Also, Bayerlein downplays the views of many ultramilitant
communists who never really liked cooperating with socialists, voting for military procurement bills, or supporting Britain and France.
The person who had arranged for the reconciliation with Rabbi Lachtman was Irv Rubin, successor to Meir Kahane as leader of the ultramilitant
fringe group, the Jewish Defense League (JDL).
The new leadership was seated, sounding strident and even ultramilitant
. But its erratic posturing and its open hostility to the allies of unseated president Richard Masur (a political progressive but a cautious unionist) stirred a boiling pot of factionalism.
In the summer of 1967 the male-dominated Black Power Conference in Newark, New Jersey, passed an anti-birth-control resolution that contained the key phrase, birth control equals "black genocide."(12) The following year, the Third Annual National Conference on Black Power in Philadelphia called on all blacks to "resist the increasing genocidal tendencies of American society." Resistance ranged from a small California group called Efforts to Increase Our Size (EROS) to groups in Pittsburgh and Cleveland that protested Planned Parenthood programs to the ultramilitant
group in New York known as the Five Percenters.
All of the indicators, thus far, point less to South Africa adopting an ultramilitant
posture and more to it positioning itself as a potential `bridgebuilder' between North and South.
Down at the bus station, the show has a conventional sitcom cast of characters: the aforementioned call girl; the ultramilitant
young black guy who runs the lunch counter; the Puerto Rican desk clerk, who also serves as Larroquette's mother confessor; and the janitor who won't set foot in the men's room under penalty of death.