Just recently, a professor at the University of Southern California (USC) purportedly claimed in an email chain with the school’s student body that accusers of crimes sometimes lie. Unsurprisingly, this fact subsequently trigged countless of the students in the chain and prompted a massive amount of outrage.
In fact, some students are claiming that the professor must be fired. Although the university has yet to act, many would agree that the appropriate response to such nonsense is ‘give me a break’… or maybe ‘get real.’
Upon being confronted by the mob of triggered students, the dean of the public policy school reportedly stated, “what [Professor Moore] sent was extremely inappropriate, hurtful, and insensitive. We are going to try to do everything we can to try to create a better school, to educate the faulty.”
Specifically, in a response to an email urging others to “Believe Survivors” and inviting them to an event called “Coffee and Title IX,” James Moore, who’s a professor of engineering at USC, pointed out that believing survivors and presuming guilt may not be a good idea.
“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,” reasoned Professor Moore in response to the email.
“Accusers sometimes lie,” he added.
Moreover, roughly one hundred students purportedly showed up to a “Times Up For James Moore” rally demanding that university officials fire Moore, who has tenure.
“To be clear, I take no joy in standing here and sharing my most painful memory with the world, but I refuse to stand by and let another human being go through what I went through,” asserted Joelle Montier while speaking to those who showed up to the event, which she helped organize.
“Rapists must be held accountable for their actions,” Montier added, noting, “rape enablers, like Professor Moore, must be held accountable for their actions.”
During the rally, the protestors marched over to Knott’s office as well and accosted him about getting rid of the engineering professor.
Additionally, the dean announced that the university would also have a faculty meeting “around implicit bias, sensitivity towards [sexual assault].”
According to reports, Moore apparently watched the rally, which he called “well organized,” but added that universities are supposed to be a place for controversial things to be discussed.
“The whole point of a university is that it’s a place for points of view and discourse, and if they happen to disagree the way to respond is to engage rather than terminate the source of the information that you disagree with,” explained Moore.
“My primary objective was protecting the interests of folks who might be falsely accused of misconduct,” he continued, noting, “my goal was protecting students, not traumatizing or bullying them.”
Sadly, outrage is quite common among the authoritarian left.
For example, several weeks ago, actor Dean Cain, who played Superman in a television show about the caped superhero, was ruthlessly bashed by a multitude of liberals for promoting a new movie about Kermit Gosnell, a well-known abortionist, that he had acted in during an event that had been hosted by the Family Research Council, which is a Christian non-profit group focused on political activism.
Amazingly, though, Cain decided to push back against the outrage and defend his decision to speak at the event instead of giving in to the hysteria and apologizing.
A few weeks prior to that, police officers in North Carolina sparked what many would agree was utterly misguided outrage by arresting five people for allegedly looting from a store during Hurricane Florence, which was a Category 4 hurricane that had later downgraded to a tropical depression.
Some of the people who were upset at the officers, for instance, attempted to make the issue about race by asserting that the conduct of the officers “sounds about white.” Others decided to call the officers various names, such as “goodie-two-shoes.” Disturbingly, there were even a few people who went so far as to call on the law enforcement officials to commit suicide.
Before that, Jack in the Box sparked immense outrage for a new advertisement that appeared to refer to the guts, or courage, that the fast-food chain has for some of the unique items on their menu as “bowls.”
And prior to that, numerous outraged liberals lashed out at the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team for holding a “Millennial-friendly” night-time event at the team’s stadium where people could come and not only earn participation ribbons but also nap and take selfies.