Of course, Helms hated communists - not just because they killed even more children than the feminists – but also because Helms accused them of being dishonest. Whenever we would negotiate a treaty with a communist nation, Helms would say something like “I’ve dealt these people all my life and I don’t trust them.” Helms told the truth about communist lies and so the communists hated him.
3. Helms’ Repudiation of Racial Propaganda. Jesse Helms was accused of spreading racial propaganda when he ran an ad in 1990 showing a pair of white hands opening a job rejection letter. In the background, a voice said something like “you knew you were more qualified for that job but they had to give it to a minority.” Liberals were incensed by this completely accurate portrayal of quota-based affirmative action, which was a) in effect in North Carolina, and b) supported by Helms’ black opponent, Harvey Gant.
Interestingly, I first became aware of that ad when Helms ran for re-election in 1996. Faculty in my department brought up the ad calling it “racist.” But the very same year, in a job search (in my department, no less) we removed a white candidate from our interview pool and replaced her with someone who reported being “African-American.” We did this solely because of race and we were duped. The person who checked “African-American” lied. She was white.
It is also worth noting that my university lies when it refers to itself as an “equal opportunity employer.” Jesse Helms, on the other hand, always told the truth about affirmative action. And that is why lying liberals hated him.
So, by now, it's obvious where I’m going with this argument – in fact, I’ve almost already explained how Jesse Helms helped our North Carolina universities in three ways: 1) He deterred anti-Southern bigots from teaching here, 2) He deterred (even more) communists from teaching here, and, 3) He deterred people who hide racial discrimination from teaching here.
Of course, I still don’t see why all of these “liberals” are afraid to teach in a state where people have radically different points of view. I’d consider taking a job at the University of Massachusetts. I might even teach a class on the murder of Mary Jo Kopeckne.
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