Posted September 20, 2013, by Mary Grabar: Especially to all my Tennessee and North Georgia friends, please come out for an interesting discussion hosted by the Lee Student Republicans at Lee University.
Mary Grabar to Speak on Bill Ayers and the Attack on the American Character
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Lee University will welcome Dr. Mary Grabar for a lecture entitled, “Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground, and the Attack on the American Character.” Lee Student Republicans will host the event, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Lecture Hall of Lee’s Humanities Center.
Grabar will be discussing the changes in the American character that she has observed over 20 years of teaching college English and writing about education and the influence of Bill Ayers, co-founder of the 1960s Weathermen domestic terrorist group.
site. Please keep checking (and invite the Dissident Prof to speak to your group).Posted September 6, 2013, by Mary Grabar: The Dissident Prof has been traveling. Calendar events are posted at the updated Mary Grabar
First, was a delightful event on August 18 at the home of Nancy Griffin, who hosted her and Tina Trent speaking about radicals in education, along with Maryland Congressional candidate and former distinguished Secret Service agent, Dan Bongino. In Washington, D.C., on August 20, she presented her report on the "The Crisis in American Journalism and the Conservative Response" along with co-author Tina Trent. Cliff Kincaid began the conference with a powerful presentation on the launch of Al Jazeera America, which happened the very same day in our nation's capital (covered by Newsmax). Grove City College Professor and Dissident Prof friend Paul Kengor spoke on his report All the Dupes Fit to Print: Journalists Who Have Served as Tools of Communist Propaganda. New Zealand blogger and researcher Trevor Loudon ended with a resounding warning about "The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists, and Progressives in the United States Congress," also the title of his new book. Trevor is touring Florida now, but will be in Georgia mid-September. Check this site or his for details. His book is a valuable, well-documented resource and he is a dynamic speaker.
Published August 1, 2013: By Mary Grabar: While reading the engrossing biography of National Review publisher William Rusher, If Not Us, Who? by David Frisk, Dissident Prof came across this reference to William F. Buckley’s opinion of the Beatles: as “‘so unbelievably horrible, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of the art’” that they were “’the crowned heads of anti-music.’”
It’s hard to stand against the universal acclaim of the Beatles and Dissident Prof is glad to hear she shares the good company of WFB. The Beatles’ early songs were poor imitations of American rock ‘n roll. Like many in the 1960s, they thought they were inspiring the folk, with their songs that turned out to be sappy, insipid, and imitative.
She prefers the squares of the time who sang of what they knew: cheatin’ hearts and lonesomeness: Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, Charlie Price, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, and Hank Williams. And not one word about world peace.
passed on to join the pantheon of other truth-tellers about communism. His death last week merited mentions in blogs and sites like PJ Media, Canada Free Press, and the People’s Cube. Tina Trent, who republished his book, Bringing Down America, was the first in our circle of friends and admirers to learn about his death and to publish the remembrance on her site and a notice on the book page blog. As the People’s Cube points out, in a just world Larry’s death would have made front-page news in the New York Times. Instead we have had the relentless attention on Trayvon Martin and the “pioneer” reporter Helen Thomas.Posted July 23, 2013: By Mary Grabar: Larry Grathwohl, my friend and hero, has
But it’s part of the plan to deny any truth about communist dangers facing us and to use the old Soviet strategy going back to the 1920s to divide us over race until we collapse in a civil war. Larry, who never held an academic, government, or editorial board position, saw the strategy clearly and from first-hand experience from infiltrating the domestic terrorist group Weather Underground, led by today’s darlings of academia, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. A Midwesterner (from the flyover country of Ohio) and from a blue-collar family, he did this after serving a tour of duty in Vietnam, described here by James Simpson. The continued manipulation of race for revolutionary purposes was described in a paper Larry presented at an America’s Survival conference.
American Betrayal, quotes George Orwell on the writing of history. Orwell observed that "History ended in 1936"--an assessment based on reporting from the war in Spain. Since that time, George Orwell has been a staple in classrooms, with Animal Farm being the only exposure many students have to the tenets of Marxism. Many honest historians, however,--no matter their own ideology--still hewed to the factual. Indeed, that was the case with the late Eugene Genovese, under whom Hamilton College History Professor Robert Paquette studied. Genovese, of course, wrote the classic, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made, while still in his pre-conversion (conservatism and Catholicism) days.By Mary Grabar, Posted July 11, 2013: Diana West, in her fascinating new book,
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