Terrordome! Liveblogged Ward Churchill interview!
Hip music. Guess it's hip music. Or maybe it's hip-hop music. How would I know? Okay, here we go: Afrika-all world news service! The radiophonic truth-tonic, Minister Faust!
Minister Faust talks even better than me do.
Why do all these campus stations have 15-minute interludes between, well, everything?
Showtime! Minister is saying the "requiring sober reflection" crap word for word. Right wing stormtrooper Bill O'Reilly, etc. . . Minister only sounds like a toff. He can't write for shit.
Minister: What kind of solutions can white folks participate in?
Wart: You see that's there a relationship between your wealth and their poverty. Values clarification.
And they may experience something of what it's like to be treated like an Indian. G. Bush, D. Cheney, Rumsfeld [sic] etc. might be the best organizers the left's ever had. . .
Minister: Won't they [white folks] turn to fascism?
Ward: They're already fascist. Putting others' resources to their own uses . . . Hitler's popularity also based on taking the property from others . . . It's not fundamentally diff from the whole settler crux here. . . As long as they maintain this false privilege, well, we'll see how it shakes out . . .
Naomi Klein (gee, he must read Try-Works) and her Shock Doctrine. Signifiers of wealth . . .
They're not cutting many blacks or minorities in on the deal. Imminent collapse of economy. Eighty or ninety percent of the population are getting poorer . . . Five percent get everything . . . Not the flunkies, the mouthpieces for neo-conservatism . . . Gunga Din Syndrome . . . (Minister Faulk: Uncle Toms!)
Wart: Indians were all supposed to be dead. Stated goal of settler society was eradication . . . Indians are only .5 percent of population, so they can be ignored . . . they don't fly planes into buildings either . . .
Thanks, Ward: "No, not all white people would have to leave North America . . . "
Musical interlude . . .
Minister: Nice to see Jewish-Canadians who realize that there were 3 million Roma killed by the Nazis . . .
Ward: I've never heard that number before . . . [he liked it though].
There've been many genocides . . . If you don't realize that, you practically guarantee there'll be more . . .
Preventing births within the target population is also genocide . . . (Ward's anti-abortion!). Bullshit that you have to prove intent to prove genocide . . . that's a form of denial . . .
Oh no, he's citing page numbers [I think from Lemkin's Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe. ]
Compensation for the Holocaust was provided to the Jews by the Palestinians . . . Latvians, Poles, etc., should have paid, but the Palestinians, who took no part, shouldn't . . . How did they become magically liable for the losses Jews suffered in Europe . . .
Minister: Imperialism kills people!
Ward: Killing wogs worldwide! The sun never sets! People were being ground into hamburger. Used as toilet paper! Kitchener!
U.S. did the same thing as Nazi Germany, but Germany lost. We're still proud of it, and the body count would at least have equalled Hitler's . . .
Minister: You know what it's like to be attacked by a large group of people of ill repute . . .
Wart: Well said . . .
Minister: What's gotten you through this time?
Wart: Now we're playing on my turf and my turn to attack . . . Bill O'Reilly again . . .
My job was only a superficial signifier of what I am . . .
Minister: Slurp, slurp . . .
Wart (on the 9/11 piece): 8,000 e-mails in 30 days, and I turned some of them around. They were surprised to hear from me. I'm invited to Sunday dinner at a Baptist minister's . . . But there's a rabid zeitgeist . . .
The big dogs, I feel validated by being attacked by them . . . Sean Hannity? O'Reilly was obsessed . . . I called them by their right names . . .
Essentially, I'm a freedom fighter in the company of other freedom fighters . . . a truth-teller. I get a lot of support . . .
And done. Musical interlude. BBC World.
Update: Ward's words of the day! Signifier, polarity.