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UC Berkeley instructor calls rural Americans 'bad people who have made bad life decisionsí
The Blaze ^ | November 8, 2019 | Phil Shiver

Posted on 11/09/2019 4:12:48 AM PST by gattaca

Said they deserve 'uncomfortable' lives

A UC Berkeley graduate student and instructor took to Twitter on Wednesday to vent about his repulsion for rural Americans and why they deserve to live "uncomfortable" lives.

Jackson Kernion, a graduate student who has taught at least 11 philosophy courses at the university, posted that he "unironically embrace[s] the bashing of rural Americans."

"They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions," he said in the since-deleted tweet. "Some, I assume, are good people. But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid and we should shame people who aren't pro-city."

According to Campus Reform, the Twitter thread started with Kernion advocating against affordable health care solutions for rural Americans, saying that "Rural Healthcare Should be expensive! And that expense should be borne by those who choose rural America!"

"Same goes for rural broadband. And gas taxes," he argued. "It should be uncomfortable to live in rural America. It should be uncomfortable to not move."

Evidently Kernion believes that rural living Americans are purposely rejecting the more "efficient" city-dwelling life, and thus should bear the consequences of more expense.

Though Kernion may have been intending to make economic arguments for his beliefs, his tweets had quickly devolved into ad hominem attacks on rural Americans.

After facing some backlash, Kernion did seem to apologize for his tone, which he says came across as "way crasser and meaner" than he believes himself to be.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academicbias; berkeley; jacksonkernion; kernion; ruralamerica
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1 posted on 11/09/2019 4:12:48 AM PST by gattaca
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A bad life decision to me would be to live in proximity to any one of these A-holes.


2 posted on 11/09/2019 4:15:06 AM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: gattaca

A big FU from this rural American!
People in the country are generally hard working and honest.
People in the country are closer to nature which the liberals spout as a good thing for the climate and the planet in general.


3 posted on 11/09/2019 4:17:50 AM PST by magyars4
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Because HE lives in the ghetto, everyone should be forced to live in the ghetto.


4 posted on 11/09/2019 4:17:55 AM PST by Beagle8U (It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame.)
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To: gattaca

Not mean and crass AH. Just ‘effin dumber than the dreck covering the streets of San Francisco.


5 posted on 11/09/2019 4:19:07 AM PST by AndyJackson
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But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid and we should shame people who aren't pro-city.

What a maroon....

6 posted on 11/09/2019 4:21:38 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: gattaca

And where does this idiot think his food comes from ?


7 posted on 11/09/2019 4:21:47 AM PST by XRdsRev (You can't spell HILLARY without the letters LIAR.)
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To: gattaca

Bump


8 posted on 11/09/2019 4:21:53 AM PST by foreverfree
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Jackson Kernion

He must grow his own food and make his own clothes at Berkeley since he despises rural people so much...

9 posted on 11/09/2019 4:22:31 AM PST by TADSLOS (You know why you can enjoy a day at the Zoo? Because walls work.)
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You’ve gotta feel sorry for those foolish,ignorant,folks in Iowa and Nebraska. The only poop that they ever encounter in their lives is produced by the nearby dairy cattle while those lucky folks in San Francisco get to see human poop right there on every sidewalk.


10 posted on 11/09/2019 4:23:03 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (A joke: Brennan,Comey and Lynch walk into a Barr...)
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Probably China.


11 posted on 11/09/2019 4:23:06 AM PST by gattaca ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." Ronald Reagan)
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An apparently big name leftist recently Tweeted a photo taken from a plane over Kansas. He marveled at the patchwork nature of the landscape and had no idea why it was covered with different collared squares, rectangles and circles. He had never seen a farm before. Tim Pool, a leftist commentarist, did a YouTube segment on it saying, “You know, if you have never even seen a farm before, maybe you shouldn’t be proposing sweeping legislation that will affect everybody.”

Since 2005 I have been living in the woods far from Tallahassee. I can leave my property with no fear of somebody stealing anything. My neighbors are awesome and I know most of them. I have never been so happy as I am now with my living arrangement.


12 posted on 11/09/2019 4:23:18 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: VTenigma
A bad life decision to me would be to live in proximity to any one of these A-holes.

Amen bro. This POS sounds like a real A-hole.

13 posted on 11/09/2019 4:23:27 AM PST by Mark17 (Once saved, always saved. I do not care if some do not like that. It will NEVER be my problem)
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Who does this stupid jackass think feeds him and provides all his creature comforts? My god, how can someone be so out of touch with reality?


14 posted on 11/09/2019 4:24:29 AM PST by Roklok
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To: gattaca

It takes an advanced education to be that dumb.


15 posted on 11/09/2019 4:24:48 AM PST by The Pack Knight
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To: magyars4
See Post #10

Courtesy of an East Coast "I-95 Corridor" American

16 posted on 11/09/2019 4:24:55 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (A joke: Brennan,Comey and Lynch walk into a Barr...)
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To: gattaca

The epitome of fostering class warfare. The self-righteous Fascistic arrogance is stunning.


17 posted on 11/09/2019 4:25:53 AM PST by iontheball
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a graduate student who has taught at least 11 philosophy courses

Oblivious to the irony of his ignorance.

If I were on his thesis committee, I would demand he post an apology for making a stupid post while tripping on LSD AND post a 10 page footnoted closely argued refutation of his thesis - proving that he actually is smarter than he makes himself out to be,

or, in the likely alternative,

Boot him out of the program and let him figure out what he is going to do in life with an MA in philosophy

18 posted on 11/09/2019 4:26:00 AM PST by AndyJackson
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Remember these bad people supply the food on your table a##holes


19 posted on 11/09/2019 4:27:59 AM PST by ronnie raygun (nic dip.com)
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Well...how about that! Another progressive numb-nut ‘professor’ weighs in on a topic about which his knowledge is next to nil.

Fact is, we’ll be eatin’ after the EBT cards quit working, and the ‘hood is burning. And, we can see them coming from a long way off.


20 posted on 11/09/2019 4:28:16 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. Mr Trump, we've got your six.)
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