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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Ward Churchill-Patriot or Traitor


Ward Churchill
Originally uploaded by Sally Ann.

In an essay written after the September 11 attacks, Ward Churchill said the World Trade Center victims were "little Eichmanns," a reference to Adolf Eichmann, who organized Nazi plans to exterminate Europe's Jews. Churchill also spoke of the "gallant sacrifices" of the "combat teams" that struck America.

The essay attracted little attention until Churchill was invited recently to speak at Hamilton College, about 40 miles east of Syracuse, New York. Hundreds of relatives of September 11 victims have protested the appearance. Hamilton College President Joan Hinde has said that "however repugnant one might find Mr. Churchill's remarks," the college was committed to his right of free speech and would not rescind its invitation."

Note from Sallyann: Ward Churchill is just the tip of the Liberal "academia" iceburg. American colleges and universities are brimming with Liberal professors with "ideas" similar to Churchill's but have remained underground for years until "bloggers" exposed Churchill's essay, written shortly after the 9/11 attack. Eighty per cent of college professors consider themselves "progressives" because they're loathe to admit they're "Liberals" for fear of the stigma. That leaves a scant 20% of professors who maintain a Conservative or Centrist ideology.

Click on the headline and read the entire essay written by Churchill and then ask yourself if this is a "free speech" issue and should be tolerated for the "greater good of our society".


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