We’ve been preached to over and over about the central tenets of modern day liberalism: “tolerance” and “inclusivity.”Yet, despite that being mantra, leftists at rallies, in the news, in blogs, and so on, don’t seem to display a whole lot of this “tolerance” themselves.
A school teacher from Tennessee — responsible for the molding of young minds, for helping to educate untold numbers of children — decided to take to Facebook to express his very emotionally unhealthy feelings about Trump supporters.
This would be a decision he would instantly regret.
According to TheBlaze:A Tennessee substitute teacher won’t be back in the classroom after his Nov. 9 Facebook post — “the only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter” — was brought to light.
WTVF-TV said David Colin admitted he posted that comment — as well as one a month later also referring to Donald Trump supporters: “Shooting them sounds more appealing than getting along with them …” — amid a divisive post-election America.
“That morning after there was [sic]…millions of volatile comments made by millions of people,” Colin told WTVF on camera, adding that he believes his posts were dug up after he made a political post to Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.).Now he said he’s receiving death threats over his unearthed posts, the station noted, adding that Colin emphasized he’d never act out in real life what he posted on Facebook.
“I don’t want this to be about the posting,” Colin told WTVF, “it’s more about what comes after, using people’s freedom of speech and trying to use that to browbeat one side against the other.”Would he post on Facebook the same way if he had to do it over again?
“I’d probably phrase it a little bit different,” Colin replied to WTVF, “but I would still speak out.”
While the district has removed him from the classroom, they haven’t yet fired him or issued any other sort of disciplinary action for his posts.
It seems Colin isn’t a man who learns things very well, either that or he has a thick skull, because on January 16, he yet again posted something on Facebook about the controversy:
I spent a lot of time today thinking about the state of this mess. There are huge numbers of people that are upset, mad, angry, (pretty much every negative word), but what I have not seen is a plan. Everyone is looking for leadership to start this off, but there is no one carrying the banner. Without that we will all settle in to becoming angry hateful people and there will be no solutions. So, where do we go from here? Rallies and demonstrations are pretty much futile, since the lunatics just laugh at us knowing we haven’t the guts to stand up and take the actions needed. Writing and complaining falls on deaf ears. Not until the first shot is fired will the recovery begin.
Yes, more calls for violence. After being in hot water already for advocating violence, it seems like a brilliant move concocted by one of the sharpest minds of our generation, doesn’t it?
Colin went on to state he thinks all of this is being “blown way out of proportion.”
That would be the case if the man simply expressed his distaste for Donald Trump as our commander in chief, or noted disagreement with his policies and personal character.
But that’s not what Colin did. Instead, he wants to see the opposition, those who hold a different worldview than his own, dead. Physically ended.
Even if he doesn’t have an actual violent bone in his body, he’s an educator, therefore, he’s supposed to be a role model for the students he teaches.
What kind of message does it send those who sit under his guidance to see a teacher — someone they look up to — call for the deaths of folks who hold different political views than his own?
This isn’t professional behavior. Heck, it’s not even mentally stable behavior — this man should seek some help for his anger management issues.
Let’s hope the right decision is reached in the investigation and the man is permanently let go. He needs to learn there are ramifications for thoughtless outbursts, and one such consequence is no longer being able to teach children.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]