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Posted on 10/01/2012 1:58:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
As college student, Eric Holder participated in armed takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office
As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the universitys Black Students Organization as armed, The Daily Caller has learned.
Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed and if so, with what sort of weapon.
Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed the Malcolm X Lounge. The change, the group insisted, was to be made in honor of a man who recognized the importance of territory as a basis for nationhood.
Black radicals from the same group also occupied the office of Dean of Freshman Henry Coleman until their demands were met. Holder has publicly acknowledged being a part of that action.
The details of the student-led occupation, including the claim that the raiders were armed, come from a deleted Web page of the Black Students Organization (BSO) at Columbia, a successor group to the SAAS. Contemporary newspaper accounts in The Columbia Daily Spectator, a student newspaper, did not mention weapons.
Holder, now the United States highest-ranking law enforcement official, has given conflicting accounts of this episode during college commencement addresses at Columbia, but both the BSOs website and the Daily Spectator have published facts that conflict with his version of events.
Holder has bragged about his involvement in the rise of black consciousness protests at Columbia.
I was among a large group of students who felt strongly about the way we thought the world should be, and we werent afraid to make our opinions heard, he said during Columbias 2009 commencement exercises. I did not take a final exam until my junior year at Columbia we were on strike every time finals seemed to roll around but we ran out of issues by that third year.
Though then-Dean Carl Hovde declared the occupation of the Naval ROTC office illegal and said it violated university policy, the college declined to prosecute any of the students involved. This decision may have been made to avoid a repeat of violent Columbia campus confrontations between police and members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1968.
The ROTC headquarters was ultimately renamed the Malcolm X lounge as the SAAS organization demanded. It later became a hang-out spot for another future U.S. leader, Barack Obama, according to David Maraniss best-selling Barack Obama: The Story.
Holder told Columbia Universitys graduating law students during a 2010 commencement speech that the 1970 incident happened during my senior year, but Holder was a freshman at the time. [S]everal of us took one of our concerns that black students needed a designated space to gather on campus to the Dean [of Freshmen]office. This being Columbia, we proceeded to occupy that office.
Holder also claimed in his 2009 speech that he and his fellow students decided to peacefully occupy one of the campus offices. In contrast, the BSOs website recounted its predecessor organizations activities by noting that that in 1970, a group of armed black students [the SAAS] seized the abandoned ROTC office.
While that website is no longer online, a snapshot of its content from September 2010 is part of the archive.org database.
In a December 2010 GQ magazine profile of Holder, one of his Columbia friends confirmed that he and Holder were both part of the ROTC office takeover.
Holder particularly connected with four other African-American students at Columbia, correspondent Wil S. Hylton wrote. We took over the ROTC lounge in Hartley Hall and created the Malcolm X Lounge, said a laughing Steve Sims, one of those students.
Hylton described Sims as the attorney generals closest friend and a man Holder describes as his consigliere............
When you do raise the alarm, you’re viewed as “being so political” and you get the “look” that telegraphs that you’re “fringe” and believe in “conspiracies.”
Boy, do I know that feeling! I actually had a relative ask me not to discuss politics...in my own home. I politiely refused.
They were lucky that Holder did not burn them and
their children alive.
This explains why nothing was done with the New Black Panthers who verbally threatened the voters in 2008 elections. He is a willing participant of this behavoir and has indeed been involved in his own revolutions.
The DOJ will be remembered as the SS was, EVIL.
LIARS who worked against their own countrymen.
Just over 5 weeks until our opportunity to fix the cluster fook that put these commies, criminals and degenerates into office.
Holder is a liar same as Obama. Two peas in a pod.
Yes, as Mao Zedong once said,"All political power comes from the barrel of a gun."
And for four years, they’ve been busy hiring radicals and putting them in positions where they are protected by civil-service rules against being fired.
I've learned to firmly reply, "I'm not the one making everything political. I'm reacting to the politicalization of everything by the Left."
Ahhhhh..... puts the whole “our people” comment into better perspective.
He wasn’t just talking about black people in general.
“His” people are angry and armed black people.
Yet he passed these courses and graduated. I was in engineering school at the same time as Holder and failure to take a final exam meant an automatic F in the class.
Slacker mentality abounds with these people.
"Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not."
.. the beating ... of whites in unprovoked attacks go on almost on a daily basis as the Corrupt Liberal Media turns a blind eye...You got that right.
Last year in Chicago the 'big news' were the 'Flash Mobs' in Lincoln Park and Oak Street Beach, and along 'The Magnificent Mile' -- ritzy North Michigan Ave shopping district. (Tiffiny's and Neiman Marcus type stores)
Well .. this year NONE have been 'reported'. But that doesn't mean they stopped, nope. What the 'urban yutes' did was move on from Flash Mob shoplifting on Mich Ave., to Muggings and senseless Beatings along Chicago's 'Gold Coast' (where the 'old money' live in the few remaining real Mansions on Lake Shore Drive).
The residents are so fed up with lack of TV news coverage AND apparent lack of Police concern about their safety, they had a mini protest about a month ago. Which also got zero coverage from Chi's TV networks. Only Cop Blogs and a couple news articles had the REAL story of what was going on with 'the urban yutes' randomly attacking and beating senseless, the lone person walking along or elderly person walking their dog at night.
It's funny that all this 'urban yute mischief' started after Obama and Holder get control. Before that they wouldn't set foot in these areas, at least not in groups of 15-20. Now it's like they all have a Get Out Of Jail Free card.
The 'Technical Name' for Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood is 'Streeterville'.
......What all this amounts to is the baptism of fire of what I have taken to calling the "liberal superstructure." This superstructure is the vast constellation of advocacy groups, think tanks, single-issue outfits, unions, and various other flotsam constructed by the left over the past half-century or so. There are literally thousands of these groups, ranging from the ACLU and the Sierra Club with their hundreds of thousands of members to the local "Friends of the People's Venezuela" outfit which amounts to a retired feminism professor and her six cats. These organizations are ubiquitous, universal, and networked to a fare-thee- well. They are also liberalism's last great hope of controlling politics in the United States.
It's scarcely arguable that, in the political sense, liberalism is on the ropes. Obama spent their last nickel. They have lost the House and will lose the Senate, with little chance of regaining them in the near future. The same is true of the White House once the messiah gets the bum's rush come 2012. Liberalism is on the skids, its programs uniform failures, its ideology barren, its slogans worn out, its long hold on the independents being relentlessly pared down by the Tea Parties.
So what is a political movement to do, particularly one as fanatic and apocalyptic as this one? Well, if you have an alternate system made up of outside organizations not subject to governmental oversight, a system populated with self-selected fanatics and true believers, a system poised and ready to march, you can do what was done in Wisconsin. You can turn the superstructure loose to threaten the public peace, smash things up, abuse the electoral process, create a media spectacle, and pressure the state to do things your way. You can use nonpolitical organizations (in the electoral sense) to get a political result................."
Doesn’t an ‘armed’ takeover make Holder a domestic terrorist?
“in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students”
Hell, even his political activism was a sham. Couldn’t find any unabandoned facility to target. Guess that was to “real” for you bitch.