DD’s Professor called people who like Elon Musk Douches

Anonymous
So what? Did your adult child run home to tattle? Like, do they want you to DO something? Or were they just sharing a funny story? Welcome to the real world, where people are allowed to have opinions.
Anonymous
Oh I suppose next you’re going to tell me that anyone who likes Jordan Peterson is a douche?!
Anonymous
Lots of people on this thread telling on themselves.
Anonymous
I think Ricky Gervais said it best,

“How arrogant are you to think that you deserve to go through life with no one ever saying anything that you don't agree with or like?”

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I like Elon Musk (who has autism just like many relatives of mine), but I fully support this professor's freedom of speech!




Could be but Elon Musk will be in prison before this decade is out for a 5-10 year stretch. It is possible to be brilliant and a grifter at the same time and he is both.

As to the comment, no it is fine. It is college.


He’s also a garbage parent to his children from multiple women.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Lots of people on this thread telling on themselves.


Exactly. Just like the opinionated pukegressive professor.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:People are claiming all sorts of academic freedom, but it’s clear if a professor bashes a conservative, it’s fine, suck it up and get over it.

But if a conservative scholar is going to give a speech, well, that’s clearly hate speech & shouldn’t be allowed.

People aren’t pissed about the Elon Musk bashing as much as they are about the double standard. If another prof casually mentioned that Lia Thomas is a selfish jerk, these same champions of academic freedom would want him fired.


Imagine if they said Soros. There would be petitions.
Anonymous
Professor speaks the truth.
Anonymous
Elon Musk IS a douche. He might even say that about himself. If he's not a douche, then who is?! It's not exactly a controversial opinion.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Elon Musk IS a douche. He might even say that about himself. If he's not a douche, then who is?! It's not exactly a controversial opinion.


Is it possible to be an Asperger's weirdo, a genius, and a douche all at the same time?
Anonymous
Learning a lot from this thread.

Ever shrinking population of folks that understand what college is about, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, developing critical thinking skills and becoming your own person.

Ever growing population who are triggered by the slightest micro aggressive who need a safe space to retreat to so they can recover from exposure to diverse thought.

Society is at a tipping point and I am not sure which way it will go, but I am not hopeful it will end well.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Oh I suppose next you’re going to tell me that anyone who likes Jordan Peterson is a douche?!


A truer statement has never been made on dcum.
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Anonymous wrote:I am professor. Would never say things like that personally for the very reason that it might trigger a dcum thread but... it was a joke. Come on.


Really? God, i am sorry.
I am not a person who thinks we are too "woke," but I really worry about how kds are being education if parents get worked up abut this sort of thing. Professors are SUPPOSED to be provocative and this I would imagine is just the tip of the ice burg. Please, please don't complain and trust your kid


What productive discussion would this comment provoke?


Well, it would force students to think. Do I agree? Do I disagree? Why? What is Musk’s role in society today? Is he good or evil? Why do some people react to him that way? Why is he so divisive? Why should we care that he suggested a book?


I don’t know. Just the thinking you need to think for yourself in today’s world.


This is what I hope my college kid’s would takeaway. And of she knew the professor well and disagreed, I would even hope she might engage them in class (if a small seminar) or office hours (she at a small school with close student professor relationship) if she felt it was appropriate. And I would hope the biggest takeaway would be to ask herself why both her professor, who dislikes Musk, and Musk recommend this book. Because that seems like a book worth checking out.

But, my kid has common sense, a strong sense of who they are and the ability to push back on things she things are wrong. So, I’m not sure what the harm of the comment would be. Even if the professor called one of my hero’s, like RBG, a douce. My kid can handle hearing different opinions from her own. In fact, I hope she does. College is where she discovers who she is. Which ai hope is not just a carbon copy of me. The world is a big diverse place and she can’t live in a bubble forever.

OP seems to be on the verge of calling the Dean or something. Which is ridiculous. Don’t sent your kid to a college beside Liberty if you aren’t willing to have exposed to ideas they (and you disagree with). Never hurt to consider the idea before accepting or discarding it. Mom getting involved is so far over the line, I can’t even.

Also— at many universities, professors pay their own salaries through their grants. Nice try though.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:People are claiming all sorts of academic freedom, but it’s clear if a professor bashes a conservative, it’s fine, suck it up and get over it.

But if a conservative scholar is going to give a speech, well, that’s clearly hate speech & shouldn’t be allowed.

People aren’t pissed about the Elon Musk bashing as much as they are about the double standard. If another prof casually mentioned that Lia Thomas is a selfish jerk, these same champions of academic freedom would want him fired.


Imagine if they said Soros. There would be petitions.


Nah. At least not from this liberal. Freedom of speech matters to me a lot. You get to have your opinion. And I get to ignore it if I disagree.
Anonymous
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Anonymous wrote:Elon Musk IS a douche. He might even say that about himself. If he's not a douche, then who is?! It's not exactly a controversial opinion.


Is it possible to be an Asperger's weirdo, a genius, and a douche all at the same time?


Absolutely. My father definitely hits all three categories, for example. He’s also a libertarian when it’s convenient, like Musk.
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