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The Hate-filled Leftist Professor (Boortz leads an e-mail FReepin'!)
Nealz Nuze/Boortz.com ^ | 11.6.02 | Neal Boortz

Posted on 11/06/2002 8:04:23 AM PST by mhking

THE HATE-FILLED LEFTIST PROFESSOR

OK .. in response to nearly 100 very demanding e-mail messages, here is what I have been able to find out about that incredible letter from the history professor at Saint Xavier University in Chicago to that cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

The Air Force Academy has a program called The Academy Assembly.  You will read a description of The Academy Assembly below.   An Air Force Academy cadet named Robert Kurpiel sent an e-mail to which ended up in the hands of Peter Kirstein at Saint Xavier.  Here is the text of that e-mail:

 

Dear Sir or Ma’am

            The Air Force Academy is going to be having our annual Academy Assembly.  This is a forum for mainly but not only Political Science majors, discussing very important issues dealing with politics.

            Right now we are in the planning stage for advertising and we would appreciate your help in the follow (sic) areas.  Do you know of or have methods or ways for interschool advertising and or communications?  What would be the best way for us to advertise at your school whether it is sending you the fliers and you making copies or by perhaps putting an advertisement in your local publication?  We would appreciate your input and the cost of what your recommend.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

Very Respectfully,

Cadet Robert Kurpiel

 


Now … here is the response from Professor Kirstein.  Be sitting down when you read it.

 

From:  Peter Kirstein
Sent:  Thursday, October 31, 2002 1:46 PM
To:  Kurpiel Robert C4C CS26

Subject:  Re: Academy Assembly 

            You are a disgrace to this country and I am furious you would even think I would support you and your aggressive baby killing tactics of collateral damage.  Help you recruit.  Who, top guns to reign death and destruction upon nonwhite peoples throughout the world?  Are you serious sir? Resign your commission and serve your country with honour.
No war, no air force cowards who bomb countries with AAA, without possibility of retaliation.  You are worse than the snipers.  You are imperialists who are turning the whole damn world against us.  September 11 can be blamed in part for what you and your cohorts have done to Palestinians, the VC, the Serbs, a retreating army at Basra.
            You are unworthy of my support.

Peter N. Kirstein
Professor of History
Saint Xavier University.

 

So … there you go.  Through the instantaneous magic of the Internet these two messages were soon flowing through e-mail accounts and message boards, and before you could say “tenure” Professor Kirstein was up to neck in academic horse squeeze.

Kirstein is an odd bird.  If you cruise through his Saint Xavier website you will see one page devoted to the gravesite of Karl Marx in England! [http://www.sxu.edu/academ/artsci/history/pkirstein/pictures.html } Now, does that give you any insight into this man’s politics? 

I also perused some of the writings of this extreme left-wing (dare I say communist?) history professor.  Here’s an excerpt from a letter he wrote in  October letter to Arab News:

It is my hope that large segments of our armed forces would refuse to engage in aggressive military action that would disgrace their families, their nation and all those who have worn proudly the uniform of the United States. Air National Guard units should refuse activation in preparation for airstrikes. Aircraft carrier battle groups stationed in the Persian Gulf should refuse to refuel or preposition aircraft that could attack Iraq. Special forces such as navy Seals and army Rangers should refuse invading Iraq in a preemptive war against a non-threatening adversary. If additional ground troops are deployed, hopefully they would not obey orders to murder civilians or destroy wantonly the delicate infrastructure of Baghdad, Basra and other Iraqi cities. 

Now that’s nice, isn’t it?  Our history professor is asking American servicemen and women to disobey orders … to defect?  Obviously Peter N. Kirstein would get along very well with Hanoi Jane Fonda.  Maybe we should start calling him Baghdad Peter. 

