Berkeley Instructor Says Rural Americans Should Be Shamed, Made To Suffer

Jackson Kernion, an instructor at Berkeley, tweeted that rural Americans should be shamed for not living in cities.

Berkeley, CA – A Philosophy instructor the University of California - Berkeley posted tweets that advocated the bashing of rural Americans and said anybody who doesn’t choose to live in a city should be shamed.

"I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans," Jackson Kernion wrote in a now-deleted tweet on Nov. 6. "They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions...and we should shame people who aren't pro-city."

Campus Reform first reported on the philosophy instructor’s bizarre and offensive tweets against affordable healthcare solutions in rural America two days after they were posted.

“Rural Healthcare Should be expensive! And that expense should be borne by those who choose rural America!” Kernion also tweeted.

“Same goes for rural broadband. And gas taxes,” he posted. “It should be uncomfortable to live in rural America. It should be uncomfortable to not move.”

The graduate student in Philosophy later deleted the tweets but not before they went viral, Campus Reform reported.

FOX News reported that Kernion had taught at least 11 philosophy courses at Berkeley.

Kernion has been teaching at the university since 2013, according to Campus Reform.

He later apologized for the tone of his tweet, although Berkeley never weighed in on the matter.

“Pretty sure I did a bad tweet here. Gonna delete it,” Kernion wrote on Twitter. “I’ll want to reflect on it more later, but my tone is way crasser and meaner than I like to think I am.”

FOX Business Host Stuart Varney compared the Berkeley instructor’s tweets to Hillary Clinton calling Donald Trump’s supporters “deplorables” before the 2016 election, according to Time

“What [Kernion] had to say showed us just how the elites look down on everyone else - in this case, country folks,” Varney told FOX News. “It reminds me of Hillary Clinton’s deplorables speech. Remember? Half of us are "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic deplorables.’”

Clinton made those comments in September of 2016 during a campaign fundraiser in New York City.

“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” she said. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic - you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.”

Georgetown University Adjunct Professor Brad Blakeman called Kernion’s remarks "nuts,” FOX News reported.

Blakeman said “cities need to take care of their own" because "rural America is doing just great."

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Not sure what this has to do with Blue Lives Mattering.

I thought this part was kind of interesting:

“Rural Healthcare Should be expensive! And that expense should be borne by those who choose rural America!” Kernion also tweeted.

“Same goes for rural broadband. And gas taxes,” he posted. “It should be uncomfortable to live in rural America. It should be uncomfortable to not move.”

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

What a moron, fitting his photo is from Frisco, because that city is doing so well. We should really listen to this assclown 🤣

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

He is arguing that places like San Francisco are not doing as well as they could because people in these places are subsidizing rural Americans in ways that are not readily apparent. So, no irony there.

If he is well off then there might be some irony in that . . . but we don't know if he is well off.

186
186

You have to consider the source of this article. Bachelor's degree in 2012, Instructor at Berkeley 2013. Lots of life experience, as a professional student

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

So, how many of you had to look up the word "unironically"? I love how the new generations are making up words that sound smart but are just dumb.

Definition of unironic. : not ironic especially : not using or given to irony : sincere … on the topic of medals and awards he is totally unironic—he takes them seriously …

This guy takes himself so seriously that he doesn't realize he's a big joke to us "country folk". God help him when he is starving some day and the farmers have all quit farming, the dairymen (and women) have all quit milking, and when people quit sending their kids to college because of idiots like him.

Anomie88
Anomie88

Why would anyone care what a twenty-something "Philosophy" teacher has to say about rural Americans or anything that is actually real in the world. Why would anyone leave the the Great Plains or the Rockies to live in filth and squalor? It is cleaner to live in a forest than in SF or LA. He should remain where he is with the other self-emasculating ninnies from the left coast and people in the real world should take his comments for what they are: fantasy and delusion.

JBoH
JBoH

Wonder who will feed America if everyone moves to the city? Professors?

flybynight
flybynight

"Jackson Kernion, an instructor at Berkeley, tweeted that rural Americans should be shamed for not living in cities".

Hey Jackson, do you see that bridge behind you in the picture? Please walk out there and jump off at your earliest convenience.

HonorYourHeroes
HonorYourHeroes

Like one Country Singer said in a song, "We make their milk and honey, but they preach their new way of life."

