Friday, September 21, 2007

Is Bollinger Guilty Of Treason?

It is a word that's thrown around far too often these days by political alarmists, to the point where it has almost lost its meaning.

While it is important to keep the word "treason" in context in order to avoid a French Revolution style situation, when an instance of an American citizen or worse, an entire institution, giving aid and comfort to the enemy, comes up, it is essential that Americans recognize it for what it is.

By inviting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at Columbia University Lee Bollinger is giving him a propaganda platform to say whatever negative thing he wants to say about America.

It is aid. It is comfort. It is harmful to our troops in the field and it is most certainly, disgusting.

We are currently at war with Iran's forces which are at Ahmadinejad's command.
He is directly responsible for the deaths of American soldiers as well as the murders of hundreds of Iraqi citizens.

It's no different than if some college had invited Mussolini over at the height of WWII. Would we have stood for that? Of course not, he would have been arrested immediately.

Will the students of Columbia boo Ahmadinejad out of the building as they did Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist? I hope so, but I doubt it.

Will Americans finally begin to realize that not everyone should be given a pass when they repeat or facilitate dangerous words or behavior?

Will they realize that just because someone hides behind freedom of speech, that it does not make them a patriot nor does it make their words and actions patriotic?

Is Bollinger guilty of treason? I don't think so. But he's damn close.

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Anonymous said...

I think giving the thug-in-chief a forum for his crazy rantings is a good thing. Perhaps it will get so much press coverage that more people will actually start to take him seriously and start to see the extent of the very serious threat we face.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are fucking stupid.

The control of Iran's military is held by the Ayatollahs. Not with Ahmadinejad.

Get over your persecution complex already.

dan said...

You're absolutley right. Thank you for pointing that out.

Although it would have been nice if you had done it without the profanity.

You know? Like a grown up.

Shannonymous said...

Grown ups don't post anonymous insults. They have the courage state their name and point out corrections in a constructive manner.