At work today, discussions turned to world and national events. The subject of Ward Churchill came up and what would end up happening to him considering the number of issues that had arisen concerning his integrity. We discussed his advice to a leftist/anarchist student in Seattle who he advised to adopt a normal appearance in order to get closer to targets. The question was raised if this was sedition. I responded that obviously it is but, sadly we have lost the will to charge people with sedition or treason let alone execute them for it. Then I thought about it even more. Churchill should be allowed to live to a ripe happy old age and given a publishing contract to boot.
There is a historical precedent for what happens when we silence mediocre political minds before their time. They become martyrs for whatever cause they espouse at that time. Che Guevara was a megalomaniac narcissist who used the idea of "revolution" to fulfill his dreams of personal glory. Sadly, the Bolivians killed him and now I have to see his Warholesque visage on everything from t-shirts to car doors. (Try putting it on toilet paper, that would be profitable!) Sandino of Nicaragua should have been allowed to preach his socialist dream until the peasants realized that he was as full of it as the capitalists he urged war against. Instead, he was killed and it took almost 80 years and thousands of lives for the people of Nicaragua to realize socialism was a false god.
Let Churchill continue to rant and foam at the mouth, (while you're at it throw in a good dental plan with the book contract), and give him time to go back to where he came from. From underneath the fungus covered rock of intellectual and political mediocrity from which he and his chromosomal deficient confreres emerged.