Skip to comments.Virginia Rodino - Nader Director, Antiwar Leader & Univ. Prof. Calls for US Military Defeat in Iraq
Posted on 07/14/2005 9:46:54 AM PDT by kristinn
Virginia Rodino, who serves as a director for Ralph Nader's Democracy Rising and is on the administrative steering committee for the so-called antiwar group United for Peace and Justice, called for the military defeat of the United States in Iraq in an essay published July 5.
In addition to her roles in Nader's Democracy Rising and United for Peace and Justice, Rodino was the Green Party's 2004 candidate for the House of Representatives for the 7th Congressional district of Maryland and the Maryland state coordinator for the 2004 presidential campaign of Nader.
Rodino is currently a professor of communications at Bowie State University in Maryland.
In her essay, Rodino writes about a recent 'unity' meeting between the two leading so-called antiwar groups in the U.S., International Answer and United for Peace and Justice in preparation for a weekend of protests in Washington, D.C. starting September 24. She calls for the left to play down its "unconditional support for the Iraqi resistance" by playing up the theme of 'bring the troops home now' so they can more effectively take advantage of left wing military family and veterans groups.
Rodino in her own words:
Iraq is now the Achilles heel of the beast, the U.S. government's drive for empire. Battered, raw, exposed, this point must be the focus of the anti-Imperialist Left in the United States: Efforts must continue to strike away at this concentrated weakness.
It is a crucial moment and a critical decision. Not because the Haitians, the Palestinians, the domestic poor and abused are any less deserving of liberation, but because ultimately a victory of the Iraqi people against the U.S. war machine is a victory for liberation struggles around the globe. A military defeat in Iraq will infuse confidence into struggles everywhere, as it did when the U.S. military was forced to withdraw from Vietnam. And the U.S. military is indeed losing, despite the unconvincing bravadura recently displayed by Bush, Cheney, and the other warmongers.
Thus, the focus on Iraq and bringing the troops home is ultimately strategic, "strategizing" being a mode of practice in which a unified Left must re-adopt in order to win back the gains and confidence it lost through reactionary right-wing assaults since the McCarthy era.
Rodino recently came to conservatives' attention when she was quoted as supporting the Iraqi resistance in a story about the recent G8 meeting protests in Scotland.
Another Useful Idiot and resident Moonbat.
The left rears its ugly head again.
Another cockroach surfaces.
D.C. Chapter mega ping. Looks like a freep of Bowie State may be in order.
ANOTHER liberal college professor... imagine that...
Nope, no bias in the media. No bias in schools....
Wants the terrorists to win.
D.C. Chapter mega ping. Looks like a freep of Bowie State may be in order.
How do people achieve such a distorted view of reality? Did the last hits of acid not wear off?
I'm not far from Bowie State. Let me know when and where, and I'll see if it would fit in my schedule.
Let her have it. Going to hit MoveOn at the White House today?
Now I have to look up where Bowie is.
It is sometimes useful to pin these people down as to what they mean by "liberation." The answer tends to be very revealing, turning up such specimens of oppression as Robert Mugabe, Fidel Castro, and yes, Pol Pot in his time. Ask what they intend these people to be liberated from and you'll get a laundry list of leftist fantasy-world "isms" - colonialism, imperialism, capitalism - this stuff was stale 50 years ago and is beginning to stink.
Is this aiding and abetting the enemies of the USA?
Alas, probably not. Treason is not a crime that can
be committed anymore.
(But if anyone had called for the defeat of the USA
during WWII, I think they might have been locked up. . .)
The time for tolerance of these people should be over. They are not simply dissenting voices anymore they are blindly hostile to the US and are nothing more than traitors and must be treated as such. I will be very pleased to see her in handcuffs escorted by a federal marshall.
Yeah, it was always obvious that the communications department wasn't the place to look for talented writers or capable scholars.
This is among the lamest attempts at concise writing I've ever read from a *ahem* scholar. Had an undergrad written this, I would've returned it ungraded with a question mark.
No no, it was to steal their oil and sustain our thirst for cheap gas...
...for which I paid $2.59/gallon last night.
And don't you dare question her patriotism.
wow...they are really messed up. Is this treason?
No Useful Idiot are normal just naive, this blood bitch know exactly what genocidal murders she supports...she be first to toss you in a Stalinist death camp...Viva the bloody Red Revolution and Rein of Terror
How do you "with draw" from terror?
...Radical, left-wing 'professor' Virginia Rodino says ...not enough military people have died...more should be killed...
Rodino voiced her support of terrorists and hopes for the success of terrorism...
How long do we have to put on with these traitors?
Probably, if not in the letter of the law than certainly in the spirit.
But I'm both biased and without legal training, so not the best source to ask that question.
M a r i a A l l w i n e
Maria Allwine was born and reared in Baltimore and has been a long-time resident of Baltimore City. Over the past 3 1/2 years, she has been a committed anti-war and peace and justice activist. She is an active member of the Iraq Pledge of Resistance and has engaged in many demonstrations and actions, including civil resistance and disobedience. She has been arrested several times while exercising her First Amendment rights in the course of these actions, including in the office of Senator Barbara Mikulski last November. Maria is passionately committed to immediately ending the occupation of Iraq, removing the influence of corporations from every aspect of our lives and restoring the meaning of "We, the People" to governance at every level.
Quote: "The invasion of Iraq, a country which was no threat to us and had nothing to do with 9/11, was planned and executed by this administration to advance an imperialist vision of American global hegemony - a vision which is good for business and bad for human beings."
Thursday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m.: Iraq Pledge of Resistance 2nd Thursday Demonstration Maria will recreate a still scene of the infamous photo of the hooded Abu Ghraib prisoner Centre and Charles streets, Baltimore
Thursday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.: National Organization for Women (NOW) Panel Discussion on the 2004 Presidential Election Friends Stony Run Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore
Friday, September 10 at 8:30 p.m.: Open Mike Night/Fundraiser for Myles Hoenig (Green Party candidate for Baltimore City Council) True Vine Records 1123 W 36th St., Baltimore
Saturday, September 11 at 9:30 a.m.: Campaign Canvass with Glenn Ross (Green Party candidate for Baltimore City Council 13th District) Contact Vince Tola (410-323-3849; firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
September 17-19: Baltimore Book Festival Mt. Vernon, Baltimore
Funny, after I checked your link, I could find her listed on the faculty. So I'm thinking that she is a gypsy instructor. Hopefully she won't receive tenure. Perhaps the Govenor's Office needs to be made aware of this sepsis.
Our homegrown terrorists under the guise of Democrats and MSM are a greater danger to our country than outside enemies. In fact, they are the terrorists/communists fifth column in this country.
Nice work, Kristinn. Bookmarked for later use whapping libs upside the head when they claim that no liberals want the insurgents to win in Iraq.
Apparently she floats around the UMD system. A few years ago she taught at Towson State.
Make sure you print out her essay before it's changed like Jodie Evans' blog was edited to remove her stated support for the terrorists in Iraq.
The sad thing is Bowie State has an ROTC program. Wonder what their thoughts are on the matter.
I'd love to find out.
Good work. The roaches will now have to scatter too avoid the light.
Wonder if Bowie State has a Young Republican's Club?
They say there is a fine line between genius and insanity.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
Both of these skunks are at public universities.
GET A ROPE!
...preferably environmentally friendly hemp, of course.
Is she any relation to that POS ex senator from New Jersey, Peter, I hate guns and America Rodino.
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