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Thread #78407   Message #1408932
Posted By: Teresa
14-Feb-05 - 12:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: Fire Ward Churchill
Subject: RE: BS: Fire Ward Churchill
While I think it's a good idea to be aware of your actions and know their affects on others, I think also that there's a giant leap between that and saying that the 911 victims had it coming. That's very thin ice to tread. I agree with the idea that we should not be surprised if there is violent reaction to U.S. policies inside our borders, but then singling people out and saying they had it coming leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I don't know what Churchill meant by this, exactly, but I think he could have been a bit more lucid and a bit less vitriolic in his wording.

Having said that, I am a strong believer in free speech, and I think he should be permitted to say what he feels he needs to say.

The "blood quantum" thing is a separate issue, and I don't think it is a good idea to link these things together.