For the second item in my new series launched here, please join me in marvelling at what sociology professor Ken Storey of the University of Tampa tweeted on August 27 in the wake of the catastrophic flooding in Texas following Hurricane Harvey (h/t Liberty Unyielding):
“I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realise the GOP doesn’t care about them”.
The following day he deleted the tweet and substituted an apology of sorts:
“I deeply regret a statement I posted yesterday. I never meant to wish ill will upon any group. I hope all affected by Harvey recover quickly”.
According to Campus Reform, one of Storey’s followers responded to the original tweet by noting that there are “lots of good people in Texas,” and so he “may want to rethink this one.” Storey replied:
“Well, the good people there need to do more to stop the evil their state pushes. I’m only blaming those who support the GOP there.”
The commenter pressed him on whether he thinks the same applied to Trump supporters in Florida, to which he replied, “Yep, those who voted for him here deserve it as well.”
Story has now been fired by the university. Nevertheless the fact remains that a university professor, a supposed high priest in a temple of reason, actually believes that nature punishes people for voting for Donald Trump by visiting upon them a natural catastrophe.
They used to believe this kind of thing in Europe in the Middle Ages. Nuts – or just plain nasty?