Oct

22

Another typical week at Fair Alma…

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Just when you thought that this year’s oratorical cavalcade couldn’t possibly get any weirder, Friendly Fire has invited world-renowned pornographer free speech activist Larry Flynt to speak here on Thursday at 5 PM in the Lerner Party Space (the email says to get there early). No announcement yet on whether there’ll be an afterparty at the Hustler Club, but Bwog is holding out hope.

One event whose after party certainly won’t be held at the Hustler Club (like that transition?) is the College Republican’s candlelight vigil to “remember and acknowledge the untold millions who unduly suffer under the tyranny of state-enforced Islamic extremism.” In today’s Spec, awesomely-named CUGOP board member Diana Lawless called the event a chance for people to “put aside their politics and differences.”

And such opportunities for communal harmony abound during Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. David Horowtiz, C ’59 is speaking Friday afternoon (register here), and if that isn’t enough to satisfy your curiosity/raging Islamophobia/hatred of Islamofascism, there’s an “oppression panel” with speakers from CUNY and the American Enterprise institute on Wednesday at 8 in Math 203. 

You can bet that the Progressive Jewish Alliance won’t be attendance. Their Facebook group petitioning Hillel to officially condemn the week’s events currently has 99 members.

And if you still want to see Natalie Portman talk about poverty reduction tomorrow at 1 in Lerner 555, Bwog recommends you email [email protected] as soon as possible.

-ARR

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11 Comments

  1. how does  

    natalie portman not get her own article? she's insanely hot... definitely not addendum material guys

  2. i wish

    my name was lawless.

  3. Reality Check!

    Recognizing the danger of terrorism and brutality committed in the name of Islam does not equate to "Islamophobia." Feel free to say otherwise from now to kingdom come- you'll still be wrong.

  4. Reality Check

    No decent, non-militant Muslim should feel threatened by a campaign targetted at Islamic militanism.

  5. Reality Check

    I believe I speak for almost all of us when I say that I do not tolerate intolerance, and I would condemn any attack on a religious minority for not adopting a particular creed. If that was what this campaign was about, I would immediately oppose it. But it is plainly obvious that that that isn't what this campaign is about, and, quite frankly, I don't think that anybody should give a damn about offending terrorists, or those who sympathize with them.

  6. Incidentally,

    I suppose that those of you who object to the term "Islamofascist" were apt to disagree with Joy Behar's characterization of Donald Rumsfeld as a "Hitler-type," or Keith-Olbermann's accusation that the current administration practices a "new type of fascism?"

    • yes  

      yes. exactly. all this idiot label-gaming on both sides of the aisle is stupid. let's stop arguing about what to call state sponsors of terrorism and fucking deal with it instead of "wearing green at the sundial" or whatever bullshit get-the-cameras-out game whatever side is playing here.

      incidentally, I hope actual discussion will deal with saudi arabia and iran both.

  7. if we're  

    gonna talk about wrong let's talk about the problems of pornography

  8. Anonymous  

    I agree, commenter #9. Let's talk about the problems of pornography. In my humble opinion, the biggest problem facing pornography today is the new and misguided assumption that the mere ownership of a MacBook Pro somehow qualifies anyone to be a porn star. Before XTube and Photobooth and iSight and all that rot (where's the bar?), we needed men like Larry Flynt to create an industry and an art. Now pornography is just a domestic hobby/pastime like scrap-booking or gourd-painting, and that's just not as interesting to me. I appreciate the internet's ability to open the world to the common man or the amateur artist, but I still think certain things are better left in the hands--and whatever else--of professionals. Let's see... what else is wrong?

  9. reality check  

    Attacking Islam is not a pragmatic way to conduct the "War on Terror." An obvious step would be to look at the foreign policy decisions that made US a target among countless countries that radical Islam would condemn. Does the US attack countries because of Christianity? No. Islam is an important ideological force among these enemies but it is no root cause.

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