« Pumpkinhead Ted Stumbles Across the Line | Main | Ward Churchill Followup »

February 1, 2005

Pushing Back

The good news keeps pouring in lately, doesn't it? The world just gets better and better — unless you're a moonbat. But it isn't getting better by accident. People who have gotten mad as hell and decided not to take it anymore are making it better.

The best news of course is that the courage and resolve of both the Bush Administration and the people of Iraq paid a large dividend Sunday when the successful election dealt a major blow to terror and its supporters on behalf of democracy. Bush could have taken the path of least resistance and let Saddam fester away until he was in a position to do much worse than attempt to assassinate his father, our 41st President. But he pushed back, and we're safer for it. The citizens of Iraq could have allowed themselves to become immobilized by fear in the face of the Baathist and al-Qaeda terrorists that certain democrats seem to think should be running their country. But by risking their lives to vote, they pushed back, and now momentum is clearly in civilization's favor.

Not all pushback is as dramatic as standing up to al-Zarqawi. But that doesn't mean it isn't important — not when our culture's sanity is at stake. The MaryHunter forwarded a notice in the Library Journal Academic Newswire dated today (subscription available here) announcing that the plaque honoring Mine Ener, the Associate Professor who slit the throat of her infant daughter with Down syndrome before taking her own life, has been removed. The plaque came down "in response to concerns" — in other words, decent people who were outraged made enough noise that moonbat educrats had to back down.

On the topic of moonbat educrats backing down, Ranten N Raven notes that Ward Churchill has resigned as head of University of Colorado's Ethnic Studies Department, although he will continue on as a teacher. Churchill resigned because the "present political climate made him a liability in representing his department and the university" — due to the outraged response to this essay in which he opined that the victims of 9/11 deserved to die for participating in capitalism. Here's what Churchill had to say of those who perished at the World Trade Center:

If there was a better, more effective, or in fact any other way of visiting some penalty befitting their participation upon the little Eichmanns inhabiting the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers, I'd really be interested in hearing about it.

The essay attracted wide attention when Churchill was invited to speak at Hamilton College in upstate New York. This speaking engagement has been canceled, reportedly due to death threats.

While death threats are both unadvisable and unnecessary, it certainly is encouraging to find evidence that people don't have to take the glorification of individuals like Mine Ener and Ward Churchill lying down. Make some noise, and the moonbats back off — particularly educrat moonbats, who are not exactly in a class with Iraq's voters when it comes to courage.

Ironically, the title of the depraved essay that landed Churchill in hot water is "Some People Push Back — On the Justice of Roosting Chickens." True enough, some people do push back. And it pays to do so.


Ward Churchill — In need of a good hard push.

Posted by Van Helsing at February 1, 2005 2:22 PM


I love the sweet smell of Justice in the morning.

We shall overcome,

The MaryHunter

Posted by: The MaryHunter at February 1, 2005 4:17 PM

Unfortunately, Hamilton College stated they cancelled the lecture for "security reasons". I think the threats clued them in to what this guy was all about. I would have rather the college admitted they made a mistake in inviting the guy in the first place.

Posted by: Eye Doc at February 2, 2005 7:57 AM