UT Professor Threatened By Armed Antifa Group Found Dead

“WATCH YOUR BACK RICHARD”

Editor’s Note: Social Justice Warrior students and their leftist faculty mentors are becoming increasingly radicalized and prone to violence. This is a national phenomenon. At Florida Atlantic University, for example, over the past several weeks an article appearing in foundation-funded The Nation magazine, echoed by a progressive-left apparatchik at Miami New Times (here and here) then elsewhere (here, here, and here) has resulted in a campaign of organized harassment against one FAU professor, a self-avowed conservative scholar (one of the very few at the university) who has devoted his academic career to study of the Confederacy.

Suggesting that a faculty member should be terminated because their beliefs and associations are not “politically correct,” and enacting such harassment in public, taxpayer-funded spaces, runs counter to any basic notion of free speech and academic freedom. It is, moreover, seeking to confirm one’s own political views by imposing a form of indirect violence against the targeted individual and their family. The case below suggests how such such ideology has the potential to manifest in far more immediate ways.

Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge
(04/06/2018)

A controversial University of Texas professor who was repeatedly threatened by Antifa over a domestic violence incident from 2016 was found dead in his home on Thursday. The cause of death is unknown.

Richard Morrisett, 57, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of strangling his girlfriend off campus, which prompted outrage from a coalition of UT parents. In response to the incident, UT President Greg Fenves announced in a Thursday letter that employees who commit crimes off campus could face discipline, even if found not to pose a threat to campus safety, security or other operations.

Armed extremist Antifa group, Revolutionary Student Front repeatedly threatened Morrissett following the incident, defacing the door of his lab with graffiti reading “GET Out Morrisett OR ELSE” and “WATCH YOUR BACK RICHARD.”

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BREAKING: UT Austin Professor, Richard Morrissett, who was repeatedly threatened by Austin group found dead in his home.

 

As one of several militant Antifa groups detailed by watchdog organization Far Left Watch, Revolutionary Student Front Austin is affiliated with armed extremist Antifa group Red Guards Austin.

Via FarLeftWatch

Revolutionary Student Front – Austin is a self described “revolutionary anti-capitalist student movement” that organizes at the University of Texas – Austin. This militant student group recently made headlines for holding self-defense training on campus and tweeting about killing police officers. Earlier this month they published a comprehensive document outlining their so-called “Revolutionary Mental Health Program (RMHP)”. This 13,000+ word document covers the formulation, goals, failures, and successes of this program and why the ultimately decided to end it . Below are some of the more alarming excerpts from this document:

Their stated goal for this program was to address the mental health needs of student and to ultimately recruit and radicalize students with mental health issues in order to “make them into active fighters”:

“The primary goal of this program was to address the mental health needs of students in a way that would primarily serve to politicize and strengthen them, to become more committed to revolution and more capable of carrying it out.”

Through many hours of discussion with students while tabling and at our public meetings, and through regular contact with disgruntled students, we uncovered numerous pressing needs facing the general student body and working-class students alike. From this point, we sought to determine a site of struggle that would appeal to the sections of the student population most ripe for radicalization and to develop a plan to address those needs in a way that would politicize these students, with the goal of course being to make them into active fighters in the revolutionary class struggle.”

They also admit that this idea was partly inspired by the Socialist Patient’s Collective (SPK), a German neo-Marxist group that attempted to re-frame “mental illness” as a product of capitalist oppression and believed that the sick formed a revolutionary class of people who could be radicalized to join their cause:

“Over the winter of 2016 and in the early spring of 2017, the leadership of RSF spent a significant amount of time studying the work “Turn Illness into a Weapon,” which recounts the experiences of the Socialist Patients’ Collective (SPK) of the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1970. “

Here they explicitly outline that every project they do is designed to “recruit fighters”:

The goal of every initiative and program launched by a revolutionary organization should be for the purpose of recruiting fighters into its ranks and forging them in the fiery furnace of class struggle.

Here they suggest that some of their own organizers suffer from mental illness:

Orienting recruitment toward those suffering from qualitatively more intense mental illness, a population whose conditions in general serve as barriers to reaching the point of being continuous fighters (we say “in general” because many of the best organizers in the revolutionary movement and our organization also suffer from these conditions) does not accomplish the task of drawing from the most advanced sections of the people. 

Throughout the document there are multiple pictures of armed communist militants, quotes from communist revolutionaries and dictators, and repeated affirmations to their commitment to political violence and preparation for war:

“Because our forces can only be built through the militant, violent struggle against the enemies of our class, we know that these fretful cowards will never reach that point. Making war will prepare us for the war to come, rally around us and bring into our ranks those who realize the necessity of violence to achieve a classless society free from exploitation, and unmask the real enemies of the people. We reaffirm our commitment to the principle of revolutionary violence that is necessary to confront the enemies of the people”…

The knowledge that prison or death awaits us as revolutionaries aiming to destroy capitalism should be enough to encourage us to develop our organization in a thorough and well-rounded manner

And the document concludes with an unapologetic promise for more political violence:

“The actions to come in the following year will draw clear lines in the sand between revolutionaries and counterrevolutionaries. We will make no apologies for the necessary violence of our struggle and will spare no sacrifice for the battles to come because we are revolutionaries committed to the overthrow of capitalism and the establishment of a classless society. We live for the people, we fight for the people, and we die for the people. This is what it means to be a revolutionary and this is what we uphold from this point until the final dying breath of capitalism.”

