like someone needs to quit drinking as well as tweeting. ;)

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F3SS

What's more efficient than living simply? Cities aren't environmentally efficient. Life can be more convenient for sure. I dunno. Is this the same professor that said people who join the military are the lowest of society making bad decisions or something to that effect? 

What is the litmus test for being a professor these days?

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Michelle
18 minutes ago, susieice said:

So is he saying everyone is uneducated because they don't live homeless in San Francisco? I'll keep my little town life anyday.

At least you could find some woods to pitch a tent outside of cities, where you'd have privacy and can pee behind a bush. :tu:

6 minutes ago, F3SS said:

What is the litmus test for being a professor these days?

Whatever it is, it is way too low. :P

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Piney
3 hours ago, Michelle said:

Choose your poison...his twitter feed is gone.

https://therightscoop.com/unhinged-uc-berkeley-philosophy-instructor-bashes-rural-americans/

@susieice  is spot on.....what a friggin moron..... 

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Gwynbleidd
4 hours ago, Michelle said:

A Harvard-educated UC Berkeley philosophy lecturer is catching flak for bashing rural Americans as parasites on more “efficient” city-dwellers.

What the heck........Since when? :lol:

4 hours ago, susieice said:

So is he saying everyone is uneducated because they don't live homeless in San Francisco? I'll keep my little town life anyday.

Yep.  Only in California. :lol:

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XenoFish
5 hours ago, F3SS said:

What is the litmus test for being a professor these days?

Seems like all it takes is making sure you can use the right crayons. I really doubt anyone like that should be considered an "educator".

Skip college, go to trade school kids. You'll get a job oriented education with better chances of actual employment. 

That's my two cents. 

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Tatetopa
7 hours ago, Michelle said:

Rural healthcare should be expensive! And that expense should be borne by those who choose rural America!” Kernion argued in now-deleted posts. “Same goes for rural broadband. And gas taxes.”

Well I think RavenHawk might agree with this part.  Otherwise I think he would consider it socialism.

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Tatetopa
6 hours ago, F3SS said:

What is the litmus test for being a professor these days?

This guy isn't even that , he is a grad student,  Probably a green kid who has never held any sort  of a job outside Academics.  With any luck, they will tell him to find another profession.

 

6 hours ago, Michelle said:

It's a sad state of affairs when people have no idea where their food comes from. Maybe all of the avocado farmers should go on strike and hit them where it hurts. 

Are you tracking this Michelle?  I wonder if we can find out if he gets fired.?

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Dumbledore the Awesome

he wants to have a look outside his ivory tower at what it's like in the rest of California now. 

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Dumbledore the Awesome
8 hours ago, Michelle said:

, declaring that Americans living in the countryside should not be “subsidized by those who choose a more efficient way of life.”

That is, they have everything they eat and consume shipped in over probably several hundred miles in refrigerated trucks or in airplanes from Asia? 

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Dumbledore the Awesome

Actually there was something I saw the other day where some enviro mental expert* was explaining that everyone should live in cities and we should abandon the countryside to revert to Nature. I'm not sure how he envisaged that the teeming millions in the cities would be fed, I presume he was imagining some artificially produced food substitute, as these utopians invariably do. 

 

* see what I did there? Satire 

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XenoFish
23 minutes ago, Dumbledore the Awesome said:

Actually there was something I saw the other day where some enviro mental expert* was explaining that everyone should live in cities and we should abandon the countryside to revert to Nature. I'm not sure how he envisaged that the teeming millions in the cities would be fed, I presume he was imagining some artificially produced food substitute, as these utopians invariably do. 

 

* see what I did there? Satire 

It would depend on how such a mega city is constructed. If it's basically a self contained unit, perhaps rooftop gardens and small livestock, then maybe. But cramming that amount of people in such a space would invite untold chaos. 

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preacherman76

I would be miserable if I was forced to live in a city. I don't even like to visit anymore.

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susieice
6 hours ago, XenoFish said:

Seems like all it takes is making sure you can use the right crayons. I really doubt anyone like that should be considered an "educator".

Skip college, go to trade school kids. You'll get a job oriented education with better chances of actual employment. 

That's my two cents. 

People in trades make good money without the years of college debt to worry about. They also do have much better chances of being employed quickly after graduation. 

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susieice
3 hours ago, Dumbledore the Awesome said:

I presume he was imagining some artificially produced food substitute, as these utopians invariably do. 

Aside from needing a lot of grains (and all the HMO's) I don't even want to know what's being added to all these vegan foods to make them taste like something else. I guess time will tell it's secrets.

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Ashotep

An educated moron.  I would like to see the city dwellers feed themselves without the country people.  They would be killing each other for food within a month.

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susieice
3 hours ago, XenoFish said:

It would depend on how such a mega city is constructed. If it's basically a self contained unit, perhaps rooftop gardens and small livestock, then maybe. But cramming that amount of people in such a space would invite untold chaos. 

There's no way to grow enough food to sustain the population of a large city and if you did plant a garden, you'd never keep people out of it. Livestock would be worse.

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