From: "Pedro Martori"
Subject: Amiri Baraka well represents New Jersey
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 00:24:38 -0400
NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 00:24:10 EDT
Organization: Bell Sympatico
De: " ricardo a. gonzalez"
Asunto: Amiri Baraka well represents New Jersey
Fecha: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 7:10 AM
Dennis Prager October 16, 2002
Amiri Baraka well represents New Jersey
I had always thought that New Jersey-jokes were neither funny nor
taste. I was wrong.
Consider Amiri Baraka, a Communist ("Marxist-Leninist" in his
anti-Semitic, America-hating racist who has devoted his life to
promotion of hatred. He is New Jersey's official poet.
Baraka, formerly LeRoi Jones, came to public notice recently when
groups pointed out that in his most recent poem, "Somebody Blew
"Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed
Who told 4,000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers
To stay home that day.?"
Jewish groups publicized this anti-Jewish slur. "Israeli" is a
here for Jewish -- it is doubtful that a hundred Israelis worked
World Trade Center; and in any event this Arab-originated lie
"Jews" stayed away on 9-11.
But the poem is far worse than its few anti-Semitic lines. It is
1,169-word hate-filled tirade against whites and America, which
Jersey is not only OK, it is rewarded. New Jersey is governed by
The Democratic governor, James E. McGreevey, appointed a black
bigot as the
state poet in order to help keep the black vote Democratic. It is
for liberal Democrats to make appointments based on race; the
blacks who are
appointed should ideally come from those segments of the black
most angry at America. This reinforces black perceptions of
people who hear their grievances, while at the same time
grievances -- which is critical to the Democrats' success because
who is not angry at America may vote Republican.
McGreevey knew exactly whom he was appointing. But alas, Baraka
did the only
unpardonable thing in the cynical state of New Jersey -- he
key Democratic constituency, Jews. So the governor has now
resignation. New Jersey can tolerate hatred of whites and of
not hatred of a Democratic constituency.
This corruption and cynicism explain the unanimous New Jersey
ruling that any New Jersey candidate for public office can resign
he thinks he will lose, especially if he is a candidate to whom
some of the
justices had contributed. This ruling violated pre-existing New
common sense and the democratic process. Indeed, it is probably
antinomian, politically driven, democracy-undermining court
decision of our
lifetime. Under New Jersey law, a candidate has until 51 days
election to resign. Democrat candidate Sen. Robert Torricelli
days before the election because he believed he would lose. Given
clarity of this law, the candidate's name should simply have
remained on the
ballot, just as Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan's name did in the
election after he had (SET ITAL) died . But the New Jersey
serves liberalism and its party, not America or New Jersey law.
That is why
two justices who had donated to the Torricelli campaign did not
themselves from this case.
New Jersey cynicism also explains the election of U.S. Sen. Jon
former Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Neither had served in any public
being elected to the Senate. But they had what it takes to win in
Jersey: they are fabulously wealthy liberal Democrats who can
spend tens of
millions of dollars to buy a Senate seat. Corzine, former CEO of
Sachs, broke all previous records of spending on a Senate
campaign. But for
a man worth an estimated $400 million dollars, it was pocket
Lautenberg, worth a mere $40 million, spent $60 million to buy
Jersey Senate seat. Beyond amassing fortunes, both are
As Slate.com, a liberal Web site, wrote, "Lautenberg is scrappy,
mean, unpopular, occasionally nasty, and insecure. In short, he's
" (emphasis added).
The rot runs deeper yet. New Jersey's most celebrated
University, is in a greater state of moral decay than almost any
university -- which is quite an achievement. When Harvard's
Cornel West, a professorial version of Amiri Baraka, to produce
scholarly and not preoccupy himself with making rap records,
university leaped to hire West. Princeton.
Princeton has also recently lured another scary professor --
Peter Singer of
Australia. Prof. Singer was named the DeCamp Professor in the
Center for Human Values, one of the most prestigious appointments
Princeton. Among other views of Prof. Singer that mock
is his belief that parents should have 28 days after the birth of
child to decide whether to kill it if they deem the child
handicapped. Ideologically, New Jersey is to America what
Berkeley is to
California; and Princeton now fits there quite well.
Baraka, Torricelli, McGreevey, Corzine, Lautenberg, a politicized
Court. Only one state has them all.
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