Skip to comments.Being David Horowitz (super-duper mega barf alert)
Posted on 04/25/2005 12:50:08 PM PDT by Lorianne
University of Hawaii students and faculty were treated to a sad spectacle on Wednesday night at the Art Auditorium.
A bitter, defeated man named David Horowitz attempted to spew his lies and hate speech to an audience of about 100 people.
He was soundly defeated by a courageous group of truth-and-reality advocates. Every time Horowitz told a lie, he was corrected by an audience member, who then were rudely told to Shut up! by some demented looking right-wingers.
Horowitz is pushing the agenda of a group calling itself "Students for Academic Freedom," a thinly veiled attempt to censor university professors who criticize US foreign policy. Horowitz claims without a shred of evidence that universities are controlled by radical marxists who brainwash their students. This is just projection; in fact it is the rightwingers who want to destroy free thought at the universities and turn them into fascist indoctrination camps.
The fascist and corporate criminal wing of the Republican Party now controls all three branches of government, the corporate media, the US military global empire and now they want to take over the last bastion of truth and decency, colleges and universities.
Why are rightwingers so paranoid about destroying universities like they have destroyed everything else that is good about America? Universities are the last place where people can escape from the brainwashing of the state-run Goebbelesque right wing media machine; the last place where you can be free to think and offer dissenting opinions without being maced in the face by psychotic police.
The Bush administration, the most criminal administration since that of former President Ronald Reagan, has established a fascist global empire that would make Hitler jealous. What little dissent that has escaped the post-9/11 hypnosis (terrorist! Terrorist! Be afraid!) is squelched by the jack booted thugs of the Busheviks.
How did Horowitz come to this sad state? He was a radical leftist in the 60s and worked with the Black Panthers. When some of his friends were murdered by the FBIs Cointelpro program, Horowitz embraced the system which was oppressing him rather than fighting against it. It must be some variation of the Stockholm Syndrome or perhaps he was just slumming, a poser, a faux radical. As soon as the going got tough, he abandoned his ideals and became a fascist traitor. Who knows, maybe he was working for Cointelpro all those years he was posing as a radical.
No matter how you slice it, he is a coward. It is funny how the cowards have taken over the government. Since when do we let cowards tell us to be afraid of empty shadows. Real men lead through courage, not fear.
The current movement of fear-mongers does not even deserve the name conservative. True conservatives would seek to preserve the constitution, not destroy it. True conservatism actually shares many values with true liberalism, which espouses the primacy of individual rights over state power. These liars and hypocrites were called pseudo-conservatives by Richard Hofstadter. He described pseudo-conservatism in his book, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays:
"Pseudoconservativism is among other things a disorder in relation to authority, characterized by an inability to find other modes for human relationship than those of more or less complete domination or submission ... The pseudo-conservative is a man who, in the name of upholding traditional American values and institutions and defending them against more or less fictitious dangers, consciously or unconsciously aims at their abolition ... [He] sees his own country as being so weak that it is constantly about to fall victim to subversion; and yet he feels that it is so all-powerful that any failure it may experience in getting its way in the world ... cannot possibly be due to its limitations but must be attributed to its having been betrayed."
I sometimes wonder if pseudo-conservatives were locked in a closet for the first 20 years of their life. That would explain their palpable rage and their dim myopic grasping to understand a complex world that is beyond their ken. Rather than attempting to understand its chaotic dynamics and adapt to them, they seek to destroy the world around them and reduce it to a simple one-dimensional black-and-white parody that they can understand. Their rage and self-hatred is projected outward to the other, Jews for the Nazis now Muslims for the current batch of beady-eyed little fascists.
Some wonder if pseudo-conservatism is a disease. The web site http://www.armchairsubversive.com shows the robust correlation between Republicanism and pedophilia. Even serial killer Ted Bundy campaigned for the Republican party.
I think pseudo-conservatism is a neurological defect, a breakdown in sensory integration much like autism. Like all disabled people, pseudo-conservatives deserve our understanding and sympathy, but they should not be running the country. This epidemic of neuropathy seems to be contagious, but like most plagues it will hopefully burn it self out soon.