Moving right along.  If you happened to uncover Baghdad Peter’s e-mail address, and if you sent him a blue-steam e-mail about his letter to the Air Force cadet, this is the response you would have received today:

Due to considerable off-campus interest in a private correspondence with a military person, I am posting this.   The situation has been resolved with humility, mutual respect and considerable friendliness. Both of us consider this matter to be resolved. May nations also learn differences can be overcome, disagreements bridged and that peace and harmony are possible  I will respond, as needed, to other e-mail.

Uh oh.  It looks like the professor got taken for a quick visit to the woodshed, especially when you consider this short, terse e-mail response many got from the president of Saint Xavier University today. 

Thank you for your expression of concern about the intemperate, angry words issued by Prof. Kirstein.   He has apologized to the cadet, the Academy, and the University and all have accepted.  His harsh words certainly do not represent Saint Xavier University!
- Dr. Richard Yanikoski, president 

 
Yikes!  It doesn’t sound like Professor Kirstein is on the presidents Christmas Card list this year, does it? 

Up next ... an attempt by the Air Force Academy as they step in and try to calm the situation down a bit.  Here is a letter from the Director of the Academy Assembly.

Subject: An Open Letter from the Academy Assembly
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
There has been considerable attention given to an e-mail received by a Fourth Class Cadet here at the United States Air Force Academy from Professor Peter N. Kirstein of Saint Xavier University.  Dr Kirstein's e-mail was a response to an e-mail he had received concerning the Academy Assembly. 

The Academy Assembly is a forum to promote academic discussion of important issues of our day and to allow the student delegates from all over the North America to draft a report that is widely disseminated.  This year our theme is America's Challenges in an Unstable World: Balancing Security with Liberty.  I am pleased to say that a "cyber-episode" which started poorly has evolved into a more professional and academic discussion. 

Please find below a letter of apology from Dr Kirstein which I received this morning, accompanied by a phone call.  I have drafted this message in response to his correspondence and with an advance copy to Dr. Kirstein.

On behalf of the Academy Assembly I accept this apology in the same sincere manner in which it was given.  Furthermore, I offer my own apology to Dr Kirstein for the way his original message, which was intended as private communication, was spread throughout the Air Force Academy and beyond.  Since that e-mail was forwarded with such great vigor to many individuals both within and outside the Air Force Academy I would ask that you, the reader of this letter, please forward this e-mail to anyone to whom you sent the original message.

Two results of this are obvious and I want to share them with you.  The first is that through well considered words and messages a situation that was initially highly inflammatory has become one in which diverse ideas can be compared and discussed; this is the essence of the Academy Assembly.  Second, though emotions have run understandably high throughout the USAFA Cadet Wing in response to this e-mail, replies to this e-mail from our cadets have been, almost without exception, marked by great maturity and professionalism.  I was presented nearly forty proposed responses to the original e-mail from cadets, but the one that best encapsulates the opinion of the cadet wing is a quote from their book, Contrails, which serves as not only a statement for others, but an
admonition for themselves 

"It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the
press.  It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of
speech.  It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the
freedom to demonstrate.  It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves
beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the
protester to burn the flag."  ~Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC

I would dare to add one thought to the above quote; that we in the military, as servants of the public, must carefully guard and cherish our relationship with the civilian community.  We must always remain open and responsive to legitimate criticism that is presented in a spirit of willingness to improve the forces that guard our country and make them an institution that all Americans can take pride in.  I am pleased to say that this discussion, of which many of you only saw the first portion, has moved towards that high plain.
 
 
   Respectfully yours,
   Captain Jim Borders, USAFA 
   Director, Academy Assembly 
   Instructor, Political Science  

 

  And here, as promised in Captain Borders’ letter, is the apology written by the Professor.  

Dear Captain Borders,

I have expressed to Cadet Kurpiel my regrets over what I communicated to him in my e-mail. I did not mean to impugn his character. I am sure he is of the highest character. I should have written him in a more thoughtful and contemplative manner. As one who believes in non-violence and the avoidance
of conflict, I could have been more circumspect and creative in my communication with him.
 
