Sunday, 3 April 2016
Anti-Semitic hate speech has become common on American college campuses, where the classroom is used to promote radical ideals and students with dissenting viewpoints are ridiculed and harassed. Leftist academics abuse their positions as teachers to disseminate anti-Israel propaganda while their institutions provide safe-havens for Jew-hatred misrepresented as political commentary.
They claim their words are shielded by the First Amendment, but deny the same constitutional protection to those with contrary views. Jewish students and advocates are routinely slandered and denied any forum for rebuttal, and when progressive invective leads to physical violence, faculty stooges often blame the victims.
Despite the myth of progressive tolerance, the left has always been ambivalent regarding Jewish religion and nationality, which were reviled by many of the fathers of European liberalism from Voltaire on down. Considering today’s progressive affinity for enlightened churches that promote liberal values and for Islamists who do not, there is clearly more to the left’s defamation of Jewish religion and nationhood than political ideology. How else to explain progressive sympathy for radical Islam despite its rejection of democratic ideals? In the absence of similar core values, this “red-green alliance” seems more bound by common hatred of Jews, Israel, and western society.
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Posted on 04/03/2016 1:56 PM by Matthew Hausman
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