So let’s unpack this. A heavily armed communist militia group:

  • openly supports a communist dictator who brutally killed millions of people
  • openly advocates for targeted political violence against “capitalists”
  • openly encourages armed insurrection against the U.S. government
  • openly recruits at the University of Texas at Austin
  • openly admits to targeting students with mental health issues to become “fighters”
  • and openly admits that some of it’s own organizers suffer from mental health issues

UT President Greg Fenves released a statement regarding the professor’s death Friday:

Professor Morrisett’s death is a tragedy. We support his family and loved ones as they grieve during this time. We recognize these are difficult times on campus and the university will offer all the support we can to students, faculty and staff members.

 

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  1. “Turn Illness into a Weapon,”

    Nice. Too bad that originated in Germany. I’d point the finger of blame at the German people, but this was post WWII. All real Germans have been sent packing or assimilated.

  2. How Charles Koch Is Helping Neo-Confederates Teach College Students
    By Alex Kotch

    I am not a fan of the Koch Brothers or the Southern Poverty Law Center which is little more than an arm of AIPAC promoting interests of Israel and the Jewish Lobby without being required to register as a foreign agent.
    I was born at Cleveland, Ohio in 1939. My parents were from Minnesota, both graduated from the University of Minnesota, he in mechanical engineering and she in English. His first job was with the American Steel and Wire Company in Cleveland, owned by U.S. Steel Corp. They were tired of the cold weather and hence decided to drive to California in a 1931 Chevy Coupe when I was about one year old. They first lived at San Diego, then to Los Angeles, then to Sierra Madre about 1943 a small town Northeast of Pasadena at the foot of Mt. Wilson. This is where they settled for the rest of their lives. It was paradise at the time. This is where I grew up about 3 blocks from a magnificent old 19th century library which still had iron rings in at the edge of the curb to tie horses to and a semi circular drive for horse and buggies to drop off library patrons.
    This fabulous local library had the whole series of books on Abraham Lincoln by Carl Sandburg. I read most of them as a young teenager. Of course Sandburg was the world authority on Lincoln at the time and still is today in many respects. I grew up idolizing Abraham Lincoln for the usual reasons, having never read a book written from the view point of the Confederacy. I had been effectively brainwashed with the “Northern” point of view without having known it. So was everyone else who didn’t live in the South and grow up in that environment. This was disgraceful and resulted in continuing hatred and bigotry. Today, nearly 79 years later, I see things more clearly now. Most publishers publish little more than well written propaganda and lies of the orthodoxy of the day. One is not going to read the truths such as the real causes of the Civil War or the real causes of WWI or WWII or the real cause of the death of General George S. Patton in 1945, not from an innocent car accident on a quiet Sunday afternoon, but murdered by General Donovan then head of the OSS, predecessor to the current CIA aided by a criminal assassin paid $10,000 to do the dirty deed and on and on and on. Most books published by orthodox publishers on history are all lies. Ditto for newspaper and magazine and media articles. We dropped our TV in the nearest dumpster about 25 years ago.
    Segregation existed even at Pasadena California when I grew up. I attended and graduated from Pasadena High School which had about 700 students in my graduating class of 1956 with about 1% of them black or about seven black kids. All the other many blacks graduated from the “black high school” John Muir on the West Side of Pasadena near Fair Oaks Ave., the “black” side of town. Remember this was 1956 almost a century after the Civil War not during that period. This was California the extreme Western part of the U.S., not the South. So little had changed at this time since the Civil War.
    I continued with education at Pasadena City College, then UC Berkeley graduating in physics 1961, then California State University at Los Angeles graduating in physics with an M.S. degree in 1962, then to UC Riverside graduating in physics with a Ph.D. degree in 1966. I then moved nearly all the way across the country, about 2,500 miles to Athens, Georgia a small town smaller but similar to Pasadena, and began a new life and a new career at the University of Georgia in the physics department there as an Assistant Professor of Physics. I was promoted to a tenured position in about 1970. I also spent a year at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor as a research associate. I continued at Athens until 1978 when I decided to call it quits mainly due to lying and cheating by two deans and three department heads to the tenured faculty for over five years. I came to Georgia on a calculated risk hoping to do what little I could to improve both physics and this old institution. I had been warned not to come here. This was a form of reverse prejudice against some of the many good things about the South and Athens in particular. I came anyway. I married a wonderful woman from Alabama who majored in both English and mathematics and held degrees up to Specialist in Education just below a doctor’s degree. My personal education about the South continued through her and her family and others too. I learned “the rest of the story” of which I was ignorant when I left California.
