The social-media-era pace of our news cycle means that a story that sits around for a couple weeks feels as if it is emerging from a history book by the time a busy, reflective writer gets around to considering it, but Ivan Pentchoukov’s article, “Trump Impeachment Attorney Canceled by Law School, Civil Rights Law Group,” in The Epoch Times still merits remembrance:
An attorney who represented President Donald Trump during the recent impeachment trial says a law school canceled a civil rights law course he was going to teach and he was suspended from a civil rights lawyer email discussion list.
“I was hoping to teach a civil rights course at a law school in the fall. We’ve been in talks about it, kind of planning it out. I wrote to them and I said, ‘I want you to know, I’m gonna be representing Donald Trump in the impeachment case. I don’t know if that impacts on your decision at all,’” David Schoen, one of the three attorneys who argued before the Senate, told The Epoch Times.
“And they said, you know, they appreciated my writing and, frankly, it would make some students and faculty uncomfortable, so I couldn’t do it.”
Think about how bizarre a world it must be for a law school not to want somebody involved in a history-book-level case as a professor, even for a single course. Long after the political wave moves on and few remember what all the hoopla was about, this school would be recognized as the sort of place that can attract that level of professor — people in the thick of the most contentious legal battles of the day. That is objectively impressive. It is the sort of evidence that somebody who wants to be assured of the best value for their higher-education dollar should want that they’re connecting to the very heart of their intended industry.
These folks are out of their minds! And it reveals one of the key reasons progressive/socialist societies are doomed to fail everybody who relies on them: Success is not their objective. Debate, advancement, and the correct answer by objective measurement is not their objective.
Asserting and cementing power over others is their monomaniacal goal, and all crumbles before it, including their own institutions and welfare.
The first duty of the sane among us is to do what we can to stop the destruction that these lunatics will bring to our civilization. Our second duty is to get ourselves, our families, and as many people as we can bring along beyond the reach of the vortex when the ship of madness sinks.