Skip to comments.So You're a Revolutionary?
Posted on 08/14/2013 4:25:39 AM PDT by Kaslin
Gabriel Lugo is president of the faculty senate at UNC-Wilmington. He's generally a nice fellow with a good sense of humor. But, unfortunately, on August 9th, he sent out a wildly unprofessional memo to the entire university faculty. His memo lends credence to my concern that the UNC system has become little more than a political lobby for the Democratic legislative agenda. Thus I will soon propose that we rename our school DNC-Wilmington to reflect the fact that it is an institution committed to politics rather than honest intellectual inquiry.
In a section of his memo allegedly updating them on "Legal/Political" issues, Lugo informs the faculty of the following: "Gun legislation was approved. Concealed weapons will be allowed on [sic] locked vehicles in [sic] campus, on [sic] your favorite bars, and on your kids playgrounds. Here is how Bill Maher sees it:"
Bill Maher New Rules - North Carolina is Going Ape ....
You have to wonder what Lugo was thinking, circulating a video suggesting that it should be as easy to kill your baby as it is to sell your pickup truck in North Carolina (please, watch the profanity-laced video in its entirety). Our state abortion laws have nothing to do with any pending matter of university business. Lugo is just abusing his position as Faculty Senate President in order to interject his broader political beliefs into university business. Welcome to DNC-Wilmington.
Furthermore, the Maher video is grossly misleading on the gun issue. Our state law used to ban handguns in all restaurants that serve alcohol -- even if the individual carrier has never had a drop of alcohol in his life. The new law drops the across-the-board ban while maintaining the illegality of carrying a weapon if you have any alcohol in your system. In addition, all restaurant owners still have the right to ban guns from their premises altogether, whether or not they actually serve alcoholic beverages.
In other words, the new law shifts control from the government to the person who actually owns the business. Since they are liable for things that happen on their property, they are in the best position to make the call. The law makes sense when clowning propagandists like Lugo and Maher are not misrepresenting it. But Lugo is a tenured professor, so he can lie with impunity. Ill have more to say on that later.
Lugo's remarks about guns on playgrounds are particularly strange and misplaced. Previously, there was a ban on handgun possession in all state public parks. The new law lifts the across-the-board ban. As a criminologist, I support that change for two reasons: 1) Personal gun possession has been shown to reduce kidnapping and rape. 2) People are often kidnapped and raped in public parks.
Of course, Lugo's reference to guns in "your kids playgrounds" is a childish emotional distortion of the change in the law. And, once again, it has no place in an email dealing with official university business. There are no bars or "kids' playgrounds" on university property. Please, just do your job and teach, Gabriel. Stop sending me emails loaded with irrelevant political commentary.
Lugo continues saying "Students will now be allowed to have legal counsel in all hearings. Honor code violation hearings would have been excepted if the Conduct Board consisted only of students, but that is not the case at UNCW."
I'm actually glad Gabriel brought this up. I helped organize and draft that new legislation. And I think I understand why Gabriel is mad at the Republicans for sponsoring it. This new bill makes it impossible for Democratic college administrators to kick kids out of school after questioning them about minor criminal acts in the absence of counsel. It guarantees the kind of due process Che Guevara would oppose.
Gabriel continues saying "President Ross is under attack by a number of legislators who want to replace him with one who matches their ideology." As Faculty Senate President, Lugo should know that Ross, the university system president, isn't picked by the legislature. He's picked by the board of governors. And guess who picks them? Ill give you three guesses and the first two don't count. Hint: it's the governor. Now, stop for a second and ask yourself this question: is Lugo a) just lying about all this stuff? or b) just grossly incompetent? There is no "c" option.
Lugo continues saying there is "talk that after successfully getting rid of tenure for teachers, we are next." Yes, the Republicans did get rid of tenure for public school teachers. And I pray to God we get rid of tenure for college professors next. It will make professors like Lugo behave more professionally and competently -- perhaps even doing their homework before they send a political email to hundreds of people. I'm just glad Lugo admits he's not a teacher.
Lugo continues with the promise that he is "starting a business selling Che berets." We'll isn't that cute. Che Guevara used to be a prison guard at a concentration camp that incarcerated homosexuals in Cuba. He admitted to shooting prisoners, including women and children, in the head while they were handcuffed and helpless. How does the LGBTQIA Office feel about Lugo's admiration of Guevara? How about the Womens Resource Center? And how can Comrade Lugo become a revolutionary like Che if he's afraid of handguns in public places?
Finally, Lugo says "Elections for a new senate president will take place in December." Thats good to hear. I hope they bring back Lugo's predecessor as Faculty Senate President -- a feminist who falsely accused a conservative professor of spraying tear gas in her university office. It seems that political paranoia, not competence, is the only qualification for the job.
Online college education. The only answer and the wave of the future.
While I like Mike Adams’ columns and his positions generally, he seems to forget he is writing from behind the same shield of tenure as is the president of the faculty senate. Adams’ position is on target that the official e-mails from that office ought to just concern themselves with campus issues. The recently-passed laws are no longer issues as they have become settled law. Always a good argument to use with a liberal.
This administrator needs to go
Che was a serial killer, a vicious demon, nothing more
I agree with you 100%. The entire administration needs to be impeached
That is what my daughter did, she graduated from Colorado Technical University
I guess I misread you. I thought you meant the administration in DC
If tenure is eliminated for university professors, under the current regime, I would imagine Mike Adams would be one of the first to go. As (righteously) critical as he has been about the administration, I’m sure he has no friends on the review board. but frankly, firing him would be the university’s loss, not his.
That’s ok, I did mean thecraven administrator of the university, but have stated elsewhere the sentiments of your comment
today I am fasting and praying for the deliverance of America from evil. I remember when the prayer of the Catholic church was for the deliverance of Russia
There will be a crash of all university funding and associated suppliers and housing...it is unsustainable. Saving for college knowing 50% or more of the classes are crap and miseducation/brainwashing is unacceptable. I refuse to go into debt for my kids’ education...so, my plan is not made yet but will be some, post-high school preparation for “being productive, earning citizens”...on-line education, mentoring, apprenticing, not sure...as a small business owner that has already started anyway.
Observation: ever notice when someone talks about an MBA or a masters degree or PhD, it is like this:
“I earned my masters in so and so” instead of, “I earned a masters in so and so” ...do you see the difference? The collegiate degree is an end unto itself instead of a means to an end...I’m so sick of hearing the “degree in social work” crap!
GMTA (in my case the greatness isn’t mine, it’s God’s)
Che Guevara used to be a prison guard at a concentration camp that incarcerated homosexuals in Cuba.
Getting a bunch of freepers together to free a pride parade wearing Che Shirts, LOL, that would be an awesome freep.....
Probably go right over the leftists heads...
Just like Logic does...
Mike, There is probably nothing democratic about the college administrators. But they may be Democrats.