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Idiot on campus? Benjamin Shapiro sees harsh words on Tillman's death due to anti-American profs ^ | Friday, May 7, 2004

Posted on 05/07/2004 3:25:34 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

Former Arizona Cardinals football player Pat Tillman was an inspiration for almost all Americans. Even on campus, Tillman's death in Afghanistan caused a good deal of grief, soul-searching and pride in our fighting men and women.

But not everyone on campus was pro-Tillman. According to University of Massachusetts graduate student Rene Gonzalez, Tillman was a "pendejo," idiot, who died "in vain." In an opinion piece published in the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Daily Collegian, Gonzalez wrote: "This was a 'G.I. Joe' guy who got what was coming to him. That was not heroism, it was prophetic idiocy. ... He was acting out his macho, patriotic crap, and I guess someone with a bigger gun did him in."

To his credit, University of Massachusetts president Jack Wilson condemned the filth spilling from Gonzalez's pen, calling Gonzalez's words "a disgusting, arrogant and intellectually immature attack on a human being who died in service to his country." Gonzalez subsequently apologized for his column.

It shouldn't come as a shock to anyone that a grad student was writing this kind of garbage. After all, as I explain in my book "Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth," college campuses aren't exactly hotbeds of patriotism. With moral relativism as the guiding ideology, the American military and al-Qaida are often moral equals on campus.

Professor Noam Chomsky of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the champion of all causes anti-American, told CNN's Paula Zahn that the United States is responsible for "massive terrorism" and stated that "the World Court was quite correct in condemning the United States as an international terrorist state."

Professor Dana Cloud of the University of Texas wrote a submission to the Daily Texan titled "Pledge to the Workers," in which she advocated continued resistance on the part of terrorists: "I pledge allegiance to the people of Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan, and to their struggles to survive and resist ... "

Fellow University of Texas professor Robert Jensen stated after Sept. 11 that "My anger on this day is directed ... at those who have held power in the United States and have engineered attacks on civilians every bit as tragic."

Columbia University professor Nicholas De Genova called for the death of 18 million U.S. soldiers in Iraq when he told a 3,000-student audience at a "teach-in" that he "personally would like to see a million Mogadishus." "The only true heroes are those who find ways to help defeat the U.S. military," he explained. And lest we forget, De Genova's comments were made before 29 other Columbia University faculty members. No media account of the "teach-in" reported any objections by any of the other faculty on the panel at the time.

Hatem Bazian, a senior lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, called for an armed uprising against the U.S. government before a cheering crowd. "[W]e're sitting here and watching the world pass by, people being bombed, and it's about time that we have an intifada in this country that change[s] fundamentally the political dynamics in here."

Professor Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of Southern California Law School refused to condemn anti-war protesters who carried signs reading "We Support Our Troops When They Shoot Their Officers."

Aversion to the U.S. military is so great that the Reserve Officers' Training Corps has been banned at many top-tier schools. Harvard University bans ROTC, as do Brown, Stanford, Yale and Columbia. Most of the bans date back to the Vietnam War and are now justified by university opposition to the "don't ask, don't tell" policy of the military. It's a lame excuse, considering that ROTC was not allowed back on campus between the end of the Vietnam War and the beginning of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

The damage done to students is great. For many who never get the chance to meet a soldier, soldiers become "baby killers." The Yale Daily News referred to military recruitment presence at Harvard Law School as "an occupation." At one anti-war rally at UCLA, where students rarely take ROTC courses as an elective, I watched a group of marchers scream "F--- the military!" as they walked past a young officer standing on the main campus walkway.

Is it any wonder that at the University of California at Berkeley, a Sept. 11 student memorial planned to ban American flags, as well as the singing of both "God Bless America" and "The Star-Spangled Banner"? Is it totally unexpected that at Florida Gulf Coast University, employees were banned from posting stickers reading "Proud to be an American"? Should we be surprised that anti-American sentiment emanates from our universities?

Pat Tillman represented what is best about America. Why then, are we shocked when we hear anti-Tillman bile from students like Rene Gonzalez?

TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pattillman; tenuredradicals

1 posted on 05/07/2004 3:25:35 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
How, in a "free society" can one legally deal with slime such as these....

Must we be constantly insulted by these low life bottom dwellers - with no recourse??

At some point - the folks like Michael Moore and those like the repulsive student in Mass --- need to feel society's bitter reaction to their behavior...

Must one resort to illegal means to "reward" these bastards for their insults?

Semper Fi

2 posted on 05/07/2004 4:45:43 AM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek...But I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat
hello brother,

good question; how can slime like this be dealt with legally?

When thinking about the answer, places like Cowpens, Monmouth & Yorktown come to mind.
3 posted on 05/07/2004 5:03:22 AM PDT by CGVet58 (God has granted us liberty, and we owe Him courage in return)
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To: river rat
Kerry was 27 years old when he made those infamous and untrue charges against our troops in Vietnam, but now excuses his "words" as those of a "young man."

