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DELGAUDIO PLAYS NBA BASKETBALL, PART ONE AND PART TWO

February 20, 2016

DELGAUDIO PLAYS BASKETBALL ON NATIONAL TV

BLAST FROM THE PAST - 1969

ATTACKING TODAY'S LIBERALS FULL TILT

PART ONE


My first full scale major news media event was August 19, 1969. I open with this report
Monday at my 18th annual appearance at Christendom College when I lecture again this
Monday at 1 p.m. in their St. Thomas Acquinas Hall.

SHORT VERSION OF HOW DELGAUDIO PLAYED
BASKETBALL ON NATIONAL TELEVISION NETWORKS

"For hours at the United Nation's plaza, we staged our Victory in Vietnam program.

We presented the list of American soldiers and civilians killed by the Communist
Viet Cong. I charged their leader, our star, Ho Chi Minh in mock trial, voted his guilt and then
hung an effigy of our star "Ho" (he had an actual NBA basketball for his head).

There were few people and no news cameras.

Our entire production crew of teenage young conservatives left the UN Plaza
and arrived at Manhattan's Central Park Bandshell at 1:30 p.m. We spotted the national
TV news crews on a large platform.

There were 5,000 leftists who graciously parted like the red sea parted for Moses as I played
"street beat A" on a snare drum and we marched through the large crowd to the Bandshell.

God granted us the special favor of an actual struggle over control of the
podium the exact moment of our arrival between the Black Panthers and the
leftist SDS. So there was no leftist leader to call us out.

Undercover police immediately surrounded us to protect us.

We arrived at the front of the crowd and we performed our full production in
10 minutes. The news cameras recorded and broadcast live our entire
ten minute production including the mock execution of "Ho."

I will tell you in my next Sterling American email what happened next.

I will break here but this is Part I of "Delgaudio Plays NBA basketball on national
network television".

POSTED after the Scalia Services at 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 20

Part 2 of 2 Part series
DELGAUDIO PLAYS BASKETBALL ON NATIONAL TV

BLAST FROM THE PAST - 1969

Part One is posted here.

http://joineugene.com/news/article.php?article=10519

Part one and two are posted here.

We left off: "The news cameras recorded and broadcast live our entire
ten minute production including the mock execution of "Ho." "

At 14 years old this was a big thing. Network news cameras were on a
raised platform at a short distance.


(This was the same summer as Woodstock and the moon landing)

Leftist Black Panther and radical SDSers wrestled with the podium on
the stage.


Our mock trial production involved large banners listing American war dead,
civilian casualties killed by the communists and "Ho chi Minh" the president
of communist North Vietnam. "Ho's" head was the aforementioned NBA basketball.

The conclusion of our mock trial, in front of the assembled far left crowd,
ended with the public execution by hanging of our effigy on a ten foot
2 x 4 scafold.

As the crowd realized we were not a leftist political street theater group but
young conservatives it got real ugly.

The Young People Socialist's League were the first to pummel and thrash at us
with sticks. Then the entire crowd surged forward

For safety's sake (and I do not blame them) the contingent of 40 undercover
plain clothes police withdrew.

I will cut here some rather detailed assaults on me and my young conservatives
for space consideration to go to our speedy exit from the park with
the entire crowd following us, emptying out the peace rally and bringing it to
an end before it had even begun.

They were in hot pursuit of me and my small band who were easy to spot as we
had an American flag and one of our conservative band held onto the "NBA
basketball".

As we climbed a fence to land on a Manhattan street, we saw we were still in
physical danger. Hundreds of "peacenik" rally attendees stormed the iron fence and were yelling at us and were in hot pursuit.

A large contingent of motercycle police in a column
of 200 strong arrived at that exact moment and allowed us to escape further
assault by the liberal mob. The American flag made it easy to see we were the
"counterprotesters".

SOME LESSONS FOR 14 YEAR OLD EUGENE DELGAUDIO:


I learned from this first "major news event" that liberals can be very violent,
and so did the entire New York City area through the news media broadcasts.

And
I learned that I should never again take such a risk with my friends and other
people who were taken by surprise. I send out news releases but I make extra
sure in every case and in every circumstance since 1969 to alert the authorities
in detail my good intentions ahead of time-- in writing and other means.

I also respect events held by the other side as not the place for "debate".

Good that I learned that early.

NEXT BLAST FROM THE PAST
HOW I NOMINATED RONALD REAGAN FOR VICE PRESIDENT
IN 1988

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