UC Berkeley Instructor…

| November 12, 2019 | 147 Comments

Another article from Poetrooper, courtesy of UC Berkeley. Lars? Is that you?

…Rural Americans Are ‘Bad People’

by Tom Ciccotta

An instructor at UC Berkeley argued that “rural Americans” are “bad people” who have made “bad life decisions” in a tweet that he has since deleted.

UC Berkeley instructor Jackson Kernion said that “rural Americans” are “bad people” in a tweet last week. Kernion, a graduate student studying philosophy, has taught ten courses at UC Berkeley over the past few years. The tweet, which was highlighted this week by Campus Reform, was deleted after it sparked criticism from other Twitter users.

“I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans. they, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions. Some, I assume, are good people,” Kernion wrote in the deleted tweet. “But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid and we should shame people who aren’t pro-city.”

“It should be uncomfortable to live in rural America. It should be uncomfortable to not move,” Kernion wrote in a follow-up tweet.

Kernion’s tweet inspired significant criticism from other Twitter users. “Thank you for raising awareness of the phenomenon that you can get a PhD in philosophy from a great school like Berkeley and still be a mediocre thinker,” one user wrote. “Not surprising to be an asshole, but notable to be not that smart.”

In response to the backlash, Kernion deleted the tweet and issued an apology. “Pretty sure I did a bad tweet here. Gonna delete it,” Kernion wrote later. “I’ll want to reflect on it more later, but my tone is way crasser and meaner than I like to think I am.”

Now there’s a man standing by his convictions. Read the rest at
Breitbart.com
Thanks, Poe.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Guest Post, Ivory Tower Idiocy

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  1. Roh-Dog says:

    Is it time to sack the Library at Alexandria and eat all the books?
    Im ready with my LARGE bottle of Tapatio and a sharp knife!

    • Slowest Joe says:

      Sack?
      I am pretty sure the Alexandria library was burned to the ground, not sacked.
      I’ll double check.

      Regardless, it was good it happened, otherwise all those books would have fallen in the hands of Islam by the 7th century CE, and Muslims would have had a better chance at defeating Martel and conquering Europe.

      In Millennial speak, that means no computers until the 25rd century.

  2. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Right cuz them there smart city folk know you don’t need a farm when you can get food at a grocery store…it’s like magic.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    Imaginary pastoral way of life?

    Where does that idiot think his food comes from? The replicator on the Enterprise?

  4. I won’t be stonewalled Jackson on your B.S. uc berkeley??, well that figures.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Come out here to Oklahoma and say that, pinko!

  6. The Other Whitey says:

    Hey, Jackie Kernion, here’s a thought: how about you mind your own goddamn business and live your own fucking life, rather than waste time bloviating about how you’d like to make life suck for those who choose not to live exactly as you do.

    This is the definition of an asshole. He disapproves of lifestyles other than his own, therefore he would make those lifestyles untenable for others. Never mind that those people he so disdains have no effect on his ability to pursue happiness as an American, and the vast majority of them don’t give the tiniest shit what he does with his own life. No, he would have them “shamed” for not being “pro-city.” No surprise this pathetic asshole is at Berkeley.

    Decent people are content to let others do their own thing, provided that thing does not encroach on their own well-being. But people like Jackson Kernion are so pitifully insecure that they can’t bear the thought of someone, somewhere, not conforming to Kernion’s painfully shortsighted chickenshit (how the hell does Kerny-boi expect not to starve if nobody is farming or ranching?).

    Besides, he’s a grad student in philosophy. Where the fuck will that get him in life, except right back in the center of the academic bubble that the real world laughs at? The academic bubble that has replaced so much meaningful, practical, applicable education with lesbian dance theory.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hey, now, that degree will definitely get him a job a Starbucks…

    • Roh-Dog says:

      But he has a point, as long as one is sufficiently pro-city, implicitly ‘smart city’, with their tiny ‘therapy’ dogs and hipster beards, when the Chicom-approved social credit score/diminished energy consumption systems go online, he’s hoping his bootlicking will save him ‘brain warming’ via G5/6 cellphone antennas.
      $10 says he’s an Amazon Prime beta tester for the microchip.

    • Graybeard says:

      I rise in a point of personal privilege in defense of my major (Philosophy):

      Properly understood and pursued (i.e. not as done at Berkley and those “universities” like it) Philosophy trains one in clear, logical thinking and examination of ideas.

      In the business world, the logics I studied in Philosophy combined with the ability to examine and clarify complex concepts allowed me a profitable career as a computer programmer – where I was able to take vaguely-expressed ideas, concepts, and procedures and craft programs that implemented those clearly, concisely, and flexibly.

