Same old left

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

I want to thank David Keene for his op-ed “Un­changed and un­bend­ing cam­pus rad­i­cals” (Web, Dec. 27). The Wash­ing­ton Times has gained a new reg­u­lar reader ow­ing to Mr. Keene’s dis­heart­en­ing re­port of events sti­fling free speech at the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin. The tac­tics de­scribed in the piece are akin to the ones fos­tered by com­mu­nists in Rus­sia, Cuba and China.

Many years ago dur­ing the Viet­nam War protests, I re­mem­ber read­ing a piece that de­tailed so-called “heroic” stu­dent protests. The piece left out both an ac­cu­rate back­grounder of the rad­i­cal tac­tics em­ployed by the left at that time and any men­tion of the the death of a stu­dent.

Again, thank you Mr. Keene. Please ac­cept a salute from a Viet­nam vet­eran who saw first-hand how com­mu­nists in South­east Asia killed, raped and beat any­one who didn’t agree with their rad­i­cal doc­trine — a doc­trine which de­mands com­plete obe­di­ence and gives the rul­ing left­ist/pro­gres­sive class food, health and ed­u­ca­tion while al­low­ing the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion to die from star­va­tion and other de­pri­va­tions.

It is strange that to­day’s left fails to men­tion the mil­lions killed by Stalin and Mao, or the thou­sands killed by Cas­tro and his old com­mu­nist ter­ror­ist buddy Che Gue­vara.

JOHN S. MEYER Ocean­side, Calif.

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