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The definitive Churchill-news blog

Posted by Richard on April 20, 2005

If you just haven’t heard enough already about Ward Churchill, go visit Jim Paine’s blog, Pirate Ballerina. There’s a cornucopia of information, criticism, discussion, and links to other sources on the subject of Colorado’s own Che wannabe.

For instance, Paine provides the definitive summary and review of Churchill’s speech (noting that "honestly, he just has the one") in his April 18 post, ‘Churchill’ Like a Pro. Here’s a taste:

As the satirist Karl Kraus pointed out (which quote I’ve shamelessly cribbed from The Weekly Standard ), "’the secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience, so they believe they are as clever as he." In achieving that level of stupidity, Churchill has succeeded, and judging from his audience, it was no mean feat. 

As they say, read it all. And spend some time browsing through the top posts, essays, and articles.

Today, Paine links to Mac Johnson’s wonderful Human Events story,  Ethnic Drag Queens: Red-Faced in Red Face, about ethnic poseurs and the liberals who love them. Here’s Johnson’s take on Churchill:

A professor of ethnic grievance and Native American studies, Mr. Churchill claimed to be an American Indian, a combat veteran, an artist creating original Native American paintings, an author of scholarly writings on Indian grievances, and a militaristic self-appointed leader of "his" people.

In reality, Ward Churchill is a delusional white boy from Urbana, Ill., who never saw combat, created his "art" by scanning and colorizing other people’s photographs and sketches, is accused of plagiarizing some of his scholarly writings, and has made a life’s work out of denying, defaming and defrauding his actual people.

 Yeah, read all of this one, too.

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