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MichaelGraham – On Wednesday a member of the Suffolk Law School staff sent out an email soliciting “much needed supplies to put in care packages to be sent to deployed troops.” You know, stuff like beef jerky, instant coffee, trail mix, etc? Scout troops do stuff like this all the time. In fact, the email specifically mentioned that one Suffolk Law student deployed to Afghanistan would be a recipient. Pretty basic, patriotic stuff, right? Well, read this response from one of the Suffolk Law professors who received it, a (ahem) “gentleman” named Michael Avery:

 

Michael Avery’s Letter

 

“I think it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for support for men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings. I understand that there is a residual sympathy for service members, perhaps engendered by support for troops in World War II, or perhaps from when there was a draft and people with few resources to resist were involuntarily sent to battle.

 

That sympathy is not particularly rational in today’s world, however. The United States may well be the most war prone country in the history of civilization. We have been at war two years out of three since the Cold War ended. We have 700 overseas military bases. What other country has any? In the last ten years we have squandered hundreds of billions of dollars in unnecessary foreign invasions. Those are dollars that could have been used for people who are losing their homes due to the economic collapse, for education, to repair our infrastructure, or for any of a thousand better purposes than making war. And of course those hundreds of billions of dollars have gone for death and destruction.

 

Perhaps some of my colleagues will consider this to be an inappropriate political statement. But of course the solicitation email was a political statement, although cast as support for student activities. The politics of that solicitation are that war is legitimate, perhaps inevitable, and that patriotic Americans should get behind our troops.

 

We need to be more mindful of what message we are sending as a school. Since Sept. 11 we have had perhaps the largest flag in New England hanging in our atrium. This is not a politically neutral act. Excessive patriotic zeal is a hallmark of national security states. It permits, indeed encourages, excesses in the name of national security, as we saw during the Bush administration, and which continue during the Obama administration.

 

Why do we continue to have this oversized flag in our lobby? Why are we sending support to the military instead of Americans who are losing their homes, malnourished, unable to get necessary medical care, and suffering from other consequences of poverty? As a university community, we should debate these questions, not remain on automatic pilot in support of the war agenda.

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If you have any questions you can reach Michael at mavery@suffolk.edu

 

How would I triple verify the case is as stated before utilizing said email and other methods to properly respond to this typical lib?

 

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How would I triple verify the case is as stated before utilizing said email and other methods to properly respond to this typical lib?

 

Hi FB is open though, I am sure it will be set to private shortly. Seems to not be that much of a jump from his normal rhetoric.

 

 

"I just learned that the US Air Force has the largest air force in the world and the US Navy has the second largest air force in the world. Are we going to go to war against ourselves?"

 

"I see we are not prosecuting the CIA agents who destroyed tapes of interrogations where there was torture. Are we giving amnesty for all crimes committed by anyone during the Bush years, or just war crimes by government officials?"

 

"A couple more programs: free public education through college. Cut the military budget in half and redirect the money and the jobs it generates to education and infrastructure."

 

"Anybody who doesn't realize the Government will soon use this Orwellian technology against our own citizens is just not paying attention."

"NYT says "U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan." I wonder if the soldiers found them while digging their foxholes, or whether we are up to something else in that country."

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I think it's possible to think we spend too much money on the military,



have a healthy suspicion of the abuse of Government,



question the motives we declare a war,



 



and NOT be a total dick to the troops who do the fighting.



 



sounds like he's so wrapped up in waging a war, he forgot who the enemy is.


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How would I triple verify the case is as stated before utilizing said email and other methods to properly respond to this typical lib?

 

Go to MichaelGraham's website

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How would he have handled The Germans before WWI or Hitler or the Chinese or the USSR. Chamberlin tried appeasement, that bought Hitler more time

 

His bio:

Michael Avery

Professor of Law

 

 

S H O R T B I O G R A P H Y

 

Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School; Partner, Perkins, Smith & Cohen (1996-1998); Law Offices of Michael Avery, (1989-1995); Partner, Avery & Friedman, (1984-1989); Law Offices of Michael Avery, (1977-1984); Partner, Williams, Avery & Wynn (formerly Roraback, Williams & Avery), (1971-1977); Special Staff Counsel, ACLU Foundation (1970-1971). Adjunct Professor, Boston College Law School, (1989-1991); Visiting Professor, Georgia State University Law School, (1988-1989); Adjunct Professor, Northeastern Law School; Political Justice Workshop, Yale Law School (1972-1975); Undergraduate Seminar, "Police and Police Conduct," Yale College.

