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Boomer professor fired after epic boomer rant about covid

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Amazing. I would have given him a raise.
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Is he wearing a bubble? https://youtu.be/_Jwjx9gfPH0
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"I took his class, Racism in the Modern World as a coll...
bronze hyperactive party of the first part depressive
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4:30 is fucking incredible. lmao.
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  01/14/22
Seems like a kooky 180 guy
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i could wear this on a transatlantic flight
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there is nothing about that that should get him fired. it's...
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Date: January 14th, 2022 2:54 PM
Author: At-the-ready Codepig

So many 180 parts of this story:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/01/14/professor-covid-rant/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784011)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 2:57 PM
Author: motley french public bath psychic

Barry Mehler:

I am a historian of science and Director of two Institutes here at Ferris, ISAR (Institute for the Study of Academic Racism) and the Shoah Institute. I have ...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784029)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 2:55 PM
Author: Insecure Lake Place Of Business

A professor welcomed students to class by calling them ‘vectors of disease to me.’ He has been suspended.

Some college students in Michigan might have expected their professor to cover the usual topics in a video kicking off the semester this week — attendance, grading, plagiarism. But Barry Mehler gave them a lot more than the basics.

Mehler, a history professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., told his students he didn’t want to know anything about them, not even their names, because “you people are just vectors of disease to me.”

The 74-year-old said it didn’t matter how hard they worked in his class since he randomly predetermined their grades.

And if they didn’t like any of that?

“Go complain to your dean … go ahead,” Mehler said. “I’m retiring at the end of this year and I [don’t care] any longer.”

As of early Friday, the 14-minute profanity-laced video has been viewed more than 210,000 times since Mehler posted it on Sunday. Mehler has been placed on administrative leave while Ferris State University investigates the incident. In a statement to The Washington Post, university president David Eisler said he “was shocked and appalled” by the video.

“It is profane, offensive and disturbing and in no way reflects our University or its values,” he said through a school spokesperson, who declined further comment.

Mehler did not respond to The Post’s request for comment Thursday night.

He has taught at the university for more than 27 years, according to his page on the College of Arts, Sciences and Education staff directory, which has been taken down but was archived by the Wayback Machine. He is the director of the university’s Institute for the Study of Academic Racism and said his academic work focuses on the relationship between science and racism.

Mehler is the latest example of a professor expressing concern about returning to in-person learning during spikes in the number of coronavirus cases. Professors in Georgia told The Post in September — when the delta variant sent cases in the United States soaring — that they were out of jobs after refusing to return to the classroom to teach.

The Michigan professor opened his video wearing what looks like a space helmet, although he later told his students it was equipped with filters to protect him from the coronavirus. Taking it off, Mehler introduced himself at the beginning of his video as an alien informing Earthlings that the “intergalactic Internet is all abuzz about this planet,” where suffering “is through the roof.”

“I don't know whether you people have noticed, but it's dangerous to breathe the air,” he said in character. “Many of your experts are advising wearing masks because there's a deadly virus spreading around the planet. Your civilization is collapsing and life on your planet is going extinct.”

Addressing the upcoming semester, Mehler claimed he had “no choice” but to return to the classroom to teach in person. But he urged his students not to join him because of his age and increased risk of suffering severe covid symptoms should he contract the virus. Mehler assured them they could still fully participate in class online.

“I’m old enough to be your grandpa, and you people are vectors of disease to me,” he said. “So when I look at a classroom filled with 50 students, I see 50 selfish kids who don’t [care] whether grandpa lives or dies.”

Georgia professors are quitting over their universities’ lax mask rules: ‘This is a matter of life and death’

Mehler went on to tell his students not to worry about how remote learning might affect their grades.

“You have no control over your grade,” he said. “It doesn’t matter how … hard you work.”

Later in the video, the professor explained he based his grading system on the Calvinist doctrine of predestination, which posits that God has already assigned people for salvation before birth, so no action they take in life can change that.

“None of you … are good enough to earn an A in my class,” Mehler said, adding, “So I randomly assign grades before the first day of class. I don’t want to know [anything] about you. I don’t even want to know your name. I just look at the number and I assign a grade. That is how predestination works.

“And don’t come … complaining to me. Take your complaints to God.”

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784018)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:01 PM
Author: motley french public bath psychic

He also said as part of his "Deadwood" adaption: "I work in a paid f------ union job and no limber-dick c--ksucker of an administrator is going to tell me how to teach my classes. Because I’m a f------ tenured professor.

