Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Which Side Are They On?

The ULA has sent announcements of our Protest to three of Columbia University's most dangerous "radical" professors: Todd Gitlin; Victor Navasky; and Eric Foner.

At least, they're portrayed as dangerous radicals in a new book by neo-conservative establishment flunky David Horowitz, who was radical in the 60's before jumping suddenly and curiously to the opposite side. The question is whether Horowitz is trying to bolster the three's dissident credentials by attacking them, or if Gitlin, Navasky, and Foner are for real. (That the three work for one of the most prestigious institutions in America isn't a good sign.)

Do the three believe their ideals? Will they honor their stated beliefs on April 17th and join our democratic Protest, our voices from the street, against embedded privilege, hierarchy, and aristocracy?

We'll see!

10 comments:

A. Swift said...

Maybe they will ignore you as just a bunch of stupid crackpots. Chances are pretty good that's what will happen.

Ricky Joe Sanchez said...

if someone will pull it out like Morrison did then they will make the national news....
hee hee hee, whoa yeah!!!

King said...

Imagine! "Not Very" Swift creates a blogger account just so he can have his say. After all that, what does the anonymous demi-puppet hit us with? "Stupid crackpots." Wow! Okay gang, time to close up shop, we've heard from an opponent, and it's too much.
(At least Miller Genuine getting beat up on one of the lower threads is brave enough to post under his own moniker-- though it sadly doesn't change the ultimate result.)
Point of fact: Most of those who changed things throughout the eons of history were dismissed at the outset as "stupid crackpots." Surely someone of your great intelligence, degrees, et.al., can be more specific?
WHY would these profs who talk often of rebellion and the working class ignore it when it arrives outside their very window? That makes no sense.

Ricky Joe Sanchez said...

they are all in it together....that's how bigshots operate. flies to a pile.

Ricky Joe Sanchez said...

big ole college pusses...
betcha they don't know how to work a screwdriver.....

King said...

Note "Swift"'s inability to construct a logical argument.

A. Swift said...
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A. Swift said...

Note "King"'s inability to construct anything but a hall of mirrors for no-talen wannabes.

Ricky Joe Sanchez said...

where'd ya go to school?

King said...

We can't judge "Swift"'s talent as long as he hides his identity.
Whether he has no talent, we don't know.
We know he has no character.
(I wish someday our foes would gain backbones. They don't seem to have any-- and so duck every challenge which comes their way.
Show us your stuff Monday. We'll put it on videotape. We'll see if your reputations are justified. I say no-- and I've seen many of you read.)