Saturday, March 04, 2006

Academic Freedom? What Academic Freedom?

In a case out of Colorado, HS geography teacher Jay Bennish was actually suspended over comments he made about Baby Doc in his class following the State of the Disunion speech.

He's suing, of course, but the damage is done, the action has had its intended effect: To chill free expression of criticism of Der Monkey Fuehrer. Regardless of the outcome of this case, other teachers will be a little more circumspect in their opinions, if only to avoid the inevitable hassles that will come when one of their little Hitler Youth students starts whining about having to listen to things they don't want to hear.

That's what did Bennish in. One of his students not only provoked the discussion and but also taped it, and then ran with the tape to a local rightwing radio station, where they played selected excerpts to make it sound like Bennish was calling Bush another Hitler (he didn't -- what he was talking about was exactly what all of us out here in Left Blogistan have been saying for the last five years, that there are some disturbing parallels between the ideology and the rise to power of the neocon fascists in this country and the ideology and rise to power of the Nazis in Germany -- and some eerie similarities between the words coming out of Baby Doc during that speech and those that came out of Hitler when he was speaking to Der Reich).

BTW, click on that link above and tell me if you don't think that the student who ratted Bennish off doesn't look like a member of the Hitler Youth -- with that Aryan baby face and blond hair, the only thing missing is an armband and some jackboots.


iAmerican said...

Any true American who watches the above, free video will recognize the fact that Bush committed 9/11 the same as his grandfather's client, Adolf Hitler(Google "Prescott Thyssen Auschwitz"), committed the Reichstag Fire.

Inarguably, Bush is Hitler-redux. Those near him, or serving him - other than truly innocent dupes - are transparently part of the "real anti-Christ" identified by Thomas Jefferson in his unsent letter to Samuel Kerchival.

Schoolteacher Jay Bennish is simply putting forward thoughts that any who claim spiritual descent from the Jeffersonian Whig Founders of the United States of America should have been realizing right after they heard GHW Bush's public, "mystically" claimed "inability" to recall his whereabouts upon hearing of President Kennedy's assassination: W's only "qualification" for office.

Death for Treason

Granny said...

Don't forget that one armed salute.

I checked out the Aurora newspaper which has an interesting editorial. The fracas takes up most of their front page.

NetAgra said...


I'm not sure about the Hitler comparison. Seems more like Stalin perhaps, or maybe Napolean.

Hitler? Too easy.
KIndest regards,

Farnsworth said...

Yeah, NetAgra, maybe it IS a little too obvious, but I always say "If the foo shits, wear it!"
Thanks for the link -- I'll reciprocate (naturally).