The Guardian reported (8/13/03) that [a] study funded by the US government has concluded that conservatism can be explained psychologically as a set of neuroses rooted in "fear and aggression, dogmatism and the intolerance of ambiguity".
UCLA Professor Philip Agre believes that conservatism is the domination of society by an aristocracy, and that [c]onservatism is incompatible with democracy, prosperity, and civilization in general. It is a destructive system of inequality and prejudice that is founded on deception and has no place in the modern world. So why do we put up with this medieval system of oppression?
Horowitz really displayed his true nature when he first walked into the auditorium. One of his group of supporters walked up to him and attempted to give him a lei. Horowitz snubbed this woman and humiliated her in front of the whole audience. His total lack of aloha and sensitivity was a disgrace. He and other rightwingers are always trying to polarize the discussion between the Left and the Right. Anyone can see that the real polarity in the world today is between the Right and the Human Race. Anytime they want to renounce their hatred of humanity and rejoin the human race, we will always welcome them. But we have zero tolerance for their lies and hypocrisy.
Mark Burch, a Chemical Hygiene Officer for the Environmental Health and Safety Office at the University of Hawaii, can be reached via email at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
This article reads like a parody of a ranting extremist.
Mark Burch, a Chemical Hygiene Officer for the Environmental Health and Safety Office at the University of Hawaii
So much to say but . . . Chemical Hygiene Officer?!
Chemical hygiene officer? I think we know where the chemicals are going.
there's an email address people- write to this sad sad individual
Goebbels must be looking up from the pits of Hell and smiling at this turkey.
What an absolutely demented little loon.
Barf is right!
A.K.A. Bathroom Attendant or Janitor
And the Joseph Goebbels award for best left-wing reporting of a college news event goes to....Mark Burch. (applause from DU, DailyKOS, Democrats)
I love it when people write articles of dissent that bemoan the squelching of articles of dissent.
I wrote this to him:
What a sad sad individual you must be
Your name-calling was over-the-top.
This statement was particularly ironic:
"Horowitz claims without a shred of evidence that universities are controlled by radical marxists who brainwash their students. "
considering the head of the political science department place and anti-iraq war poster ON HIS DOOR during Horowitz's visit, and is a worshiper of a murderous marxist. (renduring both your assertions in the above statement factually incorrect)
Why not tell us what Horowitz said and why you feel it was wrong? He is entitled to free speach AND the right to say stupid things- just consider it so and explain to us where he is wrong. And leave your vitriol behind.
I guess we just have to keep trying, keep the conservatives coming to the campuses. Soon it won't be news any more.
Hmm, I must have missed the part where GW Bush & Reagan were accused of RAPE, and CONVICTED OF LYING.
LOL. That may be the funniest thing I've read here in a long time.
The writer doesn't offer one fact or example to back up his rant. He just insults David.
I'll bet this little fellow is going to get a laugh rereading his writings after he grows up. Or maybe his dope usage will stunt him for good. We'll see.
OK, I sent this to email@example.com
I have discovered that you have an insane psycopath working on the campus. He claims to be something called a Chemical Hygiene Officer which I'm sure means custodian or night cleaner.
This man obviously needs professional help before there is a tragedy.
He goes by the pseudonym Mark Burch, but like the title, Chemical Hygiene Officer, I'm sure that's made up.
I think his real name might be Joseph Goebbles Junior, since his idiotic diatribe in the latest issue of Hawaii Reporter was the biggest, most fantastic collection of lies and vitriol that I have seen since the demise of the Third Reich.
Must be a protege of the Gramscian worshipping lunatic Professor Hiller.
For your own safety, please look into this.
SOP of the left.
Good shot Dave.. release the dogs of PycheWar..
That was my thought. It's just too much.
writer33, someone has stolen your schtick.
Borges, you are absolutely right.
Universities are the last place where people can escape from the brainwashing of the state-run Goebbelesque right wing media machine; the last place where you can be free to think and offer dissenting opinions without being maced in the face by psychotic police.
