Thursday, January 29, 2004My friend Dan says he found some odd flyers around Mason Hall today. One has a picture of Stalin and says "Communism: The Opiate of the University" and the text "Feb 5th 7:30PM, Michigan Union, Pendleton Room." The other says " What Killed Over 100 Million People and STILL EXISTS TODAY?" and has a picture of hammer and sickle and the same date and place.
A quick check of the University Union's online reservation system reveals the campus Young Americans for Freedom chaper are planning a talk by Larry Reed, the president of the "free market" Michigan-based think tank the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. I suppose he'll speak on the evils of communism, but I don't think there's many communists left these days - then again I wouldn't expect much in the way of keeping with the times from an organization whose members have pledged " THAT we will be free only so long as the national sovereignty of the United States is secure; that history shows periods of freedom are rare, and can exist only when free citizens concertedly defend their rights against all enemies… THAT the forces of international Communism are, at present, the greatest single threat to these liberties ... THAT the United States should stress victory over, rather than coexistence with this menace ... "
Posted by Rob at 12:15 AM