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    Auburn professor: ‘F*** every single cop’

    It's worth clicking the link to see his photo. Exactly as you might expect.

    Auburn professor: ‘F*** every single cop’

    Jesse A. Goldberg, Ph.D., still has not started his first semester as a lecturer at Auburn University. However, the incoming professor continues to ignite controversy on social media.

    A few months ago, Goldberg admittedly posted his “first controversial tweet” as an Auburn faculty member.

    Ahead of starting his new job as a “Lecturer of African American & American Literature and Composition in the English department at Auburn University” this coming academic year, Goldberg said, “I know it’s just a mascot but I’m never gonna be able to call myself a ‘war eagle’ or say ‘go war eagles.’ Sorry.”

    “I can’t bring myself to enthusiastically and sincerely use a slogan/greeting/cultural signal with ‘war’ as a primary descriptor. Yeah I know I’m being a party pooper but it’s the kind of language thing that sticks with me,” he advised.

    In reporting on that incident, Yellowhammer News noted that Goldberg’s Twitter bio read, “Lecturer @ Auburn U | Black Studies, Critical Prison Studies, Queer Theory, American Literature | Abolitionist | martial artist | views are mine | he/him/his.”

    The following image utilized as his Twitter header seems to explain what he means by “Abolitionist:”

    He further described himself as a “radical anti-racist white (Jewish) teacher.”

    Goldberg on Wednesday apparently took his “radical” branding to heart.

    The incoming Auburn lecturer tweeted the following (censoring added by Yellowhammer News):
    F*ck every single cop. Every single one. The only ethical choice for any cop to make at this point is to refuse to do their job and quit. The police do not protect people. They protect capital. They are instruments of violence on behalf of capital.

    The tweet came as a response to a post by the ACLU claiming that a protester in New York City was “abducted” by law enforcement officers. The NYPD has publicly explained that the protester was actually arrested on open warrants by plainclothes officers. Goldberg in his tweet asserted that the arrest was actually “kidnapping.”

    Goldberg’s tweet has since been deleted and his account has been set to private. A screenshot of the tweet can be viewed here.

    In a statement to Yellowhammer News on Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson for Auburn University reacted to Goldberg’s tweet.

    “We find Mr. Goldberg’s comments inexcusable and completely counter to Auburn values. Hate speech of any kind is simply wrong,” said Brian Keeter, the university’s executive director of Public Affairs. “Auburn is fully committed to the fundamental right of free speech, but we do not support hateful words or actions that degrade, disrespect or exclude. Especially during these difficult times in our nation, it’s vital that we reject crude stereotypes and work together to foster mutual understanding and respect within our communities.”

    “Auburn officials are considering options available to the university,” he concluded.

    While Goldberg’s Twitter account is not currently publicly viewable, his Facebook account is.

    As of Thursday at 1:00 p.m. CT, his Facebook cover photo displayed a poem entitled, “Against the Police.”
    (Jesse Goldberg/Facebook)
    In a Wednesday Facebook post that was still on his page as of Thursday at 1:00 p.m. CT, Goldberg echoed the thoughts contained in his since-deleted tweet about police.

    “ACAB. Yes, all. Police do not protect people. They protect capital. Cops are instruments of violence on behalf of capital. Literally the only ethical decision for a cop in this moment is to refuse to do their job, to quit. The only good cop is a cop who quits,” he wrote.

    ACAB stands for “all cops are bastards.”

    A separate Goldberg Facebook post from last week stated that he is a supporter of “prison & police abolition.” Numerous Facebook posts by Goldberg outline that he literally wants to abolish the police, as opposed to more prevalent “reforming” or “defunding” movements.

    Goldberg recently wrote that he plans on teaching four classes exclusively online at Auburn this upcoming fall semester.
    A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.

    - Rudyard Kipling

    His rhetoric is themain "instrument of violence" in our country today. He should be FIRED before he even begins!
    Last edited by Mrprovy; 08-01-2020, 10:32 PM.
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      He’s from Lake Ronkonkoma went to Sachem schools. What an asshole.
      Last edited by Shamuscull; 08-01-2020, 07:45 AM.


