‘I have never been more nauseated and frustrated with leftists’
Is New York University Prof. Michael Rectenwald the latest anti-politically correct figure to get in a censorship feud with Twitter?
Originally known on Twitter as “Deplorable NYU Prof,” the liberal studies professor drew the ire of his department’s “Inclusion Working Group” after tweet-denouncing the university’s “liberal totalitarian [Halloween] costume surveillance.”
A self-identified communist, Rectenwald became a minor local celebrity for his defense of free speech and criticism of social justice warriors, and he came back from (voluntary) leave with a promotion and a raise at NYU.
But with that exposure apparently came more scrutiny from Twitter. Rectenwald (who now goes by “Deployable”) tweeted Saturday afternoon that Twitter had deleted his pinned tweet, which read:
Under SJW ideology ethics is transferred from the sphere of behavior to the sphere of IDENTITY. Identity determines ethical value under SJWs
One of his followers tracked down a screenshot of that pinned tweet and Rectenwald pinned a new tweet with that screenshot. He says Twitter has not bothered to explain why it removed the original tweet, which was his “most popular,” asking Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey “what gives.”
— Deployable NYU Prof (@antipcnyuprof) January 22, 2017
Before the unexplained removal, Rectenwald was suffering from social-media fatigue on Inauguration Day.
I have never been more nauseated and frustrated with leftists and liberals in my life. My FB feed has been utter lunacy, all day and night.
— Deployable NYU Prof (@antipcnyuprof) January 21, 2017
He also has a new essay on “the early opposition to Trumpism” displayed at this weekend’s Women’s March demonstrations:
The fact is – despite the honest motives and real political objectives of participants – the contemporary left-liberal movement, inclusive of the Women’s March on Washington, is being promoted and supported, financially and otherwise, by particular sectors of the ruling class – in particular the financial sectors inclusive of Wall Street and the banks, the dominant political sector, and the intelligence sector.