Skip to comments.Prof: I want U.S. off the planet (Ward Churchill Barf Alert)
Posted on 02/07/2005 1:25:59 PM PST by Jacob Kell
Characterizing 9-11 terror victims as "little Eichmanns" and commending the al-Qaida suicide hijackers for their "gallant sacrifices" may not even be the most outrageous statements University of Colorado ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill ever made.
In the April 2004 edition of Satya Magazine, a monthly publication "focusing on vegetarianism, environmentalism, animal advocacy, and social justice," Churchill, under fire for his post 9-11 essay, said: "[I want the] U.S. off the planet. Out of existence altogether."
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WI Freepers be aware this guy is going to be speaking at UW-Whitewater now also.
He probably smoked peyote while listening to Cherokee Nation by Paul Revere and the Raiders and hallucinated that he was Indian. Has anyone checked his credentials to see if he was the beneficiary of some Affirmative Action due to fraudulent Native American ancestry? Several Boston Firemen were kicked off the Dept. when their hoax was revealed. Also known as "perjury".
This guy is a fraud when it comes to being Native American. All Native Americans say he is using it as a pulpit. Also, he keeps spouting his crap for attention. The more you ignore him, the less credibility he has then.
I have a better idea....Let's shoot this guy into space.
I guess there goes the security clearance for sure.
And the guys with the white jackets haven't been called because...
You couldn't pry Churchill out of this country if you used the Jaws of Life. He knows that anywhere else he'd be either a nobody or a prison inmate.
This is legal grounds for removing his tenure.
I saw this clown interviewed. He sounds like he may be mildly retarded.
It would all be laughable if not for the fact that he's a prof at a major university.
By the way, since when did encouraging people to commit acts of violence against civilians become protected speech?
Thought that was 'Cher'...
This guy is terrific. I want him to keep speaking, he does so much more damage to Leftism than anything any conservative or Republican can say. He needs a talk show, spouting off his idiocy every week, alienating more away from even considering the Democratic party. People like him are, in a sense, allies in freedom, because they (should) instigate such a revulsion towards the temptations of Democratic Socialism and U.N.-is-God-ism, that freedom is preserved just by polemics.
I've just about had it with all the liberal professors indoctrinating the young students with their idiotic liberal theories!
Indian? Give me a break!
I can't even get mad at him anymore. Everything that I read about him makes me laugh because I picture his totally non-indian ass sitting there with his long hair and his beaded accessories and talk of the evil white man.
What a goofy loser. He should have his own television show.
This demonstrates what is shaping our kids minds when we send them off to college campuses! I saw two of this idiots students on O'Reilly attempting to defend him but they were both idiots! All they could do was spew they were defending his first amendment right! they were real nerds
I agree-- let's keep him talking, keep printing his bile & be sure to explain every time that he's just another leftie university professor... he'll do more harm to his own cause by his mere existence than harm that could be done if he were removed.
I sent them an e-mail and got this response.
Ward Churchill will not be speaking at Wheaton. He had been invited to participate in a panel discussion on conflict and genocide, but the college has rescinded its invitation.
Wheaton College, Norton MA
Nah...some are incorrigible.
The feeling is mutual.
"However, the American Indian Movement formally expelled Churchill in 1996, calling him "deceitful" and "treacherous" and questioning his Indian ancestry. Last week, the Oneida Indian Nation denied he is registered among the Keetoowah Band.
''It's disturbing that anyone would use such hateful speech, and do so while claiming to be an American Indian when there is significant evidence that he is not," said the Oneida statement. "Professor Churchill caused many in the media to falsely believe an American Indian scholar could besmirch the lives of those who died on 9-11. Because of this, he owes every American Indian an apology." "
So Prof Asshill is a phoney Indian that AIM can't stomach. While bills of attainder are outlawed by the Constitution there are times when one feels some exceptions should be granted.
I thought it was funny too, until I heard/saw 2 of his brainwashed students defending him on BO'R last week....scary.
I'll bet the University is feeling a little hung out in front of the world right now. If I were them, I would issue an apology...or at least an explanation.
I'm pretty confident that they were exactly that stupid before their contact with Professor Hiawannabe.
Their level of stupid cannot be learned.
You are no doubt right about that!
