"Here's a how-de-do!" (song from "The MIMkado")
On February 25, 2007, the Maoist MIM posted its latest paranoid and incoherent "defense" of the disgraced Plagiarist of Ethnic Studies, Ward Churchill. The MIM's latest rants are posted by the Lord High Security Minister in Hot News.
Security Minister addresses an open letter of encouragement to Ward Churchill's "legal team," threatens the University of Colorado Law School and the FBI:
"We want to make clear that we stand behind you ["legal team"] in revealing the federal government's intimidation of your supporters and its interference at the University of Colorado Law School in particular. On behalf of its agents that FBI feels have been exposed for eternity by Ward Churchill's books, FBI ran roughshod over the Bill of Rights, conducted red-baiting, threatened jobs and created a violent and embarrassing atmosphere for a member of the Law School while trying to pin most of it on MIM. This has to do partly with confusion at the Department of Homeland Security on why intelligence and domestic police work used to be separate and why undercover work on intelligence and domestic matters should not be mixed together....
We encourage you to conduct a legal investigation wherever it may lead. We at MIM are not afraid of the intimidation--the whole pedophile, rape, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and spying rap. Whatever it takes to win, you should do. If MIM identities end up exposed, we are going to take down many others with us and provoke international repercussions." [Enjoy!]
Readers might think that MIM's paranoid tirades are some kind of joke to make fun of Wardo, but that would be wrong, because the Great White Wardo has actually thanked the MIM for its "unqualified support" and for "some of the best analysis of my case and its implications yet published." [Dissident Voice October 5, 2005]
Ward Churchill said:
"I've received...unqualified support from hard-line Maoists....[T]he Maoist International Movement (MIM) have used their weekly papers to advance some of the best analysis of my case and its implications yet published. MIM has been especially consistent in putting its cadres on the street to do political education concerning my case, gathering signatures on petitions supporting me, and the like. This has led to some interesting results, to say the least.
One of the high points of my spring was when, unbeknownst to me at the time, a bunch of MIMsters cornered Rocky Mountain News reporter Charlie Brennan on the sidewalk outside the Women's Building in San Francisco -- he was there because I was speaking inside -- and told him he wasn't taking another step until he signed their petition supporting me. Man, I'd love to have seen the look on his face! They eventually cut him loose without signing, but let's just say he's stopped stalking me around the country -- he'd earlier shown up at a talk I gave at the University of Wisconsin's Whitewater campus, and a few other unlikely locations -- and I think the MIM people can take credit for his absence.
PS--I have it on good authority that Wardo is making up the part about Charlie Brennan.