Speaker challenges status quo
Social activist Ward Churchill discussed issues of freedom, repression and following orders
Churchill made national news after Sept. 11 when he called some terrorist-attack victims "little Eichmanns," a reference to Nazi chief Adolf Eichmann, who was responsible for ordering the extermination of three million Jews during the Holocaust.
On Tuesday, a report was featured in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times that stated Churchill committed plagiarism and other academic misconduct at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he teaches ethnic studies. He may lose his job or be suspended for the accusations from the university's board of regents.
So we've established that this is a quality guy, definitely worthy of speaking at a taxpayer funded institution.
He added that he tells his students, "stand up there and take a dump on the floor. There are rules for (that), too."
Repression by the state and educational institutions reinforce each other in maintaining that "order," he said.
The ultimate repression: you can't take a dump on the floor. Gosh, why don't they just call it slavery. I bet it's Halliburton that keeps us from the freedom of "dumping" on the floor.
But surely our highly educated college students are discerning enough to realize that this man is full of crap...
"It's nice being exposed to a perspective that most of the white people would never grasp," he said, referring to Churchill's Native American ethnicity.
Damn my skin color for making it hard to grasp why anyone would want to stand up in a classroom and take a crap on the floor. Wait a minute... time for an experiment: Nope, I just asked my brown skinned wife if she felt repressed because she can't stand up and take a crap on the floor and she just stared at me like I'm crazy.