Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Ward Churchill Counted the Number of Books Published about JonBenet Ramsey!

"There are currently no fewer than 24 books in print concerning the Jonbenet Ramsey case."--Discredited ex-Professor and American Indian Movement (AIM) Activist Ward Churchill (Perversions of Justice, (2003) p. 402)

UPDATE (3-24-09): Ward Churchill has a huge stack of his worthless books displayed to impress the jury in his lawsuit against the University of Colorado. I think that even one of Ward Churchill's books is a total waste of resources because it is nothing but a pack of lies.

Ward Churchill expresses compassion for starving Iraqi children in his 9-11 essay "Some People Push Back," but he "jokes" in three of those books displayed in the courtroom that American mothers should "snuff" their babies and kill themselves to "do the planet a real favor." Ward Churchill writes in Perversions of Justice about the garrotted Jonbenet Ramsey in the same paragraph as he writes that the so-called "babykiller" Madeleine Albright should be in a defendants' dock overshadowed by the gallows. Ward Churchill does not love the little children of the world.

Ward Churchill is the one who wastes resources. We are spending millions of taxpayers' dollars cleaning up his toxic spills that pollute the stream of our American History. That's more money than I spent to raise my babies. That's more than was spent on the wealthy JonBenet Ramsey. That's certainly more than is spent on an impoverished Iraqi child or an American Indian child on a reservation.

In Boulder, Colorado, the discredited ex-professor Ward Churchill has counted the number of books about JonBenet Ramsey. He claims that 24 books were published about JonBenet Ramsey. Who knew!

This admission reminds me of the time that Ward Churchill confessed to reading the obituaries of all the 9-11 victims to satisfy his curiosity about their demographics:

[After 9-11] The New York Times shortly began publishing photos and biographical sketches of everyone who died in the Trade Center; I read every one of them, and the demography was about what I'd expected.

On page 370 of his scholarly book Perversions of Justice (2003), The ghoulish Ward Churchill discusses JonBenet Ramsey in the same paragraph as he observes that Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright should face the gallows. The effect is beyond creepy.

The discredited ex-professor thinks there is too much focus on JonBenet in comparison to starving children on Indian reservations and in Iraq. He writes that (in his opinion)
Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright should be hanged. Ward Churchill sometimes has written or said that we should rise up and hang our leaders, but in his Perversions (2003) he says they belong in the dock overshadowed by a gallows:

Every wide-eyed little waif starving to death in Iraq and the reservations of Native North America is of a value identical to that with which a Jonbenet Ramsey or Danielle van Dam is currently imbued. From this realization, had it occurred, one could hope that certain conclusions might accrue, conclusions resulting not just in an American "regime change," but in an alteration of public sensibility that left the likes of Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright sitting where by rights they belong: in a defendants' dock overshadowed by the gallows.

At the very least, it was reasonable to expect that it might at last dawn on average folk that, to quote Georgia State University law professor Natsu Saito, "if Americans want their own kids to be safe again, the way to make it happen is really not very complicated---stop killing other people's babies." (Perversions, p. 370; Note: Natsu Saito is Churchill's current wife.)

Ward Churchill writes in his Perversions (2003) that we should "stop killing other people's babies," but he jokes in three of his other scholarly books that American moms should "snuff" our own babies and ourselves to "do the planet a real favor."

I think Ward Churchill first tells his "snuff" joke in his classic scholarly essay "I Am Indigenist: Notes on the Ideology of the Fourth World." Luckily for us, this essay has just been reposted on ZNet (2-27-09). ZNet writes:

This essay is part of the ZNet Classics series. Three times a week we will re-post an article that we think is of timeless importance. This one was first published [on ZNet] September 20, 2000.

In "I Am Indigenist," Ward Churchill writes:

The average resident of the United States, for example, consumes about thirty times the resources of the average Ugandan or Laotian. Since a lot of poor folk reside in the United States, this translates into the average yuppie consuming about seventy times the resources of an average Third Worlder.69 Every yuppie born counts as much as another seventy Chinese.

Lay that one on the next soccer mom who approaches you with a baby stroller and an outraged look, demanding that you to put your cigarette out, eh? It is plainly absurd for any American to complain about smoking when you consider the context of the damage done by overall U.S. consumption patterns. Tell 'em you'll put the butt out when they snuff the kid and not a moment before. Better yet, tell 'em they should snuff themselves, as well as the kid, and do the planet a real favor. Just "kidding" (heh-heh). [Full text]

"I Am Indigenist: Notes on the Ideology of the Fourth World" is included as a reading in Ward Churchill's scholarly 1996 book From a Native Son: Selected Essays on Indigenism, 1985-1995. [The classic essay begins on page 509, but unfortunately you can't see Ward Churchill's joke about how we should "snuff" our babies and kill ourselves to "do the planet a real favor" on the Internet.]

In his seminal work Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide, and Colonization (2002), the tenured professor Ward Churchill jokes again that we moms should "snuff the kid" and kill ourselves to "do the planet a real favor." You can read Ward's joke in this scholarly work on page 394.

In 2003, the tenured professor Ward Churchill joked yet again that we moms should "snuff the kid" and ourselves to "do the planet a real favor." You can read the tenured professors's very words in Acts of Rebellion: The Ward Churchill Reader on page 296.

This blog often writes about Ward Churchill. We believe in his free speech and in telling the moms, the grandmas, and the young women who have yet to become moms what Ward Churchill says. We want to do them a real favor.

Another recent article about Ward Churchill's joke is posted here.

