Thomas Gallatin / March 31, 2017

A Professor’s Resentful Tweet

Another elitist academician reveals his great contempt for American soldiers.

There is a reason elitist academicians have a less-than-stellar reputation among the general population. These Ivory Tower inhabitants love to project themselves as being smarter and therefore superior to others. But the reality is this proudly expressed superiority most often serves to mask a deeply seated inferiority complex.

An example of this elitist arrogance was recently displayed via a Twitter message from Drexel University Professor George Ciccariello, who, on a commercial airline flight tweeted, “Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.” Yes, Ciccariello — the same guy who in December tweeted “All I Want For Christmas Is White Genocide” — is disgusted with acts of kindness shown to the American Patriots who sacrificially serve and protect our nation. But why?

The answer may be found in what motivates most leftists — their profound resentment of those whose work ethic, self-reliance and commitment to abiding by the law have proven to produce success. In other words, envy.

The envy of the Left is not merely about wanting more money, success or power but of something much more significant and enduring. It is a lusting for honor — true and genuinely earned honor. When Ciccariello tweeted that he felt like “vomiting,” it’s because he was angered at witnessing an act of respect and honor given to one who defends this great nation. The American soldier never demands honor and yet most Americans instinctively recognize one who deserves it. We honor our heroes. Ciccariello craves the honor he knows he has not earned and out of envy and resentment he tweets, to his own dishonor. As the old proverb says, “Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.”

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