Campus Gripes 5
November 1997. Student Government is in its inept mode under PHD.
Weird resolutions such as the banning of tape recorders in SG
meetings are voted upon. There was a possible conflict of interest
between the SG President and an Excelsior staff member.
By May of 1998, students are fed up with years of PHD rule and
vote in USL. USL promises to end the corruption and to make student
government more responsive to the students.
Fall 1998. PHD had problems with tape recorders. USL has a
problem with the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. USL
encounters some opposition. Not just from PHD, but from a group of
independent students who form a third political party, USG. Officials
of USL attend USG's meetings and install themselves as USG party
leaders. The founders of USG leave their party in disgust. Two of the
three USG founders join PHD. USL passes a resolution renaming SG
"United Student Government". And there is a rumored indiscretion
between a USL member and a Kingsman staff member, as well as
accusations of a former PHD member having an affair with the
As someone who once considered being a political science major, I
am really disgusted with large aspects of modern politics. In that
little bunker to the south of Lafayette Park in NW Washington, DC, a
pathological liar and sex addict cons his constituents with
unrealistic proposals, flip-flops on issues such as tax cuts,
abortion, Social Security, and the deficit, while using cigars as sex
toys with his interns. This so-called leader never got more than 49
percent of the vote. Yet he is brazen enough to claim a mandate and
to lie under oath to a grand jury and to the people that supposedly
voted for him. His con works with several newspaper editors; the
Baltimore Sun, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, and Newsday
are more orally fixated on his posterior than his interns are.
This sicko's ideological soulmates have been running Brooklyn
College politics for a while. They used to run PHD and still run USL.
They encouraged more parties to join in student government, but then
when one tried to form, they eliminated it from within. They censor
the opposition, then pass ridiculous resolutions. And these vermin
even have the audacity to demonize the society that is supporting
What happened to sensible SG reform? Why is USL focusing so much
on anti-Americanism? Why are they opposing such things as core
science courses? Why are they wasting money on sending "SG
Newsletters" to uninterested students and former students? And has
anyone noticed the complaints against Brooklyn College's present
student government regime in such non-campus sources as the Brooklyn
Skyline, Bay News, and Daily News?
In past societies, inept despots such as Bill Clinton and Hannah
Leshaw could only be removed through violent, bloody revolution.
Fortunately, this modern society has less violent means to remove
unfit leaders. In the case of Clinton, there is an impeachment trial
to remove him from office. If 67 percent of the Senate finds him
guilty (as they should), Clinton loses his job. Then he can be free
to accept that job offer at Dreamworks and leave the rest of us
alone. BC students have elections every May. Last May, they retired
the PHD kooks. (Since that election, Stella Bard and Joe Ciraco have
left politics.) This upcoming May, it will be time for BC to remove
the USL tyrants. Then Hannah and her cronies can be exiled to the
Osama Bin Laden School for destroying Americanism where they belong.
February 8, 1999/BC Excelsior