Mom2Boys
Mom2Boys

I wonder if the professor knows where most of the food for city folk is grown and who raises the animals that are so conveniently packaged for him in the supermarket? Maybe city folk need to feel the need to move to rural areas so they can eat.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

So answer me this TWEEKER. WHO the hell will grow the crop needed to FEED YOUR STUPID A$$???

CapDog
CapDog

His gas taxes are higher than ours because his overlords don't want to smell a nasty refinery or hear a drilling rig clanging in the night. We could just stop sending gas to cities. How's that sound, scooter?

copsupporter$$
copsupporter$$

When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds.

Will Rogers

4bconsulting
4bconsulting

For those of you who are supporting Berkeley and other libtard institutions of its ilk you might want to rethink your financial choices. Colleges, like Berkeley, have become the breeding ground for stupidity not enlightenment. Without the "heartland" the little prick wouldn't be eating. Would love for the transportation system to develop a "glitch" for about a month. After the toilet paper runs out and there's not corn for the tortilla's the little pussy would be crying for his mama. Cities can't exist without the rural America.

Fire0462
Fire0462

Your ignorance is showing you dipshit. Do you grow your food in the cities ? Do you have any idea where your food even comes from ?or like another Democrat said " our food comes from the stores".this is your argument for others to live on shit covered sidewalks with homeless bumps and drugs everywhere. Not to mention rainbow's and illegals running around lawless.

hoss377
hoss377

As soon as i saw Berkeley i knew it was going to be socialist bigotry,what an idiot,prime example of why some should not teach

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I think Berkeley should be burned to the ground.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Yeah, move to the city where you haave to pay 2-3 thousand a month for a shit hole residence, congested traffic and addicts sitting around drinking and doing drugs because their is nothing else to do in a messed up concrete jungle. I'm 10 minutes from walking in a forest with no people, snow covered landscape that has no footprints! My cost for healthcare is exactly the same for everyone in the United States in my position! If it wasn't for us rural communities, the professor would have to live on seaweed with a wine chaser!

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

fucktard said what! maybe it should remove the the foot from it's ass and nose from the stack of USELESS books it reads! just because fucktard likes to live in a stack and pack overpriced apt. doesn't mean everyone else should! some of us like to have elbow room!

AlAmedak
AlAmedak

Tell him to grow his own fucking food then, rather than buying it from the stores we supply. Fucking moron. I'm sure he's never set foot outside of the Gay Area

anissa1969
anissa1969

CAlifoornia a sshitt holee!!!

Aramovich
Aramovich

When California closed its mental hospitals, it forgot Berkeley. Highest concentration of bozos outside a clown convention.

Rural america
Rural america

What a real fruitcake. I mean is he for real.....who really cares about his stupid brainless ideas.

61mouse
61mouse

Because of assholes like him

61mouse
61mouse

Gee if everyone lived in the city where would he and his pussy friends get organic shit to eat ??

Macgizzard
Macgizzard

Who cares what a ftard thinks? When ftards say completely ftarded crap like this they should just be shamed for the ftards they are. Pretty simple.

Pennymae
Pennymae

Aren't cities the largest producers of carbon emissions? Aren't the cities large locations of pollution? Sooo he wants to do away with self-sufficient communities for overpopulated pollution centers...🤔 isn't that counterproductive to the climate? And isn't that all the left cares about?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Sounds like Jackson Kernion is still but hurt over the electoral collage and wishes big cities got to pick how the country is run on their own. What a moron.

HH3
HH3

Let him eat the food the city grows!!!

wtwalker77
wtwalker77

As both a native Iowan and a class of 2000 alum of Berkeley, I'd ask you all to take these comments for what they are: naive elitism from a kid lacking in both perspective and life experience.

I still live in the bay area, and while it certainly has its elitists, they make up less than 10% of the population. That group is dwarfed by the amount of people who, like me, are transplants from rural America that love and value our midwestern roots.

So yeah, pay no mind to this kid. He'll learn. But, also take this article for what it is: clickbait meant to enrage conservatives and divide us further.

ikaika
ikaika

We who live in suburbs or small towns like our home grown produce, space, lower cost of living, good school sysyems, peaceful race relations, lack of riots, and our positive relationship with law enforcement.

KenDPD3853
KenDPD3853

This is typical of the snowflake attitude prevalent in the country of Calimex. Where does this idiot think the food comes from? Farmers and rural residents are the backbone of the our country, USA. Without them we could not survive.