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Neo-Marxists pervert the notion of Liberty

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Submitted by Reuben Horne (Australia), Sep 3, 2006 at 04:10

Dr Pipes,

Benjamin Franklin said: "A nation which sacrifices an ounce of liberty for an ounce of security will deserve neither and lose both." The Neo-Marxists who have gathered under the banner of false liberality in our academic institutions would use this statement to lower our security by rejecting profiling or a close examination of the creeping influence of radical Islam within our societies. Were Franklin alive today I would think he would point instead to the incremental renunciation of freedom of speech in the name of cultural sensativity particularly in the academic arena as you have pointed out. We sacrafice freedom of speech to avoid violence at the hands of those who find its excercise offensive.

The west's greatest strength was its ability to reason critically but with religions or in this case one religion seeking aggressively to place itself above scrutiny and criticism and doing so successfully we can see how completely this virtue is gone. For us to recapture our rightful heritage we must not only reenvenerate passion for our culture and institutions eroded so successfully by the nihilism of the left but reject the postmodern flatulent proposition of all cultures and points of view being equal (some opinions are of course more equal then others in the left wing view) and rational argument being capable of resolving all disputes. Dialogue with the false libertarians who are really Neo-Marxists is a waste of time - they need to be forcefully and aggressively ejected from politics and academia. Once again I say bring back Senator McCarthy.

Cordially,

Reuben Horne.

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