Skip to comments.Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez gets standing ovation at New York college
Posted on 09/21/2006 7:39:02 PM PDT by DaveTesla
After a UN speech in which he called US President Bush "Satan," Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez got a standing ovation with another anti-Bush speech at a New York college.
The South American leader spoke at Cooper Union last night before a packed audience including professors and union organizers.
Chavez proclaimed himself "a friend" of the people of the United States, but said he hopes next time, they'll choose, in his words, an "intelligent president."
He got the standing ovation for comments accusing Bush of committing genocide in Iraq.
Chavez compared the Bush administration's actions to those of the Nazis and said the U-S president should be brought before an international tribunal.
Venezuela's president has become Latin America's leading voice against the US government, taking on the crusading style of his mentor, Fidel Castro.
The US is the top customer for Venezuela's oil.
If I were a parent paying for an education for a student at that school.....I'd yank my kid TODAY!
Which NY college?
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (in Lower Manhattan)
What do we call agents of a foreign power who agitate dissension on our domestic soil?
This college receives Federal funding...yank it!!!
I don't think Cooper Union charges tuition. Who pays for it, I don't know. It's a well thought of art school, to my knowledge. Apparently filled with communists and lovers of authority.
New York College.
Iranian President Invited to Speak at CU [Treason By Any Other Name Alert]
Hard to believe that a hushed audience once listened to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln in that same hall.
I have met the enemy and he is US!
Abraham Lincoln is rolling in his grave.
Info regarding the school:
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a privately funded college in Lower Manhattan of New York City. Cooper Union is located in the East Village, around Cooper Square and Astor Place (3rd Avenue & 6th~9th Streets). It is one of the few American institutions of higher learning to offer a full-tuition scholarship to all admitted students. The school offers degree programs in architecture, fine arts, and engineering.
The Cooper Union is one of the most selective colleges in the United States, with an acceptance rate of 10%. With over 70% of accepted students coming to attend, it also claims one of the highest yield rates of American educational institutions.
Inviting the Iranian President to speak at a college is the equivalent of inviting an unrepentant and unreformed serial rapist to speak at a women's rights convention.
In other words, the Leftists have gone insane and Bush drove them to it... (Yep, Bush's fault.)
Another educational institution heard from. I type this same statement day after day. What a sad state of affairs that what was once a great educational system is now nothing more than high cost indoctrination centers.
My thoughts exactly when I Wiki'ed information on this particular college. Alot of familliar names made some pretty important speeches in the halls of Cooper.
Yep... And the laws don't protect even carriers of diplomatic passports from engaging in our domestic political discourse on our own soil. What Chavez is doing amounts to a form of espionage by a foreign agent.
If he and the others like him weren't bobble heads they'd probably be more dangerous. But all they're doing is whipping up a frenzy in the traitors in our midst, making them even far less attractive to the average American voter, which is doing us a favor in the long run.
The funniest part is that they actually think they're advancing their agenda.
A president that will privatize public corporations, redistribute the wealth, promote minority rule, tax churches, establish public domain to private property, disenfranchise and/or imprison political foes, and bring us to a form of egalitarian government reminiscent of the dark ages.
Chavez can always finance his Marxist government from the country's mineral reserves. Its not not that easy for most other countries it not that easy. He knows this and see them as houses of cards that be pulled down by economic failure. And he also knows if enough incompetent people get to office, America is headed for a collapse. He can say what he wants about George Bush, but he will never admit that he really knows that he is a righteous, intelligent, strong leader and servant to his people. That's fine Hugo, in six weeks the people you pandered this week will have forgotten your name.
Another lost opportunity.
"I'm tried of this idiot. The people of his country need to revolt."
The people of THIS country (USA) need to revolt over this incident. Who allowed this POS to enter the US? Who okayed him to extend his stay and preach terrorism and hatred while defaming our great country?
We have missed a great opportunity to take this guy out. Then again that would make him a martyr. Oh well....pandering to an admitted and self-proclaimed enemy of the U.S. is an act of treason at the highest levels.
What has happened to my country?
"Moonbat Harry Belafonte introduced Chavez, for what it's worth."
Chavez's girlfriend Glover will be upset.
The college was Cooper Union, and I will have nothing to do with it, its students, its professors, or its alumni.
This is the Left. It is anti-American. The Democrat Party is its Political Machine. The "Mainstream Newsmedia" is its Propaganda Machine.
Our country is doing what it is supposed to do, and what Chavez and Casto's countries do not allow: Free speech. Even speech that criticizes government and its leaders. Not to say I agree with it. In fact, Chavez looks and sounds rather stupid hmself. We'll be the judge of whether his words are true or not.
Just read that Cooper Union is an "engineering school"...Social Engineering I'm guessing. Why are they receiving Pell Grants while allowing enemies of our country to spout their propaganda? You are correct, the enemy is within.
Chavez and guests attended by invitation only.
NEW YORK Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, appearing Thursday at a Harlem Church for an oil-for-poor event, repeated his 'devil' reference hurled a day earlier at President Bush during a speech at the United Nations.
"They told me that I should be careful after I called him the devil and I think he is the devil because he might kill me" Chavez told a crowd packed into the Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Harlem.
"But, I place myself in the hands of God," he said.
Communist propaganda infiltrating our schools and churches?
The man only says these things to get attention, which he craves more than anything.
Most likely faculty! Cuba, Venezuala and Universities are the only places that still believe in Communism.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
Cooper Union has not charged tuition in my memory. It was, and is I believe, an excellent school of engineering and architecture. It may heve incorporated the arts asplaces like Parsons School and the New School have also done. I believe the funding is privately endowed. It was at The Coope Union that Abraham Licoln made his most famous pre presidency speech. I guess the standards in oratorical guests have fallen quite a bit since 1860.
How sad......then as a private funded school they have some weird priorities.....I'll have to see if I can figure out who's behind them.
Among the other miscellaneous themes addressed by Chavez that I jotted down on my notepad:
- Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation
- Afro Venezuelans
- Noted political writer Noam Chomsky, whose latest book talks about how U.S. dominance could give rise to the extinction of the human race
- Noted American author Mark Twain, who espoused anti imperialist politics
- astronomy and the planet Mars, advances in NASA technology and his own ponderings of the universe and Big Bang theory
- Chavez's own global travels throughout Africa, Portugal, Spain, and South America
- Peter Cooper and the importance of Cooper Union as an educational institution (this fed into a wider discussion of educational advances in Venezuela and Simon Rodriguez, Simon Bolivar's tutor)
- structural reform of the United Nations
- U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who was killed by the American right wing
- Martin Luther King, who would have been U.S. president if he had not been assassinated
He left the speech before he could hear Chavez proclaim his desire to visit Louis Farrakhan's Mother Ship in outer space and his intention to have plastic surgery to make him look like his idol Mao Tse Tung.