In an effort to promote "diversity" on campus, or perhaps to simply foment hatred towards whitey, Virginia Tech brought (or perhaps they just couldn't prevent from coming) race-baiter (see Tawana Brawley saga), demagogue (see Crown Heights riot saga), accessory to murder (see 1997 New York City Korean storeowner slaying saga), and shill (see Nation of Islam saga), "The Reverend" Al Sharpton to the Burruss Hall auditorium on Tuesday to speak to a small but adoring crowd. The theme of his speech? Hate, of course.
And there was plenty of it to go around.
Students flood Burruss to hear “Al Sharpton on America”Highlights of his speech included:
Erin Zlomek, News Editor, Collegiate Times
Students greeted 2004 Democratic presidential candidate and activist Al Sharpton with a standing ovation last night in Burruss Hall auditorium. An ordained minister at the age of 10, Sharpton scrutinized the Bush administration with the fervor of a fire-and-brimstone preacher and the color of a late-night comic. (link)
- George Bush is evil.
- Republicans are evil.
- Capitalism is evil.
- Christian conservatives are anti-gay, therefore bigoted, and evil.
- Doggone it, the entire United States of America is evil.
Hell, it turns out, isn't all that bad.
That would be The Reverend Al Sharpton.
“Even if I have a theological debate on where someone is going, if they are going to hell, I’m going to fight for their right to get there,” Sharpton said.
Obviously he doesn't walk around with the moniker The Reverend because he wants to save souls. It must, therefore, have more to do with his wont for "preaching" hatred to the simpleminded; on Tuesday to those attending Virginia Tech.
From whom he received a standing ovation.