Edward J. Gallagher, Bethlehem immigrant, retired, nearly 50 years as Professor of American Literature at Lehigh University, known as "Dr. G" and "Conan the Grammarian" to students, whose virtual world avatar "EdwardScholarhands" stares at you here, has reinvented himself as the Bethlehem Gadfly.
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2 thoughts on “LVGNA marches to victory (6): We won!”
I appreciate some of LVGNA’s feelings and agree with some of their positions, but their continual use of misrepresentations and mischaracterization is shameful.
While LVGNA deserves free speech, THEIR speech advocates curtailing others speech through incendiary, libelous and slanderous rhetorical attacks and performances disregarding science/data for anecdote and anger. A sample of their labels for those open minded enough to listen to all citizens:“Marxist”, “Marxist Crusade”, “Radicals”, “Far Left”, “Leftist”, “Oddball”, “Indoctrinating”, “Infiltrate the government”, “Master Plan”, and “Power Grab”.
THAT is NOT a victory for our city and democracy but a move toward authoritarianism through intentionally divisive, repressive insult and epithet with the purpose of EXCLUDING fully informed decision making.
Have we entered a new, post-democratic era?