Insectman Home
Contact Us
My Testimony
Our Links
Get Saved
Exodus Mandate
The Lie: Evolution


Bogus Scholarship

By Karl C. Priest June 18, 2020 (revised 6-19-2020)

The font in the title is meant to express a description of so-called higher education scholarship. College professors, with very rare exceptions, have intense OCD (Outrageous Conservative Detestation) that disqualifies them as objective educators.

In America (intensely, in 2020) liberals (the Left) are obsessed with annihilating conservative and (especially) Christian values. The Left’s Gestapo (1) are college professors. The Left’s use of media equals or exceeds the propaganda methods of Nazi Germany.

The Kanawha County Textbook Protest is a prime example of university academia bogus scholarship, liberal censorship, and media propaganda. There is abundant proof to support this claim. I challenge anyone to dispute the facts I have posted.

The following facts form additional undeniable documentation of this claim.

On March 1, 2020 I submitted an article for publication in a West Virginia history journal. It was refused.

I will provide the article and the statements from the reviewers giving their rejection reasons upon request. Also, upon request, I will provide all emails between me and the professor from my original contact with the professor (2) through the last email exchange prior to the one below. It is, IMHO, quite enlightening.

For this article, I only include the professor’s email informing me of the rejection and my reply to him. After that is my email informing the media about the censorship of my article. I did not expect the media to do a report. My intent was to provide proof that the media condones censorship of conservative and Christian viewpoints.

Regarding the argument that two qualified scholars objectively reviewed my article, I challenge you to read it. Also, I submit the following analogy. A black man tries to rent a house from a racist landlord. The racist landlord does not decline the rental application based upon the potential tenant’s skin color. Rather he uses his connections with a financial and a background information specialist to decline renting to the black man.


Mon, Jun 15, 2020 1:34 pm

From: Barksdale, Kevin (


I hope this email finds you well. I finally received the Readers’ Reports back on your manuscript “The Kanawha County Textbook Protest—History vs. Hype.” While both readers agreed that the topic is worthwhile and timely, both readers also found substantial problems with the manuscript and recommended not publishing the article. After rereading the manuscript and carefully considering the readers’ comments, I agree with their recommendation to not publish the article. I have attached a summary of the Readers’ Report and the full reports to this email. I hope these readers’ comments are useful in any effort to revise and submit the article to another publication. Thank you again for your submission to West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Kevin T. Barksdale
Professor of History
Marshall University
127 Harris Hall
(304) 696-2956
Editor West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies


Mon, Jun 15, 2020 9:18 pm

15 June 2020

Dear Dr. Barksdale:

I am not surprised that my article has been rejected. Let's call it what it is: CENSORSHIP. Liberals have difficulty handling facts that shake their worldview. Censoring facts that contradict what they want to believe about the Kanawha County Textbook Protest has been common since that monumental event.

West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies dedicated 27 pages* to a writer who has highly criticized the good people known as the Kanawha County Textbook Protesters.

At you will see (should you and your reviewers dare to read it) my rebuttal to that author's propaganda. There you will find links to FACTS that debunk all of the narrow-minded and hate-filled propaganda that "scholars" have perpetuated since 1974. I have documented that "scholars" have often repeated the biased, frequently false, malarkey spewed by subjective media.

The reviewers’ reasons for their recommended censorship of my article are bogus. Your use of them to excuse your censorship of my article is a pitiful shame! The censorship of my article is disgraceful and will deprive people, who sincerely want to view both sides of an issue, from the opportunity to hear the other side of the story.

While I am at it, here is proof that my book has been, in effect, banned:

Both sad situations are par for the course for the liberals who certainly do not "practice what they preach".

Very sincerely.


*Carol Mason (3)
West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies (4)
West Virginia University Press
Volume 5, Number 2, Fall 2011
pp. 1-27


(This is being sent to multiple media individuals.)

17 June 2020

Dear Member of the Media:

Again, you have an opportunity to do a report/story on censorship and prejudice in West Virginia. In this case, it is not racial prejudice, but rather liberal elitists versus working class conservatives.

I submitted a thoroughly footnoted article to the West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies which claims to be “the premier source of scholarship and research on the history of the Mountain State.” (

The article was rejected (censored).

I will furnish all details to any member of the media who dares to confront liberal elitist censorship. I realize that most media has a liberal slant, but hold hope of finding the rare true liberal that seeks truth.

Below, you will find my email response to the Marshall University professor who censored my article. I encourage you to look at the links I provided. Below that is the professor’s email informing me of his decision “to not publish (i.e. censor) the article.”

I must point out some material that passed previous censors for the West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies.

The Fall 2019 edition (Volume 13, Number 2) has some interesting articles.

One is “Discreetly Cunning: The Wartime Experiences of Victoria Hansford, a West Virginia Confederate” which glorifies a “Confederate sympathizer from Kanawha County.”

(Shaver, Amanda. "Discreetly Cunning: The Wartime Experiences of Victoria Hansford, a West Virginia Confederate." West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, vol. 13 no. 2, 2019, p. 27-45)

Another article is a book review “LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia,” containing:

“Mann and Watts have created a long-awaited love letter to the Appalachian LGBTQ+ community, an affirmation that their existence within the larger culture is valued and valid… Appalachia means something different to everyone. Popular culture is rife with stereotypes that seek to explain the lives of those that live within the region. However, the most apt cultural exposés are those told by the native Appalachians—those born, raised, and well-versed in the culture.”

(Burns, Jason. Review of LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia ed. by Jeff Mann and Julia Watts. West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, vol. 13 no. 2, 2019, p. 75-76.)

