Ward Churchill to speak on campus tonightControversial essayist polarizes student groupsFree-speech activist and former University of Colorado ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill will speak tonight at 8 p.m. in 123 Sciences Lecture Hall. Churchill, who has been widely criticized for his controversial Sept. 11 essay, will give a talk titled "Zionism, Manifest Destiny, and Nazi Lebensraumpolitik: Three Variations on a Common Theme."
Some students don't buy it:Sassoon, a sophomore economics major, said Churchill's lecture title alone is offensive and incendiary.
"Zionism does not share a 'common theme' with Nazism and saying that it does is clearly false and openly inflammatory," he said. "Ward Churchill and the extreme groups that are hosting him are dangerously using false comparisons between Jews and Nazis to defame Israel."
"The price of freedom of religion or of speech or of the press is that we must put up with, and even pay for, a good deal of rubbish." -Justice Robert H. Jackson
Two posts with pictures of fake Indians in a row.
I'm glad that an economics major disagrees. He seems like an expert. But seriously, do some research on Zionism before you post something silly like this.
"Free speech activist?!!!"" hahahahaha...yeah, right. That's rich coming from the groups sponsoring this talk, doncha think?
Let the bigoted poser speak, I say. And give him a one-way ticket to Saudi Arabia to get the flava' of what he's sipping...
"Seriously," I often post things I disagree with, KS. When I share my opinion on Zionism--as opposed to someone else's opinion--I'll be sure to let you know.
Yeah, I thought "free-speech activist" was a little over the top. Churchill is mostly concerned with his own case, not with free speech in general.
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