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02/12/05: Post by Franklin

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Shhhhhh........If we ignore them, they may go away

02/10/05: Post by jimmy

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It's impossible to feel sympathy for a character as vicious and stupid as Ward Churchill, so I won't bother trying. The University of Colorado professor was invited to speak at Hamilton College in upstate New York--until someone found an article he had written claiming that the people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks richly deserved their fate.Churchill compared the victims to Adolph Eichmann, one of the Nazis chiefly responsible for the Holocaust, because their work supposedly helped finance America's alleged atrocities abroad. They failed to grasp their complicity, he insisted, "because they were too busy braying, incessantly and self-importantly, into their cell phones, arranging power lunches and stock transactions," heedless of "the starved and rotting flesh of infants."Of course, that lunatic description hardly applies to the flight attendants, firefighters, busboys, secretaries and janitors killed in the terrorist attacks. And if you can argue that stockbrokers contribute to and profit from America's alleged crimes abroad, you could say the same thing about university professors. Does that mean they deserve killing?The college president, in the face of an avalanche of complaints, insisted on honoring the invitation but gave up when threats of violence became too great. Those who issued the invitation say they didn't know about the article when they invited Churchill, who teaches ethnic studies, to talk about American Indian issues. In light of the new information, the school can hardly be faulted for deciding not to furnish a forum for someone with such vile opinions. A private institution like Hamilton has every right to choose not to inconvenience itself for the sake of someone whose views it finds contemptible.But it's worth remembering that the 1st Amendment's free speech guarantee is not about protecting the expression of popular ideas--it's about permitting unpopular, infuriating and even thoroughly despicable ideas. Those, after all, are the ones most likely to be suppressed if the majority had its way.That point apparently escapes some politicians back in Colorado, who were not happy to find the state has been paying the salary of someone with these views. Gov. Bill Owens has urged the University of Colorado to fire Churchill, who has already given up his job as chair of the ethnic studies department. State Sen. Tom Wiens objected to having "someone on our state payroll who believes" what Churchill does.But repellent though Churchill's views are, they should not be grounds for firing a university professor. The spirit of academic freedom requires ample space for scholars to entertain and advocate controversial and even outrageous ideas. Unless the professor has failed to fulfill his obligations as a teacher and scholar, he should be retained in his post, regardless of his personal opinions. The state doesn't have to operate a university, but if it does, it can't punish or reward academics according to the acceptability of their political views.That is not easy to stomach when the views are as vile as these. But as state Sen. Peter Groff said, "Democracy and freedom are hard work."

02/10/05: Post by jimmy

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One for the good guys...Veteran civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was convicted Thursday of helping terrorists by smuggling messages of violence from one of her imprisoned clients -- a radical Egyptian sheik -- to his terrorist disciples on the outside.The verdict left Stewart, 65, a firebrand, left-wing activist who has represented radicals and revolutionaries in 30 years on the New York legal scene, slumped in her chair, shaking her head and later wiping tears from her eyes....http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/crime/ny-stew0211,0,1331604,print.story?coll=nyc-homepage-breaking2

02/09/05: Post by jimmy

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Re: Hey what do you think of this (movie!) --LOL... I'll let you know after I see it
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Hi Jimmy. You're sweet. I love it when you get all McCarthy on me.Hey what do you think of this -- http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Columnists/Toronto/Eric_Margolis/2005/02/06/922316.html

02/04/05: Post by jimmy

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The reactionary left is in a quandary. Do they toss in their lot with transnational progressives who want a thin smear of Nordic socialism spread everywhere, or anti-capitalist anarchists who regard Starbucks as the evil empire, or neo-Stalinist nut goodies like ANSWER? Do they consider that there might be a higher purpose in life than hating Bush's guts, and give Americans a blast of steely can-do optimism for which the Democrats were once justly known?

02/01/05: Post by Merci Moi

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The stupid, leftist America-hater, Ward Churchill (may his soul burn in hell when he dies) is a fraud! Thanks to a tip from LC Gene, AIM is repudiating any association with this pus-bag. You may read in the media that he got kicked out but that is false reporting. Hey, what do you expect from the media nowadays, anyway. They will bend over backwards to make this asswad a “victim” when what they should be doing is reinforcing the notion that everything we do has consequences associated with it. What is happening to him now is a direct result of his OWN PERSONAL ACTIONS! Ward Churchill was scheduled to speak at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York on February 3, 2005. His appearance was canceled by the college after he caused a public furor over his loathsome remarks about the 9-11 tragedy in New York. AIM’s Grand Governing Council has been dealing with Churchill’s hateful attitude and rip-off of Indian people for years. The American Indian Movement Grand Governing Council representing the National and International leadership of the American Indian Movement once again is vehemently and emphatically repudiating and condemning the outrageous statements made by academic literary and Indian fraud, Ward Churchill in relationship to the 9-11 tragedy in New York City that claimed thousands of innocent people’s lives. Churchill’s statement that these people deserved what happened to them, and calling them little Eichmans, comparing them to Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichman, who implemented Adolf Hitler’s plan to exterminate European Jews and others, should be condemned by all. The sorry part of this is Ward Churchill has fraudulently represented himself as an Indian, and a member of the American Indian Movement, a situation that has lifted himinto the position of a lecturer on Indian activism. He has used the American Indian Movement’s chapter in Denver to attack the leadership of the official American Indian Movement with his misinformation and propaganda campaigns. Ward Churchill has been masquerading as an Indian for years behind his dark glasses and beaded headband. He waves around an honorary membership card that at one time was issued to anyone by the Keetoowah Tribe of Oklahoma. Former President Bill Clinton and many others received these cards, but these cards do not qualify the holder a member of any tribe. He has deceitfully and treacherously fooled innocent and na´ve Indian community members in Denver, Colorado, as well as many other people worldwide. Churchill does not represent, nor does he speak on behalf of the American Indian Movement. New York’s Hamilton College Kirklands Project should be aware that in their search for truth and justice, the idea that they have hired a fraud to speak on Indian activism is in itself a betrayal of their goals.

02/01/05: Post by Merci Moi

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Fight these fucking bastards or else we're dead!Bush Family History:http://www.voxfux.com/features/bush_world_class_criminal.html#fnB167