Yes, evil psycho about says it. More of Asshill's bile from the article:
Churchill said he does not want a revolution. He does not want others to assume power in the U.S. Instead, he explained, he wants the state destroyed.
"I want the state gone: transform the situation to U.S. out of North America. U.S. off the planet. Out of existence altogether," he concluded.
In a foreword to the book Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals (edited and introduction by Steven Best, a University of Texas El Paso philosophy professor and animal-rights activist), Churchill expands his Nazi comparison to modern medical researchers and meat companies.
"To assault the meatpacking industry," Churchill writes, "is to mount a challenge to the mentality that allowed well over a million dehumanized humans to be systematically slaughtered by the SS einsatzgruppen in eastern Europe during the early 1940s, and the nazis' simultaneous development of truly industrial killing techniques in places like Auschwitz, Sobibor and Treblinka."
Churchill contends groups like the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front haven't gone far enough in defending "animal rights." He claims that drawing a "line in the tactical sand" that embraces "property damage" but excludes murder is "arbitrary" and again invokes Eichmann: "Given the opportunity to do either in, say, 1942, would it have been more effective/appropriate to have torched the office of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi bureaucrat whose peculiar expertise made an orderly implementation of the Final Solution possible, or to have eliminated Eichmann himself? The answer need not be rendered as an abstraction."
Now where is the Committee of Vigilence when it is really needed?
An apt observation. I totally agree.
While we are visiting the ghoul haunted woodlands of the kook left let me present this feculent gem also:
Apocalypse now: how mankind is sleepwalking to the end of the Earth
Floods, storms and droughts. Melting Arctic ice, shrinking glaciers, oceans turning to acid. The world's top scientists warned last week that dangerous climate change is taking place today, not the day after tomorrow. You don't believe it? Then, says Geoffrey Lean, read this...
06 February 2005
Future historians, looking back from a much hotter and less hospitable world, are likely to play special attention to the first few weeks of 2005. As they puzzle over how a whole generation could have sleepwalked into disaster - destroying the climate that has allowed human civilisation to flourish over the past 11,000 years - they may well identify the past weeks as the time when the last alarms sounded.
Last week, 200 of the world's leading climate scientists - meeting at Tony Blair's request at the Met Office's new headquarters at Exeter - issued the most urgent warning to date that dangerous climate change is taking place, and that time is running out.
Next week the Kyoto Protocol, the international treaty that tries to control global warming, comes into force after a seven-year delay. But it is clear that the protocol does not go nearly far enough.
The alarms have been going off since the beginning of one of the warmest Januaries on record. First, Dr Rajendra Pachauri - chairman of the official Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - told a UN conference in Mauritius that the pollution which causes global warming has reached "dangerous" levels.
Then the biggest-ever study of climate change, based at Oxford University, reported that it could prove to be twice as catastrophic as the IPCC's worst predictions. And an international task force - also reporting to Tony Blair, and co-chaired by his close ally, Stephen Byers - concluded that we could reach "the point of no return" in a decade.
Finally, the UK head of Shell, Lord Oxburgh, took time out - just before his company reported record profits mainly achieved by selling oil, one of the main causes of the problem - to warn that unless governments take urgent action there "will be a disaster".
But it was last week at the Met Office's futuristic glass headquarters, incongruously set in a dreary industrial estate on the outskirts of Exeter, that it all came together. The conference had been called by the Prime Minister to advise him on how to "avoid dangerous climate change". He needed help in persuading the world to prioritise the issue this year during Britain's presidencies of the EU and the G8 group of economic powers.
The conference opened with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Margaret Beckett, warning that "a significant impact" from global warming "is already inevitable". It continued with presentations from top scientists and economists from every continent. These showed that some dangerous climate change was already taking place and that catastrophic events once thought highly improbable were now seen as likely (see panel). Avoiding the worst was technically simple and economically cheap, they said, provided that governments could be persuaded to take immediate action.
About halfway through I realised that I had been here before. In the summer of 1986 the world's leading nuclear experts gathered in Vienna for an inquest into the accident at Chernobyl. The head of the Russian delegation showed a film shot from a helicopter, and we suddenly found ourselves gazing down on the red-hot exposed reactor core.