The more upset and helpless the liberals feel, the more they resort to childish name-calling. What happened to honest debate in class? I guess they haven't been exposed to it. Whenever I do it, conservative ideas triumph every time. I think it is the liberals who smother speech in the mode of fascists. I just don't get how they don't see this.
The Bush administration, the most criminal administration since that of former President Ronald Reagan, has established a fascist global empire that would make Hitler jealous.
Hello, how is the collapse of the Berlin wall and open elections in Iraq establishing our fascist global empire? What is wrong with supporting democracy around the world, except that the free flow of ideas is going to show how bankrupt are the socialist ideas of all liberals?
One of his group of supporters walked up to him and attempted to give him a lei. Horowitz snubbed this woman and humiliated her in front of the whole audience.
Horowitz had a different version of this story (no surprise here). See the link I posted earlier.
A person in chemical hygiene is involved in making sure that chemicals are handled and stored properly and that lab personnel are following proper safety procedures.
That said, Mark Burch sounds like a bitter and defeated man.
i.e. the guy in charge of the soap.
Man, I must be all confused about the definition of 'accuracy' and 'dignity'.
I thought the omission of even a single logical argument about even one point made by David Horowitz kind of stood out, too. Nothing but paragraph after paragraph of fantasizing and psychologizing to give words to his childish emotions. And this is taken as academic discussion!
Mark Burch, if you're reading this, I challenge you to log in and report one point Horowitz made, any point, and rebut it.
I think this and Horowitz's letter should be stapled together and passed to every parent concerned about their child's future learning experience. This isn't learning, this is brainwashing, simular to what Hitler did, Stalin did, and Islam does.
Yeah. That's because I'm so good that they had to.
On a serious note, this could be either way, especially coming from Hawaii. This doesn't read too far from Hawaii reporting. However, I think you're right. I got style napped. :)
College Faculties A Most Liberal Lot, Study Finds
By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 29, 2005; Page C01
College faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined, a new study says.
By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans.
The disparity is even more pronounced at the most elite schools, where, according to the study, 87 percent of faculty are liberal and 13 percent are conservative.
"What's most striking is how few conservatives there are in any field," said Robert Lichter, a professor at George Mason University and a co-author of the study. "There was no field we studied in which there were more conservatives than liberals or more Republicans than Democrats. It's a very homogenous environment, not just in the places you'd expect to be dominated by liberals."
Religious services take a back seat for many faculty members, with 51 percent saying they rarely or never attend church or synagogue and 31 percent calling themselves regular churchgoers. On the gender front, 72 percent of the full-time faculty are male and 28 percent female.
The findings, by Lichter and fellow political science professors Stanley Rothman of Smith College and Neil Nevitte of the University of Toronto, are based on a survey of 1,643 full-time faculty at 183 four-year schools. The researchers relied on 1999 data from the North American Academic Study Survey, the most recent comprehensive data available.
The study appears in the March issue of the Forum, an online political science journal. It was funded by the Randolph Foundation, a right-leaning group that has given grants to such conservative organizations as the Independent Women's Forum and Americans for Tax Reform.
Rothman sees the findings as evidence of "possible discrimination" against conservatives in hiring and promotion. Even after factoring in levels of achievement, as measured by published work and organization memberships, "the most likely conclusion" is that "being conservative counts against you," he said. "It doesn't surprise me, because I've observed it happening." The study, however, describes this finding as "preliminary."
When asked about the findings, Jonathan Knight, director of academic freedom and tenure for the American Association of University Professors, said, "The question is how this translates into what happens within the academic community on such issues as curriculum, admission of students, evaluation of students, evaluation of faculty for salary and promotion." Knight said he isn't aware of "any good evidence" that personal views are having an impact on campus policies.
"It's hard to see that these liberal views cut very deeply into the education of students. In fact, a number of studies show the core values that students bring into the university are not very much altered by being in college."
Rothman, Lichter and Nevitte find a leftward shift on campus over the past two decades. In the last major survey of college faculty, by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1984, 39 percent identified themselves as liberal.
