Skip to comments.Sarge Speaks: The Duke 88 (Great Piece On Duke Faculty Marxists)
Posted on 06/21/2007 5:12:37 PM PDT by buccaneer81
Sarge Speaks: The Duke 88 June 21, 2007 by Bob Parks
Every now and then I get an email from a reader that puts a topic into words as good, if not better than I. This is one of those occasions.
Sarge57 sent me an account of a message sent to the "Concerned Duke Faculty", now affectionately known as the "Gang of 88". His letter was impassioned, but never rude or obscene. The response he received was telling .
"I wish to offer my personal encounter with one of the Duke 88 after I sent them a group email. It is detailed below.
"I was outraged by the arrogant and presumptive proclamation by 88 members of the Duke University after they took out an ad in a campus newspaper connecting the accused Duke Lacrosse players with intimidation and racism.
"Accordingly, I sent two group emails to the Duke 88. The only response I received was from one Paula McClain, who among her other offices is the Co-Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences at Duke. Below is the second iteration of the two messages that I sent."
The Duke Rape case is a crystallization (pardon the pun) of all the corruption to the rule of law, linear reasoning and the presumption of innocence engendered by political correctness and Cultural Marxism (particularly that personified by campus professorial elites) .
It has added a new phrase to the lexicon: To be Nifonged. The egregious conduct of Nifong will be addressed in other venues. As an Illinois state policeman for 28 years, I can say with near complete confidence that a case like this with these facts would never have passed Felony Review with even the WORST States Attorney that I ever dealt with.
The most important lesson to be gleaned from this is that Tawana Brawley Syndrome is no substitute for a proper analysis of the objective facts. I LOVE to see liberals like you hoisted on the petard of Political Correctness, racial identity politics, gender determinant feminism and what I have coined as Tawana Brawley Syndrome.
TBS exists when one takes a historical reality such as the marginalization of innocent blacks within a once overtly racist criminal justice system or the past subjugation of women or any number of other offenses and attempts to apply that to a contemporary situation wherein the objective facts dont apply; ala OJ Simpson, Rodney King, Anita Hill etc. In the Brawley case, Al Sharpton was continually referencing the 400 years of unrequited oppression for black women and their inability to obtain redress within a racist criminal justice system. The fact is that had absolutely nothing to do with the Tawana Brawley case.
None of this would have happened if an unscrupulous DA had not chosen to exploit racial identity politics using an apparently mentally ill woman for his political gain, and if the Duke 88, the Durham black community, the radical feminists, and the racial grievance industry merchants had sifted thru the facts objectively and not attempted to stuff them into lurid post modern meta-narratives of privileged white male elites sexually exploiting black women. But than the attendant historical overtones of plantation sexual abuse were probably too much for them to resist. I have increasingly noted that fact and truth present no barrier to the fanatical Cultural Marxist.
My question now is this: Will all those who stampeded to rush to judge and vilify these innocent men now arrange a meeting with them, ala Imus to apologize and create a genuine aura of healing? I hope so but I dont think so, because often being a liberal means never having to say youre sorry.
Aside from the fact that petty tyrants like you have turned US college campuses into little ivy covered North Koreas, I suspect that you were seeking to appropriate PC bonus points and obtain instant moral authority by championing the cause of the other (marginalized black exotic dancer) against racist male chauvinist members of the privileged white elite. A case of cultural Marxist Class warfare that boomeranged. GOD how I love it so!!!!!
Even though I despise the racial identity politics that mindlessly multicultural cultural Marxists like you have fostered amongst my people to our ultimate detriment, I would like to state that I am a black man living in the heart of Chicagos South Side ghetto, who values the rule of law and truth as best as it can be objectively and humanly determined.
It would be fitting if they get a pretty penny from you.
"I got the response below:"
Your continued messages have now moved into the realm of harassment and I have reported you to your service provider for using abusive and inappropriate language in your email which was sent through their servers.
Paula D. McClain Professor of Political Science Professor of Public Policy Department of Political Science Co-Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences Duke University
"Accordingly, I responded as follows"
I was unaware that the 2 emails that I sent to you had caused you such distress. I wish to tender my apologies and desire to assure you that you shall receive no further messages from me. But since you are a college professor I was acting upon the putative assumption that universities are about the exchange of ideas, and I thought that my admittedly critically gloating message might prompt a suitable rejoinder. My missive was harsh, yes even severe. But it does contain concepts and ideas that however offensive ought to provoke a suitably barbed retort rather than a threat of server censorship.
