The embrace of torturers by the University of California at Berkeley

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"...the protections of academic tenure that were denied to [Ward] Churchill have been repeatedly cited to justify the University of California at Berkeley's refusal to fire John Yoo, a law professor who authored the now infamous 'torture memos' during the Bush dictatorship. Why the disparity? Because Churchill was a liberal professor and thus the target of right-wing witch-hunters and corporate fascists determined to purge colleges and universities of alleged 'leftist' influences, while Yoo, thanks to his advocacy of torture and relationship with Bush, is endearing to these very same fascists and witch-hunters. This, of course, means that in today's America 'conservative' professors can freely express their political opinions, while liberal professors, thanks to the threat of economic retaliation, cannot. 

So America is dead, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually, and it succumbed to the very malady that learned individuals, like Justice Louis Brandeis, warned the nation about: 'We can have a democratic society or we can have great concentrated wealth in the hands of a few. We cannot have both.' Edmund Burke once said, 'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.' -- David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru.

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