Hey, Kids, Let's Hang Out in the Quad to Show We Hate Islamo-Fascists:
Bleeding Christ on a cross, the Rude Pundit almost completely missed Islamo-Fascist Awareness Week. It's the latest David Horowitz-sponsored jizz spray across the bow of those ignorant lefties who have taken over our acacacacademies of higher learnification. In case you didn't notice it, you're missing out: "During the week of October 22-26, 2007, the nation will be rocked by the biggest conservative campus protest ever – Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, a wake-up call for Americans on 200 university and college campuses." Do you feel the rocking? Like an earthquake, this is. (Use an old Jewish man's intonation on that last line, not Yoda's.)
As awesome as it is to predict your event that's calculated to get speakers' fees to you and your friends is gonna be a wake-up call to America (umm, we're in a war - how much more do we need to wake-up), Horowitz and his proud anti-Islamo-Fascist Oompa-Loompas give us a how-to manual: "A Student's Guide to Hosting Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week." It contains such nuggets of organizational wisdom like, in so many words, "Hire Rick Santorum to speak at your school. No, really. Rick Santorum. Don't you like Rick Santorum? Doesn't Rick Santorum inspire you? Oh, then there's other buddies of ours you can pay to lead this week we've created out of the blue."
In addition to the ever-effective petition on your campus, the Guide advises students to have sit-ins. Yep, Horowitz may have abandoned the left, but he's gonna use their methods: "To protest the silence of Women’s Studies programs and Women’s Centers in our universities while women are suffering brutal and inhumane treatment in the Islamic world, we recommend holding a 'sit-in' at the offices of your campus Women’s Studies Department or Women’s Center." Now, the Rude Pundit seems to remember in the years leading up to 9/11, women's centers and feminist professors regularly agitating on the part of women living under Sharia law, especially under the Taliban. He remembers protesting that treatment himself. But until the big 9/11, such concerns were seen as childish and petty in the world of realpolitick.
Never fear, though, because these are gonna be the pussiest protests the world has seen because, as with so many things, conservatives are chickenshit bullshit artists who kowtow to authority every craven chance they get: "Please note," the Guide advises, "Sit-ins should not obstruct university operations or violate university rules. We encourage you to station yourselves in a public area (directly outside the office of the Women’s Studies Department or the campus Women’s Center for example) and to set a start and end time for the protest." Ummm, if you're not blocking anything or shutting anything down with your sit-in, ain't that just called, "Hanging out"? Goddamn, that's showing how much you hate you some Islamo-Fascists.
Trust Horowitz and his Horowhores. This is gonna shake some shit up.
(The Rude Pundit would hat-tip some other blogs, but there's too many to mention, so let's just say, oh, hell, Talking Points Memo.)