This grad student will probably use the same excuse in the future as he, too, ages and, horrors, runs for political office.

However, I cannot and will not excuse either Kerry or Gonzolas for being vicious anti-Americans, who, like our enemies, rejoice in the streets over American lives lost.

4 posted on 05/07/2004 5:16:20 AM PDT by Carolinamom (No man or woman is poor if he/she can laugh.)
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To: JohnHuang2
Professor Noam Chomsky of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the champion of all causes anti-American, told CNN's Paula Zahn that the United States is responsible for "massive terrorism" and stated that "the World Court was quite correct in condemning the United States as an international terrorist state."
Like Horror Flicks competing for teenage audience, leftwing lunatics compete with each other to see who can level the most outrageous charge against the USA. Chomsky plays the game well, is probably well-toasted at all the upper-class leftist parties in Manhattan and San Francisco and knows that no matter how much he disgraces himself, dishonors his country and aids and abets the real terrorists in the world, he himself will always be treated to fine wine, fine women and fine praise from the leftist elite who look down their pristine, often coke-filled, noses at the soldiers who keep all of us safe.

Chomsky knows in his heart of hearts that if the communist state he worships ever came to power he and his intellectual leftists scum would be the first to get bullets in the back of the head.

Chomsky knows in his heart of hearts that under Islamic law there would be absolutely no use for a party-going "free thinker" like himself.

And Chomsky knows in his heart of hearts that he doesn't have to worry about any of that because America will always be kept free by the very people he publicly scorns and despises.

All of which makes Chomsky, in his heart of hearts, a traitor. Maybe not legally. But morally. Without question.

5 posted on 05/07/2004 5:20:55 AM PDT by samtheman (
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To: river rat
No, Brother Rat, there IS justice. But short of Providence, it comes through the marketplace.

Notice that each of the pseudo-intellectuals quoted in the article teaches at either an Ivy League or a Big State schools. I, too, am a professor, but in a backwater business school. Millions of Americans, just like us, are boycotting the "elite" institutions in favor of places where there are still a few souls unafraid to support our troops.

Keep on fighting!
6 posted on 05/07/2004 6:12:10 AM PDT by mywholebodyisaweapon
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To: river rat
Society's bitter reaction?

I'd agree...but there dorks have one thing going for them.


If any of these clowns said this in a private sector position, they'd be looking for new work.

7 posted on 05/07/2004 6:18:42 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: mywholebodyisaweapon
I applaud you for keeping true to American values, in a profession that seems focused on destroying the values and concepts that made America what she is...

I'm of simpler stock....who realized the value of education, late in life - but was fortunate to be provided an opportunity to overcome early mistakes in life..

I'm past the point of being satisfied with "market solutions" for the lunatic leftists and America destroyers.
A more violent and permanent consequence for their actions, would be far more satisfactory - to me..

At my age, my final request is that the "time" comes while I can participate and spare my grandchildren from a task they are ill prepared to handle. Us old timers would appreciate not having to travel 10,000 miles to fight the enemy --- we have plenty right here at home.

Semper Fi
8 posted on 05/07/2004 6:53:22 AM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek...But I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: JohnHuang2
'morning John... thanks for the post... a needed one!

More years ago than I care to remember, I was in attendance at a Bible conference in New Hampshire. Simply to put this in the proper context, i.e., not modern thinking, the year was either 1945 or 1946. The speaker was a missionary who had been held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese for close to four years.

He said, and I paraphrase for my memory is not that keen...

"America is one of the few countries remaining on earth that continue to have a firm belief in the principles of Biblical righteousness and a conviction that God Almighty is supreme and will one day call all men to account."

In his comments on verses in Peter's second epistle, primarily those dealing with remembrance and false teachers ("I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance"; "there shall be false teachers among you, who shall secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them"[2Pe 1:12 & 2Pe 2:1]) he stated his views on how much Bible believing Christians are affected by things in the world around us.

He then postulated that if Satan were to oversee a dramatic departure from righteous thinking in the United States of America, he would lead prominent men and women toward a number of goals. Three of those goals would be:

1) The takeover of the American press by liberal, anti-God thinkers.
2) The placement of teachers and professors of similar liberal anti-God thinkers in schools and universities.
3) The changeing of the minds of American people from that of a desire for moral righteousness to that of 'it makes no difference as long as it doesn't affect me'".

This individual, long since passed into the presence of the Lord, would not have considered himself to be a prophet... but his thoughts certainly have become reality.
9 posted on 05/07/2004 7:08:35 AM PDT by oldngray
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To: mywholebodyisaweapon
Unfortunately, you cannot injure in any way the career of a tenured professor at a heavily endowed school. Only if endowment donations drop will administrators do anything, and since limo liberals control most foundation wealth and a lot of other philanthropic wealth, these scumbags are pretty much invulnerable.
Will the revolution promoted by the elite pit this aristocracy against the bourgeoisie, or the bourgeoisie against the poor?
10 posted on 05/07/2004 7:13:17 AM PDT by steve8714
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