There are a group of linguists on the Net who have dedicated themselves to the cause of completely destroying my reputation in that field. Whenever anyone links to any of my work, often saying how great it is, one of these brainwashed clowns jumps in to say, “Robert Lindsay lacks all credibility in Linguistics. He is not a credible source of linguistic knowledge.” Usually a few other pieces of shit jump in too.
This is an odd statement. You mean in all of my work, there is not even one single true statement? That would be remarkable if it were true.
Even more curious is why they are on this kick in the first place. I’m not out to destroy anyone’s scholarly reputation. I’m not out to destroy anyone’s career or life or whatever.
What do I care? So they say things that aren’t true? Ok, then they are like 90% of the journalists in the mainstream media. They are like 80% of the government figures who make statements. They are like 95% of corporations. If our ears are open, we are barraged with tidal waves of lies and liars from dawn to dusk. Why should I go on a jihad to destroy “purveyors of lies” when half of what I hear is a flat-out shameless falsehood? I’d never have time to do anything else.
In particular, I do not have time to destroy scholars who publish nonsense. I assure you they are out there, but even they publish a lot of great work full of great data and brilliant conclusions. On a few subjects, they are so wrong it is pathetic. But why should I try to destroy their careers over that? Isn’t that a bit vicious?
I am not sure if there are many scholars in this country who deserves to have his scholarly reputation ruined, and of those that do, it will never happen anyway because they are printing lies that the Establishment wants to gobble up. Even the ones most laughably full of it have legions of SJW followers biding on every word they utter.
Why should I try to get some dangerous Establishment liar or some deranged SJW kook fired from their job? Over what they said? Isn’t that a violation of free speech and the principle of academic freedom?