It was all, of course, much less dramatic at Exeter. But as paper followed learned paper, once again a group of world authorities were staring at a crisis they had devoted their lives to trying to avoid.
I am willing to bet there were few in the room who did not sense their children or grandchildren standing invisibly at their shoulders. The conference formally concluded that climate change was "already occurring" and that "in many cases the risks are more serious than previously thought". But the cautious scientific language scarcely does justice to the sense of the meeting.
We learned that glaciers are shrinking around the world. Arctic sea ice has lost almost half its thickness in recent decades. Natural disasters are increasing rapidly around the world. Those caused by the weather - such as droughts, storms, and floods - are rising three times faster than those - such as earthquakes - that are not.
We learned that bird populations in the North Sea collapsed last year, after the sand eels on which they feed left its warmer waters - and how the number of scientific papers recording changes in ecosystems due to global warming has escalated from 14 to more than a thousand in five years.
Worse, leading scientists warned of catastrophic changes that once they had dismissed as "improbable". The meeting was particularly alarmed by powerful evidence, first reported in The Independent on Sunday last July, that the oceans are slowly turning acid, threatening all marine life (see panel).
Professor Chris Rapley, director of the British Antarctic Survey, presented new evidence that the West Antarctic ice sheet is beginning to melt, threatening eventually to raise sea levels by 15ft: 90 per cent of the world's people live near current sea levels. Recalling that the IPCC's last report had called Antarctica "a slumbering giant", he said: "I would say that this is now an awakened giant."
Professor Mike Schlesinger, of the University of Illinois, reported that the shutdown of the Gulf Stream, once seen as a "low probability event", was now 45 per cent likely this century, and 70 per cent probable by 2200. If it comes sooner rather than later it will be catastrophic for Britain and northern Europe, giving us a climate like Labrador (which shares our latitude) even as the rest of the world heats up: if it comes later it could be beneficial, moderating the worst of the warming.
The experts at Exeter were virtually unanimous about the danger, mirroring the attitude of the climate science community as a whole: humanity is to blame. There were a few sceptics at Exeter, including Andrei Illarionov, an adviser to Russia's President Putin, who last year called the Kyoto Protocol "an interstate Auschwitz". But in truth it is much easier to find sceptics among media pundits in London or neo-cons in Washington than among climate scientists. Even the few contrarian climatalogists publish little research to support their views, concentrating on questioning the work of others.
Now a new scientific consensus is emerging - that the warming must be kept below an average increase of two degrees centigrade if catastrophe is to be avoided. This almost certainly involves keeping concentrations of carbon dioxide, the main cause of climate change, below 400 parts per million.
Unfortunately we are almost there, with concentrations exceeding 370ppm and rising, but experts at the conference concluded that we could go briefly above the danger level so long as we brought it down rapidly afterwards. They added that this would involve the world reducing emissions by 50 per cent by 2050 - and rich countries cutting theirs by 30 per cent by 2020.
Economists stressed there is little time for delay. If action is put off for a decade, it will need to be twice as radical; if it has to wait 20 years, it will cost between three and seven times as much.
The good news is that it can be done with existing technology, by cutting energy waste, expanding the use of renewable sources, growing trees and crops (which remove carbon dioxide from the air) to turn into fuel, capturing the gas before it is released from power stations, and - maybe - using more nuclear energy.
The better news is that it would not cost much: one estimate suggested the cost would be about 1 per cent of Europe's GNP spread over 20 years; another suggested it meant postponing an expected fivefold increase in world wealth by just two years. Many experts believe combatting global warming would increase prosperity, by bringing in new technologies.
The big question is whether governments will act. President Bush's opposition to international action remains the greatest obstacle. Tony Blair, by almost universal agreement, remains the leader with the best chance of persuading him to change his mind.
But so far the Prime Minister has been more influenced by the President than the other way round. He appears to be moving away from fighting for the pollution reductions needed in favour of agreeing on a vague pledge to bring in new technologies sometime in the future.
By then it will be too late. And our children and grandchildren will wonder - as we do in surveying, for example, the drift into the First World War - "how on earth could they be so blind?"
What could happen? Wars break out over diminishing water resources as populations grow and rains fail.
How would this come about? Over 25 per cent more people than at present are expected to live in countries where water is scarce in the future, and global warming will make it worse.
