I just spoke with Lauren Montgomery (815-753-0101) in the classifieds Department at Northern Illinois University's (NIU's) Northern Star campus newspaper, where Markos C.A. Moulitsas Zúñiga (AKA "Mark Moulitsas," AKA "Markos Moulitsas") published the shockingly homophobic essay, and the essay in which he said he was not a minority and did not and would not concern himself with the persecution of minorities. I asked her to explain why these essays, published in 1993, were available on line last week but are no longer available at present.
Ms. Montgomery says that the Northern Star website has just been renovated, and the technicians are still working to get all of the archives back online.
According to Ms. Montgomery, all of the archives, (presumably including the articles in which MAMZ opposed gays in the miltiary and said he is not a minority), will be available again in about a week.
One mystery appears to be solved, although we'll have to check back and see if the links are working again in a week.
However, many remaining MAMZ mysteries need to be resolved: For example, why did MAMZ write and publish the virulently homophobic essay, in which he opposed ALL gay service in military?
And why did MAMZ write and publish the Setepmber 3, 1993 essay in which he said he was not a minority?
"And as I left the ugly reality of racism behind, it struck me that what was such an easy and trivial exercise for me would be impossible for anyone whose skin color or religious persuassion (sic) made them the target of bigotry and discrimination. THEY would never be able to escape who THEY were." (Emphasis added. The Indictment of Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)
He now claims that he IS an immigrant, even though he was actually born in Chicago? Much of what Markos C.A. Moulitsas Zúñiga has told us about himself simply doesn't add up, and tends to cast doubt upon everything that he says.
Some of MAMZ's supporters insist that he cannot be prejudiced because he, himself is an immigrant and a minority. But he is NOT an immigrant because he was born in Chicago, and the above quote proves that he does not believe he is a minority. Not unless it is convenient, anyway.
While the Northern Star is getting its archives back online, at least parts of the essays above can be accessed in the Google cache and at The Truth About Kos.