DUmmie FUnnies 02-11-05 ("Is Ward Churchill wrong?")
The DUmmies have asked this poll question, “Is Ward Churchill wrong?” and, as expected, most of them answered in the NEGATIVE as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD. Is it really any surprise that the DUmmies overwhelmingly support the Nutty Professor? What is interesting is just how many other liberal/leftists out there have similar views as the DUmmies on Churchill. Churchill’s only “sin” to many liberals is that he spoke his heinous views out loud or didn't hide it in the typical package of professorial mumbo jumbo as many other professors have done. As usual the DUmmies expressions of support for Ward Churchill are in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent is in the [brackets]:
I personally am having trouble percieving exactly what he said that is wrong. I understand the emotional reactions to his words and ideas. But after setting aside the initial emotions I fail to find fault in his rhetoric.
[You have trouble perceiving that it is wrong to say that the office workers at the WTC deserved to die on 9-11 because they were “Little Eichmans” as Ward Churchill characterized them? Welcome to DUmmieland Morality.]
Geaux Prof. Churchill!!!
[The appropriately namedDUmmie Swamp Rat cheerleads the Nutty Professor.]
I think the things Antrhax Annie and a good number of Freepers say are much worse. I understand hyperbole to make a point--and his point is clearly that not only were the 9/11 victims complicit, we all are complicit in America's foreign policy--but I also understand that on the right you find outright hatred of anyone not 'lucky' enough to be born white and in the USA.
[DUmmie NewHampshireDem, a Ward Churchill wannabee.]
Uh, he IS white and was born in the USA. He claims to be 3/16 native American, though even this now seems to be in dispute.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
I think he's right & I don't presume to tell anyone how to deliver their message !! I have felt for a long time now, that it takes the loud ones, the outrageous ones, the "extremists" to move the thinking of the 'average person'.
[Outrageous and extremists: that description fits the DUmmies perfectly.]
I say "GO, Ward Churchill" !!!
[Any doubt as to where DUmmie sympathies are? Something to remember the next time Chris Heinz enters DUmmieland and panders to them.]
Ward Churchill is scum. He said the victims of 9/11 deserved their fate. I don't see how anybody could say something much worse.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
Did you hear all the students cheering him during his speech? Watch the video. He gets plenty of applause. I agree he hasn't much in common with liberalism, but you're wrong about academia. I worked at a University for 6 years. There are plenty of Ward Churchills around, students and professors.
[YUP! And don’t forget DUmmieland. There are plenty of Ward Churchills there too.]
What he says is nothing but the logical truth of the matter. This country has committed acts of terror in the name of national security since its inception.
[Congratulations. You application to become a CU professor has been ACCEPTED!]
I really wanted to stand up for Churchill, because he made a lot of good sense. But he killed himself, absolutely killed himself, with the Eichmann's comment. Godwin's Law all over again: The first person to use Nazis in an argument automatically loses. This wasn't even the 'Bush is a Nazi' chestnut. He used it in reference to the people who got blasted sideways out of a hundred story building. Is wildly unrestrained capitalism a prime reason for social and financial inequity? An excellent argument can be made on that score. Did the Towers represent that? Certainly, that's why they were targeted. Is American foreign policy over the past fifty years - in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Egypt - a reason why we don't make a lot of top ten lists in that part of the world? That's a no-brainer. But to throw a loaded symbol like Eichmann into the fray brings utter ruin to whatever point was in the offing, unfortunately. It was a pungent phrase, and I am sure as a writer that he felt a little thrill when he wrote it. But he blew his foot off with that one.
[Thank you for your input, Pied Piper Pitt. So you actually agree with the Nutty Professor but you just don’t like the way he packaged his message. You have a LOT of company among the liberals/leftists.]