A university has publicly rebuked one of its professors for vile comments she made online following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II last week.
Carnegie Mellon University Professor Uju Anya tweeted, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”
After a furious and well-deserved backlash, Anya doubled down on her hate: “If anyone expects me to express anything but disdain for the monarch who supervised a government that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my family and the consequences of which those alive today are still trying to overcome, you can keep wishing upon a star.”
“That wretched woman and her bloodthirsty throne have f***** generations of my ancestors on both sides of the family, and she supervised a government that sponsored the genocide my parents and siblings survived. May she die in agony,” she added.
The hate was so vile that even left-wing Twitter couldn’t allow her posts to remain online, nor could her employer stand by without responding.
“We do not condone the offensive and objectionable messages posted by Uju Anya today on her personal social media account,” a spokesperson for the Pittsburgh-based university said in a statement.
A statement regarding recent social media posts by Uju Anya. pic.twitter.com/NinpPa4rZg
— Carnegie Mellon University (@CarnegieMellon) September 8, 2022
“Free expression is core to the mission of higher education, however, the views she shared absolutely do not represent the values of the institution, nor the standards of discourse we seek to foster,” the spokesperson added.
Notably, however, Anya has not been ‘canceled.’ But she was ratioed online.
“This is someone supposedly working to make the world better?” Amazon founder Jeff Bezos tweeted in response. “I don’t think so. Wow.”
“This is what a complete lack of emotional intelligence & a heart full of hate looks like,” British model Jemma Palmer said. “Don’t be like @UjuAnya. Be a better human.”
Journalist Piers Morgan added: “You vile disgusting moron,” according to the Daily Mail.
As to Anya’s claims of British colonialism under the late queen, she’s embarrassingly wrong about that, as Fox News host Tucker Carlson noted in a monologue last week responding to her hate and that of other left-wing trolls with no knowledge of history.
Here is part of Carlson’s response:
To this day, Britain claims to have won both of the 20th century’s world wars, but together, they destroyed that nation forever.
After victory came humiliation. The empire evaporated, and along with it, Britain’s self-confidence and ultimately its self-respect. It’s hard to believe now, but Britain wasn’t always a regional banking center/refugee camp. It was a real place with a history and a language and a culture and a genuinely remarkable people, a country in the North Atlantic, the size of Alabama, that somehow took over the world and ruled it with decency unmatched by any empire in human history.
The British Empire was not perfect, but it was far more humane than any other ever. It’s gone now, barely even remembered.
So, despite what they may be claiming on Twitter tonight, the British Empire was more than just genocide. In fact, the British did not commit genocide, except arguably against the Dutch during the Boer War. The British did give the world the Magna Carta and habeas corpus and free speech. They helped end the transatlantic slave trade, as well as the ritual murder of widows in India. The British Empire spread Protestant Christianity to the entire world. It published some of the greatest literature ever written and produced the finest manufactured goods ever made anywhere at any time, including now.
It was an impressive place run by impressive people. We will see many empires going forward, but we will never see one so benign. That’s true and because it’s true, the people who would like to run the world in a far harsher way would like to make certain that you don’t know it.