In the spirit of transparency, and given that “free speech” is a frequent canard of Ephblog(‘s mostly more-conservative posters), I have included, below the break, the complete collection of comments that have been deleted on Ephblog that are available to me as an author.  I suspect that there are older comments not included below (I have had comments deleted in the past, for example, but none are included in the below compendium).  I have not in any way culled these comments: what I can see is what you see below, with one small noted edit to prevent a semi-anonymous poster from being formally outed.

Some quick observations:

  • although a handful of the comments below are personal attacks, the majority of deleted comments have at least some substantive component and relevancy to the discussion;
  • the deleted comments are overwhelmingly made by politically left-leaning posters;
  • the deletions are overwhelmingly made by politically right-leaning posters (mostly David and John C. Drew, who are ironically also this site’s most vocal proponents of free speech besides PTC);
  • a few of these were double-posted comments or comments deleted by the comment’s author (JCD deleted several of his own comments in his own threads, for example).

I wanted to also excerpt one comment that I think merits more attention.  From “Recent alum” (and deleted, unsurprisingly, by John C. Drew):

David, on this post John C. Drew, a person who has had no association with Williams for almost twice my lifetime and has perviously cyberstalked Williams students in the comments section of the Williams Alternative, is comparing a current Williams student to a fictional cannibalistic serial killer. Please look in the mirror and sincerely ask whether this is at all productive or whether you’re just creating a dangerous situation.

In fact, many of the deleted comments specifically question John C. Drew’s credibility or the wisdom of giving him a platform regarding Williams.  I think it is interesting–and worthy of additional consideration–that an entire topic of discussion is currently being suppressed by active Ephblog moderation.

***For the sake of full disclosure, I reserve the right to moderate comments in this thread, although I will try to note when I have done so and explain why.***

Update: I have added two additional comments below that were mistakenly flagged as “spam” and therefore deleted.

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Fragesteller Is there mere suggestion that an individual may be toxically self-absorbed, to be censored as politically incorrect?
Fragesteller How fast is this JCD chap at deleting truthful comments about himself?
Fragesteller Wasn’t it toxically self-absorbed JCD who was forced to resign from Williams because of his own abusive language and actions?
Fragesteller Wasn’t excessive verbal and other abuse of students and others, why JCD was asked to resign his former position at Williams?
0xEph I think to many an “objective observer,” it would appear that the title of this post describes the author of the post.
’89’er Can you believe that the college should not have banned Derbyshire and also believe that Ephblog should censor comments?

Can the same person advancing the proposition that Derbyshire – not a scientist or researcher – cannot be banned while removing comments that you alone deem lacking in substance?

Or is this just a case that DDF [note: changed to prevent doxing] and Drew believe some thought (with which they agree) should never be crnsored or regulated while thought with which they disagree should be regulated?

Or is holding that position unprincipled hackery of the highest order?

0xEph I’ve been censored! Let me try again:

To an outside observer it looks like the aim is to say the CC is so biased that it would be more willing to approve either of these groups than approve of a group supporting Israel.

I don’t think it looks like that to any outside observers besides you, John.

Another Student says:

You understand this is mocking WIFI? These aren’t meant to be legitimate groups, but poorly-formed satire.

Williamstown Resident says:

Thanks for woke-splaining that to us. We’re lucky you’re here.

Williamstown Resident: I don’t think Another Student is as unfriendly to your position as you seem to think. It also isn’t clear that JCD understands. (Indeed, it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t.)

0xEph

You understand this is mocking WIFI? These aren’t meant to be legitimate groups, but poorly-formed satire.

Williamstown Resident says:

Thanks for woke-splaining that to us. We’re lucky you’re here.

