Tallahassee Reports has learned that Tallahassee Community College (TCC) political science professor Edward Duggan has posted comments on Facebook and made public statements to local groups that indicate President Trump could end all elections in the United States and create a terrorist attack for political purposes.
It also appears that Duggan is sharing some of his views with his students.
The Facebook posts and conspiracy theories described in public meetings go beyond the standard name calling that is common place for many of President Trump opponents. Duggan routinely calls trump a fascist and a traitor. Duggan also referred to Sarah Palin as a “Meth Head” when he wrote, “When Sarah Meth Head Palin takes office Putin will hold a Mission Accomplished Party.”
In addition to the name calling, Duggan advocates conspiracy theories that rival those of right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
On the recent immigration controversy over separating families, Duggan saw the zero tolerance policy at the border as more than a get tough approach to illegal immigration gone wrong. Rather Duggan said that Trump – like many authoritarian leaders – was testing the limits of cruelty that could eventually be applied to others in the United States.
His exact words to a local group called “Resist TRUMP Indivisible”:
“A lot of people miss what the whole immigration thing is all about. Trump does not care about the immigrants. Right. This is him seeing what he can get away with. And if he can perform cruelty on these children, then he can get away with performing cruelty and targeting other members of the community….This zero-tolerance was a test balloon and it was test balloon for all of us, right. Political science professors, muslims, radicals, people that are considered to be enemies of the people. We need to realize that we are kind of all on the menu.”
Also, Duggan told the group that Trump will create a terrorist attack in order to transition United States away from democracy and towards authoritarianism.
His exact words:
“The thing that will accelerate the transition to authoritarianism will be a terrorist attack. Right. Without San Bernardino and without Paris, Trump would not have been elected. These terrorists attacks are very dangerous and it is only a matter of time before he has one or he creates one.”
Duggan wrote that Trump is “Our First KGB President” and he told the Resist group that “I view the KGB as working for the Trump Administration.”
Duggan also believes that the upcoming elections could be the last elections in America.
As a TCC political science professor, Duggan’s activities are regulated by school policy. That policy states:
“As a citizen in the community, the faculty member should be free from any institutional control. However, the faculty member should remember that the public may judge the teaching profession and the College by what the faculty member writes or says. Therefore, the faculty member should clearly state that the information may not necessarily represent the point of view of the College.”
Has Duggan’s violated this policy?
Tallahassee Reports recovered a social media invite for a Duggan speech to the “Resist TRUMP Indivisible” group that clearly advertises Duggan’s position with TCC. See below.
Also, Duggan wrote on one of his Facebook posts denigrating Trump that “I pointed this out to some students earlier. Trump has some tells.”
TR will continue to investigate.