A Dartmouth College professor has nearly lost his mind. Half of the proceeds from his latest book, dedicated to Antifa, will be donated to the radical protest group labeled as actual “domestic terrorists” by the federal government.
Mark Bray, the lecturer in question, rose to prominence after the release of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook. Without trying to sugar coat anything, he openly admits that the group rejects the classical understanding and key principles of free speech.
“At the heart of the anti-fascist outlook is a rejection of the classical liberal phrase incorrectly ascribed to Voltaire that ‘I disapprove of what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,’ After Auschwitz and Treblinka, anti-fascists committed themselves to fighting to the death the ability of organized Nazis to say anything.”
In a recent article published by The Chronicle, (which I personally would go ask someone who’s already a subscriber if you can read it from their account, as subscriptions are expensive.) Mark Bray is revealed to have promised a hefty sum of money to his favorite terrorist organisation. Half of the proceeds of his book, will go to Antifa, where they can use that money to wreak any kind of havoc they wish. Punching “Nazi’s” must either be getting too expensive, or they need money to bail their comrades out of jail.
Dartmouth College meanwhile, has made their stance on freedom of speech very clear. However, they have yet to disavow Antifa by name, a standard in which they strictly hold for conservatives.
Recent statements made by Lecturer in History Mark Bray supporting violent protest do not represent the views of Dartmouth. As an institution, we condemn anything but civil discourse in the exchange of opinions and ideas. Dartmouth embraces free speech and open inquiry in all matters, and all on our campus enjoy the freedom to speak, write, listen and debate in pursuit of better learning and understanding; however, the endorsement of violence in any form is contrary to Dartmouth values.
If you’re curious, buy his book, (actually, don’t. Just flip through it otherwise Antifa will get the money) follow him on Twitter, and read the things he says about “any means necessary”. For people like him, violence is a necessary action in order to achieve their goal. They claim to oppose fascism, but in all reality, they embrace the worst parts of it.