The Whimsical World of Ward Churchill

Michelle Malkin has further evidence, should you require it, that Ward Churchill’s views are on the outer edges of orthodoxy.

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  1. Rick DeMent says:

    I suppose the next thing you’re going to tell us is that the Pope is a catholic.

  2. McGehee says:


    I would have said “beyond” — way way beyond.

  3. Michael says:

    After listening to the tape segments on her website and those from Democracy Now, if we had more folks like Ward Churchill in this country prior to 911, perhaps 911 would not have happened. Until we own up to our crimminal behavior, the crimminal behavior of others will continue to befall us.

  4. Alfred Reaud says:

    Have any of you actually read the essay? What points there are arguable? Did Mr. Churchill not state what the US has actually done at home and abroad? Or are we all living in a period of revisionism and sheep-like gullibility?

    Mr. Churchill’s right, you know, that as long as the US acts like the world bully, it risks getting smacked on the head with a brick, an analogy from the movie ‘Friday’. Bullies never seem to learn till you knock them to the ground. It’s the 21st. century, folks, we’re not dealing with bows, arrows, swords and the like anymore. One determined group with the proper tools can take out a metropolis, not just two buildings. This current group has already given us two lessons, in case you haven’t noticed. Think about that, re-read the Churchill essay, and meditate on the probable futures that you wish to experience as an American and the reasons America may experience them thereof.

    America’s self-given privilege of enforcing its vision of “what we say, goes” with the unilateral use of military violence, is IMHO, long past overdue for change. Such meme smacks of a despicable bully mentality incompatible with membership in a civilized international community, and like it or not, is very similar to the memes of fascist regimes. Learn from the lessons of the past, fellow Americans, or we’ll all be doomed to repeat them. Even Mike Tyson eventually got thumped.

    Finally, does anybody have Mr. Churchill’s e-mail address? I’d love to write him a letter commending his brilliant and powerful essay.