Friday, February 11, 2005

Can Howard Dean be far behind?

Rael to bestow Honorary Priest title to Ward Churchill

Rael to bestow "Honorary Priest" title to Ward Churchill for his essaythe
60,000+ members of the Raelian Movement send Churchill their supportMiami, Feb
10, 2005. Rael, leader of the International Raelian Movement ( has
just given the "Honorary Priest" title to Ward Churchill (University of Colorado
professor) for his essay which most of the US is decrying as insensitive or
unpatriotic. Ricky Roehr (leader of the US Raelian Movement) is quoted: "Mr.
Churchill is exactly right in what he wrote! If we are to have peace, we must
take responsibility for our part in the violence and stop handing out blame as
if we have done nothing. Quite the contrary, we have done terrible things to
countless people. Churchill addressed the cause of the 9-11 attacks and people
want to shoot the messenger. Fox news and the right wing would have him thrown
out of the US for being unpatriotic and insensitive to the innocent people
killed in the 9-11 attacks. It is precisely Churchill's compassion for loss of
innocent life that prompted his essay - his words so easily twisted by the
right-wing who dare not think anything which conficts with the what the Bush
administration is spoon feeding a public blinded by the rhetoric of fear and
intolerance. Blind patriotism is precisely what created Nazi Germany by
instilling the same "culture of fear" which allows the normally peace loving
public to justify attacking countries who never attacked them. The current air
in America is eerily like that of pre-Nazi Germany.

(nod to little green footballs)