    New York was built by black slave labor. The slave market there was about a block from the NYSE. The 13 Confederate States voted to leave the Union. Voting is a peaceful act. Why? Slavery had little to do with it. Bully North decided to impose a sales tax of about 40% on the South! How would you like to pay such an outrageous tax? The practice of slavery was not invented here in the U.S. It had been going world wide since the beginning of time. It still went on about a century after the Civil War in 1960. If you don’t believe me watch the hour long video “Harvest of Shame” by CBS Reports with top investigative journalist Edward R. Murrow on Thanksgiving Day, 1960 here if it hasn’t been banned and censored as many are today: “We used to own our slaves, today we just rent them”:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJTVF_dya7E
    Today, 2018 we are about 58 years after this enlightening report when the media still did investigative journalism, a lost art today. Has anything changed? The black slaves of 1960 have turned into illegal immigrants today haven’t they? Would you send your kids to pick crops like these “slaves” to learn what a day’s work really is? I doubt it. So virtually nothing has changed in about a century and a half since the Civil War. Dishonest Abe went through general after general until he found a drunk and a psychopath to do his dirty job for him. What was his “legal” authority to use military armed force to prevent the Confederacy from seceding from the Union? Can you cite the section of the Constitution providing him the legal authority to kill upwards of 1 million and destroy and plunder billions of dollars worth of property public and private? No you can’t because there is no such authority. In other words, Dishonest Abe acted without any legal authority. Hence he was a criminal outlaw not to be idolized in lying history books but to be disparaged and ridiculed as nothing but a criminal lawbreaker along with lawbreakers psychopath Sherman and Drunk Grant who aided and abetted these criminal acts against the South.
    Regardless of your personal opinions or feelings, the condition of slavery was totally legal at the time and not outlawed until the passage and ratification of the 14th Amendment long after the Civil War was over. If it was not properly and legally ratified, as some claim, then slavery is still legal according to the famous U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Dred Scott case. Dishonest Abe could have avoided all the bloodshed and suffering and property damage, inflicted by bully North on the South, by simply complying with the law and allowing the Southern States to secede as they had peacefully voted to do. For example, he could have said to them, “Go, you will be back in 20 years and we will welcome you back”. This would have avoided not only all the death and suffering during the Civil War, but all the death and suffering after the Civil war due to plunder of the South by criminal invaders from the North. This is the most shameful episode in American history, a total breakdown in everything our Constitution demanded of everyone except the South. The bullies in the North had gang raped the Constitution. Dishonest Abe, with a reputation for honesty, had betrayed the nation. He had a basic duty to resolve this situation in a peaceful way. He could have easily done so as illustrated above. He failed and chose illegal military armed force instead. He is an unindicted war criminal today along with psychopath Sherman and Drunk Grant. This was the first ratcheting up of federal power against every effort of the Founders to limit the powers of the Federal Government and no one has ever looked back have they? Not one word in the Constitution authorized Dishonest Abe to kill upwards of 1 million and destroy and plunder over half the country for the illegal purpose of “holding the Union together”.
    Today over 150 years after the illegal Civil War are we not all slaves to a virtually totalitarian federal government? Do not we all work and struggle about half of our lives just to pay taxes to a totally outlaw and criminal monstrous out of control federal government which is spending money like it was going out of style, paying zero attention to the massive debt which obviously they have zero intentions of repaying to anyone, while the federal government has been quietly hi jacked by a foreign country named Israel while the whores in Congress were evidently bribed or more to look the other way while it happened! By the way Israel even did 9/11/01 with the aid of traitors Bush and Cheney and some traitorous four star generals who didn’t lift a finger to “defend” the country that day as was obvious to any school kid. America is on the ropes today. It is only a matter of time now.
    https://wikispooks.com/wiki/9-11/Israel_did_it
    Quote:
    • “Larry Silverstein – is a Jewish American businessman from New York. Silverstein obtained a 99 year lease on the entire world trade center complex on 24 July, 2001. [3] The towers were in fact close to worthless, being filled with asbestos, [4] yet Silverstein “felt a compelling urge to own them”. Silverstein had breakfast in “Windows on the World” restaurant (located in North Tower 107th Floor) every morning. [5] but broke this routine on the morning of 11 September 2001. Silverstein’s two children, who also worked in the WTC, were also absent from work that day. Larry Silverstein was paid a little over $4.5 Billion in insurance money as a result of the destruction of the WTC complex. [6] Silverstein was on personal friendship terms with Zionist media-magnate Rupert Murdoch, former Israeli president Ariel Sharon, as well as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Silverstein was such good friends with Netanyahu that, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz he would speak with him on the phone every sunday. [7]
    • Video – Where was Larry Silverstein on 9/11?”
    Winfield J. Abbe, Ph.D., Physics

  3. Speaking of memory holes… any update on the cause of this guy’s death, or is it just going to be from “unknown causes” forever?

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