Bonnie’s book

Hi MRFF,
I just read Boonie’s book and I am so shocked. I am so sorry that you all (esp Mikey) have to deal with such ad hominem (to put it lightly) attacks from right winged weirdos. I was, I think, one of the first USAFA faculty members to donate to MRFF back in 2005(6?) and I thank you today for your continued service to our country. I must admit that I wouldn’t have the courage to do what Mikey does every day. In fact, I wrote a not so flattering paper on USAFA (“United States Air Force Academy: Elite Liberal Arts College?” published in J of Academic Freedom) back in 2012 and got some hate mail from some angry grads and current military instructors. But nothing, nothing like what you all receive. I even backed out of a planned second paper where I was going to go into more detail about poorly educated and inappropriately placed instructors. I also was going to tell some religious intolerance and bigotry against me and other non-believers (I am agnostic). But I didn’t for fear of reprisal, even though I left USAFA back in 2010. Like many people who left USAFA, it wasn’t because of my department head or fellow faculty or certainly not because of the talented cadets, but because of the top leadership and their poor understanding of academia (not to mention the constitution).
Basically, I am saying thank you, Mikey and Bonnie, for doing what I could not do. You are very brave and appreciated! Please be assured that I will continue to support MRFF.
Warmest regards,
(name withheld)

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