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‘Saving Higher Ed From Cancel Culture’ (This Sunday, August 30, 8 p.m. Eastern)(Update)

‘Saving Higher Ed From Cancel Culture’ (This Sunday, August 30, 8 p.m. Eastern)(Update)

Join me and three distinguished panelists (Robert Shibley of The FIRE, Joshua Katz of Princeton, and Jason Hill of DePaul) to discuss cancel culture in Higher Education, and what can be done to save Higher Ed from itself.

On August 30, 2020, at 8 p.m. Eastern, Legal Insurrection Foundation will hold a live stream panel discussion on “Saving Higher Ed From Cancel Culture.” Please REGISTER HERE.

The panelists are well-equipped through experience and profession to address ‘cancel culture’.

I will be the moderator and a panelist. As you know, I am a Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. After I wrote two blog posts critical of the Black Lives Matter ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ narrative and the rioting/looting, I was subjected to an alumni campaign to get me fired (not successful), a boycott of my course called by 15 student groups (not successful, the course is oversubscribed), and I was denounced by 21 colleagues and the Dean of the law school. You can read about my situation here and here and here and here, among many places.

The other panelists are:

Robert Shibley, Executive Director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the premier organization fighting to preserve free speech, open dialogue, academic freedom, and due process on campuses. I’ve known Robert since the early days of College Insurrection, and there is no one better to give an overview of what is happening on campuses.

Joshua Katz, Cotsen Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Classics, Princeton University. Prof. Katz authored a column at Quillette, A Declaration of Independence by a Princeton Professor, that received enormous attention, sparking an effort to get him fired (not successful) and denounced by the President of Princeton (successful). You can read his after-action report, I Survived Cancellation at Princeton.

Jason D. Hill, Professor, Honors Distinguished Faculty, DePaul University. Prof. Hill has been targeted on campus repeatedly over the years, including after he wrote a column in 2019 at The Federalist, The Moral Case For Israel Annexing The West Bank—And Beyond, and at Frontpage Mag, An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg. Prof. Hill has written and lectured extensively on issues of campus and the broader culture, and frequently appears in major media.

Kemberlee Kaye will be hosting the event and assisting in asking viewer-submitted questions submitted during the live event. Kemberlee is the Director of Operations and Editorial Development for the Legal Insurrection Foundation. If you want to post questions in the comments to this post, we will save them for the event.

It is important that you REGISTER HERE — We have not yet decided whether to have this as a closed or open event, so registering will reserve a spot should we decide to close the event. It also will allow us to communicate with registrants as to any changes or log-in information.


Over 300 people signed up so far.

Registration is required, as this will be a closed Zoom event.

Log-in information will be emailed to registrants shortly before the event starts.


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Sorry, I couldn’t possibly come until you include Greta Thunberg in your panel of experts

I saw you on OAN news this evening. Great job, even though you were on opposite Tucker Carlson!

JusticeDelivered | August 13, 2020 at 10:14 pm

It seems to me that this is a Herculean task.

    It will be generational in length, at best.

    There are too many narcissistic freaks embedded in our educational system. They’re like weeds that have taken over the garden: they will always try popping up.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to | August 14, 2020 at 1:34 pm

      Some great reading for this. Don’t let the title fool you about what the article is all about.

      “…..What I mean by Denormalization is the complete dismantling of what was taken for granted as normal and the loss of any future version of normal. Consider sports as an example. We all know the Old Normal that millions hope will magically return: $100 million player contracts, millions in TV ad revenues, pro franchises worth billions of dollars, NCAA playoffs, etc.: a dominant kingdom in the nation’s media and mindshare.

      The dirty little secret that troubled the kingdom long before Covid-19 was a steady erosion in attendance at live games and in the viewing audience. Younger generations have relatively little interest in all the trappings and habits of Boomer sports manias. They’d rather watch the 3-minute highlight video on their phones than blow half a day watching games that are generally lacking in drama and are largely replaceable with some other game.

      What few seem to notice is that the Old Normal had become insanely expensive, irksome and boring, activities that were habits coasting on momentum. Those embedded in the Old Normal acclimatized to the absurdly overpriced seats, snacks, beer, parking, etc. of live events and the insanely long commutes required to get to the venue and then back home, as their happy memories of $5 seats decades ago is the anchor of their lifelong devotion and habits….”

Question: Should higher ed be saved at all?

