William A. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection fame tells us at College Insurrection:
Independent conservatives are an endangered species among faculty members on American campuses.
Cal State-Northridge professor Robert Oscar Lopez, author of The Colorful Conservative: American Conversations with the Ancients from Wheatley to Whitman who has gained notoriety recently for a piece on about same-sex parenting as it relates to his own upbringing and sexuality, details his experiences as a renegade English professor in an American Thinker article.
A quote from R.O.P. Lopez at American Thinker:
After coming out…
For years I was called into superiors’ offices and pressured to take down blogs, stop posting on Facebook, desist from using listservs, and remove from view a certificate I’d gotten from George W. Bush’s presidential center. Watchdogs called me in to show me a printout from my Facebook page, with various phrases circled in pencil.
My response each time was to comply with the university’s requests: I stopped blogging. I disabled Facebook. I stopped tweeting. I took down any signs referring to George W. Bush. I apologized to complainants for making them feel, as they claimed, “worried about their safety” with a conservative extremist on the floor.
More at link:
There’s a whole bunch of stuff at the above link. It’s all just so insane. One can only wonder over a limited number of train wrecks at a time.