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Churchill admits he is not an Indian.
Star bulletin ^ | 02/23/05 | Craig Gima

Posted on 02/23/2005 12:49:23 PM PST by Pikamax

Churchill attacks essay’s critics University of Colorado president calls for calm

By Craig Gima cgima@starbulletin.com Ward Churchill, the outspoken Colorado professor who created a national uproar by comparing 9/11 victims to Nazis, told an overflow crowd at the University of Hawaii last night that he is the target of a right-wing strategy to attack academia.

"I was targeted because they thought I would be an easy target," Churchill told the crowd of about 800. "That was a mistake.

"It's not just an attempt to purge me," he said. "It's a purge of the academy."

The crowd was mostly sympathetic to Churchill, a University of Colorado ethnic studies professor. He was applauded more than a dozen times and was greeted at least three times with standing ovations.

Before the speech began, about a dozen members of a UH college Republican group protested.

"I never wanted to be a poster boy for academic freedom," Churchill said. "You can't give an inch. If you let this one down, you've lost it all."

Much of Churchill's speech was devoted to explaining and expanding on his essay written on Sept. 11, 2001, that called 9/11 victims "little Eichmanns."

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LUCY PEMONI / STAR-BULLETIN University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill drew about 800 people to his speech at UH-Manoa last night -- plus a dozen protesters like these.

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He said the theme of his essay and a later book was that the United States has been involved in violating international law and killing innocents and should not be surprised that some people would want to kill Americans -- the "chickens coming home to roost," as his essay is titled. He argued that the World Trade Center could be considered a legitimate target because it is a symbol of the financial power that allows the United States to flex its military might.

He said if you read his essay, he called the "technicians" in the World Trade Center "little Eichmanns," a reference to Adolf Eichmann, who actually did not kill any Jews but made it possible for the trains to run on time and for the Holocaust to take place.

It's obvious, Churchill said, that he did not mean to say children, janitors, firefighters and innocent bystanders were part of that group. Instead, he said, he was referring to investment bankers and others who make the killing of innocents by the U.S. military and U.S. policy possible.

Churchill did address the issue of his ethnicity, admitting that he is not Native American.

"Is he an Indian? Do we really care?" he said, quoting those he called his "white Republican" critics.

"Let's cut to the chase; I am not," he said.

His pedigree is "not important," Churchill said: "The issue is the substance of what is said."

He went on to explain that the issue of whether he is Native American has been blown up by sloppy reporting and reporters quoting other reporters.

His speech drew mostly positive reaction from those who attended. But Tyrone Hogenauer said he was disappointed.

"I thought he was going to talk on free speech," Hogenauer said.

Instead, Churchill talked about himself and attacked his critics the way they are attacking him, Hogenauer said: "It's a sad thing."

UH student Kirsten Chong said her professors assigned her to listen to the speech.

"He was humorous and he certainly didn't pull any punches," she said, adding that because she is native Hawaiian, she agrees with much of what he said.


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Churchill did address the issue of his ethnicity, admitting that he is not Native American.

"Is he an Indian? Do we really care?" he said, quoting those he called his "white Republican" critics.

"Let's cut to the chase; I am not," he said.

His pedigree is "not important," Churchill said: "The issue is the substance of what is said."

Fake.. but accurate.

1 posted on 02/23/2005 12:49:24 PM PST by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax
"It's not just an attempt to purge me," he said. "It's a purge of the academy."

Yep.

And it's going to succeed, too.

2 posted on 02/23/2005 12:51:08 PM PST by jdege
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To: Pikamax

His 1980 "resume" that got him hired at CU claimed he was...and without that claim, he never would have gotten hired. CU has all the ammunition they need to fire this guy. Does anyone in the amdnistration have the guts to do it?


3 posted on 02/23/2005 12:52:22 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves
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To: Pikamax
His pedigree is "not important," Churchill said: "The issue is the substance of what is said."

Guess that makes 2 non-important items.

