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Tuesday, February 01, 2005


More On Ward Churchill

More On Ward...or Moron Ward?

Not too long ago I linked to a story about a U of Colorado professor who wrote an essay about how the people killed on September 11th, 2001 deserved what they got. Now, this shining example of ivory tower academic pathology has decided to step down as chair of the school's ethnic studies program. Sounds like maybe he learned his lesson, right?

"It's not in the interests of the department that they be synonymous with me," he said.

By resigning 2 1/2 years into his three-year appointment, Churchill said, he will lose the $18,000 that department chairs are paid, but still collect the $90,000 he receives as a tenured professor.

"The truth is, I never wanted the job in the first place and was sort of drafted into it," he said. "I'm not especially reluctant to do this, because it kind of gets in the way of my work.

"I welcome the opportunity to get back to being a faculty member, and doing my research and writing. That has all suffered, as a result of the demands of the chair's position, so there's no real regrets."
So, his idiocy has cost him $18,000 and a job he didn't want in the first place. Boy, we really showed him. Well, I hope that the U of C College Republicans and (potential) protesters at Hamilton College, NY (where he is to speak this Thursday) have some effect. I don't hold out any great hope, but I would like to have a face to face (or ...to fist, perhaps) with this dirtbag. Why? Well, besides the obvious I just learned something from this article today:

Churchill is being taken to task at Hamilton, at CU, and on airwaves from coast to coast for a 2001 essay, since published in book form, voicing the opinion that the U.S. invited the Sept. 11 attacks through a long history of violent domination of other cultures.

That essay, authored the same day as the terrorist attacks, cited the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children in the wake of U.N. sanctions placed on Iraq after the first Gulf War as a reason why Americans should not have been surprised to be targeted.
So, while four piles of rubble and plan debris were still burning in NYC, Maryland and Pennsylvania, this highly-sensitive, ivory-tower, America-hating, scumbag sat down and penned an essay stating:

"As for those in the World Trade Center," the essay said, "well, really, let's get a grip here, shall we? True enough, they were civilians of a sort. But innocent? Gimme a break."
Freedom in America is important. But then so is identifying and ostracizing America-haters. Thanks for making our job a little bit easier Ward.


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