The students have been successfully trained to hate Israel and to embrace the terrorists.
The question becomes, what is the next phase? If it is generally accepted among the various colleges that Israel is evil and Hamas/ISIS is good, what is the inevitable conclusion of such thought?
Haven't we been there before?
[Just look at the video, which tells it all]
Students At UC Berkeley Support Man Waving ISIS Flag
Eager to make strange bedfellows with naïve and uber-tolerant progressives, Muslim community leaders and Islamic “advocacy” organizations, including Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated CAIR, have all but turned victimhood into an art form.
But all the sorrowful sentries of identity politics fail to mention the fact that the Muslims actually dominate huge swaths of land across the globe. Far from being victims, Islamic states, still feeding off the spoils of colonial conquests during the golden age of the caliphate, are notoriously hostile to religious minorities, particularly Jews.
Persecuted, raped, and killed, Jews have been purged from Islamic lands for centuries, thanks to the imperial aspirations of imams, mullahs, warlords, and sultans.
“In the light of the fact that most of the countries covered by the Trump ban have a total exclusion on the admission of Israeli citizens, shouldn’t the protestors also be calling for that ban to be lifted?” asked former Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villier at a Q&A session with Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday.
Those “Spontaneous Anti-Trump Airport protests weren’t Spontaneous at all,” reports Investors Business Daily. They were carefully planned by hard-core left-wing activist groups. Professional organizers have been waiting for, and planning for Trump’s orders on deportations, bans and detentions. Trump made it clear early that he planned ‘on day one’ to issue a temporary ban on visas and refugees from countries where terrorism was rampant. All these groups had to do was be ready when he made good on his campaign promise.
The news media was astonished, and rushed to report every last sign, shout, shouter, bullhorn and count the crowds. Yet the groups planning the “spontaneous” protests had been eager to share , and claimed to be in “constant contact with lawyers’ associations, lawmakers and reporters.” So how much was fact and how much was made up or wildly exaggerated? How many times did you hear that it was a “Muslim Ban?” It was not. There was no Muslim Ban.
The protests are absurd. Trump’s orders are clearly within his executive powers. The Washington State judge who granted a federal stay suggesting that the executive orders were unconstitutional was out of line, and his suggestions that the orders were harming the people of Washington, silly.
The executive order instituted a 90 day suspension (not ban) of immigrants from countries listed by the Obama administration as having a significant presence of foreign terrorist organizations. It also suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days to give Homeland Security and the DNI time to determine how to make sure that terrorists weren’t slipping in as refugees—something ISIS has said they are doing. It also sets a slightly lower cap on refugees this year than has been the norm for the past decade.
The countries concerned were listed by the Obama administration, not by Trump. President Obama barred large groups of immigrants at least six times out of national security concerns. But then his most recent executive order was to ban any refugees from Cuba—sending them back to the Castros’ communist Cuba.
Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil in Iraq plaintively asked:
“Where were all those protesters when ISIS came to kill Christians and Yazidis and other minority groups? They were not protesting when the tens of thousands of displaced Christians my archdiocese has cared for since 2014 received no financial assistance from the U.S. government or the U.N. There were no protests when Syrian Christians were only let in at a rate that was 20 times less than the percentage of their population in Syria.I do not understand why some Americans are now upset that the many minority communities that faced a horrible genocide will finally get a degree of priority in some manner.
I have noted before in this place that the people who seem most fascist these days are self-described ‘anti-fascists’. The inaugural weeks of Donald Trump’s Presidency are – whatever else you think of them – doing a fine job in smoking these people out.
The principal cause of ‘anti-fascist’ ire today would appear to come from the collective decision that anybody whose opinions do not wholly concur with a narrow set of agreed upon ‘liberal’ views is a ‘fascist’. This is not a wholly new development – Allan Bloom noticed this more than thirty years ago. But it seems that the people then who described everyone who disagreed with them as ‘Nazis’ did not grow up as had been hoped but just moved into positions in the media, politics and academia where they deepened and extended the reach of their worldview. Thus today American campuses finds themselves in a situation in which Milo Yiannopoulos is meant to be a fascist, Christina Hoff Sommers is meant to be a fascist and Gavin McInnes is meant to be a fascist.
On Thursday the conservative commentator Gavin McInnes was due to speak at New York University. Some ‘anti-fascists’ decided to storm the event and pepper-spray the speaker while chants in the hall included ‘Nazi scum, your time has come’. Eleven people were arrested. But behaviour outside the event was even more telling.
A video shows a woman who claims to be a professor screaming at the police outside the event. It is her contention – screamed over and over again at the police protecting the event – that the police are ‘f—ing assholes’. The ‘professor’ seemed to dislike the fact that the police were in her words ‘protecting the Nazis’. She informed the police of what she thought they ought to do to the ‘Nazis’: ‘You should kick their ass! You should!’ She then turned to the subject of the delicate students around her whose feelings she professed to be protecting:
I wonder whether any self-described ‘liberals’ will mull on this and whether they didn’t contribute to bringing things to this pitch? Here is a woman who presumably believes herself to be an anti-fascist berating the American police for not acting as the storm-troopers of the ‘liberal’ worldview. Of course having been ‘educated’ to be as sensitive and useless as possible NYU students couldn’t themselves be expected to beat up people with contrary opinions. But that is apparently what the police are for: the state apparatus able to be ordered in to beat up anyone who does not hold all the correct views, on behalf of all the people who do.
All of which leads me to wonder once again whether anything will ever make these ‘anti-fascists’ look in the mirror and recognise what they have become.
The University of California at Berkeley, once popularly associated with the old Free Speech Movement, now is better known for black-clad goons beating people on the streets with clubs and fists, hurling rocks and bricks and Molotov cocktails at police, and pepper-spraying a young woman wearing a “Make America Great Again” parody hat in the face.