Skip to comments.Ward Churchill Will Speak At New School [School President Bob Kerrey]
Posted on 12/06/2006 6:29:38 AM PST by aculeus
A professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Ward Churchill who ignited a national furor with his description of some of the World Trade Center employees killed on September 11, 2001, as "little Eichmanns" is scheduled to speak Monday in New York at the New School.
At the invitation of the New School's Women of Color student group, which is funding the event from the university's student fees, Mr. Churchill will give a talk titled "Sterilizing History: The Fabrication of Innocent Americans,'" in which he will discuss ... the history of native cultures. Mr. Churchill is a self-described American Indian though his ancestry has recently been called into question and his academic work has largely focused on America's treatment of indigenous peoples and political dissidents.
Mr. Churchill's own political views have prompted condemnation from prominent public figures, including Governor Pataki, who has referred to Mr. Churchill as a "bigoted terrorist supporter," and Governor Owens of Colorado, who has said some of Mr. Churchill's statements are "treasonous."
The event's planners say they are not afraid of the criticism and are touting Mr. Churchill's speech as "a rare and historic appearance."
"Those of us students organizing this historic evening are not afraid of controversy as we stand firm in our support of academic freedom and Mr. Churchill's outstanding contributions and analyses," New School student Jeremy Syrop, 20, told The New York Sun in an e-mail.
The New School's president, Robert Kerrey, is a former senator from Nebraska who served on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. Mr. Kerrey said he was initially unaware of the scheduled speech until he received a request to be interviewed for this article. He then had to look into it himself before he responded, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...
This country has gone mad. It's beyond depressing.
I wonder if he will get shouted down and made to leave the stage because of rude and boarish behavior on the part of the audience. Oh, I forgot, conservatives wouldnt do that sort of thing.
The left is totally crazy.
What's a degree from that august institution worth? and what's the tuition?
U.S. Military forces are simply too good to allow any type of military take over. Imploding in upon ourselves was the only way and the progress being made recently is nothing short of stunning.
So I can assume from your statement, Jeremey, that you'd support Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter coming to speak some evening?
Basically it's a "progressive" (liberal) school teaching such things as "social research," general studies, liberal arts, etc. It's in Greenwich Village, and it emphases citizenship of the world over America. Sounds like a moonbat indoctrination center. Believe me, nobody will boo; the folks there will all be cheering and clapping.
That ought to be real titillating.
Sounds like the perfect place for a smart bomb.
This jerk shouldn't even be allowed to walk on our planet..Remember this..
Churchill blurtung out a joke regarding what he perceived as the hilarity over how passengers on the 9/11 flights were "easily" hijacked by terrorists and flown into the World Trade Center. "You do remember, the incident which the terrorists overpowered the stewardess on the aircraft and tweezed her eyebrows with his tweezers, until she screamingly submitted to fly the plane into a building remember that one?" Joked Churchill. "
The New School gives Churchill left-wing life support. Next, they'll give him a full professorship. The political left at our colleges has always had a fondness for liars and charlatans. They like one of their own.
It's not much of an exaggeration to say they're all Moonbat U these days.
There are no conservatives at New School, either. So that definitely won't happen.
It's depressing that north of 9K people attend this Maoist indoctrination center. And we wonder why the left is entrenched.
I can think of one positive thing to say:
At least most of the students will never breed.
"women of color" invited him - what, no white women? That is discrimination!
"At the invitation of the New School's Women of Color student group,"
Have they fired Wacky Ward yet? Or is the situation at his University still hanging?
Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori of TEC must be a graduate of The New School (aka Moonbat University, Greenwich Village Campus).
As a student or parent, this is where I would have a problem. If they want to use private money for him to rant, fine. But taking tuition money for him to spread his vitriolic anti-Americanisim--there has to be legal recourse to stop it. Some students/parents don't want their tuition money going to this guy.
The University of Colorado's report on the investigation of Ward Churchill's alleged scholarly misconduct has just been released.
Churchill was found guilty of deliberate false assertions, misrepresentation of sources, and plagiarism.
Among other things, Churchill was found guilty of passing off others' work as his own (plagiarism), but also of passing off his own work as others'.
This "permits the author to create the false appearance that his claims are supported by other scholars when, in fact, he is the only source for such claims"...
The conclusion one must draw from such examples isn't that every institution has its bad apples but rather that, at least in the liberal arts in America, moral turpitude and political hucksterism pervades higher education.
Radical criminals with questionable academic credentials flourish in a milieu that bristles with hostility toward real scholars who don't toe the party linewitness the case of former Harvard President Lawrence Summers.
Individuals with prison records or FBI rap sheets don't get into major educational institutions because they fudge their resumes.
They get in because they share the political dogmas of those who hire themand they flourish for the same reason.
They misspelled 'Womyn'.
"...Ward Churchill would do himself some good to express a profound apology to people he has offended and misled.
He should also come clean about his appropriated American Indian identity. "
Right. This was also approved by the national election in November. Not an isolated incident.
Is Jeremy a "Woman of Color?"
SWEET Ann Coulter takes another look at the Ward Churchill controversy:
Tenure was supposed to create an atmosphere of open debate and inquiry, but instead has created havens for talentless cowards who want to be insulated from life.
Rather than fostering a climate of open inquiry, college campuses have become fascist colonies of anti-American hate speech, hypersensitivity, speech codes, banned words and prohibited scientific inquiry.
Even [leftists] don't try to defend Churchill on grounds that he is Galileo pursuing an abstract search for the truth.
They simply invoke "free speech," like a deus ex machina to end all discussion.
Like the words "diverse" and "tolerance," "free speech" means nothing but: "Shut up, we win."
Whitehead had his own take on diversity. By his thinking, diversity is not a survival trait. Society should have complexity, but not through diversity. Diversity as a means of satisfying individual wants leads to a society that can collapse and die if somebody sneezes.
Ward Churchhill: fale Indian. Bob Kerrey: Fake American.
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