Paul Larudee has been on the outs of the social justice warrior club for quite a while. Even the regressive left knows to keep their distance from the piano tuner from El Cerrito. His ties to the Iranian mullahs, his support of the Syrian butcher Assad, and his endorsements of notorious anti-Semites have contributed to his persona non grata status in the local activist community.
The failure of his Nakba tour surprises nobody. Paul took his show on the road, and it was not a success.
A plea for money from terror apologist Paul Larudee :
|Paul Larudee in happier times. Photo from Contra Costa Times|
We planned in reverse. How much can we raise? An honorarium of $500 plus travel expenses is quite reasonable, but we decided on $500 for two speakers from overseas, and we figured that we could make the travel fit into that. Next, we decided on our itinerary and filled in the events afterward. Finally, we decided on the expenses.
OK, not a perfect fit, but Allah Kareem (God is Benevolent), as they say. Someone will rescue us.
We were hoping to raise at least $17,500 (35 events x $500), and hopefully more from generous audiences. The reality is that although the scheduling was successful, two were canceled (one allowing us to keep the deposit), and five gave no more than half the requested amount. Fortunately, others exceeded the requirement, so that we expect to raise $15-16K.
Unfortunately, our expenses didn’t stick to the plan, and we have a roughly $10,000 deficit, as you can see in chart below. Can you help us? We would like to repeat this tour, with improvements, but if we can’t recover our costs, there’s little hope of this...
Sorry, Paul. Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on anyones part.
Incidentally, Paul's "nonprofit "Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees EIN 20-5516191 reported over $166,000 in contributions last year. Where could all that money be vanishing to?