Knight Of The Mind

I'll do my best to present a philosophical and generally conservative look at current events and life, the universe and everything. Readers are invited to take all that's posted herein with a grain of salt. or if they prefer, a grain of salt, a slice of lime and a shot of tequila.

Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Greetings and welcome. My name is Steve, I'm 35 years old and I work for the US Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Hence my blog title Knight Of The Mind.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Why Denounce Mark Churchill

The Colorado State Legislature registered it's mortification with CU Ethnic Studies Professor Mark Churchill. It seems the illustrious Dr. Churchill called the victims of 9-11 killed in the bombing of The World Trade Center 3,000 Little Eichmans for their role in US economic imperialism. The Colorado Legislature found this, and other passages from his magnum opis "On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: Reflections on the Consequences of U.S. Imperial Arrogance and Criminality."

People have called for Dr. Churchill to be fired. I think that's totally out of line. I think he should be invited to speak at CU's Commencement. His essay should be read aloud to The University of Colorado Board of Regents with television cameras focused upon their reaction to it's lyrical beauty.

It would be like the Ice-T recital Charleton Heston conducted a few years back. The one where the fat, rich whities at the record company were exposed to the musical brilliance of "Cop Killer".

Rather than just throwing Churchill out and sweeping his infamy under the rug, let's make him a public figure. Let's put him in front of the nation and let him share his wonderful thoughts with a wounded nation. Let the people judge this man by his beliefs and let them judge the values of our higher education community by the strength of its good works.


As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher's Council hold a vote every week on what they consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around... per the Watcher's instructions, I am submitting one of my own posts for consideration in the upcoming nominations process.
Here is the most recent winning council post, here is the most recent winning non-council post, here is the list of results for the latest vote, and here is the initial posting of all the nominees that were voted on.

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