Cadet Kurpiel has sent me several generous, thoughtful and impressive e-mails. He has also expressed "apologies" for the unwarranted national distribution of a private e-mail correspondence which has caused me and others to receive 100s of e-mail messages. I hope this update on my response and the cadet's kind communication will serve to inform the public that this issue has been resolved with dignity and honour between myself and Cadet Kurpiel.
 
I remain respectfully yours,
Peter N. Kirstein
Professor of History
Saint Xavier University 

Wow!  How's that for covering this issue!  Did the Talkmaster do a great job, or what?   Do you think Professor Kirstein is truly sorry he wrote that letter to the cadet?  Get serious!  He’s sorry the letter became so widely disseminated … nothing else.  He was made to look like a fool.  He embarrassed his university, and he had to eat crow.  But tomorrow he’ll be right back at work poisoning the minds of those wide-eyed kids entrusted to his care.


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OK, so it's not a FReepin' by our standards, but it shows that those bed-wetting, leftist, Communistic college professor-types need not mess with REAL Americans!
1 posted on 11/06/2002 8:04:23 AM PST by mhking
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To: mhking
You know, if Professor Kirstein had been polite ('As a pacifist, I do not think I would be comfortable in participating. I do wish you well, however.') instead of strident, this would hae been a non-issue.
2 posted on 11/06/2002 8:16:54 AM PST by JAWs
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To: mhking
You are a disgrace to this country and I am furious you would even think I would support you and your aggressive baby killing tactics of collateral damage.

Wonder if this commie has any rational thoughts on the collateral damage associated with "pro-choice"

3 posted on 11/06/2002 8:21:58 AM PST by aeronca
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To: mhking
Just sent prof. moron an E-mail love note.
4 posted on 11/06/2002 8:35:20 AM PST by bulldogs
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To: mhking
You are imperialists who are turning the whole damn world against us.

Coded message translation: I am a communist.

5 posted on 11/06/2002 8:38:10 AM PST by cinFLA
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To: mhking
Unf***ingbelievable. BTW, I'm sooo happy for you guys--sorry--y'all in Georgia! Good work!!
6 posted on 11/06/2002 8:38:26 AM PST by stands2reason
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To: stands2reason
"I accept this apology in the same sincere manner in which it was given."<p.xlnt response
7 posted on 11/06/2002 8:41:31 AM PST by breakem
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To: mhking
Great post! BTTT
8 posted on 11/06/2002 8:58:34 AM PST by EdReform
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To: mhking
"It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

~Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC

You all please take note that Father O'Brien died about a month ago in Dallas.

This work of his is one of my favorite patriotic expressions...rest in peace, Father Dennis.

9 posted on 11/06/2002 8:59:42 AM PST by Airborne Longhorn
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To: mhking
"I could have been more circumspect"

Dictionary:Circumspect--discreet; prudent.

Did he disavow his ideas or positions? Not a whit! He merely said he should have hidden them more carefully behind less candid words.
10 posted on 11/06/2002 9:03:34 AM PST by wildbill
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To: mhking; kristinn; Angelwood; KLT; hellinahandcart; Mudboy Slim; Doctor Raoul
Time for a good 'ol His Royal Podness FReeping!
11 posted on 11/06/2002 9:13:29 AM PST by sauropod
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To: sauropod
Here's the "good professor's" website and email address:

http://www.sxu.edu/history/pkirstein/index.html
kirstein@sxu.edu

His landmail address and telephone number can be found on his page.

'Nuff said...