        Jesse Goldberg from Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Receives SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

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        Jesse Goldberg

        GENESEO, NY (05/01/2012)(readMedia)-- Jesse Goldberg, a senior English and philosophy major at SUNY Geneseo, received a SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence at a recent ceremony in Albany.

        "These proven leaders, athletes, artists, and civic volunteers truly represent the power of SUNY," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. "I congratulate all of the students being recognized today and thank them for the positive impact each has had on New York State, our university system, and the communities we serve."

        The Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence was created 14 years ago to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement.

        Each year, campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews exemplary members of their college communities who are graduating. Nominees are then forwarded to the Chancellor's Office and are subject to a second round of review. Finalists are then recommended to the chancellor to become recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

        Each recipient received a framed certificate and medallion, which is traditionally worn at commencement.

        Jesse Goldberg Ph.D. Student Department of English Cornell University [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> 631-466-6924 <tel:631-466-6924>
        Last edited by Shamuscull; 08-01-2020, 07:53 AM.


          that is what crazy sounds like. Spouting completely illogical nonsense.
          Originally posted by ChiefSailer
          Deplorables FTW!!


            He looks like Macaulay Culkin with Down Syndrome.


              True karma would be him found naked and robbed in the Auburn parking lot with 911 still on the screen of his phone and a voice saying “what is the nature of your emergency, dumbass”
              Give peace a chance, I'll cover you in case that doesn't work out.

              LIBERALISM should be classified as a MENTAL DISORDER!


                Originally posted by Shamuscull View Post
                He’s from Lake Ronkonkoma went to Sachem schools. What an asshole.
                Wow....I lived in Ronkonkoma and my kids go to Connetquot schools. I don't see this type of abomination coming outta there. Where/how the hell did this kid become so brainwashed and skewed????


                  Lemme guess: Jesse Goldberg was bullied by a guy who he heard is now a cop.......this is his way of getting even. Writing anti-police poems makes this Sweat Pea feel better......his shrink probably told him to do it this way.
                  "The Open Carry guy is my decoy."


                    First of all, he looks like someone beat his face in with a 15 inch dildo.

                    Second, and I can say this because unlike this stupid asshole, I actually am Jewish. I don’t know what the fuck he is but I refuse to acknowledge that he’s one of mine. (Though by doing that, I’m no better than BLM calling a black conservative an Uncle Tom. So that irony is not lost on me). Ah fuck it. I can’t be like BLM. So this guy is Jewish. It’s Jews like this man that gave rise to Hitler, the Nazis and all of their supporters.


                      Jesse Goldberg

                      Jesse is a graduate student in the English Department at Cornell University where he studies African American Literature, American Studies, and 19th Century American Literature. He is also a lifelong martial artist, with the bulk of his training in Kempo, but also experience in forms of Shotokan and Kyokushin Karate and a little Tai Chi. While at Geneseo with Aaron (who graduated a year before him) and Tyler, Jesse majored in English and Philosophy and was heavily involved with the school's student newspaper, The Lamron, serving as News Editor during Aaron's final year as Opinion Editor and as Editor in Chief during his own senior year. Jesse's political writing here at Liberal D.O.G.MA focuses strongly on issues of race, but also more broadly on inequality, privilege, and violence in various manifestations in the United States.


                        he teaches " queer theory "


                          Male Ego Bulls**t: On Martial Arts Training, Violence, and Toxic Masculinity

                          By Guest Contributor on November 1, 2016






                          By Jesse Goldberg

                          This past summer, I got to watch a friend of mine win her first sanctioned kickboxing title. I’ve been training in martial arts for twenty years now, and while we don’t train together much anymore I can say that this woman is one of the best training partners I’ve ever had.

