After a seemingly endless
two-month process, we're proud to announce that UCLAProfs.com, a
project of the Bruin Alumni Association, is debuting with profiles of
profiles of UCLA's most radical professors.
As a large number of the profiles
these professors are actively proselytizing their extreme views in the
classroom, whether or not the commentary is relevant to the class
result for students is nothing less than a debased
Kellner rages about a “Bush Reich,” the vicious anti-Semitic troika
Makdisi, and Sondra
Hale peddle hatred
of Israel and Zionism, while Peter McLaren
the next generation of educators how to politicize their own classrooms
- and that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
they say, all good things take time.
Contrary to my rash earlier predictions,
however, the "big project" is going to
now take another two weeks.
Patience is a virtue, so consider this wait to be an exercise in
My apologies for this belated update...
...but I've been locked up solid for the past two months - first, on
the BAA's second fundraising mailing, which is yielding another very
enthusiastic, very rapid response...and second, a major project which
should be launching within two weeks. I can't give you all the
details yet, but it represents the "next step" in exposing the views
and agenda of UCLA's radical professors. We're about 1/3 done
with content, with website design to follow at that time. Keep an
eye out. Or, to be notified when this major project is launched,
just drop an email to bruinalumni (at) bruinalumni.com to be added to
our mailing list.
The donations we've received from so many
supporters - UCLA alums, and members of the public alike - prove more
than ever that saving our school matters, and that our plans are
much-needed. My gratitude for your support - it is deeply
With requests for donations come angry
denials - especially from a few UCLA alums. Let the debate
The media blitz has begun.
Daily Bruin article about the BAA was excellent, and I offer Daily
Bruin Editor-in-Chief Charles Proctor my thanks for an exceptionally
fair profile of the organization.
a BAA Advisory Board member, was also kind enough to debut the BAA in
the Los Angeles radio market, having me on as a guest from 6-7 pm
An interesting email exchange
I received the following email
from "Seamus" on the 19th, taking issue with several articles presented
on the BAA website:
I stumbled onto your Web site looking for the UCLA Alumni Association site. I was intrigued, but your site left me with some questions as well.
Hopefully my response tonight proves illuminating to website visitors
with similar criticisms:
For instance, you mention Robbins being named Alumnus of the Year, but you don't mention that the item was discussed on "The O'Reilly Factor" and that Bill O'Reilly concluded that the award was given for professional achievement.
Neither do you mention that Janice Brown -- who you promote on the front page of your site -- was similarly honored with an Alumni Award for Professional Achievement. Nor do you mention that Sen. Ted Stevens received Alumnus of the Year.
When you mislead your audience like this, it makes you no better than the people you choose to criticize. It would appear that you are deceptively manipulating the information to raise funds for yourself, and there is no accountability on your Web site as to what might be done with that money.
Can you share some more information about your organization and perhaps why you choose not to post additional information on your Web site about the
areas where UCLA does deserve encouragement?
Re: Robbins - so Bill O'Reilly said that the award was for personal
achievement. Does Bill O'Reilly speak with an authoritative final
voice on all news matters? You might be trying to say that even
conservatives didn't have a beef with the selection of Robbins.
that, you'd be mistaking O'Reilly for a conservative. He has
conservative tendencies but I often disagree with him. This case
be one such example.
Re: Brown and Stevens - so the Alumni Association honored them. I
didn't include a lot of things about the biographies of these two
figures. Honors they received from the Alumni Association is one
hundred equally important omissions. What I suspect you're saying
that the Alumni Association isn't bad (or deserving of attacks) for
political bias, since the record shows they are politically
ecumenical. In that one respect you may be right. But they
radicalism and its spread on the UCLA campus by covering up the
scandals that alumni should know about. Now, I know why they do
they're not going to let bad news get in the way of record donations -
but it doesn't mean that I don't have the right and obligation to
present a counter-voice.
I think where you've really gone wrong is thinking
that the Open
I posted on the website presents my entire organizational
It is a part but by no means all.
Moreover, I reject your accusations of misleading my audience. My
concern in the case of Justice Brown was that she be confirmed.
UCLA alum we support (contrast that to Antonio Villaraigosa, an alum we
don't support), we called on Senator Stevens to get behind her, as we
were. Where in our support for Brown was there a criticism of the
we were saying, "Support Justice Brown - because the Alumni
Association sure doesn't!" your claim would have merit. But
conflating two different things on the site (the Open Letter), with a
campaign we were undertaking.
far as "accountability," understand that as a nonprofit organization,
we are prevented, by federal law, from operating for the
private inurement of any individual. And rest assured that I'm
doing this to get rich.
far as posting encouragement about UCLA, I fully agree that a large
part of its undergraduate education is flawless (math and science
simply aren't controlled by the radicals). If there comes a day
can afford a staff, I'd be delighted to have someone write up UCLA's
latest scientific discovery, or its fantastic jazz program, and so
But I'm only one man. Everyone is well aware of where UCLA is
succeeding - that's what the UCLA Alumni Association and the UCLA press
office do 5 days a week with a professional staff of dozens. I'm
offering a countering voice, which by its nature, means it will be
Thanks again for your thoughts and interest in our organization.