Top authorities from three of the most iconic universities in the United States, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), were summoned to a hearing in the House Education Committee. The cause was the committee's concern about the increase in antisemitism on campuses. In the meeting, Rep. Elise Stefanik asked if the Judeophobic demonstrations, which called for global intifadas and genocide and glorified the acts of Hamas, violated the policies of those institutions regarding intimidation and harassment. What followed was an extraordinary display of misery and cynicism.
Sally Kornbluth, president of MIT, said such protests could be "investigated as harassment" only if they were "severe." Claudine Gay, president of Harvard, said her university would take action if such speech "crosses into conduct" (maybe she should know that's what criminal justice exists for, but hey, she's just the president of Harvard). And finally, Liz Magill, president of Penn, said it is a "a context dependent decision." Stefanik offered the three university presidents one more opportunity. She asked them again if glorifying torture, rape, mutilations, kidnappings and the slaughter of babies, and, furthermore, calling for a new genocide of Jews was against the codes of conduct of such prestigious institutions. A reprimand? A request for explanations? A psychological evaluation of the student? No, nothing, there was no case, the three could not see any sign of danger or misconduct in the calls to massacre Jews.
In the ultra-woke bubble that surrounds U.S. universities, the cradle of intersectionality, where students are organized according to their degree of oppression and where there are safe spaces for those twenty-somethings who are unable to bear reading “To Kill a Mockingbird,” it turns out that there is no coverage for Jewish students who live surrounded by people shouting at them that they want their families to be gassed. And in that same bubble that sanctions someone if they don't get a self-perceived pronoun exactly right, there is no moral reprobation for anyone who calls for mass killings. Well, it is becoming clear what being woke is all about.
Progressives’ totalitarianism and racism and the moral corruption of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) standards have been exposed over the past two months. This was this shameless moral directive applied at U.S. universities that established the obvious stupidity of microaggressions, which condemn a student for sitting with his legs open, but is not capable of condemning a mob that in the classrooms calls for the extermination of all Jews. Diversity and inclusion is a farce that indoctrinates students throughout their four years and beyond. The DEI regulations re-institutionalized antisemitism for years under the pretext of human rights.
Antisemitism comes in many forms, and the university world has perfected one of the most perverse and widespread examples: woke antisemitism.
A few years ago, Heritage Foundation researchers Jay P. Greene and James D. Paul warned in an article that: "Antisemitism Is a Growing Problem Among College Diversity Administrators." According to the authors, American universities were becoming hotbeds for antisemitism thanks to the authorities' antipathy toward Israel and the growing power of DEI offices that fostered hostility toward Jews. To gauge the reach of their claim, they measured the social media posts of hundreds of employees of DEI standards. They identified accounts of 800 administrators in this area and searched for posts and likes that mention Israel in comparison to China. The study reveals that DEI employees are more critical of the State of Israel than of China. Of 633 posts about Israel, 605, 96%, were critical. Of 216 tweets related to China, 133, 62%, were favorable. This proportion increases if we consider that China appears much more often in the news and with data that demonstrates the repressive and totalitarian nature of the regime. People interested in the preservation of human rights should have been attentive to these issues, but they were not.
The authors argued that antisemitism on DEI staff’s social media was consistent with antisemitic activities on campuses. For example, Yale hired a DEI trainer who "didn't recognize there could be antisemitism against white people," and claimed that statistics on antisemitic crimes were inflated by "an agenda." Antisemitic graffiti was found at Stanford University and DEI Committee employees claimed it was because "Jews, unlike other minority groups, possess privilege and power, Jews and victims of Jew-hatred do not merit or necessitate the attention of the DEI committee." At Canada's McGill University, the group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights published praise for Hamas. The Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) has raised millions of dollars in public funding to promote a "strong pro-democracy, anti-fascist, and anti-hate culture," but never published a word about the Oct. 7 attacks. An explanation came a month after the massacre, and its president explained that his group only condemned acts of hate that arose from "the extreme right." Jews were simply not victims to be considered.
This trend exposed by Greene and Paul has been increasing over the years. Society, donors and politicians hid their heads like an ostrich for so long that the blatant university antisemitism, which broke out on Oct. 7, is no longer able to be concealed, and they are now feigning a poorly acted surprise. How is it possible that in our supportive and educated West, higher education is in the hands of such monsters? Antisemitism comes in many forms, and the university world has perfected one of the most perverse and widespread examples: woke antisemitism. For university progressives, Jews are double oppressors. On the one hand, because in their cosmogony all Jews are white, and because, also in their particular rewriting of history, all Jews are either land usurpers or potential land usurpers.
Universities around the world, especially those from the most powerful countries and particularly those in the United States, have promoted these antisemitic tactics when it comes to reading material, courses and the hiring of teachers who literally expel Jewish students from classrooms because they bother their classmates.
It turns out that now, the same priests of DEI morality, those who boast about inclusion and diversity, ask us to intersectionally contextualize before judging whether it is misconduct to celebrate a girl being raped with such violence that they manage to break her pelvis. The same people who called anyone who disagreed with progressive cultural hegemony a “Nazi” are incapable of calling those who burn a baby alive in an oven for being Jewish the same. Can Jews feel safe in the West if the highest levels of education encourage and cover up this epidemic of antisemitism? It is interesting to see how groups privileged by DEI norms and intersectionality opt to support a culture that, without the slightest doubt, would exterminate them. They hate the Jews more than they love their own safety.
Hours after making her underworldly moral character abundantly clear, Liz Magill apologized for refusing to condemn protests calling for genocide against Jews, saying she had focused on "university's long-standing policies—aligned with the U.S. Constitution—which say that speech alone is not punishable." Defenses of freedom of expression are a profound and valid debate, but not coming from the mouths of the frivolous architects of cancel culture. When she was exposed, Magill took to defending the rights that she has never protected. No, Liz, we don't believe your morals.
Universities around the world, especially those from the most powerful countries and particularly those in the United States, have promoted these antisemitic tactics when it comes to reading material, courses and the hiring of teachers who literally expel Jewish students from classrooms because they bother their classmates. They have made the lives of young Jews hell, and they are also doing it with groups whom they consider privileged, colonizers, oppressors, possessors of hereditary guilt that is transmitted through the centuries. These ideas were transformed into action, that is what was unleashed after Oct. 7 in the West. Those who were educated by the antisemitic and resentful elites of these prestigious institutions are no longer able to distinguish between good and evil. The authorities are not capable either; everyone is rotten inside. It is evident that if they can’t even distinguish what a woman is, they won’t be able to distinguish a pogrom either.