                          By simple numbers, most of the people I’ve trained with as an adult have been men. I’ll say immediately that I don’t believe that this is because men have some kind of gene or brain composition that automatically makes us more interested in learning martial arts; there is a difference between the words influence and determine in the always too reductive “nature vs nurture” frame which should keep any thinking person away from essentializing gender. Rather, cultural and social factors impose from before an individual is even born – from the moment parents decide to “reveal” the sex of their child – the expected and acceptable interests of individuals based on an interpretation of their genitalia and chromosomes. There is an immense body of anecdotal and peer reviewed testimony on this, which I’ll defer to in moving back to my reflection.
                          It is within this societal culture of gendering that I learned what it meant to be a boy, and then a man. It meant not ever crying, playing sports, being strong, wearing pants rather than skirts, being sexually attracted to women of a specific body type, being strong, horsing around, relying on myself and not accepting help from others, protecting woman who could not protect themselves (which I learned was all women), being strong, to view life as a series of competitions with winners and losers, not being afraid to use violence, and did I mention being strong? (Here’s a great poem that captures how I feel about “being strong.”) And a logical extension of being strong was to not show weakness or vulnerability, and to never let an attempt to challenge my strength go unmet.

                          So it is with all of this cultural baggage that I walked into a particular moment at my friend’s bout this past summer. I was introduced to a friend of a friend who had just started training in Muay Thai. Upon first shaking hands, our mutual friend mentioned that I’ve been training in martial arts for so long, and this guy’s very first statement was, “Wow, so you’d definitely kick my ass.”

                          There’s so much to unpack there. The very first thought he uttered was not about the commitment it must take for someone to spend two decades training, or to offer his own experiences, but to size me up as an opponent. And it’s probably worth mentioning that there was some machismo backhandedness to his comment, given our very different bodies; I’m 5’7” and 140 lbs, and I’d put him at 6’4”, 240.

                          In any case, we got to talking and he asked me what styles I had trained in. When I told him, his first question was what advantages that would give me over someone training in Muay Thai – again, this was apparently a competition I didn’t volunteer to enter but had no hope of escaping. Fine. I asked him how Muay Thai was going. He said that he was enjoying it thus far but that he kept getting in trouble for hitting too hard during sparring. I explained that the purpose of sparring is not to actually “beat” your opponent, who isn’t really an opponent but a partner, but rather to push each other to learn about yourselves. In that vein, hitting hard actually winds up detracting from sparring as a learning experience for beginners (I have other thoughts on contact levels for advanced training, but that’s for another time).

                          Then came the most honest expression of the toxic masculinity bubbling below the surface of our interaction. The man said, “Yeah, but when someone hits me I just feel like I have to hit them back harder, you know?”

                          I did. “Well for a lot of men, especially guys who start training as adults, the most important lesson to learn has nothing to do with punching and kicking,” I told him, “but rather it is to get rid of that male ego bullshit that makes us think we have to hit harder than the other guy when he hits us.”

                          Male ego bullshit. In twenty years of training, those three words embody one of the single most important lessons martial arts has taught me, and a lesson I try to teach the men and boys in my life, be they friends, family, colleagues, or students (I am a teacher by vocation).

                          It’s something I see all the time in training first-time adult students, especially men, in karate. When they enter the sparring ring, technique goes out the window after the first time they’re hit and a one-track mindset of “punch that guy in the face!” takes over. I believe this is because as men we are taught to view our strength and toughness as the ultimate core of our personae. The societal norm which teaches us this is called toxic masculinity.

                          If we show weakness, if our physical dominance is challenged, it is a direct attack on who we are on an existential level. And because we are taught to outwardly assert our strength and toughness, especially when we perceive it to be challenged, these moments when the core of who we are is attacked result in us lashing out with violence at those around us.