This blog begins with an article about Ward Churchill called 342 Indians. Ward Churchill claims in this essay, which he published in a KGB mouthpiece, that FBI-backed death squads murdered 342 Indians affiliated with the American Indian Movement (AIM) on Pine Ridge Indian reservation during a "reign of terror." Ward Churchill, who frequently smears prominent Indians as "stooges," did a real favor for the KGB when he wrote anti-FBI propaganda for the Covert Action Information Bulletin.

I also have posts about Ward Churchill's late wife, the young Canadian Indian student Leah Kelly. College women might want to read what happened to Leah. They might want to read how Rhonda Kelly, Leah's sister, describes how Leah was abused. This is the second post on my blog, there there is an article with a picture of Leah here, if you scroll down.

Even Ward Churchill admits that he abused his young Indian wife Leah because she was often assaulting him due to her alcoholism and mental illness, which he blamed on the white man's oppression:

"I broke and slammed [my wife] back against our bedroom wall, telling her that if she kept it up, she’d be apt to land in a hospital." ---Ward Churchill [Ward Churchill's Introduction to a book attributed to Leah, In My Own Voice: Explorations In The Sociopolitical Context Of Art & Cinema, page 38.]

Leah Kelly was reportedly struck by a motorist who said she was lying in the road late at night and that he didn't see her. She reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of .35.

According to the Denver Post:

Churchill's third wife, 25-year-old Leah Kelly, was killed May 31, 2000, when hit by a car outside Boulder, and Churchill's biography of her continues to stir bad feelings with her family. Kelly had a blood-alcohol content of 0.35 percent when a motorist came upon her outside of town. He said she was lying in the road and he had no time to stop. Churchill later wrote that her death "left a crater in my soul," but he blamed her alcoholism, and her demise, on the colonial treatment Indians received from white people.

Her family today feels Churchill used Kelly's death to make philosophical points with which they don't agree. He portrayed her family as dysfunctional - a dysfunction he said was caused by her Indian parents' confinement to Indian schools. The family and her Ojibwe tribe dispute those details and Churchill's overall assessment that Leah Kelly was ground down by a white man's system until she became a doomed alcoholic.

"This was a really bright, outgoing (person), and she was absolutely beautiful," her sister Rhonda Kelly said. "I have yet to come across anybody who disliked her."

According to the Rocky Mountain News, Leah Kelly's sister, Rhonda Kelly "said [Leah]...told her that she suffered "psychological abuse" during her marriage to Churchill. She described him as exhibiting "very controlling behaviors"....Churchill, in the wake of Leah Kelly's death, established a fund at CU for Rhonda Kelly's two children and contributed $200. Rhonda Kelly last summer wrote a letter to CU's financial aid office asking that the money be earmarked for a "promising native woman who was or is involved in an abusive relationship. I wish that such an award can assist a woman to leave an abusive relationship before her spirit is broken, as was the case of my sister Leah."

"My sister Leah Renae Kelly had so much promise, but she was involved in an emotionally and mentally abusive marriage, and as a result of feeling that she could not seek real help for fear of having others know of her predicament, she instead turned to alcohol to escape the torment and humiliation in her marital home."

Ward Churchill claims to be an advocate for Indians, but even by his own account he mistreated his Indian wife. I don't believe him when he points the finger at other people and accuses them of abusing Indians.

4 Comments:

Blogger Travis said...

Excuse me, but which of the Jonbenet Ramsey books have you read? Why don't we see any links to them? If you have an argument here, it is that the Jonbenet mystery (which is a tragedy, and still unsolved) is more important than the systematic annihilation of the Native American Peoples.

What a horrific thought.

It seems obvious to me that Ward Churchill was making no verdict about the Ramsey case (who can? certainly not the detectives...) but about the disproportionate sympathies of the media which continues to ignore the injustice that is perpetuated against the indigenous, even when the people who are responsible for these deaths, and losses in our culture, are known and well documented.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Snapple said...

Travis,

I posted a note to you at the Westword cartoon.

Many scholars have chronicled what happened to Indian people, but Churchill isn't one of them.

Churchill constantly "jokes" in three books that American moms should "snuff" their babies and kill themselves. Yet he writes sympathetically about Iraqi children.

He constantly denigrates Indians who stand up to AIM bullying by calling them government stooges.

You have to understand that Churchill is a stooge who wrote anti-FBI propaganda for the KGB.

His goal is to isolate Indians from the protection of law enforcement so AIM can take them over. He's not an Indian.

According to the Denver/Boulder Colorado AIM, the Iraqi Baath Party gave money to AIM.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will take a look at my site.

Read Churchill. That's how I figured it out. But start tracking down his facts and see what the opposition says. That's the critical thinking. Always study both sides of the argument.

A good place to start is this site and book.

http://www.americanindianmafia.com/

This book was written by a retired FBI agent, but the testimony is real Indian people--not a white man who writes propaganda for the KGB. They don't care about Indians. They came to the FBI for help, ok? He told their stories.

I like the 5 dollar e-book.

http://outskirtspress.com/webpage.php?ISBN=9780979585500

I'm glad you are concerned about Indians. So am I. That's why I am against Ward Churchill and his friends.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real tragedy is, that this girl never had a real childhood, like playin in the sand and dirt and climbing up trees. Everydaylife in sparkling dresses and tonns of make-up and "showbiz".. yuk.
I feel sorry for her about THAT, not really about her death in first line.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Snapple said...

These contests are not my thing either, but they aren't really all that different than dancing lessons. They are something mothers and daughters do together. They are quite popular in the south.

I don't think she did these contests all the time; the media focused on this aspect. I think children who participate in competitive sports programs spend a lot of time on that, too.

2:15 PM  

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