She recounts screaming “Zero! You get a f*cking zero!” at the computer screen as she graded the student’s two-page paper, saying that she also felt that simply by writing the paper, he had undermined her authority as an instructor.
Of course, there is the overweening narcissism. The very idea that a student should be both aware and solicitous of the professor’s personal history is nothing short of breathtaking. Is she a professor and yet so unbelievably sensitive? Unreal.
And then there is the force. Of course this has a very strong issue about force. The professor says outright that because someone wrote something that offends her she will give him the worst grade possible. Not mechanics, but “wrongthink.” In other words, she will use force to “punish” someone who offended her. And immediately she talks about seeing this as an affront to her authority. She is the King and the student is the peon.
Wow. Leftism in action. Violence and authoritarianism wrapped up together. Yep, that is Leftism in a nutshell. In this (to quote that great philosopher Monty Python), “Now we see the violence inherent in the system!” We also see the gross authoritarianism.
Vee haff vays of making you wish you had complied…