Marquette Warrior: College Professor to Freshman: Soldiers Should Kill Their Officers

Friday, November 18, 2005

College Professor to Freshman: Soldiers Should Kill Their Officers

Everybody knows that some college professors are crackpots. But the crazy professors typically aren’t people with charming eccentricities. Rather they are usually venomous leftists. A freshman student at Warren Community College in New Jersey was part of a group that brought to campus a soldier who is an Iraq War hero. But one of her professors was quite hostile to the speaker and wrote the student the following:
Dear Rebecca:

I am asking my students to boycott your event. I am also going to ask others to boycott it. Your literature and signs in the entrance lobby look like fascist propaganda and is [sic] extremely offensive. Your main poster “Communism killed 100,000,000” is not only untrue, but ignores the fact that CAPITALISM has killed many more and the evidence for that can be seen in the daily news papers. The U.S. government can fly to dominate the people of Iraq in 12 hours, yet it took them five days to assist the people devastated by huricane Katrina. Racism and profits were key to their priorities. Exxon, by the way, made $9 Billion in profits this last quarter—their highest proft margin ever. Thanks to the students of WCCC and other poor and working class people who are recruited to fight and die for EXXON and other corporations who earning megaprofits from their imperialist plunders. If you want to count the number of deaths based on political systems, you can begin with the more than a million children who have died in Iraq from U.S.-imposed sanctions and war. Or the million African American people who died from lack of access to healthcare in the US over the last 10 years.

I will continue to expose your right-wing, anti-people politics until groups like your [sic] won’t dare show their face on a college campus. Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors and fight for just causes and for people’s needs—such freedom fighters can be counted throughout American history and they certainly will be counted again.

Prof. John Daly [emphasis added]
Check here for an update.

And check here for a news story where the professor stands by his position.

And Daly is a member of what department? You guessed it: English.


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