On the Justice of Commencement Speakers
Good old Antioch.
Those of you who are politically aware have probably heard about Ward Churchill
. He's the University of Colorado professor who called the technocrats of the World Trade Center "little Eichmanns," a phrase for which he's taking a lot of flak now, uh, three and a half years later.
It was interesting, I thought, that he was taking the heat while Ann "invade all Muslim countries kill their leaders and convert the rest to Christianity" Coulter remains a media darling. But I wasn't too interested until I got an e-mail from Antioch saying that due to the controversy, they have canceled Churchill as the graduation speaker.
Oh yeah! He had been our scheduled speaker. I forgot.
Naturally, this has created a controversy. I mean, we once happily scheduled a convicted cop-killer as the speaker. Someone who compares Americans to Nazis should have fit right in. Add in the fact that he's a Native American, and this graduation should top the last two for drama!