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Brandeis' schtick

Reader comment on item: [Brandeis University President Jehuda] Reinharz, Israel and Me

Submitted by Maury (United States), Feb 13, 2007 at 16:18

As Ronnie Reagan said, 'There you go again!' Brandeis wants to be just like most American Universities - august multi-cultural centers of imperial liberalism. Our universities comprise an academic and intellectual elite, which never met a minority or "victim" whose ‘cause' it did not stand up for, no matter what the group's agenda.

It seems the more disparaging of America or Western values, the more support our intellectual and academic elites give these groups. No matter that the individual is a Wahabbi hate-exporter, a Palestinian-Arab 'victim,' Shiite human bomb, Sunni mass-murderer or Sub-Saharan brutal monarch. Our intellectual and academic elite support their cause - as long as it is against the "tyranny" of Western democracy and the concept of freedom and human rights democracy supports. One gets the impression that these intellectuals (and entertainment stars) are gleeful contemplating the demise of America and the West.

Are our academics and intellectuals weak-knee cowards bending to the intimidation and their fear of the murderous anger of these groups? The poster-boy of the group is Lenny Bernstein. Remember Lenny Bernstein hosting a party for the Black Panthers back in the sixties? The Black Panthers, the leaders of the great revolution for emancipation of African-Americans, were just another criminal gang, kidnapping victims and robbing banks.

Are our academics and intellectuals of today intimidated, delusional misguided liberals? Indeed! Santayana warned us that ‘they who forget the past are bound to repeat it.'

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