Letters to Editor

Liberal University Diploma now a Badge of Ignorance
Black Supremacy and Segregation at Cornell University
Jonestown massacre anniverary: Mayor Brown's Hero: Jim "Kool Aid" Jones
"Hanoi Jane" next "First Lady"?
Date sent:       Sun, 22 Nov 1998 10:35:58 -0800
From:               Ray Batz <raybatz@earthlink.net>
Subject:           Cultural literacy survey exposes ignorance of basic knowledge

A Conservative Voice at Cornell
Sept. 4, 1998
By Hannibal Atticus, Classics major

    In the past Spring semester, The Stanford Review conducted a
"cultural literacy" survey among 159 Stanford upperclassmen.  The poll
contains six questions on core cultural knowledge.  Stanford, the home of
Chelsea Clinton, did not fare well.

    Likewise, the same quiz was given to 111 Cornell students.  The
results are in, and Cornell did not fare much better than Stanford.  For
example:  three-quarters of the students could not name the exact date of
the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a date that President Roosevelt
declared "would live in infamy."

Answers are below, no cheating!
1)    Who is the current Prime Minister of England?

        Correct    22%
        Incorrect 78%

2)    Who wrote "The Wealth of Nations"?

        Correct    45%
        Incorrect 55%

3)    Which came first, the Renaissance or
        the Enlightenment?

        Correct   65%
        Incorrect 35%

4)     Which 16th century scholar first proposed
         that the earth revolves around the sun?

        Correct   26%
        Incorrect 74%

5)     Who invented the printing press in the 15th

        Correct   35%
        Incorrect 65%

6)      What was the exact date of the of the
         Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?

        Correct    26%
        Incorrect 74%

1) (Tony Blair) 
2) (Adam Smith) 
3) (Renaissance) 
4) (Copernicus)
5) (Gutenburg) 
6) (Dec. 7, 1941) 

Black Supremacy and Segregation in a Cornell Programming House
Date sent:       Sat, 21 Nov 1998 18:34:52 -0800
From:            Ray Batz <raybatz@earthlink.net>

Subject:         Black Supremacy and Segregation in a Cornell Programming House

The Cornell Review
Oct. 9, 1998

    On Sept. 27 Cornell University's black residence college, Ujamaa
House, conducted its usual Sunday evening "Unity Hour", an event open to
the public that purports to encourage understanding of the black
experience.  The leadership of the Cornell College Republicans and The
Cornell Review, a conservative campus newspaper, were on hand
participating in the discussion.

    Scheduled to highlight this "Unity Hour" was a discussion of a
report entitled "Report on the State of Humanities at Cornell
University."  The report was rumored to contain a suggestion that all of
the ethnic studies programs (Africana, Asian, Latino) were to be placed
within the American Studies Department.

    This proposal enraged leftist campus ethnic groups.  They wanted
their ethnic studies programs to be separate from the "white
supremacists" world.

    Midway in the program a woman identified only as "Sistah" stood,
saying, "Before we begin discussing ethnic studies, I would specifically
ask members of the College Republicans and The Cornell Review to leave

    At that point, all member of the Review and the Republicans were
ushered out by two members of the Nation of Islam, dressed in typical
bow-ties and suits.  One of the Black Muslims said as he escorted a
Republican, "Sometimes the family needs to be alone."

    Ironically, a year earlier, a Ujamaa member had chastised a Review
writer for "never experiencing the Ujamaa experience."

On the fourth night of Kwanzaa, as on all other nights, the celebration begins with the
        question, "Habari Gani?" The answer is UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics). This is
        followed by the pouring of libation and the lighting of the candles of the kinara. First, the
        central black candle of UJOMA, then the first red candle of KUJICHAGULIA, then the
        first green candle of UJIMA. Tonight, the second red candle of UJAMAA is lighted.
        After the candles are lighted, libation is poured and thoughts turn to the spirits of those
        who represented the virtues of UJAMAA in our communities. 

[Editor: I undertand that "Kwanzaa" was invented in 1966 by Maulana Karenga
            borrowing from Jewish Hannukah and the 'twelve days of Christmas'.]

Kwanzaa Kulture Klash

Following a media buildup over the past several years, Kwanzaa hit the big time in 1995. With major promotion from print and broadcast media and black activist churches and organizations,
this recent contribution by the "multicultural" militants has replaced Christmas among some blacks. Typical of the lavish coverage accorded Kwanzaa was a nearly full-page offering by the Sacramento Bee, flagship of the McClatchy newspaper chain. Entitled "Getting in the Spirit," the article reported: "Kwanzaa -- which means 'the first fruits of the harvest' in Swahili -- is spreading across the country.... Because of Kwanzaa's growing popularity, some African Americans have elected to forgo the celebration of Christmas." A large photo accompanying the text showed black Sacramentan Karen Green and her son Derik with their Kwanzaa kinara, a sort of Afro-centric menorah. The photo caption quoted Mrs. Green as saying, "Kwanzaa has totally replaced Christmas for us."

Which is exactly what those who are pushing for the total de-Christianization of America intend
 The seven-day Kwanzaa celebration is the creation of Professor Maulana Karenga, who heads
the black studies department at California State University at Long Beach, and purports to focus
on seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. The real focus, though, is on secularization, alienation,
and polarization of American society.

