Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Vege-vangelist teacher Warwak wants his job back

Apparently, vegan evangelist teacher Dave Warwak's fifteen minutes of fame isn't over yet. I commented a few days ago about Mr. Warwak's firing, and now it seems the nutty art teacher wants his job back and has filed an appeal. That didn't take long. I guess he figured out it's hard to buy tofu when you don't have a paycheck, but I digress. What's really incredulous here is Mr. Warwak's asinine accusations against the school district. Warwak accuses the school district of exposing him to "hatred, contempt, and ridicule". Is this clown for real? What Warwak is doing here is all too typical in today's society: he's playing the victim and refusing to take personal responsibility for his own actions. Warwak just doesn't get it. The district didn't open him up to "hatred, contempt, and ridicule", he did that to himself through his own actions. And now he doesn't have the manhood to take responsibility for those actions. We see this so much in America today, that it certainly doesn't surprise me, but it never fails to annoy and outrage me.
The spin that Warwak tries to put on his actions is equally as outrageous. Notice that Warwak claims he was only trying to educate students about the power of advertising in the visual arts when he demanded promotional posters for milk be removed from the cafeteria. Who does he expect to believe this lie? We know for a fact he was proselytizing to students. We know he was distributing vegan propaganda to students. And on top of that, we know he tried to hide it from parents and fellow faculty members. It seems Mr. Warwak is every bit as shameless in his self-serving, faux victimhood and in his intellectual dishonesty as he is in his zeal for vegan evangelism.


Anonymous said...

My Vegan friend posted this on his Myspace blog - of course the root site is so clearly filled with the Peter Singer logic of "animal rights". Thought you might find it of interest.

"We're all Michael Vick"

padraig said...

One of the commenters on the article beat me to the punch by speculating that he needs his teaching salary to pay the $800/hour lawyer he bragged he was going to hire to sue the district.

I wonder if he'll mention that in the hearing...?

Anonymous said...

Good to see you over at AP confronting the zombies once again. Do you think they even understand what morality is and why it even exists? What "good" and "bad" actually mean from a pragmatic (ie, non-mystical, guilt-trip) angle?

It's all a product of an overly-disconnected and comfortable modern existence. It's nauseating.

Grizzly Bear said...

Yeah, I love Animal Person. It's about the only pro-AR blog I check up on on a daily basis. It's one of those things that, on the one hand, it is utterly nauseating, but on the other it is irresistibly entertaining. I guess it's the utter disconnect from reality that some of the folks there seem to have that makes it so entertaining, but it's their smug sanctimony that makes it nauseating. You've got to love a blog by a woman who claims to be a feminist, yet is at home doing Pilates and watching soap operas while her husband is off doing the bread-winning. Oh, and don't forget the complaining about the lack of alternative-to-leather options in expensive luxury cars and lack of vegan options at pricey bed-and-breakfasts, all the while pontificating to other people about the supposedly excessive and unnecessary things in their lifestyles. It all adds up to one mind-boggling piece of work.

Grizzly Bear said...

I was going to comment on the "We're all Michael Vick" op-ed piece when it came out, but at the time I was very short of time for blogging. It's just another one of Francione's self-serving little screeds. It's so chock full of absurdities that it's almost hard to know where to begin.