What the hey’s the matter with HamColl??
Here at the humble abode in The Principality we count two HamColl alumni, The Husband, and the Father-in-law (now deceased). We’ve attended alumni reunions, given money, and had a favorable impression of the school and its alumni. I don’t exaggerate when I say that many, many Hamilton Alumni have become financially successful and very generously support the school’s annual drive. The Husband and I were even looking forward to third-generation HamColl alumni.
Not any more.
Here’s why: Hamilton College brings another controversial speaker. They’re going ahead with the Ward Churchill lecture. Even Churchill’s wife is invited, I assume with all expenses paid by the Kirkland Project. Last month the Kirkland Project invited ex-convict Sue Rosenberg to teach a course at the school on memoir writing. She later withdrew from the position.
Dennis has a picture of Ward Churchill in full Che drag. Belgravia Dispatch examines Ward’s views, particularly the following, which he wrote on September 12, 2001 (Any visitors to this blog who want to read Ward’s words at his website are free to google him. I’m not wasting time linking)
The [Pentagon] and those inside comprised military targets, pure and simple. As to those in the World Trade Center: Well, really. Let’s get a grip here, shall we? True enough, they were civilians of a sort. But innocent? Gimme a break. They formed a technocratic corps at the very heart of America’s global financial empire–the ‘mighty engine of profit’ to which the military dimension of U.S. policy has always been enslaved–and they did so both willingly and knowingly. 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.”
Hey, Ward, I worked in downtown NYC for many years. It could have been me in that building.
As for HamColl, it can invite whatever many Che-wannabe-impersonators/colorful characters it wants. But as far as I’m concerned, my support has ended. They obviously don’t need the gains from my enslavement to the “technocratic corps at the very heart of America’s global financial empire”.