|Hat Tip Daphne Anson|
Picked this up from a comment in the university newspaper of UCLA on a report of an undergraduate council marathon meeting on a resolution demanding divestment from companies that do business with Israel.
The bad guys lost 7 : 5. They demanded two more polls and then a secret ballot. The racists lost again. And again. Still 7 : 5. Then the head minute taker (or something) for the bad guys went ballistic in a way that used up her fifteen minutes of fame in a single puff. Or perhaps more like a string of Tom Thumbs with a quarter inch fuse.
This girl will be remembered. That is a text book demonstration of cognitive dissonance in its most extreme form. Remarkable really when you consider this person is only a year or two out of high school. She is an undergraduate researcher in the Neurology Department of the UCLA Medical School. This has to be some kind of unauthorised experiment. On the next floor they could be breeding pig men.
Some people will ask why bother with this undergraduate stuff? Kids will be kids and for many that means stupid.
Sure it does. But in the thirties the kids were picking on the Jews and even by the fifties they were still picking on the Blacks. The anti-Israel bigots need to understand they will be fought every inch of the way. We have been down this path before.
Star of the show was this guy.
'My name is Ben Shapiro. I'm an alumnus of this university. I'm also a local talk show host on 870 [AM] in the morning, and I got out of bed and left my one month old baby there when I saw what was going on here tonight. I've never been more ashamed to be a Bruin. I've never been more ashamed to be an alumnus of this university than to see this divestment petition being considered at this level. To pretend this is about occupation, to pretend this is about peace, to pretend that this anything other than vile, spiteful Jew hatred is a lie!
There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Saudi Arabia. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Iran. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing Palestine. There is only one reason we are discussing Israel and not discussing the vast bevy of human rights violations that happen every day in the Middle East, exponentially worse that what happens in Israel.
Any gay or lesbian that is targeting Israel in this room seems to have forgotten how high they hang gays from cranes in Iran. Every person of liberal bent who suggests that Israel is the problem in the Middle East seems to have forgotten that there is only one country in the Middle East that actually has any sort of religious diversity in it. The countries that are apartheid countries are those that are Judenrein – like, for example, Palestine.
So, for us to sit here and pretend that Israel is somehow on a lower moral plane is a direct manifestation of anti-Semitism. And to hold Jews to a different moral standard than any other country or group on the face of the earth represents nothing but an age-old and historic hatred for the Jewish people. All the folks here who are pretending that the B.D.S is about anything other than that, I would like to see a poll of those folks, and see how many of them actually believe in the existence of a Jewish state, qua-Jewish state, not as a state like any other, but as a Jewish state. They don't. They don't acknowledge that existence. They don't believe in that existence. They don't believe in peace. All this is about, pure and simple, is a desire to target the Jewish people."
Pay that man
They did not bother asking them what they thought about Christians. Let alone Jews. God only knows what they would do to atheists if they could get their hands on a few.
Do you really think that it is the "settlements" that is the problem here?
Hat Tip Daphne Anson