Yikes, im writing abt. DH again. Last year, an academic conference was presented in Valley Forge by the Association of the Study of Popular Culture . Academic papers were read and presented all day and night. I was put on the big event Saturday Night with DH. Shortly, before conference began a young man appeared with two security body guards to check all the rooms where the conference was being held. I followed them as they look at the room we were to talk in , the kitchen, stairs, nearest exit etc. While I was setting up my slides I hung out with the body guards. They were both ex Phili. police. We talked of Vermont and our famous hocky player whose name I didn't know, who they were and why they were there. They said DH expected Black Panthers or others to show up and attack him. In the resturant both DH and I sat at separate tables. He with his guards and I with some of the organizers of the conference. We both ordered shrimp cocktail. DH had a group of little old ladies and retired men some were retired firemen, police, etc . One of the little old ladies came about 5 hours too early. She thought DH would have been hanging around for the rest of the conference . She was upset that she had driven 2-3 hours to get there and had to wait. I asked her how she found out abt. the conference. She said she received a leaflet in the mail and showed it to me. It was an announcement of the conference sent to people in Penn. and a request for $. She loves DH and sends him $ . DH publisher had brought boxes and boxes of books, I think about 3 books were sold. The body guards were at the door , very intimidating for something academic. They checked everyones name tag. About 10 people on DH side came, each had to pay the conference 20 bucks to get in . Our subject matter was the Black Panther Party. He was the only presented who talked without presenting a paper. No facts. He talked like he does on this form. He kept repeating that the Panthers were a gang of criminals. The academics at the presentation tried to answer him or ask questions but as you can tell from this form his responses disintergrated into bullying. After DH and my presentation I asked the security guards what they thought. One answered " We agree with him" (DH) >Horowitz charges. This Wednesday, he will bring his controversial >message into the very belly of the liberal beast -- Columbia University >Law School -- where he will speak on reparations, leftist race-mongering >and other explosive issues. Security will be tight, with identity checks >at the door, to screen out troublemakers. "I am doing this because we must >never surrender territory to the enemy," Horowitz explains.
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