Of course Churchill and his lawyer are going to try to make a case that Ward Churchill is a 'victim'...but, believe me when I say...it's about time!!
Churchill is a toxic, pernicious influence on our young people attending CU...he is only one of many IMO, but he is, by far, one of the worst...Churchill is a liar...a phony...a fake...he lied about most of his work, stealing from others...a "little thing" we call plagiarism...
According to The Rocky Mountain News:
Behind the move to dismiss Ward Churchill are questions about the accuracy and integrity of his scholarly works. Findings of a faculty investigative committee released last year:
Historical facts: Churchill manufactured events in which European Americans intentionally spread smallpox to kill Indians. In one such event, the Army is said to have distributed tainted blankets to Mandan Indians. But no evidence backs the claim.
Elsewhere, Churchill claimed the United States adopted a formal racial code to identify Indians, similar to the code used by the Nazis to identify Jews. U.S. law includes no such code, legal scholars say.
Plagiarism: Churchill published an essay on water issues in Canada that closely resembles a pamphlet by a Canadian environmental group. He also borrowed a work on fishing rights originally published by Canadian scholar Fay Cohen.
Falsifying sources: Churchill wrote essays under the names of other people, which he then cited as independent sources in his footnotes.
The investigative panel described the charges as serious.
Just because Mr. Churchill is a tenured professor, this DOES NOT give him the right to do anything and everything he damn well pleases....being tenured - according to definition and many university policies - pretty much ensures that professors have a job for LIFE AND CANNOT BE FIRED WITHOUT CAUSE...
I don't know about you, but I think it's time to fix THAT system...where else can anyone get a guarantee that they will have a job FOREVER....but that's another subject...
I have been covering Ward Churchill off and on since he came into the spotlight for his 'insightful comments'...he only got hired by CU for being "Native American" and an Ethnics studies "expert"...but he LIED...he's no Indian...he's a FAKE...
He has another complaint against him - Churchill has been calling himself a "Native American" when, in fact, he is NOT...he's as lily white as the Pillsbury Doughboy...a wanna-be from the get-go...in case you weren't aware of it, Churchill has been denounced by genuine Native Americans...
Ward Churchill has been drumming up false charges against the United States for a long time...another lie...he claims that the United States is responsible for the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children, when it was Saddam Hussein's greed and the misuse of the Oil for Food funds that kept food from those kids' mouths...As for Churchill's now infamous diatribe regarding the attack on this country on September 11, 2001...his statements reflect that he clearly thinks that "we deserved it"...
Just a portion of Churchill's hate-filled, anti-American rant:
The most that can honestly be said of those involved on September 11 is that they finally responded in kind to some of what this country has dispensed to their people as a matter of course.
That they waited so long to do so is, notwithstanding the 1993 action at the WTC, more than anything a testament to their patience and restraint.
They did not license themselves to "target innocent civilians."
There is simply no argument to be made that the Pentagon personnel killed on September 11 fill that bill. The building and those inside comprised military targets, pure and simple. As to those in the World Trade Center . . .
Well, really. Let's get a grip here, shall we? True enough, they were civilians of a sort. But innocent? Gimme a break. They formed a technocratic corps at the very heart of America's global financial empire – the "mighty engine of profit" to which the military dimension of U.S. policy has always been enslaved – and they did so both willingly and knowingly. Recourse to "ignorance" – a derivative, after all, of the word "ignore" – counts as less than an excuse among this relatively well-educated elite. To the extent that any of them were unaware of the costs and consequences to others of what they were involved in – and in many cases excelling at – it was because of their absolute refusal to see. More likely, it was because they were too busy braying, incessantly and self-importantly, into their cell phones, arranging power lunches and stock transactions, each of which translated, conveniently out of sight, mind and smelling distance, into the starved and rotting flesh of infants. If there was a better, more effective, or in fact any other way of visiting some penalty befitting their participation upon the little Eichmanns inhabiting the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers, I'd really be interested in hearing about it.
The men who flew the missions against the WTC and Pentagon were not "cowards." That distinction properly belongs to the "firm-jawed lads" who delighted in flying stealth aircraft through the undefended airspace of Baghdad, dropping payload after payload of bombs on anyone unfortunate enough to be below – including tens of thousands of genuinely innocent civilians – while themselves incurring all the risk one might expect during a visit to the local video arcade. Still more, the word describes all those "fighting men and women" who sat at computer consoles aboard ships in the Persian Gulf, enjoying air-conditioned comfort while launching cruise missiles into neighborhoods filled with random human beings. Whatever else can be said of them, the men who struck on September 11 manifested the courage of their convictions, willingly expending their own lives in attaining their objectives.
Nor were they "fanatics" devoted to "Islamic fundamentalism."
Like I said earlier, it's about time...
Ward Churchill's opening line to his hate-speech: When queried by reporters concerning his views on the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963, Malcolm X famously – and quite charitably, all things considered – replied that it was merely a case of "chickens coming home to roost."
All I can say now is, WARD CHURCHILL, YOUR CHICKENS HAVE COME HOME TO ROOST