November 10, 2009
"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the
very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and
who is to know where mythology leaves off and history beginsor which
is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the
establishment & did it so effectively that he at least won his own
kingdomLucifer." Saul Alinsky
To be a "radical" is increasingly more popular these days & it seems,
dare I say, rewarded?
Despite murdering your fellow man & showing no remorse for your
actions, you may be invited to speak to the youth of America or
perhaps teach them, earning a tenured professorship…
So was the case with well-known radical William Ayers, Rashid
Khalidi, Nicholas De Genova, and many otherswill we soon be adding
another name to the list?
The United Freedom Front was a radical leftist organization (formed
by two Vietnam Veterans while incarcerated) responsible for a string
of bombings along the Eastern coast from 1975-1984 as well as the
murder of New Jersey State Trooper, Phil Lamonaco & the attempted
murder of 2 Massachusetts State Troopers.
One of the founders, Raymond Luc Levasseur, who spent 18 years in
Federal Prison & was released in 2004, has been invited by the Dept.
of Social Thought & Political Economy at University of Massachussetts
to speak at the 5th Annual Colloquium on Social Change, this coming Thursday.
Levasseur's writings can be viewed here, http://home.earthlink.net/~neoludd/
where he remarks, among many other things, on his "intellectual
mentors" who include: Mao, Lenin, Marx, Che, Malcolm X, and the Black
Also speaking at the event will be Todd Gitlin, author of The
Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Ragea standard work to the
commitment of Progressivism offering unapologetic explanations for
the supposedly-misunderstood 1960's destruction & radicalismand who
was also a participant in the infamous Columbia University "teach-in"
with fellow Professor Nicholas De Genova who expressed his hope that
American armed forces would be slaughtered by the masses in "a
The third speaker will be Raymond Mungo, an author, social worker,
and founder of Liberation News Service (LNS)an anti-war,
left-leaning publication popular throughout the New Left movement of
UMass had previously cancelled the speaking event last week after
Governor Deval Patrick rightly condemned the speech, asking for the
event's cancellation as it was to be held on a public-funded campus
and was degrading to the memory of Trooper Phil Lamonaco, as well as
other members of law enforcement.
The University later rescheduled the event after an outburst of anger
from the ACLU & other progressive campus groups who cited
Donna Lamonaco, wife of the slain New Jersey Trooper, will be
protesting the speech on campus.
So, please clarify…What is the definition of "academic freedom" and
"anti-censorship"? Is it defined to specifically include, "those who
are convicted of murder, violence, and acts of terror (both foreign &
domestic) whom remain unremorseful?"
Aye, aye, aye Americawhat have we become?