      I am particularly proud of one set HR programs that were able to handle multiple changes in the business practices and organization without needing to be re-written.

      Philosophy is not as useless a major as might be expected. (And I never had to work at Starbucks after matriculation.)

      • Poetrooper says:

        Good points, GB, but just how many résumés listing philosophy as the major field of study ever survive the first cut in HR? I once heard an HR head for a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 unwittingly admit that date of graduation from college before a certain cutoff date warranted a quick trip to the round file without ANY further consideration. In spite of federal age discrimination laws, they didn’t want any Graybeards.

        Been a long time since I had to worry about it, but I’d wager certain degree majors meet similar fates.

        • rgr769 says:

          I went to school with a fellow majoring in philosophy. He admitted that without a PHD, the likelihood he could get a job other than teaching was remote. I fully respect classical philosophy as a meaningful field of study. But outside academia there is no burning demand for philosophers with a BA or even a MA. Plus, critical thinking is a lost art/activity on over 90% of our college campuses nowadays.

        • Graybeard says:

          Well, my résumés survived. The fact that my transcripts showed not only an art minor and philosophy major – plus graduate work in philosophy – but also showed mathematics and computer science tracks as well probably has little to do with it. /s

      • David says:

        Once had a VERY smart fella (who coincidentally turned out to be my Dad’s roommate ’33-34) explain that while medicine was applied biology and engineering was applied physics, that law was applied philosophy: and that after polysci, the number two major for law undergrads was philosophy.

        This was before I realized Heinlein’s opinion was true, that most philosophic writing was intellectual cotton candy: tasty, attractive, but melts in your mouth and leaves you with nothing.

        • Graybeard says:

          Well, David, I have to concur that a lot of the more modern (1900’s on) philosophical writings are no more than cotton candy, and often a lot less.

          Regardless, the philosophical writings of Locke, Hume, and others in the 18th century, building upon the writings of their predecessors and informed by a Judeo-Christian worldview, had a great deal of impact upon the founding of the Good Ol’ USA.

          One philosopher that I think is still living, or only recently deceased, is Alvin Plantinga. His logic writings are regarded as impeccable, and therein he likewise is/was an ardent Christian and defended his faith very clearly. His writings are very steak-and-potatoes in contrast to, say, Martin Heidegger and those libtards.

          The efforts of the British and American philosophers to formalize language so that philosophers could discuss issues unambiguously is what lead to the rise of the modern computer programming languages. I wish I could remember which philosopher and which programming language it was where I saw that the programming language was just an applied instance of the philosopher’s ideas. Of course, those fellows built upon the work begun by Aristotle.

          Therefore, the fact that we can communicate on TAH is due in large part to philosophy of language, applied.

          ::getting off soapbox::

  7. Perry Gaskill says:

    Raise your hands and step away from the bong, Kernion…

  8. 5th/77th FA says:

    effing Idiot. Move any that think like him to the city. Just means that there will be plenty of Soylent Green for them to eat.

    The several thousands of acres that abut Firebase Magnolia was just turned into a conservation trust by the families that own them. The 300 acre leased cotton patch is being planted in pine as I type. Woe be unto me, stuck out here with all this flora and fauna.

  9. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Once again, a Tranzi demonstrates why millions die when these idiots gain power.

    SeagullScheiss U

  10. docduracoat says:

    Here is a guy who has never produced anything in his entire life.
    And he has the nerve to dis-respect the people who produce his food.
    Typical leftist tyrant.

  11. Berliner says:

    Guess he could always self-recycle the food he consumes and then feast again and again.

  12. M. Bibliophile says:

    I read this while it was going down. It’s hilarious on multiple levels, but my favorite was that he opposed not the farmers themselves, but everyone who provides infrastructure that makes farming possible (the non farming rural types like, um, me). The best response I read was something along the lines that he’s the type to pay $2500 a month for 600 square feet and eat processed junk but we’re the idiots…

  13. USMCMSgt (Ret) says:

    Deleted comment or not… Jackson Kernion is a useless cocksucker.

  14. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    IMHO Jackson Kernion is yet another prissy little metrosexual candyassed pisspants soy-sipping little booger-eating bed wetter who thinks he knows everything despite having ZERO time or experience in the real world. I enjoy telling nobodies like him that you DON’T CUSS AT FARMERS WHILE YOUR MOUTH IS FULL, shit-for-brains!

    I bet he got his ass swirlied by the Jocks at least three times a week when he was in high school!

  15. IDC SARC says:

    A grad student at Berkeley has an opinion. lol…ok….so effing what?

