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Bush Neo-Confederate?

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Today brings a glut of idiocy.

    <a href="http://www.thedartmouth.com/article.php?aid=200301240103">The Daily Dartmouth reports</a> that Paul Robeson Jr., son of the civil rights leader, spoke at the Hanover, N.H., campus, where he managed to liken President Bush to Stalin, Hitler and Jefferson Davis:

    <blockquote>As a scholar of Russian studies, Robeson said that the Homeland Security Act was modeled after a collection of documents authored by Joseph Stalin and that President Bush "is part of a neo-Confederate government geared at destroying the Union."

    Several times during his speech Robeson mentioned the dominance of the Republican Party and the popularity of President Bush in the Southern states, making allusions to Hitler's support from southern areas of Germany.

    According to Robeson, there is an over-representation of white southern Protestants in Washington, including Senators Trent Lott and Bill Frist, Attorney General John Ashcroft, and Vice President Dick Cheney. Robeson also said that while certain politicians may be more polite on the outside than Trent Lott they are all "made of the same stuff."</blockquote>


    Now Dartmouth referred to Paul Robeson Sr., as a "civil rights leader."

    Why not call him by a more applicable label of Communist?
     
  2. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Damned yankees. Never did know what the hell they're talkin' about.
     
  3. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Sheesh.

    SM
     
  4. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    You like that, eh? Stalin Prize no less!
     
  5. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    What is the relevance to his son's message?
     
  6. Jedi Writer

    Jedi Writer Guest

    Saw ethics post. Could not get past the buzz words: Dartmouth, Paul Robeson Jr., civil rights leader, N.H, communist, et. al.

    A voice in my head kept telling me: Go to Blockbuster! Rent "The Usual Suspects!"
     
  7. Ravenink

    Ravenink Veteran Member

    please do not blasphemy the name of such a wonderful movie sir :)
     

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