One of the hallmarks of cult recruiters, child groomers and similar types is that they lurk in the shadows. Despite their protestations of innocence, they live in terror of being exposed. As Family Guy’s “Herbert the Pervert” says, “its our little secret now, dont tell anyone”.
It seems that academics are similarly terrified of being exposed to public scrutiny.
Professors across the country are taking to social media to express their concern over being forced to deliver their course lectures online amid the coronavirus outbreak, sharing with each other tips on how to limit the number of people who are able to see what they’re teaching students, and criticizing “right wing sites” and even Campus Reform, specifically.
Some of the colleges involved are publicly funded. Taxpayers are entitled to know what’s being taught on campuses that they’re paying for. Others are private, Christian universities. Why would professors at colleges run by the Roman Catholics, for example, be afraid of conservative news sites uncovering what they’re teaching?
Texas Christian University Associate Professor of Political Science Emily Farris tweeted Thursday, “if you are recording a lecture on anything controversial, be prepared for right wing sites to ask students to share it.” Campus Reform reached out to Farris via Twitter Direct Messaging to allow her the opportunity to further explain her comments or to clarify. She later blocked the author of this article on Twitter.
Some of their comments are extremely revealing.
LaSalle University Assistant Professor of Public Health Christen Rexing replied to Farris’ tweet, asking why others could find topics such as “gun safety, women’s health, elections, etc.” to be “controversial, as they are “evidence-based.” […]
University of North Carolina political science graduate student Stephanie Shady also weighed in, saying, “Annnnd I just realized that the second half of my course focuses on public opinion towards and politicization of immigration. This will be interesting.” Another user with the Twitter name “Prof CWO” replied “Sigh, I teach about white nationalism and this has been my biggest fear since we began transitioning to online instruction.”
Excuse me if I begin to suspect that this sounds a whole lot more like political indoctrination than teaching.
They’re certainly going to great lengths to keep the public in the dark about what they’re drilling into impressionable young minds.
Columbia University political science professor Jeffrey Lax said he has been “thinking about” how students would be able to record classes[…]
A user whose website says they are a history professor at a “community college in North Texas” wrote, “I’m taking steps to limit this but nothing is foolproof.”
Farris asked how Gunter was working to ensure her lectures are not made public, to which Gunter responded with one tip for her colleague.
“Instead of posting videos direct to LMS (which would then own them) I’m posting links to the videos on youtube. The videos themselves are ‘unlisted’ meaning you can’t find them in a search or if you go to my page-only if you have the direct link. Doesn’t stop link sharing though,” Gunter said.
What have they got to hide?
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