And we’re done with week 1 of the UCI MSU’s annual anti-Israel hatefest. This year they’ve really outdone themselves by actively searching for how to be most offensive – in this case, claiming the Holocaust as their own and diluting the horror committed to Jews – and wrapping it up in the thinnest of nudge-nudge wink-wink liberal veneers. Bravo.
It’s just insane out there. Reut Cohen has been doing her best to document some of the more absurd atrocities, but she’s being overwhelmed both by the Muslims and by the flaming incompetence of what passes as Jewish leadership on today’s American college campuses:
She’s got video on that, but we’ve not going to embed it because we’re hoping that for every 10 of you that go over there, at least one will RSS her. And that’ll be one more person reading about the surreal swamp of anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism that has spread across the UC Irvine campus. You should also click through to this post, which has video of Churchill that moved Reut to dub him “one of the most hateful individuals [she's] ever come across”. Bold words for a UC Irvine Jewish student.
Besides, we’re not particularly concerned with reminding you that Churchill is an overly pretentious, woefully undereducated, not very bright anti-Semite (nb. he’s not an anti-Semite because he criticizes Israel – he’s an anti-Semite because the viciousness with which he criticizes Israel is so incongruent to the actual facts that there must be something far more vicious driving him). But again, whoever doesn’t know that already can’t be helped by us. Psychotropic drugs are the minimum that they need.
That said, here’swhat concerns us:
That, unless we’re very much mistaken, is what the kids refer to as “physical intimidation”. It should also be what campus security referred to as “physical intimidation”, but it was against a Jewish student so we can understand how it because “free speech”. What kind of “speech” was being expressed by insinuating that the mob was getting the small Jewish girl “on tape” is kind of beyond us, but maybe the academic interpretation of free speech is just so much more nuanced. Not that this “small Jewish girl” isn’t perfectly capable of swatting the gnat that won’t stop buzzing around her. But she shouldn’t have to – and she certainly shouldn’t have to physically stand alone in the crowd without some representation from the major Jewish campus organizations. Maybe they were too busy serving Ward Churchill cake – actually, wait, they were too busy serving Ward Churchill cake. Incidentally, if you’d like to let the UC Irvine administration understand that you think dimly of their refusal to shield a dissenting student from physical harassment, Reut has details and documentation of the incident here.
Let’s not mince words: the fact that Reut gets virtually no support from the official UCI Jewish student organizations – and that at times she and Hillel work at cross-purposes because she’s insufficiently accepting of radical Muslims – represents a staggering failure on the part of the organizations that are supposed to be grooming Jewish student leaders. The few students that are willing to stand up to anti-Semitic thugs are getting overwhelmed by waves and waves of anti-American and anti-Israel campus activity, driven by radicalism and effective because it has the loose organization of a criminal gang. An ostensibly pro-Israel organization gave Ward Churchill a t-shirt to sarcastically wear around while he wailed pathetically about how he’s being persecuted by
* Clips from Churchill’s Lecture [Reut Cohen]
*Video: Ward Churchill on Anti-Semitism, Terrorism and Israel [Reut Cohen]
* Ward Churchill Speaks at UCI Sponsored by the MSU [Reut Cohen]
* Ward Churchill on 9/11 and "Little Eichmanns" [Reut Cohen]
* UC Irvine Muslims Attacking and Slandering MR – SCORE!
* Jimmy Carter To Visit UC Irvine. Perfect.
* As Far As Smirking Anti-Semitism Goes, UC Irvine Muslims Have Really Outdone Themselves
* The Astute Bloggers