Academic spammer or weird meta-troll?

Has anyone else received e-mails from JPMontfort? I was intrigued by the sheer weirdness of things like this:

FROM YEAR 2210

TO UCHICAGO PRESIDENT ROBERT J. ZIMMER

PROTAGONISTS TERESA HORD OWENS & JEREMY EDWARDS

RECIPIENTS 159.134 FACULTY & STAFF IN BRITAIN

We have a reason to believe that our special envoy to present time Earth, Time Traveler JP.Monfort has been subject to arbitrary, subjective and perhaps discriminatory treatment by the personnel in your institution. Following our specific instructions to become a Generalist, our special envoy has previously graduated from The University of California-Berkeley, The London School of Economics and Columbia University.

JP.Monfort was conferred admission to The University Of Chicago in July 2014. Honouring the admission, The Divinity School granted the admission renewal this past May 2015 following JP.Monfort’s decision to defer in 2014. The Divinity School has only recently reviewed the admission and chosen to expel JP.Monfort from its MA program in June 2015.

We understand that decision makers in your institution have retaliated against JP.Monfort’s exercise of freedom of expression, subjectively and arbitrarily applying the “Authority To Direct” Policy described in your Student’s Manual. We also have a reason to believe that retaliation was incorporated when evaluating JP.Monfort’s application to doctoral and master’s programs at The Harris School in the fall of 2014.

For all of the above we strongly encourage you to take action in order to avoid an escalation of the ongoing issue. We estimate a loss in goodwill for your institution in present time dollars of between $100 Million and $1 Billion between today and 1-January-2051 if you do not act promptly. This message has been typed from Year 2210. Over and out

You may contact the protagonists Dean of Students Teresa Hord Owens at +1 773.702.8217 and Associate Dean Jeremy Edwards at +1 773.834.8177.

There’s an interesting bit of background to this weirdness here: “it is difficult to discern whether Monfort is deluded, a scam artist, or some sort of weird meta-troll”.


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