Fired professor, James Tracy, sues his University

Fired professor, James Tracy, sues his University

by Jon Rappoport

May 11, 2016

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

James Tracy, a tenured professor at Florida Atlantic University, was fired because he dared to express his contrarian views and lay out his research about the Sandy Hook shooting.

Tracy did so as a private citizen on his blog. He made that clear.

But the University didn’t care. They ripped away his tenure and job.

Now Tracy is suing. As he should. Because the issue is a little thing called the 1st Amendment.

I’ve read his court filing. It appears to me that Tracy’s own union took his side and then betrayed him. It appears to me that the University cooked up a fake reason for firing him: he didn’t send in a vaguely worded form they wanted him to sign.

But the real reason had to do with Tracy’s view about Sandy Hook: that it was a hoax. It doesn’t matter whether you or I or anyone else agrees with his assessment. What matters is his inherent right to express his view.

The University doesn’t want to grant Tracy that right. The University is worried about press blowback and “reputation.” Apparently, shutting down free speech doesn’t affect the University’s standing in this day and age. It’s an easy sell.

Well, it shouldn’t be.

There is a lot riding on the outcome of this court case.

Where are the thousands of college professors all over the country who should be flocking to Tracy’s side with uncompromising support? Where are their voices?

These professors are already sold out or they’re afraid, and that tells you a great deal about the current academic climate in America. The professors are captives of the system in which they work and live. They’re know which way to jump on any given issue. They know when to shut their mouths. They know when to launch an attack against an officially un-favored person. They know the boundaries and the game, and they play it.


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Here is a full press release about the case posted at Professor Tracy’s blog. Read it, share it, and support this man who dares to speak and write what he finds to be true without checking, first, with some authority who wants to exercise control over the 1st Amendment.

This is the latest trend, you know, especially on college campuses. Let some group decide what everyone should believe—and then repress any contrary opinion.

This trend needs to die, and soon.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

8 comments on “Fired professor, James Tracy, sues his University

  1. From Québec says:

    Professor, James Tracy for Trump’s Vice President 2016

  2. Toni says:

    Thanks for supporting James Tracy, modern day free speech hero.

  3. This highlights a much bigger issue, which happens to make an appearance in my latest release:

    https://ozziethinker.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/the-mindset-of-psychosis/

    Your timing is impeccable, as always, Jon.

    Best
    OT

  4. Ken Upal says:

    They always find ways to smear or silence you.

  5. LiMpy says:

    I wonder WHAT it will take before the average Joe or Josie realizes we are slipping into the caverns of the Ministry of Information and no one will be allowed to speak except as authorized by it.

  6. thewalrus101 says:

    There is nothing like the ringing sound of the words of truth to bring us hope in light of all the darkness that surrounds us. Thank you, Jon!

  7. Thanks for supporting Professor Tracy’s cause in the name of logic and truth, especially in light of the nation’s academic class’ sadly disappointing silence.

  8. Jarrod says:

    Shutting down free speech should be the greater threat to the University’s reputation. Yet they would rather trample on the 1st amendment than have a professor who questions the consensus on difficult, important issues. Was there ever a time when universities were a bastion of free, critical, and uncensored thought? Perhaps not for a long, long time…but the saddest thing is of all is that they still pretend to be- and in many ways this is far more disingenuous and insidious than just coming out and squashing free thinkers openly.

    It reminds me of Lysander Spooner’s argument about the highwayman (robber) vs government. At least the robber is courteous enough to not pretend to be anything other than a robber when he points a gun in your face and takes your money…

    Spooner:

    “It is true that the theory of our Constitution is, that all taxes are paid voluntarily; that our government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily entered into by the people with each other; that each man makes a free and purely voluntary contract with all others who are parties to the Constitution, to pay so much money for so much protection, the same as he does with any other insurance company; and that he is just as free not to be protected, and not to pay any tax, as he is to pay a tax, and be protected.

    But this theory of our government is wholly different from the practical fact. The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: Your money, or your life. And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat.

    The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the road side, and, holding a pistol to his head, proceed to rifle his pockets. But the robbery is none the less a robbery on that account; and it is far more dastardly and shameful. The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit. He does not pretend to be anything but a robber. He has not acquired impudence enough to profess to be merely a “protector,” and that he takes men’s money against their will, merely to enable him to “protect” those infatuated travelers, who feel perfectly able to protect themselves, or do not appreciate his peculiar system of protection. He is too sensible a man to make such professions as these. Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do. He does not persist in following you on the road, against your will; assuming to be your rightful “sovereign,” on account of the “protection” he affords you. He does not keep “protecting” you, by commanding you to bow down and serve him; by requiring you to do this, and forbidding you to do that; by robbing you of more money as often as he finds it for his interest or pleasure to do so; and by branding you as a rebel, a traitor, and an enemy to your country, and shooting you down without mercy, if you dispute his authority, or resist his demands. He is too much of a gentleman to be guilty of such impostures, and insults, and villainies as these. In short, he does not, in addition to robbing you, attempt to make you either his dupe or his slave.”

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