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Location: Virginia

I was born and went to school in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, in southern West Virginia. After graduating from college, I got married, and began working in Bristol, TN. I have have various jobs from Tennessee to up state New York and a few points between. Now I work in West Virginia. Some day, I want to live in Alaska.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Moonbat Spotting

Virginia Tech had a visitor this week and to hear the Roanoke Times put it, Angela Davis is a
world-known political and social activist, author, scholar and professor

But Jerry at From On High sets the record straight with extra information.

Angela is actually an avowed marxist and the "third-party" she represented in both the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections was the Communist Party USA.

The fact that she was on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted List" in the 1970's after it was discovered that a firearm she owned had been used to murder a California judge and three other innocent people and the fact that she had fled didn't seem to rise to the level of biographical information either.
She made some insane comments while at VT. Among them were:

“I cannot understand why we are not all out in the streets protesting this wave of right-wing imperialism, racism, exploitation and oppression,”

Her memory (King) was forced into a space where it cohabited with Bush’s erosion of civil rights,”

Racism is at the heart of the death penalty

Davis argued that racism is still alive today, evidenced by the recent events in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the prison system in America.

Instead of educating the poor or building homes for the homeless, said Davis, the system throws them in prison.

This was amazing that she makes these accusations without any evidence and people take it as the truth. She is no better than the race huslters, Jackson and Sharpton. Davis seeks to keep the fire smoldering. In the last quote, she seems to indicate that the poor are thrown into prison because they are poor. Crazy stuff.

In the end, the Roanoke Times does describe her for what she is: on the FBI's top ten list, charged with conspiracy, kidnapping, and homocide, and spent 16 months in prison.

But the University of California saw fit to give her a job as "tenured professor in the History of Consciousness Department". Whatever that is.

I believe VT wasted their money when they asked her to speak.


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