Alas, I shall have to reconsider the notion that the campus is about the free exchange of ideas. But this is precisely what I was getting at in my email. If you can ever manage to free yourself from leftist dogmatic doctrine maybe you will realize that.
This is the best evidence of the thought policing that must be extant on all too many college campuses. If she can threaten me with this, someone unconnected with Duke University, just imagine the ax that she wields over any dissenting students!!!! Political Correctness is the intellectual scourge of our time and the worst threat to academic freedom that I have ever seen.
"I have learned today that Duke has named McClain to head the Academic Affairs Dept. The anti-exterminators at Duke's administration have decided to shield their professorial termites from tort pesticides so they may continue their destruction of Dukes edifice. One of the queen termites is even getting a new throne!!!!! No speaking truth to power there!!!!"
Way to go, Sarge.
And while we're at it, let's not let the mainstream media off the hook.
The tragedy remains that in America (and around the world), women are raped every day. What's sad is that in this case, the "rape" met a template liberals in the media salivated at exposing: White privileged kids at an elite university sexually assaulting and humiliating a poor, defenseless Black woman who was doing what she had to do to support her family.
Of all the rapes that occur in the state of North Carolina, if not the nation, this was the one singled out for exposure because it was racially sensational. Had it not been for the race element, Mike Nifong may not have abused the case for political gain (however, he is a Democrat, so ). The exposure emboldened the Gang of 88, polarized and created fear and loathing on a college campus, and energized the PC-trained student goon squads.
It's not over.
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Sarge is my new hero. That was just great.
I'm providing a link to post #55 by Congressman Billybob on another thread for support to publish a full page ad of Dr. Thomas Sowells Unfinished Business column regarding Nifong and the Duke professors in the Duke Chronicle campus newspaper, please read his post.
Let them (or most of them) twist slowly in the litigation winds for a few years. Enjoy the thrill of being RIGHTLY accused in a CIVIL suit — all over their conduct cheering on the WRONGFUL prosecution of three innocents in a CRIMINAL case.
I hope their homeowner’s insurance is paid up.
Cultural Marxism is a minimal side effect with maximal societal damage potential of “Leftardation”, which is a single word definition of “Liberalism is a mental disorder”
GOD how I love it so!!!!!
Being a Liberal/Socialist/Communist means never WANTING to say you are sorry even though you are the sorriest SOB on God's green earth.
I like “Leftomentia” or “Leftomanic Syndrome” myself. “Leftophrenia” might work, too, but there are degrees to that. Extreme form is “paranoid leftophrenia.” Sufferers include Dennis Kookcinich and that waddling tub of lard from Flint, aka Mikey the Moron.
Sarge, if you are here, send this to all media outlets.
“I hope their homeowners insurance is paid up.”
I hope it ain’t.
Great post, but a small bone to pick -- using the term liberal to categorize these people. (Totally ignoring the classical definition of the term) These people at Duke are not "Liberals."
Joe Liberman is a Liberal. Hubert Humphery was a Liberal. I know some very fine people who are liberals. They would not have done what the Gang of 88 did at Duke -- (not to mention the NY Times and other mainstream media did.)
The people who did this kind of thing are not Liberals. They are Leftists playing race politics.
Lets call them what they are. Radical Leftists. Don't allow them to hide behind the liberal lable.
Not going to happen. The settlement the lacrosse players accepted from Duke settled the matter and there can be no further claims against Duke or the 88.
What a marvelous piece. Thanks, Sarge.
Can you supply me with a link to the text saying so? That’s rather remarkable, if Duke took on liability for its rogue faculty members, with no cost to the latter at all.
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Thanks for the info and the great morning wake up picture.
Duke deal shields faculty
DURHAM - Duke University’s settlement with exonerated lacrosse players gives legal protection to faculty members, some of whom have been under siege for speaking out in the wake of the gang-rape allegations.
Thanks, that’s perfect. What Duke thereby did, however, is reprehensible. (Well, I’m saying so because I’m assuming Duke will take NO internal action WHATSOEVER against any of “the 88” — not, for example, requiring them to kick in any money, much less strip them of tenure and/or fire them.
My sis was Duke ‘88 and this makes it very hard for me to cheer for Duke. Had the university settled for itself only, and not covered the butts of the 88 without cost to the latter, I’d feel differently. So unjust.
I live in the Triangle area. I wouldn’t allow my son to go to Duke.
They have NEVER apologized and I doubt they ever will.
I read somewhere, maybe here on FR, that one of the 88 received some sort of promotion. Don’t have time to find the article, maybe someone else can.
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