This mornings Front Page Magazine has yet another example of a narcacistic public figure claiming alleged repressed childhood sexual abuse. I have always had my doubts about the repressed memory idiocy. These doubts become cynical when the alleged victim uses them for publicity like Roseanne Barr or Betina Aptheker use them to push book sales. This is not only limited to sexual abuse but dubious claims of physical abuse such as the one by Halle Berry against David Justice were timed when her career was in a rut. There were no police reports or any physical evidence and do note David Justice is a huge man 6-3 230lbs. After the appearance on Oprah Berry's career was reignited at the expense of the reputation of a man who was most likely innocent.
The reality is that many charges come out in divorce cases. Enraged spouses and vermin type lawyers use these fabricated charges as legal thermonuclear devices. Any charge that originates in a divorce proceeding should be viewed with suspicion.
David Horrowit's review of Aptheker's self centered tome lets us know the ugliness of the far left. Herb Aptheker was a noted Communist apologist and his behavior should be viewed as cartoonish as Commies are themselves. Ronald Radosh doesn't speak a single negative word about his parents in his memoir. Radosh is a serious scholar and first rate human who has moved past being a cartoon years ago. Many people read Radical Son and get the wrong message. David Horrowitz's arguments with his father were political, but he never ever torches him as a father. There are plenty of areas where his father is portrayed as a human with faults. Horrowitz unlike Aptheker hasn't been a cartoon for years.
Aptheker is a picture of mediocrity and a walking example of how the far left has created an intellectual gulag in higher ed. The exponential over representation of Communists in faculty is a fact. The left likes to talk of statistics in death penalty cases or admissions. It fails to explain how 30% of the population is excluded from jobs in higher ed. Even far left terrorists are readily hired and given jobs in academia.
Aptheker never progresses beyond a cartoon stage. Did her fathers career ever suffer from government repression. In fact the reality is that she owes her cushy accademic career to her father and her own party connections. One can conclude that the reward for being an advocate of class genocide and the violent overthrow of the US government is a lifetime job of 20 hour workdays with one year off in every seven. The financial compensation of six figure salaries for little or no genuine work and dubious scholarship are lucrative. How a person gets a tenured job with a six figure
income and less than twenty hours and claims to be a victim remains a mystery.
Couch potatoes of the world unite!!!! You have nothing to looooose other than well paying tenured lifetime jobs with almost no actual work. What do people who have never held a real job know about the working class?