4 posted on 02/23/2005 12:53:09 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Pikamax

I'm done with leftists who claim any question of their credentials is a "right-wing attack." No, its because you lied your way to get to where you are, Mr. Churchill. To me, thats not academia. Its manipulation.


5 posted on 02/23/2005 12:53:57 PM PST by kemathen7
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To: Pikamax

Let's cut to the chase; Churchill is a traitor and should be arrested for sedition.


6 posted on 02/23/2005 12:55:10 PM PST by i_dont_chat (Remember this: Jesus loves you and Allah wants you DEAD!)
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To: Pikamax

Churchill is beyond any criticism, except, of course, if he dared said Men and Women were not the same, or if he said homosexual sex is not safe...


7 posted on 02/23/2005 12:55:19 PM PST by Guillermo ("Now how can a Puerto Rican lose a fly ball in the sun?' - Harry Caray)
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To: Pikamax

Yep, and Pissant finally had to fess up that he's not the spitting image of Catherine Zeta Jones....


8 posted on 02/23/2005 12:56:47 PM PST by pissant
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Not only that, but he took from legit Native Americans whatever scholarships, positions, grants or consideration for employment they would have received.


9 posted on 02/23/2005 12:57:06 PM PST by formercalifornian (Daschle b-gone!)
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To: Pikamax

[His pedigree is "not important," Churchill said: "The issue is the substance of what is said." ]

I here they are looking for vetters over at CBS. If the "proferssor: thing doesn't work out for him....hey


10 posted on 02/23/2005 12:57:20 PM PST by truthseeker2
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To: Pikamax

Well kemosabi, that makes you a fng liar.


11 posted on 02/23/2005 12:58:31 PM PST by rudyudy
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To: Pikamax
Paleface speak with forked tongue.
12 posted on 02/23/2005 12:58:50 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Blackwell for Governor 2006: hated by the 'Rats, feared by the RINOs.)
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To: Pikamax

I guess the point is that a university should not have the right to control what curricula it may offer to students. OK, if that's the way things are, then I submit that the system needs changing. Quickly.


13 posted on 02/23/2005 12:59:14 PM PST by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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[...] because she is Native Hawaiian, she agreed with much of what he [Churchill] said.

Is there a reason to purge our universities? I wouldn't have agreed a week ago. Now? Oh yeah. Time for a big purge of useless fodder like this.

As for students, it might be nice to point out how much Churchill and his group cost the university per year, and what that translates to per student in tuition. Churchill would find a lot less support for his cause as soon as the students realize that they're paying $40 a year for his 'free speech.'
14 posted on 02/23/2005 12:59:34 PM PST by kingu (Which would you bet on? Iraq and Afghanistan? Or Haiti and Kosovo?)
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To: pissant
Pissant finally had to fess up that he's not the spitting image of Catherine Zeta Jones....

And all this time I've been reading your posts with one hand...

15 posted on 02/23/2005 12:59:43 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: jdege

He lied about being Indian until he couldn't pull it off anymore. Standard operating procedure for the loony left. So he's moved on to new lies

White boy Churchill speak with forked tongue


16 posted on 02/23/2005 1:00:18 PM PST by dennisw (Seeing as how this is a .44 magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world .........)
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To: jdege

It shouldn't be an attempt to purge him. It should be an attempt to purge the administration.


17 posted on 02/23/2005 1:00:50 PM PST by FreedomSurge
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To: jan in Colorado

Ping.


18 posted on 02/23/2005 1:01:58 PM PST by USF (I see your Jihad and raise you a Crusade )
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To: Pikamax

Hmmm...so he believes that it is the investment bankers who finance the military...he must be referring to the taxes successful people have to pay.

So basically his argument is that wealthy people shouldn't have to pay taxes!


19 posted on 02/23/2005 1:02:06 PM PST by Caged in Canuckistan (A message from Canada: GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I just hope the other hand wasn't holding a vibrating, cylindrical device a'la Bill O'Reilly.


20 posted on 02/23/2005 1:02:42 PM PST by pissant
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