Young Americans for Freedom? Posted by: Dale Franks
on Sunday, October 28, 2007
I don't know much about the Young Americans for Freedom. I know they've been around for a while, although, judging from their national website's home page, they don't make a strenuous effort to keep up with current events. In any event, I always assumed they were a national organization for youths of a conservative bent.
So, It struck me as kind of odd to learn that the Michigan State chapter of the YAF invited Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party to speak on campus. The BNP is essentially a neo-Nazi party. Mr. Griffin himself is, not to put too fine a point on it, a racist and holocaust denier. As it happens, Mr. Griffin's address didn't go well.
Why, I wonder, would a YAF chapter invite a known racist to speak on campus? Is it because they don't really know what Mr. Griffin and the BNP stands for?
As it turns out, the MSU YAF chapter knows exactly who Mr. Griffin is, and what he stands for, if you take a look at their blog. Now, clearly, the national YAF people don't seem to take much of a hand in the day-to-day operation of the YAF, but it does seem like they'd be interested in knowing that the MSU chapter, at least, is starting to run off the rails.
I would encourage anyone who disagrees with the policies of the British Nationalist Party to do so - and to do so in a peaceful manner. I have looked at their platform myself and I can honestly say that I would have serious reservations about casting a vote for that party. It would be the same if a Democrat club was hosting Bill Richardson. If the Republican candidate was not a true conservative - as many in the field are not - I would consider punishing the Republican Party by voting for a Democrat like Bill Richardson. I would have serious reservations about doing so - but I would still want to hear what he had to say.
Ah. They have "reservations" about the BNP. Reservations similar to the ones they'd have about voting for Bill Richardson.
Well, that's certainly...instructive.
Some of their other posts are amusing, albeit unintentionally so.
Someone who does not believe in the United State Constitution and the God-given right of free speech sent me a message over Facebook. He—probably believing in Sharia Law—claims that fliers that have written on them “Islam is a wicked and vicious faith cannot be allowed at an academic institution of learning and enlightenment.”
Just for the record, I do not think that Islam should be allowed at an “academic institution of learning and enlightenment.”
OK. So much for that rock solid committment to the "Constitution and the God-given right of free speech". But we do, at least learn that there is, in the MSU YAF's view, something valuable to be learned by listening to neo-Nazis, but nothing of value at all to be learned from listening to Muslims. I guess their motto is "il n'y a aucun ennemi du côté droit", instead of the traditional formulation.
The Little Green Footballs blog decided to condemn MSU-YAF for hosting Nick Griffin. In case you do not read Little Green Footballs, the blog is pro-Muslim, left-wing, politically correct, and basically a front for neoconservative foreign policy (instead of defending their culture, they want to build schools in the Anbar province). They are basically a puppet of the multiculturalists and believe that Islam is not the enemy of Western civilization and Christendom.
Yeah. I tell you. Those Islam-appeasing multi-culti liberals at LGF, boy...
Guess who these guys are supporting for president?
Ron Paul, of course.
Now, I don't think Ron Paul is actively seeking out the endorsement of whack-jobs...but I'm starting to see an interesting pattern.
In case you do not read Little Green Footballs, the blog is pro-Muslim, left-wing, politically correct...
This is beyond wrong. This is delusional. I bet Charles fell out of his chair laughing when he read it.
This is what you get from someone whose views are so locked in that they view the slightest variance as indication of being a complete enemy. This time it’s on the far right. Those of you way out on the left, take note of how stupid you look when you do that. There are a couple of leftish commenters here who could use that lesson.
"Why, I wonder, would a YAF chapter invite a known racist to speak on campus?"
Perhaps since MSU isn’t a prestigious institution they have to settle for what is left after Columbia et al. get the big name racists like Ahmadinawhatsis. Obviously there is a hot competition for holocaust deniers and racists.
This organization "Young America’s Foundation" has the same initials YAF. In fact the website URL is similar as well. http://yaf.org/
This one has an actual association with Reagan.
Young America’s Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.