Liberal universities — which, at this point, is almost all of them — have earned a well-deserved reputation for being cesspools of progressive thought, often falling into disgusting displays of leftist ideology so putrid it will make your skin crawl.What’s going down at the University of Alaska is just such an incident.
The school is displaying a painting of Captain America actor Chris Evans, stark naked, holding the severed head of President Donald Trump.
Just imagine what would’ve happened had a more right-leaning college — if such a thing exists — would’ve displayed a painting like this of Obama?
The charges of racism and the subsequent riots that would’ve surely erupted would’ve been epic in proportion and scope.According to TheBlaze, The University of Alaska at Anchorage is displaying a painting of a nude Chris Evans, the actor who stars as Marvel’s Captain America, holding aloft the severed head of President Donald Trump, as a young ’60s-era Hillary Clinton clings to his leg.
Assistant professor Thomas Chung created the painting, KTTU-TV reported, and he says that he “spent days just weeping” after Trump was elected president. The assistant professor describes himself as a social artist who normally doesn’t deal in politics, but Trump’s election “bled into that.”Originally, he was hesitant to submit the painting for a faculty art show, fearing that it would disturb some students. He decided to push forward regardless, hoping it would generate conversation:
I was really torn about putting this piece up a faculty show, because I would never talk about my own political beliefs to my students. I would never push that upon them and make them feel uncomfortable, and so I wondered to myself if putting up this painting was in a way doing that. But I realized that I feel very strongly about this, and I think even students that might be pro-Trump supporters could benefit from having a conversation with me about why I feel this way — why I painted this.Former UAA professor Paul R Berger, who identifies himself as a conservative, took to Facebook and wrote that he wasn’t sure “how I want to respond to this.”
“First thing that comes to mind is freedom of expression, fair enough (although, I might wager the severed head of our former president might illicit a different response from the administration of UAA and their student body),” he wrote. “The second is public funding of our university system.”
“Had the roles been reversed, and it was Obama’s head hanging there, I think the outrage would be fantastic,” Berger told KTUU. “As a free speech advocate, everyone has a right to express their opinion the way they want to express them. But as a parent and a citizen, there’s a discussion. In a university setting, what’s appropriate?”
Again, the point made repeatedly here is that this wouldn’t be tolerated if it was a painting from the right about Obama, yet this artist is still expecting folks to show him grace on this.
What goes through the mind of an individual who paints something like this?
And then to use Captain America?!?!
Is nothing sacred?
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]