In contrast with the finding that nearly three-quarters of college faculty are liberal, a Harris Poll of the general public last year found that 33 percent describe themselves as conservative and 18 percent as liberal.
The liberal label that a majority of the faculty members attached to themselves is reflected on a variety of issues. The professors and instructors surveyed are, strongly or somewhat, in favor of abortion rights (84 percent); believe homosexuality is acceptable (67 percent); and want more environmental protection "even if it raises prices or costs jobs" (88 percent). What's more, the study found, 65 percent want the government to ensure full employment, a stance to the left of the Democratic Party.
Recent campus controversies have reinforced the left-wing faculty image. The University of Colorado is reviewing its tenure system after one professor, Ward Churchill, created an uproar by likening World Trade Center victims to Nazis. Harvard's faculty of arts and sciences voted no confidence in the university's president, Lawrence Summers, after he privately wondered whether women had the same natural ability as men in science and math.
The study did not attempt to examine whether the political views of faculty members affect the content of their courses.
The researchers say that liberals, men and non-regular churchgoers are more likely to be teaching at top schools, while conservatives, women and more religious faculty are more likely to be relegated to lower-tier colleges and universities.
Top-tier schools, roughly a third of the total, are defined as highly ranked liberal arts colleges and research universities that grant PhDs.
The most liberal faculties are those devoted to the humanities (81 percent) and social sciences (75 percent), according to the study. But liberals outnumbered conservatives even among engineering faculty (51 percent to 19 percent) and business faculty (49 percent to 39 percent).
The most left-leaning departments are English literature, philosophy, political science and religious studies, where at least 80 percent of the faculty say they are liberal and no more than 5 percent call themselves conservative, the study says.
"In general," says Lichter, who also heads the nonprofit Center for Media and Public Affairs, "even broad-minded people gravitate toward other people like themselves. That's why you need diversity, not just of race and gender but also, maybe especially, of ideas and perspective."
Environmental officer who works with chemicals. Well I guess that explains the article. Screed like this have been written a million times by angry, vessel-popping leftists. It's easy to gather that he is far more agitated that Horowitz was allowed to speak period rather than what Horowitz said which Mr. Burch probably paid scant attention to. Notice that in typical leftist fashion, his response is an ad hominem attack on Horowitz without seriously analyzing any of Horowitz's contentions. I'm sure this clown has this "argument" 99% written before Horowitz let one word out of his mouth. The very sad part is that people, Burch etal, think they know something and have power.
Michael Savage should sue this "Chemical Hygiene Officer" for copyright infringement.
Kids say the darndest things!
Where will the faculty outrage be for this author's head? If he had been a conservative writing about Chomsky, his firing would have been via a circus cannon.
Hypocracy in action. He only show why the University system will inevitably collapse into mere vocational schools.
All aspects of rounding will have to be abandoned out of ecconomic necessity. (see "brave new world")
A.K.A. Bathroom Attendant or Janitor
ALSO AKA Tenured Professor.
Damn it! Did we re-org again without anyone telling ME! I thought we were going tp keep the facists with accounting and the corporate driminals types with phsyical plant. Now my org chart is a mess!
I'd better not have to get a new parking lot spot.
The sad thing is that the editors of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin/Advertiser are probably thinking, "Gee, I wish I wrote that well."
Department Chemical Hygiene Officer has the responsibility as defined in the OSHA Laboratory Standard and the University Chemical Hygiene Plan, to implement the Chemical Hygiene Plan thus ensuring compliance with the regulatory requirements and maintaining a safe work environment. The Department Chemical Hygiene Officer has the following duties:
To ensure all activities related to the use of hazardous chemicals in laboratories are conducted in a safe manner as well as in compliance with OSHA regulations as specified in 29 CFR Part 1910.1450.
Provide reports at the department Safety Committee meetings on chemical hygiene activities performed.
Work with principal investigator's (PI's) to develop, review and approve Job Hazard Analysis and Standard Operating Procedures detailing all aspects of proposed research activities that involve hazardous materials.
Work with the PI's on the approval process for the purchase of highly toxic, reactive, or carcinogenic or other inherently hazardous materials.
