Friday, November 18, 2005

No, it doesn't Clayton, but it's sedition

Clayton Cramer posts on an e-mail sent by Warren Community College Prof. John Daly to Young America's Foundation member Rebecca Beach, a student at the school.

Ms. Beach had been working to promote the appearance of a Lt. Col. Scott Rutter, a decorated war hero, where he would talk about the accomplishments in Iraq. Ms. Beach sent notices of the appearance to faculty via e-mail. Daly's responded with the following e-mail:

November 13, 2005

Dear Rebecca:

I am asking my students to boycott your event. I am also going to ask others to boycott it. Your literature and signs in the entrance lobby look like fascist propaganda and is extremely offensive. Your main poster "Communism killed 100,000,000" is not only untrue, but ignores the fact that CAPITALISM has killed many more and the evidence for that can be seen in the daily news papers. The U.S. government can fly to dominate the people of Iraq in 12 hours, yet it took them five days to assist the people devastated by huricane Katrina. Racism and profits were key to their priorities. Exxon, by the way, made $9 Billion in profits this last quarter--their highest proft margin ever. Thanks to the students of WCCC and other poor and working class people who are recruited to fight and die for EXXON and other corporations who earning megaprofits from their imperialist plunders. If you want to count the number of deaths based on political systems, you can begin with the more than a million children who have died in Iraq from U.S.-imposed sanctions and war. Or the million African American people who died from lack of access to healthcare in the US over the last 10 years.

I will continue to expose your right-wing, anti-people politics until groups like your won't dare show their face on a college campus. Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors and fight for just causes and for people's needs--such freedom fighters can be counted throughout American history and they certainly will be counted again.

Prof. John Daly
Clayton Cramer asked in the title to his post, "Does This Cross The Line Into Treason?". My title is my answer. Through most of the e-mail, Daly had me thinking he was just riled by getting an e-mail from a group who expresses their opinions on communist atrocities and outraged at getting an invitation to an event that may offend his communist sympathies and conflicts with his utter comtempt for capitalism, democracy and the Untied States of America. It was his last paragaph where he put himself in the category of seditionary. We would need to find examples of his promoting the activities that give rise to his hopes described in the last sentence of his e-mail.

I have no doubt Professor Daly is not democrat, in the literal sense of the word, no patriot and certainly not an "American", regardless of his citizenship.

I'm not too impressed with the College President, William Austin, either. He has a very skewed concept of what are First Amendment rights and he brings to mind the word "eunuch."

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