The Cornell Review was founded in 1984 as a response to the atmosphere of liberalism prevalent on the Cornell campus.  The newspaper was incorporated in 1986 under the Ithaca Review, Inc., which publishes the Cornell Review to this day.  The Review serves the Cornell population as the only conservative newspaper on campus.

     Cornell University, youngest of the Ivy League institutions, has a long history of liberal activism. From the armed, hostile takeover of the student unions building, Willard Straight Hall, by disaffected black students in 1969 to the takeover of the administration building, Day Hall, by hispanic students in 1993, Cornell's various administrations have set a precedent of spinelessness in the face of illegal minority demonstrations.  Add to that a history of supporting student burnings of the Review, fiscal irresponsibility and such alumni as Clinton administration greats Janet Reno and Sandy Berger and Professor of Electrical Engineering and avowed socialist ex-mayor of Ithaca, Ben Nichols, and a wonderful picture is painted of the ideals of Cornell's leaders.

     The goal of the Cornell Review is to expose the rampant foolishness and immorality displayed time and again by University administrators and students by reporting issues which are either left uncovered or unobjectively covered by the mainstream campus press and voice of Day Hall, the Cornell Daily Sun.  Administrators and minority students nearly universally loathe Reivew staffers because they report on issues that no person on campus dare speak against.  We lead the arguments against racially segregated campus housing, racially motivated admissions standards, the curtailment of First Amendment rights through newspaper burnings and speech codes, the end of traditional, basic education in favor of single-interest and special interest majors, illegal issues pushed by the liberal Student Assembly and we bring to light issues of perennial concern to conservatives - First Amendment rights, fiscal responsibility, religion and abortion as they apply to campus debate.

CNN's Turner 'Thinking About' White House Run 
11/17/98 * ATLANTA, GA * (latimes.com)
Turner Pushes Bison Meat Business
11/17/98 * ATLANTA, GA * (newsday.com) -- 

(picture from: Wish Upon a Red Star website)
Date sent:      Tue, 17 Nov 1998 21:51:41 -0800
From:           Ray Batz <raybatz@earthlink.net>
To:             San Francisco Chron/letters <chronletters@sfgate.com>
Subject:          Jane Fonda, First Lady?

San Francisco Chronicle
Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

    Apparently Ted Turner, husband of actress Jane Fonda, is floating
trial balloons regarding a possible run at the presidency in the year
2000.  Some Americans have already expressed concern over the possibility
that Ms. Fonda, whom many remember as "Hanoi Jane", could be the next
First Lady.

    Ron Russo, an official with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has
promised to galvanize his organization to thwart Mr. Turner's run at the
Oval Office.  Mr. Russo possesses tapes of some of Ms. Fonda's speeches
and interviews made during the Vietnam war in which she repeatedly
vilified the United States.

    Mr. Russo claims that on at least three occasions Ms. Fonda said, "If
you knew what Communism was, you would get down on your hands and knees
and pray that we become Communists."  A curious statement from someone who
has enjoyed a life of plenty, thanks to the workings of capitalism.

    In other talks Fonda claimed women in the U.S. military were there
merely to sexually gratify the men in the U.S. fighting forces, and that
U.S. fighter pilots were war criminals.

    When Senator John McCain was imprisoned at the notorious Hanoi
Hilton prison camp during his tour of duty in Vietnam, he suffered a
permanently-maimed arm at the hands of his captors for refusing to pose
for propaganda photos with Jane Fonda while she toured Vietnam as a guest
of its Communist leaders, excoriating America.

    Following World War II, Tokyo Rose and Axis Sally were tried and
severely punished for broadcasting anti-American propaganda.  Ms. Fonda
has never been brought to trial.

Raymond Batz
San Rafael, CA

Date sent:       Wed, 18 Nov 1998 08:51:56 -0800jim jones kool aid victims
From:             Ray Batz <raybatz@earthlink.net>
To:                 San Francisco Examiner <letters@examiner.com>
Subject:          James Jones

San Francisco Examiner
Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:--On the 20th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre it might
be wise to remember the following:

    "Let me present to you a combination of Martin King, Angela Davis,
Albert Einstein, Chairman Mao."  The speaker was Willie Brown, then a
state assemblyman, introducing Jim Jones to a large audience in 1976.

    Perhaps if the California liberal establishment had been willing to
expose Jim Jones for the fraud he was there would not have been 912
"suicides" in Guyana 20 years ago.  Unsophisticated Indiana, Jones' home
state, wasn't buying, but California's politically correct left embraced
Jones without question.

       San Francisco Mayor George Moscone appointed Jones chairman of the
city's housing commission and refused to investigate Jones' People's
Temple despite evidence that children were being abused.  Jones even
survived an arrest for lewd conduct in a public restroom.

    President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale praised
Jones, and he was hailed by Black Panther leader Huey Newton.  He held
rallies for Communist Party presidential candidate Angela Davis.

    He called himself "God Socialist" and the "Socialist Worker God." He
described his creed as orthodox, pro-Soviet communism.  His flock sang,
"We are communists today, and communists all the way.  Oh, we are
communists today and we are glad."

    An aggressive bisexual, Jones mocked "bourgeois" sexual values.  But
his leftist politics were politically correct, which led liberal
luminaries like Willie Brown to hail him as a prophet.

Raymond Batz
San Rafael, CA 

Excerpts from, "Socialism And Death: The Lesson Of Jonestown"
By K. Lloyd Billingsly
Wednesday, Nov. 18
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