Investigate and complete a report for chemical related incidents and exposures in their department.
Provide guidance with personal protective equipment selection based on the findings in the job hazard analysis.
Work as a liaison with the University Chemical Hygiene Officer and the Department of Occupational Health and Safety to ensure compliance.
To disseminate chemical safety information through out their department through emails, posting, and other forms of communications.
Provide general chemical safety guidance to department staff, students and faculty.
Make copies of the approved Chemical Hygiene Plan available to the program and support staff.
Facilitating the use of the Laboratory Management Program by the Principal Investigators.
To facilitate Chemical Hygiene Plan training for all laboratory workers in the department.
Translation: Every time Mr. Horowitz tried to make a point, one of the scummy little marxists in the audience jumped up and started shouting incoherent inanities about how all conservatives are one flavor or another of Nazis, fascists or homophobes etc....
??? Am I reading the Free Republic?
During the question period, one faculty member of the audience commented, "I can believe you if you say that people in Political science and the liberal arts are biased -- but I don't think that's true in the hard sciences, where biases can't be tolerated."
Here's the bulk email a few of us just received; I assume he's mailing it from his University job.
Republican Hypocrisy Revealed
Republican serial killer Ted Bundy
campaigned for the Republican Party
Dick Nixon organized a burglary while
president and engaged in criminal activity to cover it up
Republican Party Chairman Sam Walls, who is married, was urged to drop
his candidacy for Congress when it was found he likes to dress up in
Republican activist Matthew Glavin, who preached family values, was
caught masturbating in public and fondling an undercover park ranger
Republican Congressman and family values advocate Edward Schrock
resigned from Congress after he was caught seeking sex on adult
telephone lines for homosexuals
Republican voter Timothy McVeigh
bombed Oklahoma City
Republican preacher Jimmy Swaggart
preached fidelity, but cheated on
his wife with a prostitute
Republican Congressman Bob Livingston was about to vote for impeaching
President Clinton for sexual improprieties until it was disclosed he
was an adulterer
Republican Congressman Henry Hyde denounced President Clinton's
extramarital affair until his own marital infidelities were revealed
Republican Senator Bob Packwood resigned
from Congress after 29 women accused him of sexual harrassment
STOP REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILIA
Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted
child rapist in Florida.
Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to
molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years
Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-
year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.
Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to
possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to
anybody who murders an abortion doctor.
Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years
in prison for attempted rape of a juvenile.
Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in
federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.
Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three
years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.
Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond
had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.
Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the
2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a
sexual affair with a juvenile.
Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an
inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties
at the White House during the 1980s.
Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the
White House during the 1980s.
Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having
sex with a minor and sentenced to one month in jail.
Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child
Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex
crimes involving children.
Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted
sexual assault on a child.
Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a minor working as a
Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell
admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.
Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had sex with a 16 year old
when he was 28.
Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged
with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.
Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for
distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.
Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was
taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual
activity with a juvenile and one count of delivering the drug LSD.
Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with
molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.
Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex
with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the
allegations were reported in the media.
Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to
traditional values, was arrested after allegedly offering $20 to a 14-
year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.
Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his
genitals to an 11 year old girl.
Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to
40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted
to stop a gay couple from adopting her.
Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of
raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.
Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two
years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year
Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first
degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.
Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony
counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to minors under 16 (i.e.
exposing himself to children).
Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged with
sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl.
Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting
Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual
assault on a teenage girl.
Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two
Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted
of molesting a 13-year old girl.
Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to
unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.
Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to
raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.
Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of
child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months
in federal prison and fined $18,000.
Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state
representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography
was found in his possession.
Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin
Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex
from boys and girls over the internet.
Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good
military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having
sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for
Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in
the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.
Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas
Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six
years in prison.
Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A.
Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old
girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and
several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past
decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of
Ironically, one of the things David Horowitz campaigns FOR is rational discourse, a commodity sorely lacking in this sophomoric diatribe.
so this is the "glass blowing department" of old?
Please note the flagrant abuse of goverment facilities and time for inappropriate political activity -- and maybe do a story on it for a change!