Out of the utter chaos, destruction and unjust tragedy of natural disasters, the only ideal that even approaches anything with a redeeming value, is that the rescue and rebuilding efforts that unite society, at least temporarily.
However, a university faculty member did the unthinkable, but not surprising, as certain compartments of the education realm have lost their collective marbles and cast their moral compasses straight into the trash heap. This is the latest in a series of educator social media rants that have crossed the line of decency and into the wasteland of insanity.
As hundreds of thousands of residents of Houston and surrounding areas face a dire situation and many without water power, Kenneth Storey, a once visiting professor of sociology at the University of Tampa before Tuesday, committed the unthinkable and disturbing act, in blaming Texas state GOP voter trends for the plight of Hurricane Harvey. Rather than send any thoughts or prayers of good will to the many victims, Storey high and dry with the many provisions of his air conditioned Florida paradise, went off the reservation and proved that nothing is too low for those still lamenting the results of the election. While the former faculty member is obviously weak in his area of alleged expertise and the ultimate study of culture, as exemplified by formulating a controversial hypothesis that cosmic forces of nature are somehow directly linked to modern voting trends, a student vigil is being planned on campus.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that the bountifully disparaging social networking comments from Storey were posted on Sunday, which included this whopper swimming in malcontent, “I dont believe in instant karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesnt care about them.”
Though the University of Tampa terminated Storey, the school failed to take any accountability for his inclusion on staff and literally hid behind the fact that the comments were made on a private account. Storey is also employed at Hillsborough Community College, and surprisingly the institution chose to retain his services.
Read the Orlando Sentinel article here.