To the Esteemed Professors of the Philosophy Department at the University of South Florida,
Yesterday the Chair of your Department sent out an email informing you of an upcoming conference on white nationalism, which conference will feature lectures on Yours Truly. This email references “odd” and “disturbing” things about me, and notes the fact that I “was one of the prominent co-instigators” of the rally in Charlottesville last year. The most notable thing about this email, however, is that Dr. Levine does not say a word about his own responsibility for how things came to be this way. Dr. Alexander Levine, Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of South Florida, has promoted white nationalism and bears part of the responsibility for the violence at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville last year.
It was in the Fall of 2006 that I first met with Dr. Levine. I was a college dropout working as a pharmacy technician at the time and was about to have my fourth child. But I was determined to go to law school, so I wanted to talk with someone about finishing my Bachelor’s Degree. It was Dr. Levine who convinced me to attend classes at USF. I lived in my car on campus in the beginning, showering at the gym and staying at the library until midnight every night. I overloaded my coursework and completed my junior and senior years together in one calendar year. I successfully completed the Philosophy Honors program, defending my undergraduate thesis under examination by my mentor Dr. Schönfeld and by Dr. Levine himself. Just over a decade later, Dr. Levine is pushing the narrative of my personal and political enemies.
Had he spent five minutes looking into the matter – or, perhaps, simply asked me about it – Dr. Levine would know that the girl he credits as “outing” me is clinically insane; that she has been slandering me for a year and a half in an attempt to make a name for herself; and that upon the publication of my new book last week, she is now trying her damndest to catapult herself into the spotlight. Most important of all, she is a member of the criminal gang known as Antifa, and is therefore a sworn political (as well as personal) enemy. Believing that this level of defamation from this sort of source is somehow trustworthy would demonstrate an intolerable level of stupidity – if I did not already have the greatest respect for Dr. Levine’s intellectual abilities.
Had he spent five minutes looking into the matter, Dr. Levine would know that the SPLC has an axe to grind; that their attempt to ambush me last year backfired spectacularly; and that their ensuing defamation campaign was an attempt to recover their own reputation. Now, in the wake of the publication of my book, which illustrates their disgusting behavior, they have organized a campus event to defame me at my own Alma Mater. There is truly no low to which they would not stoop to protect their brand.
Anyone who believes what the SPLC says at this point is either a leftist or a mentally retarded person. And I separate those two classes of people because the leftist does not need to be stupid to swallow a lie: they need only to hate the person slandered. This sort of emotional short-circuit is the same reason otherwise intelligent people believe that Hitler had a micropenis fused to his thigh and that he got his jollies kicking prostitutes around his basement. Hatred will allow you to believe anything, no matter how outlandish.
In any case, this sort of low-level, commoner’s muckraking is far beneath Dr. Levine and any of us who have studied Philosophy. Dr. Levine is fluent in five languages and knows Latin infinitely better than I do. His sheer breadth of knowledge in the various branches of Philosophy is legend, and his academic credentials are undisputed. As for you, Esteemed Professors, you have all been formally trained to think in logical terms and to unchain your intellect from your prejudices. You have all, therefore, been formally trained to know better than to believe what is said about political figures by the media, insane persons, and multi-million-dollar organizations with vested interests in preserving their own reputation at all cost.
If I said that the reason I had straight A’s at USF was that I allowed Dr. Levine to perform fellatio on me in his office behind closed doors in 2007, what could he do about it? If I said that he confessed to me that he molested his own child, how would he defend himself? Fortunately for Dr. Levine, I am not quite as insane as the Antifa girl he credits for “outing” my “odd” and “disturbing” behavior. Fortunately for him, I understand firsthand how impossible it is to combat slander in the public sphere. Certainly those of you in the Philosophy Department would know better than to take a claim like that at face value. But what about all the hateful, stupid, willfully ignorant untermenschen on the internet who do not know Dr. Levine personally? They would take it as the Gospel truth, and he would be defending himself against those allegations for the rest of his life.
Fortunately for Dr. Levine, all I have done is create a headline “outing” him for promoting white nationalism. (This is how all leftist articles concerning this subject are worded, in case you haven’t been paying attention to the news lately.) Obviously that is not true; he was simply the catalyst in my decision to attend classes at USF. But from this point forward he will periodically hear about this open letter, and they will ask him why he advocated for white nationalists once upon a time, why he allowed Fascism to blossom at USF, why he never stopped me when he could. His answer, if he is honest, will be:
“I was swept up in the media hysteria concerning our most infamous alumnus, and rather than investigating the matter, I promoted the slander of certain interested parties. He called me out on it, and I recognized my error.”
That, of course, would be the only noble & understandable response of anyone in this Department who has unwittingly jumped onto this absurd, Jerry-Springer-type bandwagon.
Libertas et Imperium,
Augustus Invictus, Esq.