  16. ArmyATC says:

    A good friend is the head of the philosophy department of a rather prestigious liberal arts school. He has a framed cartoon in his office depicting a philosopher holding a sign that reads “will think for food.” This Kernion clown would starve.

  17. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Come to think about it, I bet that little turd will NEVER have the balls to say any of that in small town Rural America because he’d likely get his ass handed to him, let him say it on a Saturday night in some rural Honky Tonk full of Country Boys who work for a living, but prior to that I’d like to get a betting pool together on how many pieces his ass would get torn into!

    • The Other Whitey says:

      No. Any of us would look at him and wonder why the hell he expects us to give a shit, then forget he exists thirty seconds later. At most, one of us would steal his chick, so that she would forget he exists in the same timeframe.

      This ball-less Berkeley bitch-boi is far too irrelevant to rate an asskicking, and this fact would be made brutally and inescapably clear to him. Perhaps it would be different were it not obvious that his Y-chromosome was strangled in infancy.

      • Graybeard says:

        Aren’t you assuming he would have a chick to steal, and if he did that she would be worth stealing?

        The farmer’s daughter has so much more going for her. (Or in my case, the oil driller’s daughter…)

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          “Aren’t you assuming he would have a chick to steal, and if he did that she would be worth stealing?”

          True, IMHO it’s a safe bet that he’s an “Incel” aka a Junk Male in which case Humanity benefits because those beta male genes don’t get inflicted any further on the gene pool!

      • Thunderstixx says:

        Oh yeah…..
        Just what I want some hairy legged whiny bitch demanding that we all worship her, him or it, whichever the case may be…

    • Perry Gaskill says:

      It wouldn’t take a honky tonk in rural mid-America. Metro-boy Kernion would probably have his ass handed to him if he transferred to the faculty of U.C. Davis…

    • Poetrooper says:

      API,

      “…on a Saturday night in some rural Honky Tonk full of Country Girls…”

      There, fixed it for ya.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        So, he is the sort to show up at a good hangout, and get into a slap-fight with the women.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        My beloved Missus is an Okie Farm Gal that would tear his soy-sipping ass to shreds faster than she castrated steers when she was a girl helping her Dad out on the farm, she could also fire up and run a tractor while soy-boy likely can’t even start a lawnmower and can barely drive his Prius or SmartCar!

        • The Other Whitey says:

          My wife grew up in the inner city, but eagerly adopted the Country Girl way after moving in with me. She’s insistent that all of our kids learn to ride and shoot, she loves rodeo, and self-describes as an “Asian redneck.”

          Like Mrs. Infidel, Mrs. Whitey would shred this Berkeley bitch-boi.

          • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

            IIRC you said that your Missus is Cambodian?

          • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

            The reason I ask is that I recall about you telling about your In Laws escaping from the Khmer Rouge, they did their time in hell and I bet would tear soy-boy to bits as fast as my Wife would!

            • The Other Whitey says:

              You are correct, sir. Mrs. Whitey and her twin sister are naturalized US citizens, born in a refugee camp in Thailand. Father-In-Law fought the Khmer Rouge and their Vietnamese commie fellow travelers in the old country. He and his wife survived several years of Pol Pot’s nightmare and eventually escaped by virtue of his refusal to give up, some useful skills taught to him by US Army Green Berets, and an AK thoughtfully donated by some Khmer Rouge fucker who was too dead to need it anymore. During their ordeal, he was tortured, his wife raped numerous times, and their young son murdered. Suffice it to say, he’s seen the inside of socialism, and he’s not fan.

              • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

                Thanks for the reply and like I said, My Wife is 24K farm-raised Country Gal and my In Laws are self-made well to do that have earned everything they have. My Mother In Law STILL takes to the woods with her .243 and harvests a deer or two every Winter she’s likely able to tear that soy-boy to bits without even batting an eyelash!

  18. Blaster says:

    “people who aren’t pro-city.” I do t think that choosing to, or even having to live rurally means that you are necessarily “Anti-city”. I live in far in the woods as I can, but we go to city often for dinning, entertainment, etc. His education has led him to believe that those not like him are against him?

    I find out out more and more daily who and what I am from listening to leftards. I now know that I am a gun-loving, bible-thumping, anti-city, bigoted, racist. I live in the country, am pro second amendment. Christian ( though, not a good one) and white male which equals bigoted racist( even though I married and Indian and have a Mexican daughter) 😎

  19. Darrel says:

    Jackson Kernion [home page]

    E-mail: jacksonkernion@berkeley.edu

  20. Graybeard says:

    I’d like to see what he has to say on day 3 after a Carrington Event.

