Link Red-StaterWisdoms

Red-StaterWisdoms explores the differences between the Red and Blue states on social, personal and political issues.

My Photo
Location: New York

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Poisoning Minds

Ward Churchill
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.
Via an e-mail, a reader writes: “Reading your article on Ward Churchill, I get the impression that you are angry about what you define as Liberals. If there are more out there than Ward Churchill hiding behind a Progressive label, than so be it. They have a right under our constitution to express themselves just as you have. You are angry because Liberals who call themselves Liberals opposed your hero George. W. Bush. You won this election. I thought after this election we were supposed to get together. But, you seem to be still fighting the battle and imposing your Conservative will on those who are not going to turn away from CALLING themselves Liberal.”

Fair enough….My response:

Ward Churchill is a self proclaimed Liberal. Am I angry at his hate speech. You betcha. However, Churchill IS protected by the First Amendment. I’m not arguing for his right of free speech to be silenced. I’m asking a question: “Is his debate honest and does he have the greater good of the country in mind?”

Churchill has every right to slime the 9/11 victims and to spew his anti-American rhetoric on a bully pulpit. But I also have freedom of speech rights to call him what he is—a traitor, just as the Left has every right to call Neo Nazi Skin Heads and the Klu Klux Klan intolerable racists.

Ward Churchill is not an innocent purveyor of provocative thought—he is a walking mental illness, and we’re fortunate to view his symptoms on the national stage just as we listened to the demented diatribes of the KKK during the Civil Right’s Movement during the 60’s.

Let them speak, but judge their speech for what it is—symptoms of a mental psychosis so virulent and hateful and misguided that clear headed persons feel the need for an exorcism upon hearing their evil words to drive out the demons before they posses our souls.

Churchill and the KKK are one in the same—ideologies that are wrong and as deadly as cancer and they must be shouted down. Otherwise if their doctrine becomes Main Stream, we as a country become something despicable.

I’m not asking Ward Churchill or you to turn away from calling yourselves Liberals. I’m old enough to know that changing another’s political ideology is darn near impossible. But on occasion a “wise man changes his mind” and that’s why I impose my conservative will on others. I see it as returning a favor to all those Conservatives I bumped into ideologically over the years who broke the spell cast over me by college professors like Ward Churchill. And as long as hate mongers exist like Ward Churchill, who calls for armed struggle to overturn the Establishment, I consider the battle not yet won. As long as he and others like him are poisoning impressionable minds I will make sure I am the antidote.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This must be his photo from college days. Sure doesn't look like the "old man" I saw on NBC. Wonder what made him so antisocial..

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said Sal. Here is an interesting read on the subject:

8:10 AM  
Blogger sallyann said...

A better question is: "Why does Ward Churchill hide behind dark glasses?" Could it be he can't look anybody in the eye because he knows his repugnent rhetoric is more about "his" mental dysfunction and the guilt he carries for knowing it?

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad part of all this is that this man receivces all kinds of national publicity whereas on his own campus, he is probably considered one of those weirdo, eccentric college professors.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media is doing us a service by bringing Churchill out into the light of day where we can get a better look at him and the institutions he serves. Ward Churchill got what he wanted, a dialogue of ideas.

10:01 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home