||[Apr. 7th, 2005|06:40 pm]
From the Desk of Warrior
April 6, 2005
Santa Fe, NM – This release is in response to allegations made in an
email from UConn student Russell Passig, as well as remarks made in
two press releases by the UConn College Republicans regarding
Warrior’s appearance at
UConn on April 5, 2005.
First, Mr. Passig’s claim that Warrior’s address was tantamount to
“university-funded hate speech” is absolutely ridiculous. While it is
certainly true that Warrior’s positions are often controversial, the
reality is that what people like Passig whiningly denounce as “racist
and homophobic” is merely what reasonable adults would classify as
nothing more than being politically incorrect. While Mr. Passig, Mr.
Traugh, Mr. Moghtaderi, and any others who objected to the substance
of what Warrior had to say would certainly have been within their
rights to challenge Warrior during the Q&A period, the truth is that
they lacked the class and common sense to do so. After repeatedly
interrupting Warrior's speech, these individuals chose to further
instigate Warrior with baseless ad hominem attacks - thus eliciting
highly-charged responses from Warrior. To top it all off, this World
Class Crew of Crybabies is now attempting to have the UConn
administration punish the CRs for words that Warrior spoke. Yet
another timeless liberal/left-wing/anti-American tradition - when in
doubt, blame the Republicans.
All of the above notwithstanding, it is somewhat sad to see how
utterly spineless the UConn College Republicans have turned out to be.
Not a single UConn CR voiced any objection to Warrior after the event.
The detailed emails between Warrior and the UConn CRs reveal that the
CRs repeatedly encouraged Warrior to single out the Tent City Trash
for some re-education. Yet, it now seems that the CRs have
collectively decided to bow down and beg forgiveness from various
extremist, anti-American, left-wing groups who infest the UConn
campus. Perhaps the UConn CRs should refrain from engaging
in political activism until such time as they develop enough backbone
to be able to withstand not being liked by their opponents.
It bears mentioning that Warrior demonstrated considerable restraint
given the disrespectful and petulant behavior of a small minority of
the students. These individuals unwittingly illustrated one of the
most pernicious truths of modern liberalism: that while self-described
liberals claim, ad nauseum, that they support freedom of speech, the
truth is that they only support free speech as long as the content of
that speech is acceptable to them. The moment that a single word is
spoken that questions, challenges, or otherwise conflicts with their
myopic, misguided views of the world, their enthusiasm for the First
Amendment totally disappears.
In closing, Warrior emphatically rejects and dismisses any attempt to
portray his appearance at UConn as anything other than it was – a
straightforward, honest discussion of Warrior’s philosophical beliefs.
That his words have been mischaracterized and that the speech was
occasionally interrupted by a relative handful of students (who, for
some reason, all seemed to smell like patchouli oil and burnt flag)
does not detract from the fact that the overwhelming majority of those
in attendance had a wonderful time and agreed with most of Warrior’s
points – a fact that is corroborated by dozens upon dozens of emails
that Warrior has thus far received from attendants. Warrior thanks all
of his true fans and all of the true Conservatives who took time out
from their studies to welcome him back to Connecticut, and hopes to
see them all again very soon.