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 13, 2020 at 11:36 pm


DoJ Finds Yale Admissions Illegally Discriminated Against Whites, Asians

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 14, 2020 at 12:04 am

Be sure to include in the discussion the entire educational-manufacturing-industrial complex.

Many of the vendors servicing it are corrupt.


Selling Out: a Textbook Example
By Tom Bartlett

Describes how some textbook publishers pay professors to review their books and then assign them to students, increasing sales. Critics say the practice is unethical–and growing.

8 Things You Should Know About Corporations Like Pearson that Make Huge Profits from Standardized Tests

If you are looking for more perspective on cancel culture outside the U.S. Peter Ridd might be willing to join the panel. Peter is in Australia, but fell victim to the same cancel culture due to his research on corals and Global Warming. He fought back and won, but is not taking it to Australia’s Supreme Court.

Peter Ridd awarded $1.2m in unfair dismissal case against James Cook University

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 14, 2020 at 7:12 pm

Bill Barr calls out the racist educational system that Democrats have built. Go to about 8 minutes into the interview.

Once again it will take place while I’m at work.

I emailed Professor Katz a few weeks ago after I read his piece (I believe in Quillette?).

I suggested he get in touch with you. It’s good to see you are working together.

I was registered for the panel, but still had no way in.

Hopefully this was recorded and posted to and

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 17, 2020 at 12:13 am

Rand Paul’s plan….

Education Funds Would Follow Each Student Under Proposed Rand Paul Bill

Any chance Professor Negy would be able to join?

I’m tempted to call in sick to work this day. I hate to miss this. It promises to be special.

Get all the most prominent professors in danger of being cancelled together. The sum is greater than the parts.

Start a punk band at the very least. Take punk names. You could be “Cancelled Counsel,” the new Johnny Rotten.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 17, 2020 at 5:50 pm


Universities Ask Students To Play ‘Corona-Cops:

Report Peers Who ‘Might’ Have COVID-19

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 18, 2020 at 12:49 am

“A Mistake” – Stanford Slammed For Scrapping Admission Tests For Medical Students

Authored b Ben Zeisloft via Campus Reform,

To be honest, I no longer believe we can save our educational system without fundamental changes. The hatred from our educators, their personal and professional deviance from social norms and their adherence to radical interpretations of history are too destructive to our society and nation.

Cancel culture is nonsense.
The only way to “assist” the people pushing this need to help them “OWN IT” in their own lives. If they were exposed..and their accountability was lit up, they would cower. If cancel culture culprits and organization are ripped apart, investigated and every comment dragged out ever said or printed since they were 5 years old, they might get the message.

***ONLY if ALL are held to the same fire is justice realized and policies justly created.

However, as a people and an educated nation we should keep moving forward, not waste time looking back. WE know better than to move backwards, and should look to unite to improve.

But b/c there is the promise of power ignited in canceling others, the nefarious will use whatever methods easiest and quickest. And…there are MANY nefarious actors- companies, programs, universities, politicians, individual professors with hatred agendas, and of course foreign agents looking to spread their own message that moves against American history and ideologies they don’t agree with.
The higher education system is quickly losing its so-called “open-mindedness” for learning, along with its prestige.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 26, 2020 at 7:46 pm

“Chris MacIntosh: The “woke culture” is simply Marxism writ large.

It’s been with us for at least two generations, educating our children in the West with neo-Marxist ideologies. They’ve simply become more and more egregious. It started with gender studies and feminism studies.”

Marxism Is Coming At Breathtaking Speed – Do This Before It’s Too Late

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | August 26, 2020 at 7:47 pm


    “I had a conversation many years ago, which only came back into my consciousness three or four years ago. I was still about 20 years old at the time. I met a gentleman who said something about how to figure out where our country is going.

    He was an asset manager who I just bumped into while doing a hike up Table Mountain.

    He said, “If you watch what’s taking place in the universities, if there’s a very strong zeitgeist in one way or the other, watch that. Whatever that zeitgeist is, you’re going to find that, within five to ten years, in the country.”

    The reason is that the leaders of the country—the CEOs, the people in management, in politics, in the courts, all come from those universities. If you look at what has been transpiring in the West over the last decade at least, in the universities—it is frightening.

    It’s not a surprise now that we find these people are in positions of power. They’re instituting their vision of how the world should work. Their ideology—their zeitgeist—is Marxism. So, this woke culture is just Marxism.

    Unfortunately, it is now in the DNA of the West.

    As much as I want to believe that we could eliminate that, it starts with the universities and being able to educate a whole new class of people correctly….”