Saturday, October 28, 2006

Ward Churchill Supports Ecoterrorism!

"To assault the meatpacking industry...is to mount a challenge to the mentality that allowed well over a million dehumanized humans to be systematically slaughtered by the SS einsatzgruppen in eastern Europe during the early 1940s, and the nazis' simultaneous development of truly industrial killing techniques in places like Auschwitz, Sobibor and Treblinka."---Ward Churchill

On 2-7-05, the Center for Consumer Freedom profiled an academic advocate of ecoterrorism, the University of Colorado's tenured Plagiarist of Ethnic Studies, Ward Churchill.

Churchill, who became well-known after he disparaged the victims of the 9-11 attacks as "little Eichmanns," also thinks that the targets of animal rights fanatics deserve the same fate.

The Center for Consumer Freedom writes:

In the foreword to Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals (edited and introduction by Steven Best, a University of Texas El Paso philosophy professor and animal-rights terrorism supporter), Churchill expands his Nazi comparison to modern medical researchers and meat companies.

"To assault the meatpacking industry," Ward Churchill muses in Professor Best's book, "is to mount a challenge to the mentality that allowed well over a million dehumanized humans to be systematically slaughtered by the SS einsatzgruppen in eastern Europe during the early 1940s, and the nazis' simultaneous development of truly industrial killing techniques in places like Auschwitz, Sobibor and Treblinka."


Churchill goes on to not only defend arson and violence committed by FBI-certified domestic terror groups like the
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and Earth Liberation Front (ELF), but also to argue that they haven't gone far enough. He claims that drawing a "line in the tactical sand" that embraces "property damage" but excludes murder is "arbitrary" -- and again invokes Eichmann:

[Churchill writes] "Given the opportunity to do either in, say, 1942, would it have been more effective/appropriate to have torched the office of Adolf Eichmann, the nazi bureaucrat whose peculiar expertise made an orderly implementation of the Final Solution possible, or to have eliminated Eichmann himself? The answer need not be rendered as an abstraction."


As Ward Churchill receives near-universal rebuke for praising Al Qaeda's choice of tactics, he appears to be endorsing a similar escalation among animal-rights radicals. Which would put him right in line with long-time spokes-doctor for the PETA-affiliated Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Jerry Vlasak, who in 2003 endorsed the murder of medical researchers whose work requires lab animals.

Regardless, the mass media should recognize that Ward Churchill thinks his estimation of World Trade Center victims as "little Eichmanns" should logically extend to meat producers, scientists, and other institutional targets of animal-rights lunatics. And there are other terrorist-sympathizing professors lined up behind him, just waiting to be publicly acknowledged.


Dr. Best, for instance. He and Jerry Vlasak recently announced
their collaboration as "press officers" for the ALF -- odd duty for a college professor, but understandable given his philosophical leanings. There's been no word yet on whether Ward Churchill, likely to soon be stripped of his tenured job, will join Best. [Full Text]

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