Over the last few days, we have learned about a couple of university professors in North Carolina who have been engaged in a contemptible brand of radicalism. Both have been dancing, directly or indirectly, with Antifa.
The first is Megan Squire, a computer science professor at Elon University. She has apparently been using her computer skills to monitor activists with southern and alt-right organizations; and feed information about them to parties who might try to bring various types of harm to these people. In the process, she has coordinated with the profoundly corrupt Southern Poverty Law Center. She explicitly sympathizes with Antifa, and refuses to repudiate their use of violence. Her goals are parallel to those of Antifa.
Elon University, of course, is affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC)-- the most radical leftist of the liberal mainline Protestant denominations. It was at a UCC church that Obama allegedly became a Christian under the tutelage of the "Rev." Jeremiah Wright.
The second professor is at UNC-Chapel Hill. First in Freedom Daily reports that Dwayne Dixon, an anthropology professor, has been directly involved with Antifa. In fact, it is reported he has helped organize Antifa groups that threaten violence. Finally, the report indicates he was on the scene of the Charlottesville protest; and had chased James Alex Fields with a rifle just before Fields had barreled into a group of protesters with his vehicle.
What unites Squire and Dixon? An aversion to free speech, freedom of association and freedom of protest. It is only acceptable when their own side enjoys these privileges.
There is little we can do about Squire. She is employed by a private university that shares her radicalism. One can only hope that, with regard to Ms. Squire, what goes around... somehow comes around.
But the situation with Mr. Dixon is quite different. He is a state employee. He ought to be accountable to the taxpayers for his activities which reportedly include stirring up and threatening violence. Law enforcement and the criminal justice system ought to be involved to a much greater extent.
This is another situation that also cries out for the attention of the UNC Board of Governors. This Republican-dominated group ought to take action. Yet, with the exception of the recent free speech initiative, the group has been a virtual non-entity from the standpoint of ridding the University of North Carolina of this type of outrageous conduct. They have a target-rich environment with which to deal; and the instance of this particular professor might be a good place to concentrate some effort.