Journalist Helen Thomas fired back at Wayne State University for ending an annual diversity award in her name, telling the Free Press Sunday night that "the leaders of Wayne State University have made a mockery of the First Amendment and disgraced their understanding of its inherent freedom of speech and the press."
In looking at the freedom medals, the Oscars, and the Nobel Peace Prize, it has become obvious that these awards are handed out not for merit but for obedience. As long as you can be brainwashed into thinking that these little bits of metal and ribbon really mean something, and that you should want them, you will forever be a slave to whatever those who hand out such trinkets want you to think, say, or do.
Helen Thomas understands a great truth and one you would do well to study; that the first step in being free of those who would enslave you is to free yourself from wanting what it is they hand out as treats to their favorite pets. The day you willingly walk away from awards, or decide you no longer want the cushy prestigious jobs in media/entertainment, that is the day you stop being a slave, and can tell the world what you honestly think is the truth.
As Obama and Al Gore proved, these "coveted" awards are handed out to help sell the credibility of a person and an agenda to a gullible public. I thank Wayne State University for ending their Helen Thomas Award because by the mere act of having done so, Wayne State University proved that award was never worthy of the person it was named for. In claiming "Wayne State encourages free speech and open dialogue, and respects diverse viewpoints" at the very same time they punish Helen Thomas for her viewpoint, Wayne State has not only proclaimed its own servitude to Israel, not only made itself a laughing stock before the world, but demonstrated that American academia, once the bastion of freedom of inquiry and the exchange of ideas, has deteriorated into just another pointless and costly fashion accessory purchased on credit and worn to bolster ones self-image
Helen Thomas does not have an award.
Helen Thomas does not need an award.
In speaking truth to power at the expense of her career, Helen Thomas has firmly established herself as the Edward R. Murrow of our time.
P.S. Dear Wayne State University.
Helen Thomas is of Lebanese descent. Lebanese are Arab Semitic. So Helen is herself a Semite. Are the clueless idiots at Wayne State University now to be considered anti-Semitic?
HELL YES!!!!!!! :)