12 posted on 11/06/2002 9:30:16 AM PST by mhking
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To: mhking
Hello Free Republic. I have something to say. I find it odd that Kirstein writes at a fifth grade level. Does he not know what a comma is? Is he a commie or a traitor? I am sure he is of the highest character though. Maybe he bad man. I not help him.
13 posted on 11/06/2002 9:34:13 AM PST by gura
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To: mhking
Great post king!!!
14 posted on 11/06/2002 9:34:23 AM PST by kennyo
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To: mhking
You tell em mh....Those left wing commie professors need to stop their foolish crap!
15 posted on 11/06/2002 9:48:52 AM PST by KLT
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To: LindaSOG
Thanks for the ping, Linda. Now I need to go check my 'trash' e-mail account and see if the professor replied to my flaming missive...

BRB
17 posted on 11/06/2002 10:09:31 AM PST by HiJinx
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To: mhking
I don't believe his, Professor Kirstein's, apology is sincere. He got caught with his hand in the cookie jar and is simply doing what is necessary to maintain his position and ability to undermine the principles this country was founded on. How would he react if someone assaulted him personally? I would wager the trappings of pacifism would quickly be stripped away.
18 posted on 11/06/2002 10:13:37 AM PST by MoGalahad
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To: MoGalahad
BTTT
19 posted on 11/06/2002 10:16:49 AM PST by jjm2111
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To: mhking
Who, top guns to reign death

The prof can't even get his words right.

20 posted on 11/06/2002 10:20:17 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: LindaSOG; mhking
Nope, no reply to my e-mail of the 11/2. I guess I'm not important enough to warrant an apology or explanation.
21 posted on 11/06/2002 10:23:19 AM PST by HiJinx
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To: mhking
top guns to reign death and destruction upon nonwhite peoples throughout the world...what you and your cohorts have done to Palestinians, the VC, the Serbs

Jeez...I always thought the Slavic Christian Serbs were WHITE.

Oh -- I get it -- if you're a victim of AmeriKKKan racist warmongering aggression, you're an honorary Person of Color.

Anyway, hilarious and frightening letter, and an appropriate response. Just goes to show these bad-a** faculty-lounge revolutionaries will ALWAYS back off in a show of united opposition.

22 posted on 11/06/2002 10:27:39 AM PST by MikalM
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To: KLT
My email to the Prez:
"The fact that you employ such a hate-filled intellectual midget to infect impressionable minds with his venom speaks volumes about your "university". Please post his email to the Cadet on your website so all will know what your institution espouses."
Let us freep!
23 posted on 11/06/2002 10:28:05 AM PST by talleyman
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To: MoGalahad
Kirstein supports so many left wing causes it is a wonder he can stand upright. His most recent cause has been support of the Palestinian left which he combines with an anti-US stance regarding the administration's war on terrorism. I find it ironic that a Catholic institution would maintain anyone whose support for causes is driven by a deadly sin -- pure hate.
24 posted on 11/06/2002 10:33:37 AM PST by gaspar
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To: mhking
May a pox fall apon this communist..one can only hope the good professor has not passed on his genetic code..
25 posted on 11/06/2002 10:34:34 AM PST by MD_Willington_1976
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To: mhking
We already had a thread going about this.... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/783560/posts :)
26 posted on 11/06/2002 10:34:36 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy
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To: sauropod; Angelwood; kristinn; Dave Dilegge
Howdy 'Pod...I reckon our next FReep oughtta be "FOR Liberty, FOR Justice, FOR the Liberation of Iraq, and FOR Dubyuh and the Republicans!!" I'm tired of all the "ANTI" krap...MUD

BTW...you reckon the Mullahs will do a repeat engagement?!

28 posted on 11/06/2002 10:35:14 AM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: breakem
Heh, that didn't strike me the first time through. Yea, that's a great response!
29 posted on 11/06/2002 10:44:34 AM PST by The FRugitive
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To: bulldogs
I did too.
30 posted on 11/06/2002 10:47:25 AM PST by sport
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To: mhking
I sent an email to this piece of garbage. I got an automatic response back. This guy must be swamped with protest.

Looking at his picture on the web page, I'd say this effeminate, pompous commie should be grateful to US soldiers. He doesn't look like he could find his way out of a wet paperbag, much less defend himself.

