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90130_ Report This Comment
Date: October 23, 2007 02:43PM

This begs to be totally ignored.

If the looney left are such a bunch of free and "progressive" thinkers, then why can't they be objective and calmly sit while the opposing views they despise so vehemently are presented? Doesn't everyone else deserve the same forum to voice their opinions?

Debate this all you want, but it's really the left-wing camp that can be called "Fascists."

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 23/10/2007 06:37PM by 90130_.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: October 23, 2007 05:08PM

Whoever wrote this is absolutely right when they say, "don't take our word for it." No way I'm taking this doofuses word for anything.
shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: October 23, 2007 11:09PM

no, you are completely incorrect... it is mr. horowitz who doesn't want anyone to debate him... what with his request that leftist teachers be removed and prosecuted(ie. churchill)... the imperialists are the ones trying to do away freedom of speach, thought...(which of course leads to what???)
now i don't speak for all of these "loony leftists", but none of the organizations i'm affiliated with are trying to stop this, rather arouse awareness about what he is really about to the student body... and to ask the right questions
his racist, xenophobic speach will do most of our work for us, but it is important that people are presented with the facts on this guy and not to simply ignore it
The AntiChrist a.k.a. Osama Bin Laden Report This Comment
Date: October 23, 2007 11:26PM

"If blacks are oppressed in America, why isn't there a black exodus"? - David Horowitz from the 1999 article, "Guns don't kill black people, other blacks do".

"The black middle-class in America is a prosperous community that is now larger in absolute terms than the black underclass. Does its existence not suggest that economic adversity is the result of failures of individual character rather than the lingering after-effects of racial discrimination and a slave system that ceased to exist well over a century ago"? - From David Horowitz "Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Blacks is a Bad Idea for Blacks and Racist Too".

"Baghdad is liberated. In the days to come let us not forget that if it were not for one man, and one man alone—George Bush—the people of Iraq would not be celebrating in the streets and pulling down Saddam's statues today... We have entered the era of a new civil war between the forces of freedom and the powers of Islamo-fascist and communist darkness, and once again the left is clearly determined to take its stand on the other side. The good news is that America is back. Our military has performed superlatively. Our leadership has stood tall. We ourselves can celebrate over this and look confidently towards what lies ahead".— David Horowitz - | April 9, 2003

Hey this Horowitz guy is pretty much dead on right!!!
I think I must find out more about this man.

Always look on the bright side of life!!
blinkermann Report This Comment
Date: October 24, 2007 10:22AM

The right response if you don't like the guy is to stay home and ignore him. Treat him like a nobody. That is what would happen if I came to speak (and I am a pretty good speaker). The speakers series organizers would say, "Thanks Mr. Blinkermann for you offer to speak. We will see if we can fit it in the schedule, Don't call us, we'll call you." And that would be it.

Mr. H will be just as happy seeing the backsides of college students in the auditorium as he will be seeing their smiling faces-- as long as people are there.

So do the right thing, When it is time for Mr. Horwitz to speak, go have a latte (and make sure to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top)!
shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: October 25, 2007 12:27AM

why do you think you never get to speak, if you are such a good speaker as you are claiming to be
if you were to get in good with the ruling class and speak on their behalf i'm sure you would get to make your speaches...
it is by ignoring it that it has come to this... you can never give any presentation of your own views(forgive me if i'm wrong for assuming that your views are not that of the capitalist ruling class's propoganda machine)
btw, mr horrowitz didn't last thirty minutes before he got angry and walked out
seems none of the ruling class's propagandists can handle any thought that doesn't agree with their "view"
blinkermann Report This Comment
Date: October 25, 2007 02:16PM

Right. I don't give speeches because I am not into bombastic ideas, I don't do motivational speaking and I am only into politics as a spectator (and voter). I say I am a good speaker because I did software trainings before large groups for several years and people told me that I was a good speaker (read as "not quite as boring as the last guy"winking
smiley. So I do not flatter myself that I should be there speaking instead of him, but only that no one would show up if i did and I would not be invited back (and rightly so). Equally, he would stop being invited if all the auditoriums were empty.

Instead, he gets to say to his sympathizers that he was once again treated rudely by the college-based liberal establishmnet. If he went somewhere and was thorughly ignored, he might keep that to himself -- or but an add in the NY Times.