George Douglas is a Professor of Engineering at the University of Virginia (UVA), located in Charlottesville, VA. He also owns a restaurant, Bella, in the town.
Sadly for Professor Muir, the above George Orwell quote from Animal Farm captures the situation roaring like a freight train toward him. You see Doug had the audacity to act on what he thought was his God given right to voice an opinion via a Facebook (FB) post in response to a post about a recent appearance of BLM co-founder Alicia Garza in Charlottesville, VA.
This is what the Professor posted.
Prof Douglas Muir FB Post
Of course once the feces snuffling progs found this golden nugget (useful to generate a crisis, and then not let it go to waste), the BLM thugs and other good intended leftists sprang into action with result that: Muir deleted his FP post; UVA has distanced itself from Muir; Muir is taking a leave of absence; the Mayor of Charlottesville, Wes Bellamy, is calling for a boycott of Muir’s restaurant Bella; and The NAACP is calling for Muir to be fired.
The BLM and leftist reaction to Muir’s opinion is absurd. For one, in the most general sense, Muir is correct. The BLM is reminiscent of the Klan in that the BLM movement is racist to its core. Secondly, it is outrageous, malicious and evil to seek to destroy a man’s livelihood, much less his reputation, because you don’t agree with his opinion. And that is all this entire kerfuffle involves. A man’s simple opinion.
The UVA Engineering Department issued a statement re Muir’s FB post which said, in part:
While free speech and open discussion are fundamental principles of our nation and the University, Mr. Muir’s comment was entirely inappropriate.
Clearly the University has no idea what free speech and open discussion mean, and has no respect for it. I think, a’la George Orwell, UVA, BLM and all the leftist cronies allied against Professor Muir believe,
All free speech and open discussion are equal, but some free speech and open discussion are more equal than others,
as their actions speak much, much more loudly than their words.