31 posted on 11/06/2002 11:09:15 AM PST by CWRWinger
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To: dirtboy
bomb countries with AAA

And here I thought AAA was used to shoot down aircraft, not dropped from aircraft.

32 posted on 11/06/2002 11:48:02 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: mhking
Having known marxist history professors like Kirstein, I am surprised he would vent his spleen so publicly. The more effective professors of this stripe are often insidious in their approach, putting smiley faces on their Marxism, disguising it as democratic idealism "for the people, for the downtrodden", etc.

Take John Lennon's Imagine lyrics. It played well, didn't it? Sounded good until you actually analyzed the meaning and found it to be elementary Marxism.
33 posted on 11/06/2002 12:10:18 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: mhking
Who, top guns to reign [sic] death and destruction upon nonwhite peoples throughout the world?

What depressed me most about this post is that PC is so entrenched in our minds that the correction [sic] is not applied to the idiot "professor's" reply; to wit...

34 posted on 11/06/2002 12:12:47 PM PST by Publius6961
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To: mhking
this issue has been resolved with dignity and honour between myself and Cadet Kurpiel

How is that possible, since the professor has no idea what either dignity or honour is, given his initial response?

35 posted on 11/06/2002 12:16:07 PM PST by NorCoGOP
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To: mhking
The ultimate irony:

As a result of this 40-something adolescent bedwetter's intemperate remarks, I am grateful to have found these words, which I will proudly display and disseminate as widely as possible.

"It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag." ~Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC

36 posted on 11/06/2002 12:22:36 PM PST by Publius6961
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To: mhking
Now that we have cleaned up the Senate, perhaps we should get to work on our universities and colleges.



37 posted on 11/06/2002 12:24:24 PM PST by who knows what evil?
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To: BrowningBAR
Here is his photo

his?

40 posted on 11/06/2002 12:49:54 PM PST by Nogbad
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
Notice that the leftie had to slip in his note that the cadet apologized for distributing the email. One can only imagine his initial "outraged" contact with the USAF.

If their website is correct, Robert Kurpiel's email address is:

C00robert.hurpiel@usafa.af.mil

The poor kid's probably in a little trouble for "leaking" the prof's email, so don't get him too charged up with your email. But a nice note would be good.

44 posted on 11/06/2002 1:47:32 PM PST by Doctor Raoul
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To: BrowningBAR
Look smart guy, don't think you can fool us posting a picture of k.d.lang!!!!
45 posted on 11/06/2002 1:49:27 PM PST by Doctor Raoul
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To: Doctor Raoul
Ops, he's 4th Class, so it's:
C06robert.hurpiel@usafa.af.mil

46 posted on 11/06/2002 1:52:42 PM PST by Doctor Raoul
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To: Doctor Raoul
Bummer, that one doesn't work either.
47 posted on 11/06/2002 2:34:47 PM PST by Doctor Raoul
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To: mhking




Robert Kurpiel, Parliamentarian

  Kurpiel is region 18 president for FBLA and employee of Bubby's Bagels. He is a part of many parliamentary associations. In the coming year, he will attend the Air Force Academy and pursue a military career. Following his military career, Kurpiel wants to return to political activism as a Democrat.

See http://www.ypac.8m.com/custom2.html
The prof based a fellow Democrat. The kid's a Democrat!

48 posted on 11/06/2002 2:58:25 PM PST by Doctor Raoul
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To: Doctor Raoul
Well I guess that was an eye opener.....
49 posted on 11/06/2002 2:59:21 PM PST by Doctor Raoul
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To: mhking
Why is the Air Force Academy grovelling to this traitor? Why doesn't this "college" fire him? And how do you "bomb villages with AAA"? Isn't that anti-aircraft artillery?
50 posted on 11/06/2002 3:01:48 PM PST by ozzymandus
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