Shortly after that response I got this:
Is that what left wing teachers have degraded into? Start out a conversation with someone you haven't spoken with in almost 30 years and you begin with a Hitler reference? Is this seriously where we are?
This is just a prime example of how many in the profession of perpetual outrage have lost all touch with reality. Start a conversation with a Hitler joke and then turn around and call me a nasty name besides? I guess there really isn't any tolerance or diversity allowed in this person's classroom.
I won't name him or where he teaches, I really don't want this to be a personal attack. It just never ceases to amaze me how those on the rabid left have zero tolerance for people who may disagree with their world view.
I have several very good friends on the left side of the aisle, I value them more than I can express. I respect them for being involved, informed and tolerant. It is a shame that so many of those who share their ideology do not share their respect of intellectual diversity.
As to my old teacher friend. I sent him a lengthy note a week ago catching him up on what we've been up to. To date it has not been answered.