“Angela la comunista” invited to a “Catholic” university

“Angela la comunista” invited to a “Catholic” university

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[Hat-tip to PewSitter and Canon212: “‘Catholic’ Marquette invites radical pro-Cuba communista Angela Davis to speak”]

March 31, 2017 by Silvio Canto Jr.

Yes, we believe in free speech. We want a diversity of opinions at our schools and universities. However, inviting an anti-US character to a Catholic university is a bit hard to swallow.

Let me ask you a question: if Angela Davis and her gang were running things, would they invite an anti-abortion, pro-traditional marriage priest to speak at their government-run universities? Would they teach everything from socialism to capitalism? What version of Hiroshima would they tell? Would they refer to George Washington as the father of the country or another rotten white slaveowner?

I think that you know the answers.

You can look at Cuba, one of Angela’s favorite regimes, for an example of what happens when communists run things. Simply put, “inclusion” is not a word in their way of doing things!

Nevertheless, Marquette University has just invited Angela Davis:

Marquette University, a Jesuit school in Milwaukee, plans to host radical communist activist Angela Davis for a lecture Wednesday night.

The lecture is part of a series of “inclusive conversations” the school is hosting in order to confront the challenges of racial inequality.

“As a Catholic, Jesuit university committed to social justice,” the university’s website reads, “we seek to energize our campus and engage all Milwaukee’s communities by asking, ‘What is your freedom dream now?’”

Davis is most renowned for her career of radical leftist activism, involving leadership stints in both the Black Panther Party and Communist Party.

Today, she continues to proclaim that “capitalism is the most dangerous kind of future we can imagine” telling the Los Angeles Times recently, “as long as we inhabit a capitalist democracy, a future of racial equality, gender equality, economic equality will elude us.”

Davis is notorious for landing on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list in 1970 for fleeing police after she was charged with purchasing the murder weapon used in a courtroom shootout in 1970.

At the Women’s March in January, Davis called on activists to become “more militant.”

“Those who still defend the supremacy of white male hetero-patriarchy,” she said, “had better watch out.”

Her views on abortion and marriage openly contradict Catholic teachings.

Nevertheless, Marquette is touting Davis as a “living witness to history” and featuring her remarks as a “distinguished lecture.”

Davis’ speaking fee has previously been listed between $10,000 and $20,000.

As someone who grew up in Wisconsin, I have several friends who still up there. Last night, I checked in with one of them and he’s outraged. I won’t tell you what he said because it is not suitable for print.

I am hoping that someone in the audience will ask Miss Davis a few questions.

They can start with one simple question: why does a black doctor in Cuba (Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet) get thrown in jail for refusing to do an abortion?

Here is a followup: Will Angela join us in protesting the lack of “inclusion” in her favorite regimes?

Marquette’s administration is making a big mistake here.

Wonder how they will explain this to the police officers protecting Miss Angela?

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One comment on ““Angela la comunista” invited to a “Catholic” university

  1. from www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/11/jury-isnt-out-on-angela-davis/

    … One of these personifications of “greatness,” however, comes as a shock, especially in the context of a court of law. It is none other than Angela Davis, a black activist who came to prominence in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party U.S.A. and the radical black group the Black Panther Party. Ms. Davis was such a high profile communist in the latter days of the Cold War that she was awarded the so-called “Lenin Peace Prize,” given to her in a Moscow ceremony by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev himself.

    Of course, Ms. Davis, too, was a trailblazer in her own way.

    She was the second black woman to make the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. She earned that distinction as a fugitive wanted on murder and kidnapping charges stemming from her role in a notorious attack on a courtroom in Marin County in California.

    On Aug. 7, 1970, a black 17-year-old named Jonathan Jackson, toting a small arsenal of guns, entered the courtroom of Judge Harold Haley, where convict James McClain was facing murder charges in the death of a prison guard. Brandishing a gun, Jackson halted the proceedings and then armed McClain, after which they together armed two other convicts, who’d been called as witnesses in the case. Jackson and the three freed prisoners then took Judge Haley, the prosecutor and three female jurors hostage, bargaining chips in their effort to force the release from prison of older brother George Jackson, an armed robber who also was under indictment on murder charges in the death of another prison guard.

    A career criminal turned Black Panther prison organizer, George Jackson was the author of “Soledad Brother,” a collection of his militant prison letters. The abductors fled with their hostages — Judge Haley now with a sawed-off shotgun taped under his chin, the others bound with piano wire — in a waiting van. They didn’t get far before reaching a police roadblock, where a shootout erupted, leaving Judge Haley, Jonathan Jackson and two other kidnappers dead, the prosecutor paralyzed for life and a juror wounded.

    It was quickly established that Angela Davis had purchased at least two of the guns used in the deadly attack, including the shotgun that killed Judge Haley, which she had bought two days earlier and which was then sawed off. California law considered anyone complicit in commission of a crime a principal. As a result, Marin County Superior Judge Peter Smith charged Ms. Davis with “aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder” and issued an arrest warrant for her. Instead of surrendering for trial, Ms. Davis went into hiding. She was captured by the FBI almost three months later at a Howard Johnson motel on 10th Avenue in the heart of New York City.

    Ms. Davis claimed that she was innocent, and her case became a cause celebre, as the international communist movement bankrolled her defense and organized a worldwide movement to “Free Angela.” Eventually, she was acquitted in 1972, despite her proven ownership of the murder weapons and a cache of letters she wrote to George Jackson in prison expressing her passionate romantic feelings for him and unambivalent solidarity with his commitment to political violence.

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