    As the rural folks sit back and watch critters like him curl up and die in their cities.

  21. Old NFO says:

    Ah Bezerkley at its finest… Good luck growing your own there, Skippy…

  22. Berliner says:

    This Harvard educated UC Berkley “Instructor” has
    deleted his twitter and his Instagram is private.

    If he keeps up his professed disdain for rural folks, UC Berkley will have no choice BUT to give him a tenured Professorship.

  23. Cameron Kingsley says:

    Bezerkley? No thanks. I will stick with Liberty University (where I am currently working on my bachelors degree). Much more conservative and they don’t have any classes like gender studies (they do offer a bachelors degree in aviation as well as a decent paralegal program along with several STEM and business courses). Located in Lynchburg, Virginia.

  24. HT3 '83-'87 says:

    Have you seen a picture of this guy? The best way I could think to describe him is a cuck. He’s just your typical left-coaster that’s less than man. He probably pees sitting down (no offense ladies).

  25. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman says:

    JACKSON KERNION
    FOR BEHOLD MY FIELD OF FUCKS, FOR IT IS BARREN, AND EMPTY, AND I HAVE NONE TO GIVE. ESPECIALLY TO THEE.

  26. Doc Savage says:

    If this is what passes as enlightened thinking then I am perfectly content to remain in my dark age mindset.

  27. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Jackson Kernion is living proof that bigotry is alive and well at UC Bezerkeley

  28. 26Limabeans says:

    I’ve made some bad choices in life but living in
    rural Maine isn’t one of them.
    Oh, and enlisting in the Army in 1968 wasn’t either.

  29. USAF RET says:

    Had to cover our figs, collards, cabbage and chili plants last night to protect from the freeze. Guess I’m a city-hatin’ cretin as well. OK. I’m fine with that. Don’t hate cities just not where I prefer to live. He needs a punch to his scrawny throat.

  30. Commissar says:

    Impeachment hearings are live right now.

    The President of the United States is being impeached. Right. Now.

    I came here to get an idea of what you all were thinking about the proceedings. Which are being live streamed by every major news outlet and several other media organizations.

    Instead I find you brigading against the personal opinions of some random 20 something year old grad student.

    Pathetic. No wonder so many of you all say dumb shit like “this impeachment is about libs not being able to accept 2016”, “or the president did nothing wrong”.

    Willfully and obstinately clueless.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      BITCH, PLEASE! The whole thing is based on halfassed hearsay and will turn out to be yet another fat nothingburger, just watch. Whatever happened to the Russian Collusion that you screeched was going to force President Trump from the White House? You’re what I consider a 24K TARDO!

      • rgr769 says:

        Their so-called “testimony” is based entirely on multi-level hearsay, speculation, unsupported conclusions, and opinions, which would be inadmissible in every court in the land, under the laws of evidence.

        • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

          Very true, but that fact isn’t gonna keep Commissar Seagull McPoodledick from shitting and running as per his MO and afterwards sits in a corner sucking his thumb while he hyperventilates.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s still the “inquiry,” dumbass…

    • Perry Gaskill says:

      How exciting, Lars. Maybe you and Jackson Kernion can hold hands and watch it together. Have some popcorn and be dazzled by The Nancy Show starring Shifty McPencilneck. You can giggle like little girls when they spring the surprise cameo of Pee Wee Herman revealing that he once spent a night in a hotel in Kiev in 1986. And it was the same hotel Donald Trump once stayed in!

      Cue the dramatic music…

    • OWB says:

      Welcome to our world. Where sitting around watching folks making fools of themselves publicly is not considered legitimate theater.

      Find your entertainment wherever you want. You have that right. You do not, however, have any right at all to insist that anyone else in the universe agree with your choice.

      Carry on. Just a tad bit more respectfully of the rights of others to agree or disagree with you based upon whatever criteria they wish to use.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      And right on time is our expert connoisseur of Crow.

    • Skyjumper says:

      “The President of the United States is being impeached. Right. Now.”

      BWAAAAWAAAAHAAAAAHAAAA!

      Guess that’s why they are sending in the therapy dogs to the dumbass libs.

      https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/470179-therapy-dogs-slated-to-visit-capitol-hill-today

      Hey Maj, better close your parents basement curtains so no one sees you fapping while you on their couch.

      I put in a good word for you with the Pet Partners and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council so that they might send you a therapy dog seeing as you are still feeling depressed from never receiving a CAB. Will it be okay if they send you a poodle? LMAO

    • rgr769 says:

      I see our Berzerkelely resident troll is here to take his off-topic shit and then run. Would anyone here like Squidward for back-up when the bullets start flying, I think not.

