What the heck did he THINK was going to happen?
A professor in Iowa went public with his support for the Anti-First amendment group ‘Antifa’.
(No, that isn’t what the group calls themselves, but it’s certainly how they conduct themselves in public.)
Jeff Klinzman went further than merely indicating an ideological sympathy for Antifa. He said:
“I affirm that I am antifa,” Jeff Klinzman, an adjunct English professor of nearly 10 years at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, told local ABC affiliate KCRG.
The news station dug up multiple posts from Mr. Klinzman on his personal Facebook page and the Facebook page for “Iowa Antifa,” where he criticized President Trump and the evangelical Christians who voted for him.
One post on his personal page included a poem that said, “Kill them all and bury them deep in the ground,” KCRG reported. Mr. Klinzman reportedly went on to explain, “It’s not pretty, and I’m not proud, but seeing what evangelical Christians are doing to this county and its people fills me with rage, and a desire to exact revenge.”
On the Iowa Antifa page, responding to a tweet from Mr. Trump that called antifa “Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting… people over the heads with baseball bats,” Mr. Klinzman wrote, “Yeah, I know who I’d clock with a bat…,” KCRG reported.
The Secret Service told the news station that they were aware of Mr. Klinzman’s posts but would not confirm whether they had opened an investigation.
A Kirkwood spokesman declined to comment on the situation but said that the safety of students and staff was a top priority at the school.
If you want an example of the ‘heroic’ things Antifa is known for doing, here’s a new angle on the footage of the ‘Based Spartan’ and the young woman he was with as they get singled out, surrounded and harassed by a hostile group of ‘protesters’.
A few days later, and there is now an update on the Professor’s story.
Kirkwood President Lori Sundberg issued a statement Friday saying the school had accepted Mr. Klinzman’s resignation, citing “the safety of our students, faculty and staff as our top concern.”
“Our decision to remove Mr. Klinzman from the classroom has nothing to do with the substance of his views or his right to express them,” Ms. Sundberg wrote. “Rather, our decision is based solely on our commitment to fostering a safe learning environment for our students, faculty and staff.
“I also want to be clear that Kirkwood Community College fully supports Mr. Klinzman’s right to articulate his views in whatever forum he chooses,” she continued. “This action does not in any way prevent him from continuing to engage in the expression of free speech. However, when the expression of views by him or any member of our community is perceived as placing public safety in jeopardy, or hampers our ability to deliver on our mission, we will always do what is necessary in service to our students’ pursuit of a higher education.”
Ms. Sundberg also said the school would be beefing up security starting Monday and that authorities were working to “develop and implement a safety plan.”
When contacted by KCRG last week, Mr. Klinzman stood by his initial comments but said he would be willing to apologize to any Christians he offended who also shared his political outlook. He later further clarified that he never carried weapons at any “anti-fascist action” that he took part in.
Oh, so he’s more of a VOYEUR of the violence, rather than an active participant.
That makes him someone who encourages others to do the nasty business he himself is unwilling to dirty his hands with.
Well, now that he’s no longer got a teaching position to consider, he’s free to pick up a hammer or perhaps a sickle for his next march.
Oh, and did you notice anything about his apology for his offensive language?
“…willing to apologize to any Christians he offended who also shared his political outlook…”
That’s really NOT how apologies work, bruh.