Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Civility and Tolerance in the Age of Obama

Message from Chuck:
Dear Prof. Watson: As per our previous conversations, this article by Michelle Malkin, a conservative pundit, seems to effectively point out that civility and tolerance seem to be lacking in our public discourse, even after the election of Pres. Obama. Where is the reaching out to the opposition? Does threatening them with lawsuits or congressional inquires make for more civility or will it just ratchet up the anger of the opposition? In the past, I questioned you, as the Coordinator of the American Studies Dep't. at Lynn Univ., why, in your public statements in the press, do you always refer to former Pres. Bush as being a liar and a complete failure as a president? Is that professional liberal-speak for I despise him because he's a Republican, and that he doesn't adhere to the politically correct agenda of the liberals in the press and in academia? The final chapter on the Bush presidency hasn't been written yet, and may very well be critical about his legacy in office, but compared to what we are witnessing now with the outrageous spending and gutting of our whole economic system under Pres. Obama, George W. Bush might emerge in history as a visionary who was wrongly slimed by his detractors, especially prominent professors who profess objectivity and fairness in their professional life, but in real life do just the opposite. You seem to be very silent when it comes to criticizing Pres. Obama, except for his escalation in Afghanistan, especially for his actions in regards to apologizing for America all over the world, for embracing brutal, zany dictators under the guise of opening up a dialogue, and by bending over and grabbing his ankles for the far-left loons in Move On .Org, Huffington Post, The Daily Kos, and the trade unions etc., irregardless of your political leanings. Objectivity is the trait all historians should be striving for. I'll be looking for more of that from you in the future.

Written by Chuck Lehmann
"Chuck on the Right Side"

Civility and Tolerance in the Age of Obama


Anonymous said...

Marxism stands on the left-wing of politics in a revolutionary way. The Obama Drones march towards stripping America of its Civil Rights.

James J. Pirretti said...

And so liberal intolerance continues.

"University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill police arrested six people tonight (April 22) on charges of disorderly conduct during an appearance by Virgil Goode, a former Virginia Congressman, sponsored by an officially recognized student group, Youth for Western Civilization.

Goode spoke to a Frank Porter Graham Student Union audience of about 150 people and took questions from audience members for about 90 minutes. Some audience members jeered and heckled when the speech started. One small group walked out shortly after it began. Some set off personal body alarms that had to be located and turned off by police. Two others unfurled a banner with a profane statement. Goode continued speaking throughout.

Winston Crisp, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, warned the audience a few minutes into the speech that disruptive behavior would not be tolerated. Officers began taking protesters out one or two at a time during the course of the event as the behavior escalated. Police reported no violence or vandalism.

Chancellor Holden Thorp issued the following statement:

“The speaker tonight was able to express his views and have a give-and-take with his audience. I regret that six protesters had to be arrested, but they gave us no choice. They ignored our warnings, and their disruptive behavior was completely at odds with what we expect at Carolina. I want everyone to know that these six people do not represent what Carolina stands for when it comes to freedom of expression.”

Jim P
St. Petersburg, FL

James J. Pirretti said...

Jim Byrd has posted a great satire on his blog.

Here it is.

"Department of Homeland Security Releases Images of Radical Right-Wing Extremists

Apr 20th, 2009 by jimbyrd

Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, at the behest of Barack Obama, released images of radical right-wing subversives that threaten the very existence of Hope and Change, and quite frankly, scares the bejesus out of Obama and the Democratic Party. The images were obtained after entering highly unambiguous data into the Homeland Security and FBI super-computers to generate specific images to match the ideas and activities of the Obama administration’s new criteria for radical extremists. This project was rushed so as to coincide with the radical and morally unsettling tea parties that pervaded the sanctimonious fabric of this great nation on April 15th.

A sampling of data entered into the government’s super-computers for a match are as follows: documented evidence of supporting tea parties; anti-gun control position; belonging and actually adhering to the Christian faith; anti-abortion position; any participation with the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard, Coast Guard or anyone who may put this country before their own life; opposes high taxes; and has expressed issues with an oppressive national government or rulers. The algorithms were programmed to either detect any one of the above transgressions, or worst case, ties to all the above. After mere nanoseconds, the computer printed out the top ten problematic individuals that pose credible threats to this country, the Obama administration, the Democrat Party, and most importantly, Hope and Change. The top ten nefarious perpetrators are:

George Washington

Thomas Jefferson

John Adams

Ben Franklin

Alexander Hamilton

Samuel Adams

James Madison

Abraham Lincoln

Billy Graham

David Petraeus


If you know any of these individuals, anyone who quotes their radicalism, or anyone who may be a follower of their dogma, please call, without hesitation, Janet Napolitano at 202-282-8000."

At first I was concerned about being labeled a right wing extremist. However, I would be honored to be in the company of the above indivduals.