What Ward Churchill Didn't Say
(It's the singer...not the song)
by Mickey Z.
February 9, 2005
My sources tell me that U.S. intelligence has just uncovered a chilling pre-9/11
edict from Osama bin Laden on the topic of striking the infidels where it
“What is necessary is cruel and strong reactions. We need precision
in time, place, and casualties...we must strike mercilessly, women and children
included. Otherwise, the reaction is inefficient. At the place of action,
there is no need to distinguish between guilty and innocent.”
Actually, not only do I not have any “sources”, but that quote does not come
courtesy of the reigning bogeyman...it’s a January 1, 1948 diary entry by
one of Israel's founding fathers, David Ben-Gurion (talking about the Palestinians,
It’s the singer, not the song...and when those crooning are Israeli, the
tune they carry is never panned by the American corporate media. Golda Meir
can declare, “There was no such thing as Palestinians; they never existed”
while Menachem Begin can conversely admit the existence of Palestinians but
paradoxically call them “beasts walking on two legs” and “cockroaches” but
the H Word isn't uttered.
Thanks to Ward Churchill, we have a good idea of what provokes the H Word
in today's McSociety. But is he really guilty of hate speech for what he
said? In the end, that's a matter of opinion...but I do know what Churchill
Ward Churchill didn't say this: “God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I
struck them. And then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did.”
That was George W. Bush, president of the United States of Advertisement.
Ward Churchill didn't say this: “There are all kinds of atrocities, and I
would have to say that, yes, yes, I committed the same kind of atrocities
as thousands of other soldiers have committed in that I took part in shootings
in free fire zones. I conducted harassment and interdiction fire.” That was
John F. Kerry and he was still considered soft (he just didn't hate enough,
Ward Churchill didn't say this: “My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he
did not go to the New York Times Building” or this: “We should invade their
countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.” That was
the noted humanitarian Ann Coulter.
Ward Churchill didn't say this: “Covert action should not be confused with
missionary work.” That was Nobel Peace Laureate, Henry Kissinger
Ward Churchill didn't say this: “Every immigrant who comes here should be
required within five years to learn English or leave the country” or this:
“Democracy has justified itself by keeping for the white race the best portions
of the earth's surface.” That was Mount Rushmore's own Teddy Roosevelt.
Ward Churchill didn't say this: “The Antichrist is probably a Jew alive in
Israel today,” or this: “Communism was the brainchild of German-Jewish intellectuals,”
or this: “The Almighty does not hear the prayer of a Jew.” That was political
power broker and God's best friend, Pat Robertson.
Ward Churchill didn't say this: “I want you to just let a wave of intolerance
wash over you...Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty;
we are called by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We
don't want pluralism.” That was the very holy Randall Terry, founder of “Operation
Rescue,” speaking to a like-minded audience.
Ward Churchill didn't say this: “Racism isn't holding blacks back, it's their
own laziness!” That was Bill Cosby (net worth: $540 million).
And here's one more thing Ward Churchill didn't say: “Freedom of speech...just
watch what you say.” That was Ice T (before he started playing a cop on network
One last note: The last time I checked, Ward Churchill's most recent book,
On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: Reflections on the Consequences of U.S.
Imperial Arrogance and Criminality, is ranked #365 at Amazon...thus proving
yet again that hate sells.
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