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Posted: 7/8/2002 9:54:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/8/2002 10:40:30 AM EST by skipperJ]
[b]University of Texas Professor Creates New Pledge For The 'Godless Radicals'[/b] The Daily Texan | Dana Cloud [url] http://www.dailytexanonline.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2002/07/01/3d201c20b81d0[/url] Pledge for the workers My daughter, who is 11, and I were delighted at the California court decision omitting the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. She and I have always been uncomfortable saying the pledge, not only because of the religious imposition, but because it seems very strange to pledge loyalty to a scrap of cloth representing a corrupt nation that imposes its will, both economic and military, around the world by force. So she inspired me to rewrite the Pledge. Imagine schoolchildren every day reciting the following: I pledge allegiance to all the ordinary people around the world, to the laid off Enron workers and the WorldCom workers the maquiladora workers and the sweatshop workers from New York to Indonesia, who labor not under God but under the heel of multinational corporations; I pledge allegiance to the people of Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan, and to their struggles to survive and resist slavery to corporate greed, brutal wars against their families, and the economic and environmental ruin wrought by global capitalism; I pledge allegiance to building a better world where human needs are met and with real liberty, equality and justice for all. The original pledge does not include or represent us godless radicals. The backlash against the California decision shows just how thin our democracy is. Dana Cloud Associate professor Communication studies
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 9:58:36 AM EST
Something smells funny.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 9:59:58 AM EST
Looks like someone was sleeping in civics class....we don't have a democracy.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 10:01:06 AM EST
Sure does. If you ask me - it stinks.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 11:55:16 AM EST
Isn't this a shame...his pledge is unconstitutional as well because it still states "under God." Won't you crack-pot liberals EVER GET ANYTHING RIGHT?!?!?!?!? You said you can't put the word "God" in...yet you do anyway. What a bunch of utopian sheople you are!!! ___________________________________________ Mike Tyson converted to Islam, and look at the change it made to his life!
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 1:37:20 PM EST
Sometimes ago a councilwoman in Los Angeles (who and where else?) came up with a similarly socialistic chant that passed for POA, ending with something like "equality, fair housing and living wages for all" or whatnot. Feel free to dredge it up and post it if you can find it.
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 1:47:34 PM EST
As a former Enron employee, I don't want this moron, her idiot daughter or anyone else pledging anything to me. My wife pledges her devotion to me, and I to her, and that's all I'll accept. But having gone to school at UT in Austin, I can understand how this came about. The only thing worse than the hippie "radical" professors (who desperately wish they could have been a part of the 60's) is the hippie "radicals" juggling and loitering along "the drag" (the section of Quadalupe street that runs along the front of campus) begging for change and drugs. The whole place smelled like piss when I lived there, at the Goodall-Wooten dorm. Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 8:30:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 8:48:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/8/2002 9:09:03 PM EST by Jarhead_22]
Dana L. Cloud (PhD, University of Iowa, 1992) specializes in the analysis of contemporary and popular and political culture from feminist, Marxist, and critical anti-racist perspectives. She teaches undergraduate classes in persuasion, social movements, speechwriting, and rhetorical criticism, as well as graduate courses in rhetoric and the public sphere, rhetoric and ideology, rhetoric and feminist theory, and rhetoric and popular culture. Dr. Cloud's areas of current research include the critique of therapeutic discourse, feminist and Marxist theories and politics, rhetoric of "family values," and the rhetoric of the U.S. labor movement.
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