speaking of ward churchill...
This guy just keeps getting worse...Soon as I finish typing about what an asshead he has been proven to be on the whole Indian genocide thing, I click over to Ace's and what do I find, but this
Question from Audience: [W]hy shouldn’t we do something ["doing something" here means flying airplaines into buildings] and how could we move so they don’t see us coming?
Churchill: As to the first part, not a reason in the world that I could see. I can’t find a single reason that you shouldn’t in a principled way—there may be some practical considerations, such as do you know how (laughter from audience)—you know, often these things are processes. It’s not just an impulse. And certainly it’s not just an event. And the simple answer, although it probably should be more complicated, but I’m not being flip and giving the simple answer, is: You carry the weapon. That’s how they don’t see it coming.
I liked Goldstein's analysis of Churchill as an "intellectual streaker": what he's doing seems contraversial and thought-provoking but it's really just stupid, immature attention-hounding. I'm tired of hearing his stupid name and his stupid right-from-DU talking points. I don't see why we should devote any more time or thought to someone that thinks American citizens committing terrorism (in which innocent people DIE, Ward) against our country is an acceptable means of voicing a protest.
Ward gets all hopped up about the massacre of "innocent" Indians in America. Don't forget: the only reason it was a massacre was because white Europeans had science and numbers on their side. The Indians were just as brutal and vicious as the settlers; if they had had ray-guns to use against the settlers flint-locks' we'd all be speaking Sioux or Lakota; that is if the Indians didn't subsequently manage to use all that technology to wipe each other off the continent, a past time they had been devoted to for hundreds of years before us white folks got here.
That dosen't make what the Europeans did right; it's just history. But don't give me this crap about innocents. How many people did Sitting Bull kill at Little Big Horn? Over 300. You like to bitch about the persecution during the Ghost Dance days and it's conclusion at Wounded Knee. How many Indians died at Wounded Knee? The highest estimate I've ever seen was 180; although not all fighting men, which is a damned shame. How many people died in the WTC? A few could be called fighters or even opressors if you want to see them in that twisted way, but most were men and women at least as innocent as those killed at Wounded Knee.
And you want to advocate killing more of them. Good on you, Ward.
See? I start out talking about how we should just ignore this crap, and there I go on a tangental rant. Well, whatever. Idiocy on the level of Ward Churchill is an incurable disease, and unfortunatly he dosen't appear to be going away anytime soon. But I fully intend to do my best to ignore him from here on, as I had been up until today.