Sunday, February 25, 2007

MIM loses its MIMd

And this time it ain't comin' back:

To the Ward Churchill legal team [legal team?]

CC: University of Colorado and senior intelligence officials [yeah, right]

We want to make clear that we stand behind you 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 . . . .

Who and what in God's name is Security Minister (I recognize the straightforward, manly style) talking about? Does he mean Robert Clinton, the Arizona State University law prof who served on the committee that investigated Ward's scholarship, or maybe the guy he replaced, Robert Williams, who resigned from the committee after Pirate Ballerina exposed his too-close connections to Churchill? Or maybe somebody totally different?

Regarding your legal case to return Ward Churchill to teaching at the University of Colorado, MIM would like to make it clear that we agree with you that the Law chool in particular should not have been involved in your evaluation and we apologize for so slowly piecing together what has happened and why you made that request.

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.

And who doesn't know how annoying the old pedophile, rape, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and spying rap can be?

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.

International repercussions. Seriously, Security Minister is crazier than a KFC rat (future generations: that's a topical reference). He always acts like MIM's tentacles spread far and wide, even to the heart of the capitalist/fascist U.$. government, when you know he lives in his mom's basement.

To the feds trying to decapitate MIM leadership, realize that there is no one in MIM who is going to stand for not winning the Ward Churchill case. . . .The feds should have heeded MIM's earlier warnings, because MIM will not ask Ward Churchill to finesse the federal government's defeat the way MIM would. It would be unethical for MIM to ask Ward Churchill to arrange for other than piecemeal exposure of the federal government's role.

Ummmmm. Yes. Yes it would (frantically punches 911 on phone).

1. We call on the Law School to recognize that it made a mistake in partaking in Ward Churchill's case. We hope that it will begin to piece together the role of the FBI in influencing the evaluation of Ward Churchill's teaching credentials. . . .

It is inevitable that people in the Law School are going to figure this out, so we call on the federal government to bring this farce to an end, and quickly. Don't imagine that MIM is going to tolerate it in this case.

Oooooh, MIM's really pissed. Staggered and mind-boggled too:

2. MIM is still staggered and mind-boggled by what joint federal forces imagined they would get away with in the Ward Churchill case. MIM hopes to resolve this case with the least rocking of the boat possible, but we request that senior intelligence management quickly come to an understanding of what "joint work" just linked together and opened to Ward Churchill's discovery process in court. Let there be no doubt: MIM knows how to fight this battle and will assist in the discovery process.

I'll kill myself if Ward doesn't sue. Sec. Min.:
We encourage Ward Churchill to discover the federal role in his attempted firing:

1) To investigate blog authorship [uh-oh].

2) To investigate federal creation of forums, weapons provocations and death threats involving the University of Colorado Law School.

3) To investigate legal threats against MIM if it revealed the truth of who did what.

4) To investigate the attempt to involve Congress to pass legislation to shut up MIM.

5) To investigate the role of the President . . . .+

It'll have to wait, Security Minister; the real truth about September 11 needs to come out first.

MIM will start reading Ward Churchill web pages to look for indications of an agreement on parts or the entirety of his case. If we do not see an agreement with the Law School, the University of Colorado or federal agencies, we will assume this matter is unresolved and this web page and possibly future ones will remain up, rather undiplomatically. We expect to hear Ward Churchill restored to teaching on the basis of sanity [sic], that the issues in this case should not be brought to a civil trial. Some people better start thinking about "national security.". . .

Please sue, Ward.

(via the MIM-watching Snaps, who adds, "I can't really figure out what MIM is talking about [jeez, Snaps, can't you understand plain English?]. But I think it is a good sign that Churchill MAY have got the bad word on Friday. I think this latest is just a lot of desperate threats. I think MIM's imagined lawyers are just scarecrows.")

Update: The indefatigable Snapple unearthed a quote I'd forgotten about, from an October, 2005 interview of Ward in Dissident Voice in which he thanks the MIMiacs for their support:

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. Sooooo...

Thanks, comrades.

"Some of the best analysis of my case and its implications. . ." Now that's funny. And here we all thought Brennan was taken off the Churchill beat because of his, er, indiscreet e-mailing habits, when it was actually his fear of MIM's thuggish operatives.

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