How likely is it? Former UN chief Boutros Boutros-Ghali has long said that the next Middle East war will be fought for water, not oil.
What could happen? Low-lying island such as the Maldives and Tuvalu - with highest points only a few feet above sea-level - will disappear off the face of the Earth.
How would this come about? As the world heats up, sea levels are rising, partly because glaciers are melting, and partly because the water in the oceans expands as it gets warmer.
How likely is it? Inevitable. Even if global warming stopped today, the seas would continue to rise for centuries. Some small islands have already sunk for ever. A year ago, Tuvalu was briefly submerged.
What could happen? London, New York, Tokyo, Bombay, many other cities and vast areas of countries from Britain to Bangladesh disappear under tens of feet of water, as the seas rise dramatically.
How would this come about? Ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica melt. The Greenland ice sheet would raise sea levels by more than 20ft, the West Antarctic ice sheet by another 15ft.
How likely is it? Scientists used to think it unlikely, but this year reported that the melting of both ice caps had begun. It will take hundreds of years, however, for the seas to rise that much.
What could happen? Global warming escalates to the point where the world's whole climate abruptly switches, turning it permanently into a much hotter and less hospitable planet.
How would this come about? A process involving "positive feedback" causes the warming to fuel itself, until it reaches a point that finally tips the climate pattern over.
How likely is it? Abrupt flips have happened in the prehistoric past. Scientists believe this is unlikely, at least in the foreseeable future, but increasingly they are refusing to rule it out.
What could happen? Famously wet tropical forests, such as those in the Amazon, go up in flames, destroying the world's richest wildlife habitats and releasing vast amounts of carbon dioxide to speed global warming.
How would this come about? Britain's Met Office predicted in 1999 that much of the Amazon will dry out and die within 50 years, making it ready for sparks - from humans or lightning - to set it ablaze.
How likely is it? Very, if the predictions turn out to be right. Already there have been massive forest fires in Borneo and Amazonia, casting palls of highly polluting smoke over vast areas.
THE BIG FREEZE
What could happen? Britain and northern Europe get much colder because the Gulf Stream, which provides as much heat as the sun in winter, fails.
How would this come about? Melting polar ice sends fresh water into the North Atlantic. The less salty water fails to generate the underwater current which the Gulf Stream needs.
How likely is it? About
evens for a Gulf Steam failure this century, said scientists last week.
What could happen? Food production collapses in Africa, for example, as rainfall dries up and droughts increase. As farmland turns to desert, people flee in their millions in search of food.
How would this come about? Rainfall is expected to decrease by up to 60 per cent in winter and 30 per cent in summer in southern Africa this century. By some estimates, Zambia could lose almost all its farms.
How likely is it? Pretty likely unless the world tackles both global warming and Africa's decline. Scientists agree that droughts will increase in a warmer world.
What could happen? The seas will gradually turn more and more acid. Coral reefs, shellfish and plankton, on which all life depends, will die off. Much of the life of the oceans will become extinct.
How would this come about? The oceans have absorbed half the carbon dioxide, the main cause of global warming, so far emitted by humanity. This forms dilute carbonic acid, which attacks corals and shells.
How likely is it? It is already starting. Scientists warn that the chemistry of the oceans is changing in ways unprecedented for 20 million years. Some predict that the world's coral reefs will die within 35 years.
What could happen? Malaria - which kills two million people worldwide every year - reaches Britain with foreign travellers, gets picked up by British mosquitos and becomes endemic in the warmer climate.
How would this come about? Four of our 40 mosquito species can carry the disease, and hundreds of travellers return with it annually. The insects breed faster, and feed more, in warmer temperatures.
How likely is it? A Department of Health study has suggested it may happen by 2050: the Environment Agency has mentioned 2020. Some experts say it is miraculous that it has not happened already.
What could happen? Hurricanes, typhoons and violent storms proliferate, grow even fiercer, and hit new areas. Last September's repeated battering of Florida and the Caribbean may be just a foretaste of what is to come, say scientists.
How would this come about? The storms gather their energy from warm seas, and so, as oceans heat up, fiercer ones occur and threaten areas where at present the seas are too cool for such weather.
How likely is it? Scientists are divided over whether storms will get more frequent and whether the process has already begun.