The Spring 2019 (Volume 13, Number 1) has, “Sunnyside: The Landscape of an American Party School in Morgantown, West Virginia.” That article “traces the local housing crisis in the 1960s, the development of Sunnyside’s “party culture” and notorious reputation…”

Also, in the Spring edition, you can read “’Have You Bought Enough Vietnam?’: The Vietnam Antiwar Movement at West Virginia University, 1967–1970.” Of course, Vietnam is popular with academicians who believe there is “cause for suspicion of the hawkish working-class stereotype.”

(Sutton, Nora. "“Have You Bought Enough Vietnam?”: The Vietnam Antiwar Movement at West Virginia University, 1967–1970." West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, vol. 13 no. 1, 2019, p. 27-55.)

Here is my email response to the censorship notice: (A COPY OF THE ABOVE WAS HERE.)

Here is the Dr. Barksdale’s announcement of the (my word) censorship: (A COPY OF THE ABOVE WAS HERE.)

LIST OF MEDIA MEMBERSCONTACTED WITH THIS NEWS TIP,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


(1) The Left’s Storm Trooper/Brownshirt force ( is Antifa.

(2) Too bad the professor, Kevin Barksdale, does not emphasize with working-class West Virginians as much as he does American Indians. As a reporter wrote, “Barksdale could tell you he spends a lot of his time in class de-bunking myths about Native Americans.”

(3) (From Carol Mason (as of June 2020) is on the faculty of the University of Kentucky. She “is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, and Professor of English.” Her interests include: critical studies of whiteness, race and reproduction, theories of gender and sexuality, and social movements. She “is affiliate faculty at the Center for Right Wing Studies at University of California, Berkeley.” “She is the author of books examining different aspects of the rise of the right since the 1960s” including Oklahomo: Lessons in Unqueering America.

Her articles have been printed in (among others) Signs (5), Feminist Formations, New Political Science, Hypatia, and GLQ. Feminist Formations claims to be “a leading journal for innovative work in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.” ( New Political Science “focuses on developing analyses which reflect a commitment to progressive social change.” ( The complete name for Hypatia is Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.

GLQ states its “aim is to offer queer perspectives on all issues touching on sex and sexuality… (and) has expanded to include Lesbian and Gay Studies Newsletter book reviews and calls for papers.”(

She wrote “Buckwild Mad Men: Necropolitics and Masculinity in Appalachia” in Place Matters. Kingsolver, Billings, eds. University Press of Kentucky, 2018.

(4) “Kevin Barksdale (Marshall University) and Ken Fones-Wolf (West Virginia University) assembled this collection of essays, mostly from the journal they edit, West Virginia History, to serve as a reader for courses on the Mountain State’s history. In selecting essays, they emphasized pieces that addressed themes from differing perspectives… As such, they offer multiple opportunities for students to compare and contrast the experiences of varying groups of West Virginians throughout the state’s history. Emphasis added to show the hypocrisy of Dr. Barksdale. TABLE OF CONTENTS 16. From Textbooks to Tea Parties: An Appalachian Antecedent of Anti- Obama Rebellion by Carol Mason.” (

(5) Signs is published by the University of Chicago Press and states that it “publishes pathbreaking articles, review essays, comparative perspectives, and retrospectives of interdisciplinary interest addressing gender, race, culture, class, nation, and sexuality.” ( When accessed (June 19, 2020) the Signs webpage ( had a prominent banner just below its masthead stating “#BlackLivesMatter. More than sixty free articles on policing, civil rights, and racial justice now available from University of Chicago Press journals.” Free content (June 19, 2020) includes a book review by Tristan Bridges* “Boys and Sex: Compassion, Criticism, and a Call for Change.” In it Bridges says, “Boys and Sex should be required reading for parents, teachers, and young people.” The author “interviewed one hundred. They talked about masturbation, described addiction to pornography, and confessed to difficult sexual initiations and interactions—some endearing, many horrifying.” (
*Bridges is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia and his “research is broadly concerned with an important dynamic in the sociology of gender…” ( One of his journal articles is “A Very “Gay” Straight?: Hybrid Masculinities, Sexual Aesthetics, and the Changing Relationship between Masculinity and Homophobia” (

Another feature free item (June 19, 2020) in Signs is a review (by Liz Bucar*) of “The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls” by Mona Eltahawy. The cover of the book featres a large sketch of a female arm/hand with the middle finger extended. In Bucar’s own words:

“(A)nyone who reads Eltahawy’s work, or has heard her speak, knows she likes to say ‘fuck.’… Monogamy, she suggests, is about possession—being a possession and possessing one’s beloved… Her call for violence is perhaps where some readers will think she goes too far… I think this book’s natural audience is girls and young women… Take my eleven-year-old daughter and her friends as an example. This fall they demanded a school assembly to address the policing of girls’ bodies, and they created a safe space for queer identities, which allowed classmates to feel safe enough to come out. These girls demand attention, and from what I can see in their texts, they are not afraid of profanity.” (

*Bucar is “a professor in the department of philosophy and religion and Dean’s Leadership Fellow at Northeastern University in Boston. She says that “I write, teach, and more recently tweet about gender, sexuality, and politics in everyday religious practice.” (


Media slant is growing worse.

Revealing (slightly dated) research: Media Bias 101

From Forbes Magazine: We’re Not Biased, We’re Liberals: How Cultural Leftism Will Slant Social Media Regulation

Honest (rare) college professors say:

The Liberal Media: It's No Myth (Harvard)

Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind

Extremism in higher education is so obvious, not links are needed.


FOR MUCH MORE ON THE CENSORSHIP AND PROPAGANDA OF THE KANAWHA COUNTY TEXTBOOK PROTEST SEE “Why Protester Voices —the 1974 Textbook Tea Party Qualifies as a Banned Book”.