Ward Churchill: I'm Not Backing Up One Inch
Ward Churchill has never been one to mince words, and today he's come out with words about a sensitive subject to "patriotic 'Merikans - our most recent bile cleaner, the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Of course, the required gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair follows as demanded. One must not be allowed to speak the truth in times of "war," even a war built on lies, even in a country founded on freedom of speech. Proper decorum must be maintained, yellow ribbons (made in China) prominently affixed to unpatriotic gas-guzzling SUVs.
We must never, publicly, peer beneath the surface to reveal the consequences of US imperialism, the root casues of the fascist US government's crusade to make the world safe for hypocrisy. We must never speak truth to power, when the truth is so obvious and the power so egregious.
Thank you, Ward Churchill for, once again, speaking the truth, bar the consequences. You've paved the way for the rest of us.