Monday, August 01, 2005

"If no one was fighting the battle of ideas on college campuses, it wouldn't matter how many soldiers we had enlisted. Remember Vietnam?"

Roger Custer, a Program Officer of the conservative Young America's Foundation, was recently quoted in a Financial Times article entitled "Republican students on the march for Bush's 'just war' in Iraq". In the article Mr. Custer talks about students rebelling against the liberal establishment.

Even though he graduated in 2004, Mr. Custer, a former chairman of the Ithaca College Republicans, still feels that fighting liberal bias on campus is very important.

As important as the battles of a uniformed soldier? Apparently, read his responses to our inquiry:

From: KH>
To=hafback698@hotmail.com
>Subject: Financial Times Article>

>Dear Mr. Custer, Congratulations on your being selected for a quote in an article for the Financial Times. It is a very well spoken point, and speaks to our goal as well. We are a grassroots organization dedicated to helping with current military recruiting difficulties. Would it be alright if we use your quote to show how many young Americans are behind the president? Also, have you considered a military career, possibly even enlisting? You certainly have the right attitude! Please let us know about the quote and how you feel about a military career,
>Thank You>
>KH


Roger Custer wrote:
>KH,
>You are doing good work, but right now I am working in the conservative movement on college campuses, teaching young people about the virtues of our country, free markets, smaller government, strong national defense, and traditional values. I'm very happy and not interested in a military career at this time. Please feel free to use my quote - it's public information.
>Thanks,
Roger


From: KH
>To: Roger Custer
>Subject: RE: Financial Times Article
>Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 23:55:22 -0700 (PDT)
>
>Roger
>That seems a little frivolous in a time of war. Campus bake sales and Feminazi posters are all childish fun, I suppose, but if a vocal, conservative Bush supporter like yourself can't be bothered, who is supposed to serve?
I can't think that anyone who stays stateside would have any serious political aspirations for the future. What do you tell people about the glaring hole in your resume during the Iraq war?
>
>KH


Roger Custer <hafback698@hotmail.com> wrote:

>To: KH

If this is how you are recruiting people for the military - by insulting them with uninformed opinion - you are not going to get very far in your campaign.

Wars are not won only by unformed soldiers. If no one was fighting the battle of ideas on college campuses, it wouldn't matter how many soldiers we had enlisted. Remember Vietnam?

I wish you the best of luck in your campaign, but advise you to change your
methods if you're going to have any success at all...
>Roger





One example of Mr Custer's battle scars:
"...Custer used a churlish ad from his sheaf of YAF samples to help create a crude flyer for a Bay Buchanan speech, also partly funded by YAF. "Feminazis Beware," the ad blared. "Your Nuremburg is coming." The campus erupted as only campuses can. Protests were held; tears were shed; one kid left the board of the Ithaca College Republicans in protest.

During Buchanan's speech, a co-president of a campus antihomophobia group became enraged when Buchanan told protesters, "You need to get a life. Get a sense of humor. Feminazi is a fun word."


Mr. Custer signs up for the treacherous Campus Bake Sale Corp:

16 Comments:

At 01 August, 2005 07:50, Blogger Karl said...

I don't know what 'googling' will be like in, say, 10 or 20 years, but let's definitely share this with the other party's opposition research types.

I'm certain that the Gold Star Mothers of America appreciate his "other priorities."

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At 01 August, 2005 09:01, Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

The Young Republicans and Buchanan are Nazis who are scared to fight. This makes them a joke but they are dangerous as I have noted: they are egging themselves into fighting US here in the USA.

 
At 01 August, 2005 10:42, Anonymous slattery said...

who are these people fighting? their fellow americans? whats wrong w/ these people?

 
At 01 August, 2005 11:36, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The domestic warriors at Young America's Foundation are holding a conference right now in D.C. Even lil' Bobby Novak is there! Talk about priorities.

Is this a great recruiting opportunity for the infantry or what?

