Monday, July 23, 2007

High Noon for Ward Churchill

Kesher Talk says a watch has begun on Ward Churchill's fate. "The wheels of academic justice grind slowly, and the regents will announce their decision tomorrow, July 24th. Churchill's fans will turn out in force (they hope) to protest what they expect to be a thumbs-down on Churchill's continued employment at Colorado U. The ACLU of Colorado has issued a statement supporting Churchill, casting this controversy as a free speech issue, by minimizing - as do Churchill's other supporters - the charges of academic malfeisance."

It's interesting to contrast this with calls for Mitt Romney to apologize. He is being criticized for posing with a sign that said "No to Osama, Obama and Chelsea’s Moma." Hot Air asks, 'what, no Bush=Hitler?'. If Bush-Hitler type criticism is a protected by Free Speech, why is posing by a fairly innocuous sign outrageous? Maybe because speech and truth has become tribal, as the previous post has argued.

Nothing follows.


Blogger Tano said...

Is this really so hard to figure out?

The criticism is not of the nit-wit holding the sign, the criticism is of the presidential candidate.

Y'know, someone who aspires to be leader of the free world...

The right is entitled to as many, or more BushHitler types. Lord knows we hear liberals-as-terrorists rhetoric everyday. The issue is whether that is appropriate for a presidential candidate.

Why are you defending this garbage?

7/23/2007 07:22:00 PM  
Blogger Whiskey said...

Hillary and Obama appear with 9/11 Truthers all the time, and their signs. So yeah fair play. Unless you're part of the Orwellian thought police, a typical failing of liberals (Orwell based his Ministry of Truth on the BBC).

Ward Churchill aka Heap Big Fake Indian, will not suffer any material consequence. This is about the University of Colorado and the elites pushing back on the ordinary people. OF COURSE the ordinary people are "little Eichmans" whose lives are nothing, and the nation itself a stunning indictment, not the least of which is the existence of ordinary people, living their lives, many of them Anglos.

When the natural preferred state of the elite is that of Kings, various nobles, and serfdom.

7/23/2007 09:20:00 PM  
Blogger Alex Sloat said...

Tano: I think it's fairly safe to assume Romney is opposed to all three of those people. Of course, the levels of opposition differ, but saying "no" to them as a group isn't totally unreasonable. It's not in the best taste, of course, but it's hardly enough to merit an apology.

7/23/2007 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger Nomennovum said...

Mitt's sign read, "No to Osama, Obama and Chelsea’s Moma,"

Why couldn't Mitt at least spell "momma" right? Is that so hard?

It sort of ruins the joke.

7/24/2007 10:03:00 AM  

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