The articles below are still in the archives of the Northern Star, but, once again, the links don't work. You have to search in the archives for the name Moulitsas in order to find the articles he wrote, in which he said he was white, not Latino, and in which he opposed ALL gay service in the US Military.
In addition, a new system of comments at the"Northern Star" shows zero comments on old articles, including the once in which MAMZ denounced gays' participation in the military. But we need only look further down on this blog page to see that there was an angry response to MAMZ's homophobic publication just a week after MAMZ letter was published there. However, you would never know that if you relied on the newspapers new "comments" log that only shows comments for articles posted after this new electronic "feature" was added. Effectively, the newpaper's "comments" numbers lead readers to the mistaken conclusion that no opposing articles were written on the same topic afterward.
Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) has claimed to those who interview him that he was a leader of Latino students during his days at Northern Illinois University (NIU). If this is so, then why is it that we can look at every single article written by or about MAMZ during his four-year tenure at NIU and we cannot find a single article about Moulitsas' participation in, for, with or at a Latino event, meeting, or article?
There simply is not a single article in the archives of NIU to support Moulitsas' claims that he led Latino students or any other students, except his letter to the student newspaper representing all those who oppose ALL gay participation in the US Military.
For some reason, the link list is published in reverse chronological order. Below you will immediately see MAMZ's 1993 against ALL gays in the military and then and angry public letter to him, rejecting his arguments and his opinions.
Also be sure to read the Article entitled, "Escape will only breed ignorance." (The link doesn't work AGAIN!) But, it's clear when you read the article in which MAMZ says he can escape from color-aroused antagonism, because he is not a member of a skin color group, minority, or religious persuasion that would suffer discrimination and taunts.
True, his mother was from El Salvador but, since he looks "white", he fits right in and can disclaim any identity (like Latinohood) that would cause him annoyance and discomfort. It is obvious that MAMZ did not provide the title for this article. The title was an editorial response to the article's contents. First, though, read Moulitsas' article opposing ALL gays in the US military, and laughably describing Sam Nunn as a "liberal Democrat".
|Publish Date: 1993/01/25|
|By MARKOS C.A. MOULITSAS Undecided Freshman|
|It’s truly disturbing how much ado has been made over Bill Clinton’s campaign promise to lift the ban on homosexuals from the U.S. military. It’s ironic how it has taken a president who has never served in the military to make a promise that affects the military in such a negative manner.|
Those who have served in the military, such as myself, understand the demands and pressures of military life are incompatible with allowing integration with homosexuals. I’m neither socially conservative or prejudiced, and neither is liberal columnist Mike Royko, Gen. Colin Powell, and influential liberal Democrats Sam Nunn and Les Aspin, all who’ve come out against lifting the ban.
Under military circumstances, as much has to be done as possible to focus the unit’s mission and keep disciplinary problems to a minimum. Worrying about whether the known homosexual sleeping next to you is watching as you change your underwear may seem trivial as you read this, but to the soldier who’s short-tempered after three weeks in the field and four hours of daily sleep, it becomes a matter of great importance to his pride and sensibilities.
And in any case, there aren’t many people who would change clothes in a group of co-workers if members of the opposite sex were in the same room watching. There is something inherently uncomfortable about it. Such fears would go a long way in disrupting efficiency and morale in a unit.
MARKOS C.A. MOULITSAS Undecided Freshman
Eleven days after (MAMZ's) publication of that article, Cheryl Anndel, a Business Senior, angrily wrote in response:
|By CHERYL ANNDEL Business Senior|
|I’d like to address this letter to Marcos C. Moulitsas.|
First, do not assume that former military service people share your views. Rest assured that this one does not. I resent the fact that you assume that just because I’m prior service, I share your opinion.
Second, if a military unit is inefficient and morale is down, that is the entire unit’s fault and not just one soldier’s fault. As military personnel, we are trained to accomplish a mission. If you cannot accomplish that mission because you’re worried about who’s watching you while you change your underwear, it sounds like you don’t have the right mental attitude.
CHERYL ANNDEL Business Senior
IN THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY STUDENT NEWSPAPER,
THE NORTHERN STAR:
(Last--and most embarrassing--of a series of five articles on "race." This article was not commissioned by the student newspaper but was written by MAMZ sua sponte (on his own inclination) as a reflection on the experience of writing the four articles commissioned by the newspaper. In this article, MAMZ says that he is not a minority who would be oppressed e.g. a Latinos or Hispanic, but he is instead simply a white man who can and intends to ignore the oppression of minorities. He adds that he feels pity for minorities because "they" will never know what a relief it is to be a white man in America. He calls all minorities (including Latinos) "they".
Adding insult to injury, in the article linked above he says he thinks the time spent researching "racism" on campus was a distraction and a waste of his time. He says
Today the Star ran the last of my four-part series on racism at NIU. Having been a project that dominated my life for the last couple of weeks, I was more than glad to have it finished and over with so I could return to the mundane world of Faculty Senate meetings and other reporter stuff.
What an incredibly insensitive thing to print and publish in the pages of a newspaper! I wonder how the Blacks, Latinos and Jews who opened their hearts to MAMZ during the interviews for the previous for articles felt when MAMZ wrote the fifth article, in which he said that the whole endeavor had been a waste of his time Even if that's how he feels, as a white man, does he REALLY need to follow a series of interviews and articles with a letter saying the whole endeavor was a waste of time? Why didn't he just keep that to himself, or share it with other non-minority white men who could relate to his callous attitude?
The first in a series of five article is not online (for some reason) but it was scanned and e-mailed to me by a staff member at the student newspaper. It is available elsewhere in this blog.
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