Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: WTF?: Prof Won't Back Down On Comparing WTC Victims To Nazis
Altho I abhor the ideas the guy supports, I am becoming even more alarmed by the concerted effort to silence the man. Bill O'reilly is carrying on a personal crusade to destroy the guy, and the Right Wing Media Machine has made this guy their latest straw man. Freedom of Speech, academic freedom, both are in danger in this country. It is ironic this guy is being pilloried for his claims of Nazism by a bunch of people employing Nazi tactics to silence him.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address