"So if you want to go to complain to your dean, f--- you, go ahead, I'm retiring at the end of this year and I couldn't give a flying f--- any longer. You people are just vectors of disease to me and I don't want to be anywhere near you. So keep your f------ distance."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784049)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:04 PM
Author: Jet macaca wrinkle

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(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784063)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:07 PM
Author: frisky address

1800000

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784082)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:18 PM
Author: aphrodisiac national

lmao

the only thing missing is "eat shit, zoomer faggots."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784139)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 6:21 PM
Author: odious hospital dysfunction

lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43785250)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 2:57 PM
Author: motley french public bath psychic

Alpha as fuck

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784023)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 2:57 PM
Author: bronze hyperactive party of the first part depressive

Amazing. I would have given him a raise.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784026)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 2:58 PM
Author: motley french public bath psychic

Is he wearing a bubble?

https://youtu.be/_Jwjx9gfPH0

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784032)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:00 PM
Author: bronze hyperactive party of the first part depressive

"I took his class, Racism in the Modern World as a college senior back in 2011. He’s a fascinating dude. Had to go into witness protection after publishing his findings on some local Neo Nazi organizations after he infiltrated their ranks for a few years. His class is wicked interesting, and by far one of the most academically challenging classes I’ve ever taken.

Barry spent a lot of time studying Neo Nazis. What they believe, how they organize, what they do, etc. He engrained himself in that entire culture for quite some time (my memory is kinda fuzzy, it's been over 10 years now since I've taken his course) but he attended White Power rallies, went to their meetings – both "secret" and public, and was pretty involved in a couple of their chapters....which is ironic considering he's very Jewish. But as long as he "looked the part" nobody was any wiser. He had all these photos of him pallin' around with Nazis at their rallies and BBQ's and stuff to prove he did what he did. And then he published his findings and...well, they found out and came after him. So he went into witness protection for a while.

So that was a portion of what he discussed in his class. We talked about white power/supremacy and how that's kind of engrained into modern laws. We discussed Jim Crowe (Ferris State has a FASCINATING Jim Crowe museum) We talked about anti-Semitism and this goofy thing called "the alt-right". What's funny is that Barry started touching on things like the rise of people like Trump and the alt-right and white-nationalism in America, and us...a bunch of "educated" college students kinda laughed, because, "how could the US be racist? we have a black president!" oh man were we dead wrong.

Look, Barry is intense. He's also a very difficult professor....those papers I wrote in his class were some of the most difficult academic papers I've ever written in my life...but as long as Barry could tell you knew what you were talking about, he'd give you a good grade. But you had to listen. 95% of the class was an open discussion on race and politics and their relationship to each other. By far one of the most interesting classes I've ever taken. Barry's a little wild in this video but he's actually a very sweet old man and he'll sit down and have a beer with you and talk with you and most importantly – he'll listen."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784043)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:20 PM
Author: aphrodisiac national

4:30 is fucking incredible. lmao.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784158)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:00 PM
Author: Wild bright house

Seems like a kooky 180 guy

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784044)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:03 PM
Author: motley french public bath psychic

I gave him 5 stars

https://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=5661

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784058)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:07 PM
Author: Jet macaca wrinkle

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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:19 PM
Author: motley french public bath psychic

can you see it?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784152)



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Date: January 15th, 2022 2:56 AM
Author: Umber erotic locale chad

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Date: January 15th, 2022 3:31 PM
Author: Supple slate mother indian lodge

“He is the director of the university’s Institute for the Study of Academic Racism ”

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43789176)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:05 PM
Author: Lascivious tanning salon skinny woman

shut it down, this putz just told da goyim everything!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784069)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:12 PM
Author: motley french public bath psychic

this is the helmet he is wearing?

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54916159

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784105)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:15 PM
Author: Jet macaca wrinkle

i could wear this on a transatlantic flight

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784126)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 3:57 PM
Author: pungent hyperventilating locus

there is nothing about that that should get him fired.

it's a combination of satire, comedy, parody, and teaching.

he's very good at it, too. i can't tell if he's a lib or a con after watching it and that's impressive.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43784423)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 5:50 PM
Author: talented ceo parlor

Ljl at the boomer bootlickers itt singing his praises. In a sans world, every zoomer in that class would have ripped his helmet off and coofed in his shitboomer face

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43785157)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 6:05 PM
Author: Twisted Claret Personal Credit Line Haunted Graveyard

wtf

kill all boomers

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43785206)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 6:16 PM
Author: turquoise state

i got ur disease vector right here

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43785230)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 6:20 PM
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Date: January 14th, 2022 6:22 PM
Author: motley french public bath psychic

While you decided to go to some cucked university because of the US News rankings, others went to college and had a good fucking time. They are happy, married now, not neurotic and well-adjusted to modern society because they adapt. These well adapted people went to Ferris State

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43785258)



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Date: January 15th, 2022 2:57 AM
Author: Umber erotic locale chad

do they have a ferris wheel there? is that why it's such a good time?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43787177)



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Date: January 15th, 2022 3:10 PM
Author: startled frozen mood gaming laptop



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Date: January 14th, 2022 7:21 PM
Author: tantric parlour

once again, biased media taking things out of context. watched the full video. while lots of profanity, it's clear he was just going over his syllabus with some added fun.

snowflakes and administrators will be the downfall of the academy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43785574)



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Date: January 14th, 2022 9:53 PM
Author: pungent hyperventilating locus

correct take.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5007364&forum_id=2#43786322)