Skip to comments.Protect Military recruiters in Berkeley, California
Posted on 04/18/2005 9:37:47 PM PDT by Thunder90
From the Protestwarrior Website:
This Thursday the "Berkeley stop the war coalition" and other on-campus anti-war whiners are holding an anti-military protest in an effort to kick recruiters off campus. The local college republicans need your help to show our support for our troops!
The protest begins at 10:30 am in Sproul Plaza, the main square on campus, and our rally begins at 11 am. Please bring signs, American flags, wear patriotic t-shirts, etc and lets show them how it's done.
There will be media presence including conservative filmmaker Evan Maloney (creator of "brainwashing 101").
"You sleep under the blanket of protection which I provide, and then question the manner in which I provide it" -Col. Nathan R. Jessep, A Few Good Men
Yes, another attempt by radicals to kick military recruiters off a campus. We must have a nationwide effort to counter their sick attempts.
The hate-America rally takes place this thursday.
The question in my mind is do we really want Berkeley students in the US Army?
Aren't these the same moonbats worried about a draft? So, isn't it foolish to try to stop people from voluntarily joining the military? Typical libtards.
Surely, the military doesn't recruit many people from Berkeley, do they?
Move those recruiters to someplace less expensive to live and work, where the expense is justified by the number of quality recruits.
Like Madison, there are some people there who are actually rational. They have a conservative newspaper and a ProtestWarrior chapter, and a large College Republican chapter.
"Like Madison, there are some people there who are actually rational. They have a conservative newspaper and a ProtestWarrior chapter, and a large College Republican chapter."
Then if they want our help, we should help them.
That evening, I had the most horrifying Halloween I have ever experienced!
Twenty years later, I retired from the Army.
Why would the military even waste its time in that bastion of anti-Americanism?
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Thank you for serving!
Wish I could be there.
At least a couple of years ago, Cal had one of the most active campus Republican groups around.
There are good people there worth standing up for.
Hey, folks! California is the most populous state and Cal is our best public University. There are all sorts of good students there, in addition to the leftie dingbats. I went to Cal and I'm pretty darned conservative. And yes, I'll be there at my alma mater tomorrow! Go Bears!
... And a 'throwdown'?
I went to Cal too in the days that ROTC was a required course for all Freshman and Sophomore males. The men (who weren't interested in flying) all tried to get in the NROTC because the Navy uniform was a sure chick magnet. Those white hats with the scrambled eggs were show stoppers. The men all had to wear their uniforms on Mondays to class, and they looked so handsome! My husband transferred to Cal from Northwestern in his Junior year, so he missed out on the whole ROTC gig and was never drafted either. He was handsome too -- even if he didn't have one of those spiffy NROTC uniforms.
Oh -- I meant to add that living in Bezerkely in the 1960s and attending Cal pushed both of us to the right of Attila the Hun! Chaos will do that to you.
It was the usual hate-America, hate-the military crowd and I think there were more of us than them. I'm bad at estimating crowds, but I'd guess we had 45-50 people or so and they had 25-30.
As usual, they tried to pretend that they "Support the Troops" (always followed by "Bring Them Home") but signs like "U.S. Out of Berkeley" and "ROTC Out of UC" said otherwise. We were upbeat and optimistic, with chants (my favorite: "Treason, Treason, What's Your Reason?") and singing. We sang the National Anthem several times and God Bless America, which must have irritated them to no end ;-)
They looked visibly flustered at times and in the end, their big plan to "rush" the ROTC table never materialized. No doubt the cops at the front door and our presence made them think twice. So I guess we did "protect" the ROTC after all. I just hope they knew we were there.
Dang! Sounds like fun,but business takes me out of town next week!
Thanks for the ping & great job countering the commies in Commietown!
Understand when you see demonstrators after the recruiters, they are concerned about disturbances of their supposedly quaranteed rights to complacency, comfort, and self-actualization through receiving enabling behaviors.
In this country people are unfamiliar with the concepts of peace and freedom, except those few who volunteer to leave our shores and fight on behalf of others. The Iraqis demonstrated understanding of these concepts by defying terrorism to achieve a voter turnout equaling our recent presidential election. In Lebanon 500,000 demonstrated for their nations freedom knowing they risked re-igniting a civil war, which took 1,000,000 lives.
In the western democracies, we desire intellectual comfort food supporting serenity and apathy, spiced with selective moral exhibitionism. Elegant foreign policy models defining necessity, proportional response, multi-lateralism, and exit strategy ensure we turn a blind eye, agonize over the body count, or cut and run.
We no longer remember an urgent desire for freedom, and no longer regard peace as a prize worthy of terrible sacrifice. The events of 9/11 are no more relevant than Pearl Harbor. If the demonstrators speak loudly enough, they think they will not hear, and therefore not need to confront forces promising their eradication. I often wonder what must happen before we understand a horribly dangerous world is seeking to overtake us?
Yes, folks, it's just like the lady said; we FReeped 'em rotten in Berzerkeley!
In truth, we were just the icing on the cake. Berkeley has a great bunch of Young Republicans. They seemed like some rising young stars with great futures ahead of them. The opposition looked like just what you'd expect; unkempt and confused.
Honorable mention goes to Jim, S.F. Chapter head for ProtestWarrior. The guy cracks me up every time! He had a fold-out sign that he held aloft, pointing to the lefties that said simply: IRRELEVANT-->
T'was a beautiful day on a beautiful campus, where there exists a thriving diversity of perspectives and opinions.
- rogue yam
P.S. The leftie idiot who most rang my chimes that day was the shrill chippie who had emblazoned her shirt with the slogan "ROTC Off OUR Campus!" Having just days before paid my not-at-all-insubstantial California state taxes, I was quite irked at the proprietary tone of her presumption. Cute though.