Also, lol

0xEph

To an outside observer it looks like the aim is to say the CC is so biased that it would be more willing to approve either of these groups than approve of a group supporting Israel.

lol

JCD is silly Just because Johnny Drew didn’t think he was being problematic does not mean that he was not. A triple negative for our triple threat of racism, sexism and general delusion! :)
jcdistheworst JCD…your arrogant, misinformed take on campus events is as amusing as it is terrifying
Rubber Duck ’91 Fendertweed,

What’s your take?

fendertweed JCD’s armchair very amateur lawyering is somewhat entertaining, but ultimately looks like just another case of wishful dreck-throwing in search of a target.
jfslkdfq Freshman takes one philosophy course, thinks they’re the shit: c l a s s i c
John Drew
twitter.com/Augustine25x
According to The College Fix, President Maud Mandel has changed her statement regarding WIFI status on campus so the word “most” has been changed to “all,” referring to benefits available to the unrecognized pro-Israel group.

The College Fix on Twitter

This was not the only difference. Here is the key text of her original message followed by her revised message.

Old Language: Even without CC approval, WIFI or any other non-CC organization can still access most services available to student groups, including use of college spaces for meetings and events.

New Language: Even without CC approval, WIFI or any other non-CC organization can still access all services available to student groups, including use of college spaces for meetings and events, and we are guaranteeing them exactly equal resources.

If this is the case, then she has effectively nullified the decision-making of the College Council. It appears that this revised language is designed to shield the school from a Title VI discrimination charge, a charge which – if it stuck – could cause the school to lose federal funding.

Here’s the link to Maud’s revised statement.

College Council vote on Williams Initiative for Israel

John Drew
anonymouspoliticalscientist.blogspot.comx
According to a student observer, known here as Caleb, the proposed occupation of Hollander Hall came and went with little impact on his life. So far, I’ve seen nothing at all about it on social media.

The invitation to the “occupation” mentioned Professor Kent had “enacted extreme hostility and aggression” at an Asian professor.

The hypocrisy of the occupation organizers is awfully extreme given how the CARE Now leadership mistreated white students at the April 9, College Council meeting. As I recall, the innocent white students were called “d***heads” and “dumb a** n***gers.”

The leaders of the proposed occupation were calling on “the entire community” to show up. It looks like they held an occupation and nobody came.

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anon Williamstown Resident,

It’s important to note the following:

1) Both in absolute terms and relative to peer schools, Williams has not really seen a steep decline in alumni donations. It’s a phenomenon that is not specific to the college. Articles have been written on how schools in general are having a harder time reaching out to alums, who are dealing with student debt and who also have more avenues of giving besides their alma maters.

2) Your point about a “growing percentage of alum with Grievance Studies degrees” is simply just not true, statistically. In fact, it’s the opposite, at least for the majority of the student body. Economics is only growing in popularity, and computer science is exploding (a figure of speech, but not an overstatement). There is immense strain on the computer science department right now due to the disproportionate student demand for classes.

3) I agree with this last point. It makes sense logically, at least.

I think that WW is correct in saying that student loans play a large part in this.

Prefrosh (my first comment didn’t show up)

Williamstown Resident,

It’s important to note the following:

1) Both in absolute terms and relative to peer schools, Williams has not really seen a steep decline in alumni donations. It’s a phenomenon that is not specific to the college. Articles have been written on how schools in general are having a harder time reaching out to alums, who are dealing with student debt and who also have more avenues of giving besides their alma maters.

2) Your point about a “growing percentage of alum with Grievance Studies degrees” is simply just not true, statistically. In fact, it’s the opposite, at least for the majority of the student body. Economics is only growing in popularity, and computer science is exploding (a figure of speech, but not an overstatement). There is immense strain on the computer science department right now due to the disproportionate student demand for classes.

3) I agree with this last point. It makes sense logically, at least.

I think that WW is correct in saying that student loans play a large part in this.

DeadHorse Why use a photo from the Charles Murray event at Middlebury to illustrate this post? Is all your research this poorly done?
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@DDF,

On what do you base that sheer speculation?

