In spite of my natural inclination to say something in response to some of
developments in the wake of Katrina, I'm going to hold my tongue until Monday.
I haven't had a real vacation in years, and this is an opportunity to survey
the terrain, collect my thoughts, and return on Wednesday with an analysis of
where we're headed.
However, I do want to get something out of the way immediately, and that is
the recent death threat against me published by David Horowitz's Frontpage.
Yes, that's right: I said death threat. Check
"Al-Qaeda now has irrefutable evidence that America is breakable and
beatable. At least twenty percent of the country can be counted on providing
a seditious level of psychological comfort for the enemy by falling into one
of these four categories: protesters, anti-American cynics; criminals; indifference.
Of that twenty percent, perhaps .5 to one percent can be counted on self-interested
criminal actions and or direct acts of violent, politically-motivated treason
against their country. Al-Qaeda now knows that Homeland Security has squandered
millions, perhaps billions in useless exercises and programs than have fallen
flat when reality struck as in what has occurred in New Orleans and the Gulf
Coast regions. A WMD attack must be coordinated and launched against two distinct
targets, preferably East and West (Left) Coast cities. A nuke or two, even if
low yield, will devastate America. A Hobbesian 'war of all against all' will
emerge as the criminal, opportunistic, and seditious elements strike out. Expect
heavily armed and infuriated conservatives to launch a cleansing war against
the traitors. The armed will mow down the mostly unarmed segments, especially
those elements that devoted forty-plus years to anti-American hatred to destroy
this country. Should the likes of Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael
Parenti, Michael Moore, Ward Churchill, Dennis[?] Raimondo, et al. act out their
sedition in a just-nuked America, expect their bodies to be found shot full
of holes. Expect gun battles at banks, food stores, ATMs, gas
stations, and outside hospitals. Leftist professors will be strung up. It will
be every man, woman, and child for themselves."
I don't think there can be any doubt as to the meaning of the above, which
was written by one Michael
Calderon. In the perfervid fantasy-world of Horowitz and his flying monkeys,
the nuking of America is an event to be eagerly anticipated as a golden opportunity
to shoot their enemies "full of holes." And they've got me in their
Who is this Calderon jerk? He is a public school teacher at Rockville
High School in Maryland: this maniac, who has homicidal fantasies of "mowing
down" those he deems "anti-American," instructs teenagers in
U.S. history. Now, there are all kinds of kooks in this world, and public school
teachers are hardly exempt from falling into that category: but most of them
are harmless. A few act out their homicidal daydreams, and, when they do, not
many give out such explicit warning signs as making a public written record
of their murderous malevolence. Calderon, however, has gone a step further:
given a platform by Horowitz, he has translated his psychopathology into a political
program, openly inciting sympathizers to go out and commit murder – for
a righteous cause, of course.
This is terrorism, pure and simple. Calderon, as the author of these
terrorist threats, is not intending to go out and commit murder himself: oh
no, of course not. What he's hoping for – and he is very explicit –
is that one of his deluded followers will take the very broad hint communicated
by his screed. Calderon writes:
"I know of no organization or individual that has a hit list but I
can imagine … that some extremist group has compiled a list. And the FBI
probably knows who they are and has infiltrated them. But what of individuals
acting as Lone Wolves? That will be much more difficult to suppress."
Translation: If there are any "lone wolves" out there who
want to act on Calderon's sinister agenda, then, by all means, go right ahead.
That this lunatic is in a position of authority over our young people
is scary, as I'm sure my readers will agree, and many of them will want to make
their views known to the principal of Rockville High School, Dr. Debra Munk.
You can reach her by phone at: 301-517-8105. Or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.