Saturday, March 12, 2011

David Horowitz at Brooklyn College

David Horowitz writes a long article about his talk at Brooklyn College on his online e-zine, Frontpagemag.  Pamela Hall has graciously posted a video of Horowitz's entire talk.  I introduce Yosef Sobel, the student who put the event together, at the beginning. The catcalls and disruptions of Horowitz's talk begin about twenty minutes in. I intervened at best semi-successfully. The security was excellent thanks to the hard work of Brooklyn College's security chief Donald Wenz,  CUNY Trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld and Bill Barry.  At the very end I ask the leader of the Palestinian Club protesters (the students do not identify themselves as such but Horowitz identifies them in his article) to state his response to Mr. Horowitz. He does not make a single substantive point in response. Instead, he hurls an inarticulate stream of invective, backed by his confederate across the room who calls everyone with whom he disagrees a Nazi.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Violent, Obama-Supported Protesters Riot in Wisconsin

The posted this video of violent public employees protesting in Wisconsin. Obama has lent his support to the violent protesters because they support him financially.  Ironically, the pro-Obama propaganda machine has characterized peaceful Tea Party demonstrators as violent, while giving a wink and a nod to the violent criminals who demonstrate on behalf of the Democrats and Obama.

I Thank Horowitz, Horowitz Thanks Us

Last night, David Horowitz spoke at Brooklyn College. I served as the faculty sponsor and introduced him to the audience.  The audience was a mixture of sympathetic listeners and anti-Horowitz protesters.  I wrote a blog about what occurred on the National Association of Scholars site.  As well, American Rattlesnake describes the events.  Pamela Hall is working on posting a video, which you will find interesting. 

I had written David a thank you letter to which he graciously responded:

Dear Mitchell,

   Thank you. I would like to use this email to convey my gratitude to all of you who helped make this possible and especially to Jeffrey Wiesenfeld who allowed us to have  a civilized environment in which to express our point of view and who taught the Jewish students that if they will stand up for themselves others will step in to stand up for them too. 

   I have written an account of what happened and will send you all a copy and post it on the web as well.


On Mar 10, 2011, at 10:22 PM, Mitchell wrote:

Dear David:

I did not appreciate the sacrifices to which you have voluntarily subjected yourself until I saw the hate-filled protesters in last night’s audience. Since I am used to classrooms where small amounts of incivility are out of place, hearing the anger that you have chosen to expose impresses me.   Your work is critical to the nation’s future.  Without you, the incipient totalitarianism in America’s universities would avoid the light of publicity.

Everyone in our circle is most appreciative of your coming to Brooklyn College.  We cannot thank you enough.  As well, we thank you on behalf of future Americans who will benefit from your untiring efforts.


Mitchell Langbert
Associate Professor
Brooklyn College