Cross-currents: Even as Jared Taylor of American Renaissance gets published in American Thinker, Frank Borzellieri gets fired as principal of a Bronx Catholic school for having published in American Renaissance
The New York Daily News
has the story
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I was disgusted to hear how Frank Borzellieri was fired for having published in American Renaissance. Apparently, he is just another victim of the Southern Poverty Law Center. It is another “guilt by association” smear. Borzellieri is not criticized for what he wrote, argued, or advocated, he is fired merely for writing in a magazine that liberals don’t like. [LA replies: The point should be repeated: the Daily News does not quote anything Borzellieri said. Apparently he was fired simply for having been associated with American Renaissance. Correction: the Daily News has one quotation from Borzellieri’s writings: he said in 2004 that “diversity is a weakness.”] For all the liberal anguish about “McCarthyism” and how it unfairly ruined the careers of a lot of Hollywood actors, the liberals now do the very same thing to others without a hint of guilt about conducting their very own witch hunt.
I am very multi-ethnic, but not multicultural. My wife of 35 years is Filipina, I have two adopted grandchildren from South Korea (and love them), I have an Amerasian son (who self-identifies as white), as well as nephews and nieces who are 75 percent Hispanic, whom I also love. Having said that, today I added American Renaissance to my blog roll, knowing full well that liberals will use it as stick to beat me with.
I had previously deleted American Thinker for the squishy liberal nonsense like that penned by Malik and others, but since they printed Taylor’s rebuttal, I restored them to my blog roll.
I intend to read American Renaissance on a regular basis; I am sure I will not always agree with its articles, but I am incensed that American writers, expressing well-reasoned, well argued and well researched articles can be subject to this kind of stigmatization, suppression, and persecution.
An earlier Daily News article, from July 31, which is apparently the article that resulted in the firing, has a grand total of one other quote of Borzellieri’s, namely that he
says the rising black and Hispanic populations in America will lead to the “New Dark Age.”
Without the complete sentence, it’s impossible to know what he meant by a new Dark Age.
Also, a Google search does not not reveal the complete statement anywhere, only repetition of the phrase “New Dark Age.”
James R. writes:
“Diversity is a weakness” is probably the worst quote they could find. I tend to believe that if he had written worse, they’d have printed it. So he gets fired for questioning the authority of diversity.
Jared Taylor at AR writes about the Borzellieri firing. He says that Borzellieri stopped writing and speaking about racial/cultural issues some years ago and had focused on his career in education. He points out that the firing is not based on any allegations of any impropriety by Borzellieri in his job, but solely on his years-old writings preceding his career in education and on charges of “hate.”
By the way, where do the mainstream conservatives come down on an issue like this? Of course they will not take Borzellieri’s side. They will not take the side of anyone who has ever spoken in defense of the white race or has said that racial diversity is problematic. But as whites continue being picked off more and more aggressively, in a campaign that will encompass firings of whites, increasing nonwhite violence against whites, and increasingly repressive silence about the anti-white violence, the mainstream conservatives are going to find themselves in an interesting position: in passive alliance with a leftist establishment which is more and more openly anti-white. At that point they will either see where this is heading, and give up their liberalism, or they will go over entirely to the anti-white left.
Readers not familiar with his name should know that Frank Borzellieri as a school board member in Queens in the 1990s fought a tremendous battle against multicultural indoctrination and anti-Americanism in the schools. I don’t know of anyone in America who, as a school board member or in any job in education, took such positions and fought for them so strongly. He did what thousands of others should have done but did not do. He is an American hero.
Paul Kersey writes:
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“But as whites continue being picked off more and more aggressively, in a campaign that will encompass firings of whites, increasing nonwhite violence against whites, and increasingly repressive silence about the anti-white violence, the mainstream conservatives are going to find themselves in an interesting position: in passive alliance with a leftist establishment which is more and more openly anti-white. At that point they will either see where this is heading, and give up their liberalism, or they will go over entirely to the anti-white left.”
It’s too late. They’ve already gone over to the anti-white side.