Drexel University professor Ciccariello-Maher, a pompous liberal, took to social media to criticize an airplane passenger after they gave up their first-class seat to an American soldier.
The tweet, which has since been removed, basically had Ciccariello-Maher criticizing the passenger for their decision to give up their seat.
“Some guy gave up his first-class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him,” Ciccariello-Maher tweeted, “I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.”
Here is Fox News talking about it:
Ciccariello-Maher said he tweeted what he did because of “white genocide” and because he wanted to “yell about Mosul.”
Here is Ciccariello-Maher’s statement:
“Two days after U.S. airstrikes incinerated an estimated 200 civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, I sent a personal tweet in reaction to what I considered a smug and self-congratulatory gesture by a first-class passenger toward a uniformed soldier. Maybe predictably, my tweet has since been fed into and misrepresented by the outrage machine that is right-wing media. Needless to say, my personal views expressed off-campus have absolutely nothing to do with those of my employer, Drexel University.I respect anyone who makes difficult and dangerous decisions out of economic necessity — whether they are public school teachers, construction workers, economic migrants, or young soldiers. What I don’t respect is a brutal invasion and occupation of Iraq that has not made our world any safer — a war that has taken advantage of economically disadvantaged Americans, a war that has given the world ISIS, and a war that has wrought carnage like that seen in Mosul and elsewhere. The best way to support troops is not with symbolic gestures and first-class seats, but by bringing them home safely, by ensuring that women in uniform are not subjected to what is an epidemic of sexual assault, and by providing dignified medical and psychological care. Those who today claim to demand respect for the troops show little in the way of respect for how they are treated in and out of the military.”
Drexel University issued their own statement as well, distancing themselves from Ciccariello-Maher.
“The recent social media comments by George Ciccariello-Maher, Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel, were made outside the classroom, are his own opinion and do not represent the University’s views. Drexel is committed to and vigorously supports our ROTC students, student veterans and alumni who have served in the military. Our support for student veterans has helped us create an inclusive campus culture that honors service and Drexel’s deep connection to American military history.”
What an unapologetic and thankless individual. Perhaps we should send him to the front lines to defend American freedom.