                          Most fundamentally, this means that boys and men are socialized into feeling entitled to positions of dominance, and when those positions are threatened we are then licensed to use violence, which is the only tool we ever learn is acceptable (“boys will be boys” but “real men don’t cry” and definitely don’t seek mental health care), to “reclaim” that dominance we thought was ours. In the sparring ring, this manifests in poor technique and an increased risk of injury. In society writ large this results in the fact that in the U.S., over 95% of mass murders are committed by men, while mass murder victims are over 60% women and children. (Read this, this, this, this, this, and this.)

                          As a person whose body was declared male at birth and raised with traditional notions of gender, I too was socialized into toxic masculinity, but I also had the good fortune of being encouraged by my martial arts training to, from an early age, actively work against what I call male ego bullshit. While the martial arts are certainly not a utopian realm where hegemonic masculinity disappears – far from it, though that’s a topic for another essay – traditional training can encourage other ways of doing gender. This video is just one example of what I’d love to see more of in dojos and in life. It’s not perfect, but it’s a great start towards modeling different ways of embodying masculinity.

                          It is possible, and not at all weak, to teach boys that being a man has nothing to do with physical strength, hyper-individuality, or asserting dominance. I learned from getting punched in the face a lot that “hit harder” is not a good life strategy. Once I got over the idea that every time I got hit, it was a personal attack on me as a “man,” I took that with me into life outside the dojo. It is part of the reason why I’ve never been in a real fight. When macho posturing starts in the bar or on the basketball court, I can smile and back away from confrontation because my manhood is not at stake. When I’m confronted with something I did wrong in a relationship with a friend or lover, I can accept the critique and ask how I can help the person heal, rather than become defensive of my bruised ego. I’m certainly not “cured” or completely divested of the toxic masculinity of the culture in which I was raised and continue to live, but my martial arts training has given me the tools to let go of the ego built-up by it so that I can be more open to the world around me, rather than always trying to reach outward to tame or control it.

                          One of the things I think the most about as I talk with my partner about our future plans for raising a family is how to teach gender in a responsible way to children we are years away from being ready to conceive. And if chance gives us the opportunity to raise a human being whose body is declared male, I look forward to teaching this boy that men are not reducible to our assertions of dominance. I look forward to teaching him that men are strong, and weak – and that strong and weak don’t equal good and bad; wear pants, and skirts; play sports, and dance ballet; make love and have sex, or don’t, with women, with men, with trans people, with genderqueer people, or with multiple or no partners, though always with affirmative, enthusiastic consent from all those involved; work in science, and the arts, or stay at home and raise families; develop healthy self-reliance, and view others as potential collaborators rather than competitors; and that men can, and sometimes must, cry and ask for help. And I look forward to doing this even if he never in his life wants to throw a punch. He doesn’t have to get into a sparring ring to learn to let go of male ego bullshit. The first time a teacher, or a friend, or, just as likely, an aunt, uncle, or grandparent tells him to “man up” or to be a big man and not cry, I look forward to talking to him to help him recognize that those are the words of other people, and that those expectations do not have to define how he lives and feels his life. I’ll teach him to ask himself, “Is that how you feel, or is that how someone told you to feel?” It is the least I can do to help shape a safer world in which he and his siblings and friends can grow up.

                          Jesse A. Goldberg is a lifelong martial artist currently living in Ithaca, NY, where he teaches at Cornell University and in the Cornell Prison Education Program. He works in the fields of Black studies, American studies, and African American literature, and hopes to finish his dissertation soon.


                            "Jesse A. Goldberg is a lifelong martial artist currently living in Ithaca, NY, where he teaches at Cornell University and in the Cornell Prison Education Program. He works in the fields of Black studies, American studies, and African American literature, and hopes to finish his dissertation soon."

                            Martial artist?
                            Bet he took a lot of black studies up his rectum in Cornell's Prison Education program

                            "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.


                              Originally posted by SemiAutoFetish View Post

                              Wow....I lived in Ronkonkoma and my kids go to Connetquot schools. I don't see this type of abomination coming outta there. Where/how the hell did this kid become so brainwashed and skewed????
                              Well... He did go to a SUNY college.
                              Last edited by Range Time; 08-01-2020, 11:42 AM.