Not pleased with the speaker for 30 Days of Peace

On Oct. 3, I attended on of the 30 Days of Peace programs titled, Rethinking Capitalism — DVD and Discussion. The slogan for these programs was Peace in Our Hands.

The presentation was by Richard D. Wolff, an American Marxian economist well known for his work on Marian economies, economics methodology, and class analysis (influenced by Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Friedrich Engels). His education was at Stanford University, Harvard College, Yale University and Harvard University.

As professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he also teaches classes regularly at the Bresht Forum in Manhattan. Earlier he taught economics at Yale University and at City College of the City University of New York.

I had to disagree strongly with most all of what he had to say. I could agree with him that our city, state and nation’s fiscal and unfunded debt is a train wreck ready to happen and the co-ops can be a good thing. Certainly there is room for improvement in our capitalistic system, but his professor is preaching pure revolution!

I am very concerned that professors, such as he, are influencing college students all across our country with this extremely distorted description of capitalism. Speakers with opposing views should be allowed to speak in opposition to this propaganda. What has happened to free speech at many of our prestigious universities when only left wing socialist and communist speakers are allowed?

My European immigrant parent’s life experiences and mine, at the age of 87, force me to speak out against this unconstitutional bent of our nation. It is time for all of us to live by the commandments of our God for Real Peace and unity.

RUDY BAUER

Alpena