Dartmouth Professor Claims Firearms have ‘The Power’ to Make People Evil

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According to the Dartmouth College official site, Chelsey L Kivland is employed at the private New Hampshire institute of higher learning as an associate professor of anthropology. Apparently, she’s also some kind of resident expert on everything Haiti.

Of course, Kivland is also touted as somewhat of an expert on Haitian voodoo.

In the real world, everyone knows that an anthropology degree can only make your money disappear. Even without the help of that voodoo that you do so well.

Dartmouth anthropology professor Chesley L. Kivland.

Keep in mind that the cost of tuition with all the fixin’s at Dartmouth is a cool $76,488 per year.

But with all that aside, the Breitbart.com news portal is reporting that Kivland has publicly stated that guns in and of themselves have the “magic” to force human beings to “create” an evil mindset.

As reported (emphasis mine);

To many, the men died because the occult forces they had been using for unethical gain had ultimately turned against them—opening them up to conflict and failing to protect them…

It would be shortsighted to dismiss these claims as the misguided logic of a “superstitious people.” That racially inflected trope, long used to marginalize and demonize Haitians, among others, blinds observers to the way in which guns do exhibit a power akin to magic: the power to create a change in someone’s state of mind.

Personally, I wonder why Kivland didn’t proffer-up as more of her “proof” that an inanimate object has power to affect how good or evil one acts from the Arthurian Tale of Excalibur.

Maybe that’s a different Dartmouth assistant anthropology professor’s job.

But then again, just about everyone in the world of academia already knows that everything that comes out of Europe is inherently evil (sarcasm, off).