 
At 01 August, 2005 13:44, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT A BUNCH OF FUCKING PUSSIES THEY THINK THEY SEE THROUGH THE SATIRE BUT IT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL SHIT EATING PUSSY WIPERS THAT THEY ARENT OUT KILLING BROWN PEOPLE FOR THE EMPIRE WHEN WE NEED THEM

 
At 01 August, 2005 15:37, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If my name was Custer, I would be in no hurry to jump into a battle against an effective insurgency. Just sayin.'

 
At 01 August, 2005 18:50, Anonymous doe said...

Soldiers are being discharged because they're getting too damned expensive. We need you now, more than ever, Young/College Republicans!

 
At 01 August, 2005 20:57, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT IS NOT AN INSURGENCY IT IS A WAR OF THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ AGAINST THE WHITE IMPERIALIST THUGS OF THE AMERIKAN ARMY

 
At 01 August, 2005 23:44, Anonymous Pvt. Bidness said...

Mr. Custer says “Remember Vietnam?” like the pathetic wimp had a clue about those years. General public support for the war wasn’t affected by what was happening on the campuses. Public support was lost when the Tet Offensive proved to even the strongest hawks that the government was lying about how well things were going, and that our so-called “Best and Brightest” weren’t either one. Add vets from working class backgrounds (NOT the John Kerry types) coming home and sounding off against the war and popular support dropped like a rock. That was when we decided, as a country, that the war wasn’t worth fighting. Even then, we still ended up going through more years of bloodbath as the politicians looked for a face-saving “Peace with Honor.”

We did not “lose” in Vietnam. We found out that the reasons we had been given for fighting there were false and that the government was lying to us about how well things were progressing. We decided that it wasn’t worth the cost. And, showing an uncommon degree on intelligence, we eventually chose to quit, ending our longest (recognized) military action.

Anyone who says different is trying to sell you something.

 
At 02 August, 2005 00:14, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the best and brightest didnt go to vietnam they stayed at home and got yellow ass deffermants and it was the poor and the brown that went over to kill more poor and brown people in the great republican crusade against brown people

 
At 02 August, 2005 01:41, Anonymous Pvt. Bidness said...

The so-called best and brightest were policy wonks at the Departments of State and Defense. They had no need of deferments, being well beyond draft age. And most of the 'Nam vets from my neck of the woods are white, granting that most are also from poor or lower middle class backgrounds.

 
At 02 August, 2005 12:47, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS WAS PROBABLY WEST VIRGINIA OR ARKANSAW OR SOMETHING WHERE THERE ARENT ANY BROWN PEOPLE BECAUSE IF BROWN PEOPLE LIVED IN THE WOODS LIKE YOU THEY WOULD BE SHOT BY GUNWEILDING NRA FACISTS

 
At 02 August, 2005 21:57, Anonymous Pvt. Bidness said...

Yeah, happens all the time. The NRA members kill nearly as many brown folks as inner city gangs. Okay, maybe only one ten thousandth as many.

 
At 03 August, 2005 12:32, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PROBABLY MORE BECAUSE INNER CITY GANGS CANT HAVE GUNS WHEN THERE ARE GUN BANS BUT THE NRA WONT LET THEM HAVE GUN BANS

 
At 06 August, 2005 23:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL REPUBLICANS AND WAR SUPPORTING DEMOCRATS ARE SHIT EATING FAGS WHO DESERVE NOTHING MORE THAN DEATH BY EATING THERE OWN SHIT AND THEY SHOULD EAT SHIT TO DEATH AND WE SHOULD MAKE THEM BECAUSE WE MAKE STUFF HAPPEN

 
At 16 August, 2005 20:59, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anybody follow the comments above? There is a lot of senseless emotion, without any common sense, measure or good argument. It is interesting that so many people who call themselves liberals in this country resort to such childish reactions. I pray for our nation that there is a revolution in "liberal" thought that pulls back traditional liberal thinking into a positive force for the country, that constructs discussions based on specific issues with a mature and well thought out agenda. The talk on this site is depressingly unintelligent.

 

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