7 February 2005 13:20
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He should be the new poster boy for the left. Howard Dean, better watch out! YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAH!
This guy is all over the news today.
My son ended up in a "Women Studies" course this semester (apparently hoping to meet babes). He fled when found out it was, in his words, "Hairy Ugly Lesbo Recruiting and Man Hating 101."
Week is starting off well. So far we have the Democrats decling in popularity with......Democrats! Now more publicity about the Madman from Univ of Colorado. Looking for a tidbit to make this a trifecta:)
I love that book! I always thought that Nolan's punishment should have been Johnny Jihad's punishment. But judges rarely have any imagination...
I have been thinking about this piece of garbage and wondering how many college students could actually tell you who Eichmann's was.
University of Colorado's main claim to fame is that it's been the #1 party school for ages.
Dean/Churchill 2008! Let the campaign begin!
Here's hoping Dean gets appointed DNC Unmedicated Moron in Chief.... to make your trifecta!
That is great! I appreciate your wit and wordsmithery.
Here's hoping Dean gets appointed DNC Unmedicated Moron in Chief.... to make your trifecta!
I want him off my planet. One way ticket to Mars ...
The Nutty Professor and An Indian....
Especially after the sex parties they had for recruiting prospective football players last year! I would wonder what sort of standards U of Colorado is promoting?
LOL.. seems he's caught the "Moore" syndrome.
In that he wants the attention, even if its only distust and hatred.
To quote Mr.T -- "I pity the fool"
BTW: I'm a youngin'... went to a 'public' state school (PSU) and I was surrounded by CONSERVATIVES.
Then again, I was in the Engineering ciriculum...
Still, don't assuem all college students get caught by these mindless 'professors'.
Its actually funny... we are prefectly aware of these types of professors. They are a joke to the students, and are made fun of behind their back.
They are 'manipulators', yet the running joke is how all of us (conservative students) manipulate them. I got an A in my humanities elective 'writing' all kinds of BS that I thought was a load. I kept those papers, and use them as evidience of what a good 'fiction' writer I could be if I wanted.
I was a Sophmore when 9-11 happened... I'll let you in on a little secret.
ALOT of people came into political 'awareness' after 9-11 (for the obvious reasons). People like me... didn't really pay much attention to the larger issues.
Of course 'kids' mature into political awareness at different degrees throughout time. What was different this time, was that the event, the realities, and the response, and the history all work in the favor of conservatives.
In short: 9-11 created a 'baby boomer' type (albeit less 'severe') swell of conservatives that are currently aged ~ (18-26).
If you were 'moderately conservative' you shifted to conservative. If you were wildly liberal, you became shifted to moderately liberal. If you were slightly liberal, you shiftd to slighly conservative.
Alot of minds were opend, and whats more, history has played out to teach those who "just stared paying attetion" some VERY GOOD lessons.
Of course it follows that those who 'just started paying attention" around 9-11 have an abysmally low respect for Democrats.
I like to joke that the hard-leftist types that still exist post 9-11 (or, blech, joined up after it) just kept slapping the alarm clock that day, and have been living in a cave since.
And I get the feeling everything you said about the 9/11 change is true.
Focusing on that, and it's repercussions, you have one side that knee-jerk opposes anything we do to stop it, and the other that wants to stop it. The former side doesn't even seem to grasp that these people aren't the kind you can make deals with, they're out for your blood, their promises are worthless. Some of them actively root for them (it seems like all sometimes... but I'd like to think it's a small minority...:( ) The other side might not always know EXACTLY what to do, but they're not sticking their fingers into their ears or pulling that "jedi-mind-trick" "they aren't the problem, America is" crap.
Half of my disrespect for the Democrat party came after coming to the abrupt realization that all those little attacks under their watch were basically the same people that killed so many people on 9/11. They did NOTHING to stop them, aside from firing missiles at locations they left hours before. No troops sent to roust them and their little minions out, just a token "hey now, stop it." The enemy tends to view this as a sign of weakness, not mercy. Repeating that action would lead to more 9/11's. Hell, they might even get bolder than that. We know they have sleeper cells here, if we're going to keep launching missles after they slaughter thousands, tell me they won't send those people out to bring 10 or 20 Beslans on us. The left doesn't seem to get that, or is more focused on other things.