You can’t possibly know …. ;-o

fend @DDF,

How can you possibly know that? You can’t. ;-~O

John Drew
anonymouspoliticalscientist.blogspot.comx
It’s complicated…

Former Williams College professor speaks out: Campus hostile toward conservatives for decades

and, also…

Forgiveness and the Shack: Remembering My Old Antagonist, The Late Timothy E. Cook

Curious Why are you such a bitter bitter man, John Drew?
freespeech White guy asserts that black claims are unfounded because of course he does.
freespeech JCD: Williams College censors free speech. Waaaaaah!
Also JCD: Deletes posts he does not like.What a fucking hypocritical weenie.
Williams Alum Who are you responding to? Did you delete a comment and respond to it?
Williams Alum Please don’t discuss journals with JCD; I can guarantee it won’t be fun for anyone.
freespeech JCD — Have you ever published an article in an indexed journal?
John Drew
anonymouspoliticalscientist.blogspot.comx
Really? I don’t see how you can watch the full video and not see a clear violation of the student code of conduct. Will it be reported?

There is a procedure for reporting violations of the code which states “Any member of the Williams community may report an allegation of a social misconduct violation to the Dean’s Office.”

I think it will reflect badly on the whole school if no one reports this incident. It will be particularly unhelpful if these two verbally abusive students are not punished for their aberrant behavior.

It this does not get adjudicated, then I think we will have profoundly disturbing evidence of systematic, institutionalized hate and potentially racial discrimination directed against white males on campus. If the college doesn’t address this issue then it has no moral compass.

John Jones Caleb,

Thank you for your important work! This post was so smart!

Haha the libs are probably so triggered by this. The libs had no idea that their decision to slightly alter the language they use to describe minority students would cause a student to get so upset that he posts a five paragraph response on EphBlog, which proves that the libs are triggered and you and I are not. Sucks for the libs haha.

You are my hero, Caleb!

John Drew
twitter.com/Augustine25x
WA –

Maud and a few members of the board of trustees have gone out of their way to elevate these have built up these students and given them status as student protest leaders. It only makes sense that those wishing to

Williams Alum Please spend less time criticizing 18 and 19 year olds. David responds to user feedback about focus. I wish you would do the same. Criticizing teenagers is getting old.

WA

Recent alum David, on this post John C. Drew, a person who has had no association with Williams for almost twice my lifetime and has perviously cyberstalked Williams students in the comments section of the Williams Alternative, is comparing a current Williams student to a fictional cannibalistic serial killer. Please look in the mirror and sincerely ask whether this is at all productive or whether you’re just creating a dangerous situation.

 

 

“Spam”:

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0xEph

It is difficult for me to understand why it would be wrong to treat the student body as anything but “angry children.”

Yet another illustration of Williams’ wisdom in not retaining you (30 years ago!).

0xEph The Washington Insider article to which you link appears to have been translated from a different language (Russian? Chinese?). This is the first paragraph:

Williams Faculty is without doubt one of the most unique and costly liberal arts schools within the nation. It additionally has a fame as a closely left-leaning faculty and it has been dwelling as much as that fame these days. Three weeks in the past the scholar authorities refused to approve the creation of a pro-Israel pupil group on campus, a choice which even the school’s president felt was improperly selected partisan grounds.

Bizarrely, the Washington Insider article in question includes a blockquote from Majora’s piece that also has numerous similar errors. As an example, here’s what Majora wrote:

I challenged the supposed intelligence differential between Americans and Brazilians.

And here’s how the Washington Insider piece quoted here:

I challenged the supposed intelligence differential between People and Brazilians.

This isn’t a typo, but seems likely to also be a translation-related error. There are numerous such errors throughout.

Another example:

Majora:

In fact, IQ can certainly be measured, and it has some predictive value. While the score may not reflect satisfaction in life, it does correlate with academic success.

Washington Insider:

In actual fact, IQ can definitely be measured, and it has some predictive worth. Whereas the rating might not replicate satisfaction in life, it does correlate with tutorial success.

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