The recent sacking of sociology Professor David Miller by Bristol University for “inciting hatred against Jewish students” and allegedly labelling Zionism a “racist, violent imperialist ideology” and calling for it to end “as a functioning ideology of the world”, just shows the limits of free speech and academic freedom within the higher education system in the UK.
With over 100 MPs and the Jewish Community Trust instantly mobilizing to put pressure on the college authorities to remove him, Miller was always going to be hard pressed to keep his job. Especially when a well-organized coterie of Jewish students said they found Prof Miller’s lectures “scary” and accused him of “harassment, targeting and issuing a vicious diatribe”. With some even reporting a wave of social media abuse for speaking out against him and that Jewish teenagers would be put off applying to study at Bristol.
This, despite the fact an independent report by a leading QC stating Professor Miller’s comments “did not constitute unlawful speech”, resulting in a university disciplinary panel dismissing him and in an official press release, saying:
“We have a duty of care to all students and the wider University community, in addition to a need to apply our own codes of conduct consistently and with integrity,”
Which rather smacks of yet another case of double standards when you consider the University of Cambridge’s supportive reaction to Dr Priyamvada Gopal’s recent hateful tweets about “abolishing whiteness” and “White Lives Don’t Matter” and the Jewish Professor, Donald Moss, describing whiteness as a Malignant” and “parasitic” condition and writing the following in an academic paper published in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association:
‘The condition is foundational generating characteristic ways to be in one’s body, one’s mind, and one’s world. Parasitic whiteness renders its host’s appetites voracious, insatiable and perverse. These deformed appetites particularly target non-white people. We established these appetites are almost impossible to eliminate, effective treatment consists of a combination of psychic and social-historical interactions. Such interactions can only aim to reshape whiteness infiltrated appetites.
To reduce their intensity, redistribute their aims and occasionally turn those aims towards the work of reparation. When remembered and represented their ravages wreaked by the chronic condition can function as a warning “Never Again”. Memorialization alone, “Great Again” is therefore no guarantee against regression. There is not yet a permanent cure’.
All this from a member of a community that is almost completely geared to their own ethnic self-interest and has for centuries been constantly associated with the ultimate parasitism of usury. An irony seemingly lost on Professor Moss in his racist ramblings dressed up as science. To which I would had the rejoinder ‘Physician Heal Thyself!”