I am constantly amazed by the number of people willing to just GREET a terrorist or an enemy leader with open arms and make them feel like they're just part of the family.
Have we always been this way and I just really didn't realize it because I was focusing on self interests more and was too BUSY to notice? Or have we really and truly headed for the deep end of the pool when we haven't even gotten our swimmies off yet? (swimmies - those inflatable little things that you blow up on your kids arms when they're little and go swimming. Or at least that's what my daughter called them when she was two and three.)
It's an amazing thing, reading Ayn Rand's Fountainhead, that I notice things even more differently than after first reading (at spree's suggestion, hat tip for that) Atlas Shrugged.
Socialist influence doesn't go after the poor or the middle class. It goes after the bored wealthy, those who they can make feel guilty for their wealth, not those who made their money by EARNING it, but more those who INHERITED it. That, and through sufficiently disgusted (and in many cases, disgusting) entertainers who make it "fashionable" (Barbara Streisand comes to mind here for her many causes through the years, as does Jane Fonda).
What better place to indoctrinate young wealthy heirs and heiresses than at the Ivy League colleges and universities they attend?
Columbia University has invited Mahmud Ahmadinejad to speak at their college.
From the Anti-Defamation League:
ADL Calls On Columbia University To Rescind Invitation To Iranian President Ahmadinejad
New York, NY, September 20, 2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called on Columbia University to reconsider its decision to host Iran's president at a question and answer session with faculty and students. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak September 24 at a forum sponsored by the university's School of International and Public Affairs.
A similar invitation to Ahmadinejad was revoked last year by Columbia President Lee Bollinger.
"It is inappropriate and a perversion of the concept of freedom of speech," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "Columbia University has no moral imperative, no legal imperative, no social imperative to give Ahmadinejad a platform, which he would not give them in Tehran. Why give him the credibility and the respectability of a major institution of higher learning? What message does that send to the students? This is not what the First Amendment is all about."
Columbia University will invite a man who is KNOWN to sponsor and promote acts of terrorism and who personally calls for the extermination of the nation of Israel.
But they won't allow an ROTC program on their campus for those students who wish to pursue a career in the armed forces?
From FrontPage Magazine:
Prior to the late 1960s, Columbia’s current anti-US military atmosphere seems to have been almost nonexistent. Indeed, as early as 1916 an ROTC program was instituted on campus, where it matured and grew during the two World Wars, the Cold War, the Korean War, and even part of the Vietnam War era. Producing some of the finest naval officers ever to serve our country, at one point Columbia was actually churning out more Navy ensigns per year than even the US Naval Academy. In 1968, however, the university’s administration expelled all ROTC programs from campus in order to appease the sometimes-violent student protesters who opposed the Vietnam War – one of whom actually decimated Columbia’s ROTC offices with a Molotov cocktail.
The university’s ban on ROTC remained in place until a 1980 decision to not only allow its students to participate in the ROTC program at nearby Fordham University, but also to have a record of ROTC classes displayed on their Columbia transcripts. In 1990 however, this policy came to an end. While Columbia students could still take part in ROTC programs on neighboring college campuses, their transcripts no longer reflected that participation. To this day, ROTC classes are not considered part of the regular curriculum of studies. When the military recently forced Columbia to allow on-campus military recruiting (under the banner of the Solomon Amendment, which allows for the denial of federal funding to colleges that prohibit or prevent ROTC or military recruitment), the university’s president openly urged students not to interview – because of what he called the military’s discrimination against homosexuals.
Such is the nature of Columbia’s assault on American patriotism and self-defense – by no means unique in the world of higher education. Such is the intensity of academia’s dogged effort to instill, in the mind of a new generation, contempt for all this country does . . . and is.
Very interesting indeed...
Aren't you just on PINS AND NEEDLES for your sons and daughters to go there?
Fortunately, Columbia University students are exercising their First Amendment rights and protesting this outrage. You have to sign up for a Facebook account in order to follow the link, but it's worth it to get the information to help rally to protest this.
Click here for more details on the Rally, for bussing information, and to RSVP:
WHEN: Monday, September 24, 1:00-3:00
COLUMBIA STUDENTS (w/ Columbia ID's): On campus, outside Lerner Hall
NON-COLUMBIA STUDENTS: The Columbia Gates. 116th and Broadway - we have secured a permit to stage a protest there.
Click here for more details:
WHO: YOU and your friends, along with Hillel, Hasbara, StandWithUs, Amcha, ZOA, The David Project, Columbia student groups, concerned citizens. Expected attendance is in the thousands.
WHAT TO BRING: Flyers and posters (see below for links). There will also be many people handing out information, flyers, posters, stickers, banners, etc.
Click here to get protest signs: http://www.standwithus.com/signs.asp
Click here for flyers:
Remember - the world is watching. This is a monumental opportunity to make our voices heard. Generations will ask us, What did we do to protest? Where were we?
Video: Ahmadinejad "Death to Israel" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FckLO8H
Video: On the Holocaust: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykd-syz
NEED A RIDE?
Hasbara Fellowships will be organizing busses from various campuses and points around the city.
They are planning to provide busses from: NYU, Rutgers, Baruch, Queens, Hofstra, Brooklyn, and from the earlier rally in front of the UN. YU and Stern students probably have their own busses, ask around.
We also need people to step up and be campus leaders to organize the bussing and rallying. Please be in touch.
More details will be forthcoming.
For more information, and to volunteer, please contact Jenn Cogan at email@example.com or 347 585 0060.
For more information on the Rally and bussing, go to:
SPEAK OUT, Americans, let the world know that we WILL NOT pander to terrorists!
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man