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2/07/2005

Who the fuck gives a fuck about fucking Ward Churchill?

And in "no shit, Sherlock" news, right-wingers continue to thump their chests about the latest non-controversy, Ward Churchill and his "blame-the-people-burning-to-death-first" philosophy. Somehow, the Right sees Churchill as decisive proof of the moral bankruptcy of the Left, despite the fact that Ward Churchill is just some fuckwad professor at a school best known for letting its football players rape their female kicker who nobody in their right mind should give two shits about (Churchill, that is, not the kicker).

Of all the Leftists who supposedly "blame America" for 9/11 -- you know, the usual suspects: Chomsky, Sontag, Moore, Krugman (ha ha) -- the only actual example of such a sentiment that these retarded, feces-flinging chimps could come up with was some obscure essay by some obscure academic.

I'm waiting for the first right-winger to use Churchill as evidence that the First Amendment needs to be cancelled, or at least curtailed.

On top of the complete irrelevance of Ward Fucking Churchill, Digby, via the great James Wolcott, points out that the Right's flailing about on this issue pretty much stands in direct contradiction to their own whining about being denied their right to spout their fascist nonsense on university campuses:

And, of course, the true irony is that all this breast beating and calls for dismissal and censorship comes on the heels of years of braying about political correctness in academia squelching free speech and dissenting points of view. It seems like only yesterday that I was reading conservative intellectuals like Walter Williams saying universities are 'the equivalent of the Nazi brownshirt thought-control movement' and Paul Hollander calling it 'the most widespread form of institutionalized intolerance in American higher education.' (I won't even mention that champion of intellectual diversity David Horowitz.) Well now, it would appear that "political correctness vs academic freedom" comes in all flavors.


and also that the Right fails to hold their own to the same standards they hold the Left to (I know, big surprise):

And it's always a-ok for mainstream, influential intellectuals like Frank 'Cakewalk' Gaffney to say things like 'The U.N. is a hateful and anti-Semitic mobocracy' or Michael Ledeen to publicly float a theory that 9/11 was the result of a 'Franco-German strategy ...based on using Arab and Islamic extremism and terrorism as the weapon of choice, and the United Nations as the straitjacket for blocking a decisive response from the United States.' These inflammatory statements at a time of great global unease are not repudiated by anyone. Indeed, such dangerous rabble rousing is completely accepted and in some cases endorsed by the Republican establishment. No one questinos whether such statements might endanger American security or its stated foreign policy. Indeed, one is left to ponder whether it might actually be American foreign policy, considering the fact that those who write these screeds are welcome in the White House.

We are living in a hall of mirrors. The Iraqi elections are somehow proof of the moral rightness of Bush's unprovoked invasion; Bush's appointment of an A.G. who advocates torture is progressive because said torture advocate is Hispanic; and the words of one obscure academic are grounds for condemning anyone situated to the left of Rudy Guiliani.

Just kill me now.


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