 

On May 15, 2010 Prof. Avery was on a panel at the Federalist Society's rendition of Henry V

 

 

Degrees:

BA, LLB, Yale University; attended University of Moscow, U.S.S.R. 1968-1969.

 

Bar Admittance:

MA; CT; U.S.D.C. MA, CT; U.S. Court of Appeals 1st, 2nd, 4th, & 9th Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court

 

Subjects:

Constitutional Law, Individual Rights, Evidence, Scientific Evidence

 

Professional Activities:

President, National Lawyers Guild (NLG) (2003 - 2006); Former President, Board of Directors, National Police Accountability Project; Frequently invited to lecture on the topic of constitutional law and/or police misconduct at law schools nationwide. Lectures at conferences sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center, Chicago Kent Law School, Suffolk University School of Law, A.L.I. - A.B.A., American Civil Liberties Union affiliates, National Lawyers Guild, Clark Boardman, Ltd., International Association of Chiefs of Police, various law enforcement agencies. President, Board of Directors, National Police Accountability Project, NLG,(1999 - 2003); Cooperating Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York, 1980-present; Co-chair, Massachusetts Chapter, National Lawyers Guild, 1996 to 1998; Board Member, Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 1983-1986; General Counsel, Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 1978-1981; Chairperson, Civil Liberties Committee, National Lawyers Guild, 1977-1980; National Council Member, Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, 1976-1979.

 

 

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Go to MichaelGraham

 

Like thats a legitimate source of uh, anything....

Well I suppose its a legitimate source of cow caca used to rile up the mindless that listen to puppeteers like him.

Congrats on being a puppet!

 

 

attended University of Moscow, U.S.S.R. 1968-1969.

 

Uhm, cold war is over dude, its 2011, not 1975, I think the rat out your commie hotline is disconnected.

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8/4/09 IF LOOKS COULD SPIT.

 

When I was a freshman majoring in architecture, between classes, I would wander through other classrooms where art was taught.

 

One day I walked into a classroom and starting talking to a woman who I knew to be an art professor.

 

Shortly after the conversation started I mentioned I'd been in the Navy.

Hearing this, her eyes darkened and her face hardened into a hateful look.

 

That conversation was over.

 

That's the only hatefulness directed at me for my military service..

 

There's a post script to this unpleasant tale:

 

Toward the end of my freshman year I considered transferring to Pratt Institute so I sent for a brochure. When it arrived I thumbed through it, and when I came to the faculty section, there she was.

 

The witch was an artist of some accomplishment.

 

She was a visiting professor at the school I attended.

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8/4/09 IF LOOKS COULD SPIT.

 

When I was a freshman majoring in architecture, between classes, I would wander through other classrooms where art was taught.

 

One day I walked into a classroom and starting talking to a woman who I knew to be an art professor.

 

Shortly after the conversation started I mentioned I'd been in the Navy.

 

Hearing this, her eyes darkened and her face hardened into a hateful look.

 

That conversation was over.

 

That's the only hatefulness directed at me for my military service..

 

There's a post script to this unpleasant tale:

 

Toward the end of my freshman year I considered transferring to Pratt Institute so I sent for a brochure. When it arrived I thumbed through it, and when I came to the faculty section, there she was.

 

The witch was an artist of some accomplishment.

 

She was a visiting professor at the school I attended.

 

Glad I went to college where the professors wore uniforms similar to US Army uniforms, or whatever service hey were in. icon14.gif

 

 

 

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Nice to see just one more example of a tenured Communist masquerading as a 'progressive' Socialist, cowardly nestling in the once hallowed halls of American acedemia. :dismay:

 

Supposedly, the 'progressives' have learned to adapt, and separate the differences between the message and the messenger, i.e. the soldier & and the war, but apparently this aging hippie wastoid was too stoned & baked to have ever read the memo. I hope some serviceman or veteran takes it upon themselves to 'illuminate' this 'learned' loser. The hard way. ;)

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