“Nearly 1,800 individuals signed a petition calling for Hochschild’s resignation.”
When this happens, college students are telling America that half of the country is not welcome on campus. Yet they expect these people to fund ‘free’ college?
Campus Reform reports:
Students seek to oust prof who explained motivation of peaceful Trump voters
A professor explained the motivation behind those who peacefully attended the January 6 rally in Washington, D.C. Students are now demanding that the university discipline him.
In an essay for The American Mind, philosophy professor Joshua Hochschild at Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland detailed the sentiments of Trump voters, from the announcement of his candidacy to the events of January 6.
“They know that, even if the rally does not actually help Trump politically, it promises to draw attention to problems with our electoral system, and to testify to the importance of peaceful democratic protests,” Hochschild said of the peaceful members of the crowd. “Maybe there will be a resolved will to reform the system, and to ensure that people can trust elections next time.”
Hochschild then noted the reactions of average Trump voters to the media “exploiting the awful travesty of some people’s inexcusable violence to delegitimize and shame every responsible citizen who took reasonable and lawful means to raise legitimate questions about election integrity.”
“Perhaps you hope you can offer some perspective, tell your side of things. But it’s too late. The media spin is overwhelmingly effective,” he wrote. “Nobody will listen, they have made up their minds. They sincerely believe the lies, the disinformation, the emotional manipulation. They sincerely believe you are a dangerous traitor simply for going to DC and voicing reasonable skepticism.”
Though Hochschild explicitly said that those who rioted at the Capitol Building on January 6 were “stupid,” “shameful,” and “lawless,” students believe that he presented excessive grace to those who participated in the rallies.
Nearly 1,800 individuals signed a petition calling for Hochschild’s resignation.
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