Lawrence Torcello: Rochester Institute of Technology’s Stalinist Professor

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A philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology thinks that anyone who is skeptical about the environmentalist agenda of adopting world socialism and central planning under the guise of “saving the planet” from “climate change” (a.k.a. changing weather conditions) are “malignant individuals” who should be imprisoned.  This plan — to use environmentalism as an excuse to revive socialism — was adopted by the worldwide socialist movement immediately upon the worldwide collapse of socialism in the late 1980s/early 1990s.  It was clearly explained by the socialist economist Robert Heilbroner in a 1990 New Yorker magazine article entitled “After Communism.”

Having spent the past 34 years in academe, one thing I have learned is that, in general, philosophy professors tend to be by far the zaniest left-wing, communistic dingbats.  At my university, for example, they routinely assign The Communist Manifesto to their students, who tell me that it is treated as an ideal roadmap for the future and not just a historical document that “justified” the impoverishment, degradation, and mass murder of hundreds of millions during the twentieth century.  “Wouldn’t it be nice to have a society like that,” is how one of my students explained to me what his philosophy professor said about the Manifesto.  In fact, almost none of my students have ever heard of the fact that a single individual was murdered by any communist government.  Don’t look for the president of Rochester Institute of Technology to treat this totalitarian-minded idiot like the president of Loyola University New Orleans treated Walter Block and criticize and denounce him in the school newspaper.   He is much more likely to all-of-a-sudden become a staunch defender of free speech and academic freedom since this lunacy comes from a left-wing fanatic.

The historically cold winter in places like Rochester, New York apparently has the common sense/honest science deniers (a.k.a. climate-change alarmists) in a state of sheer panic.

8:39 am on March 18, 2014