    • SFC D says:

      No. He is not being impeached. A bunch of democrats are bloviating about something someone told somebody who got it second hand from Aunt Martha’s mailman’s nephew. This is political kabuki theater and nothing more.

    • Blaster says:

      Problem is,,,, this post was started on Tuesday, not Wednesday!

      So what the hell are you talking about?

    • NHSparky says:

      Uh, Lars?

      No, Trump is NOT being impeached. Only the Senate can actually try and impeach the President.

      Nobody has even introduced Articles of Impeachment, you fucking obtuse dolt.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      I see Lars Limp-Dick Taylor is here to try to distract from the elitist bigotry of a fellow Berkeley bitch-boi. There’s other threads extensively covering the ongoing nonsense in DC. This reply of yours is nothing more than you holding up a neon sign identifying yourself as a deluded cockbag.

      Never mind that you’re completely wrong in your assertion. Trump is not being impeached, unless the Senate decided to initiate such proceedings in secret. The House doesn’t impeach the president. Schiff loves to talk shit (like you) but is impotent (also like you).

      This is why nobody takes you seriously. Imagine what the men and women stuck working under you in the Army were saying behind your back.

    • SgtM says:

      Bibeeeen admitted to pride cou prou … fuuk youuu Lars but trumpppp badd.you are are atooool for the progs. Fuuuk you Lars. 2020 trumpihf prrresideents. You are an asshole Lars. And yes I troll you. idiot.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Get the terminology right, Commissar Cuckhold… fucking ignorant assclown.

      • rgr769 says:

        Calling the commie-cuttlefish a cuckold or “cuckhold” is unfair and improper. To be a cuckold one needs a female as a mate to be screwed by another dude. But then perhaps I am being too traditional. Maybe a gay guy can have another gay fellow come over and screw his “husband,” and thus be a cuck. Perhaps there are some published studies on this in the Gender Studies Department at Berzerkeley.

    • Commissioner Wretched says:

      Actually, he isn’t being impeached. Right. Now.

      What’s happening is the impeachment inquiry … the conclusions of which would lead to a vote on impeachment proceedings. Which – based on the “evidence” so far provided – are not going to happen.

      See, Lars, hearsay isn’t evidence. It does not equate proof. Hearsay is sort of like opinion, and you can’t be found guilty of jaywalking on opinion, much less be tossed out of the presidency.

      But keep dreaming, Lars. Once you finally understand what is *actually* happening, as opposed to what you *wish* would happen, you may wake up.

      Or maybe not.

    • rgr769 says:

      Well I guess the D-rats in the House really needed those emotional support dogs they sent to Congress yesterday, cuz Shiffhole’s shiff-show hearing yesterday was a big nothingburger. But in Larsie’s parallel universe, I am sure it was the most exciting thing he had seen this year since Mule-ear’s scintillating testimony before Congress. I imagine he was cumming in his adult onesie during the Schiffhole’s opening statement.

    • timactual says:

      “I came here to get an idea of what you all were thinking about the proceedings.”

      I think you got your answer, which is evidently “not much”. I listened to parts of it, and “not much” pretty much described it. Sorry I don’t meet your expectations of what good people do.

      Oh, and GFY.

  31. ninja says:

    IMPEACH SCHIFF, THE DIRTBAG!

  32. Deckie says:

    UC Berkeley. Of course…

    Still don’t know what makes that sorry fucking place so great…

    • The Other Whitey says:

      Traffic, smog, overpriced food, and pretentious assholes. What’s not to like?

    • Perry Gaskill says:

      Certain aspects of U.C. Berkeley are okay, although I haven’t spent much time there recently. Back in the day, it was good for computer science. The Unix-like operating system BSD, for example, was developed there. Most of the latter-day cutting-edge CS stuff seems to have migrated over to Stanford and Silicon Valley.

      U.C. Berkeley has also had a close relationship with Lawrence Livermore labs which has done nuclear research, including on weapons.

      The university has also had a fairly low-key but decent reputation as a school for architects going back more than 100 years. Among the architecture school’s graduates was Julia Morgan, who designed a lot of the buildings on campus, and was also the architect for William Randolph Hearst at San Simeon. One of Morgan’s instructors was Bernard Maybeck who did some impressive work of his own that, at the time, was probably as significant on the West Coast as Frank Lloyd Wright’s work was in the Mid-West.

      U.C. Berkeley is also the site of the Bancroft Library, probably one of the best places of all for anyone interested in researching the history of California.

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