Anti-Israel flag at Oberlin just par for the campus course
Oberlin one of only a handful of student governments to embrace BDS boycott of Israel
Yesterday we posted examples of the racist and other posters placed around the Oberlin campus last February as part of The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013. There are many more in the Oberlin police department document production we did not post.
On no campus in the United States or elsewhere would the racist posters using the “N” word and so on be acceptable public discourse (even if it is an interesting free speech legal issue).
But what about the anti-Israel poster?
Unfortunately, such discourse on campuses and elsewhere is par for the course in the anti-Israel movement. The attempt to single out Israel alone for boycott, and the false equation of Israel with Apartheid, fascism and Nazism, is part of the dialogue and accepted.
Oberlin is one of only a handful of higher education campuses where the student government has endorsed the anti-Israel BDS movement and boycott.
Press Release from @OberlinSFP on #OberlinDivest: http://t.co/U2HfSbTWYe #Palestine
— National Students for Justice in Palestine (@NationalSJP) May 6, 2013
In fact, Oberlin has one of the most active anti-Israel movements which spreads historically inaccurate falsehoods about the “occupation” and Israeli “Apartheid” policies:
I have to wonder, if only the anti-Israel posters were put up around Oberlin not accompanied by attacks on blacks, Muslims and gays, would anyone have noticed or cared? Would the campus have erupted in protest?
Somehow I doubt it.
The specific flag used on the Oberlin poster is akin to a stock image in anti-Israel protests, this one in San Francisco:
From Campus Reform, such images are particularly pervasive at U. California campuses:
From the ADL website, the Nazi symbol on the Israeli flag is common at anti-Israel protests around the country (more at the link):
And even in Canada:
So while all the posters should be condemned, understand that the anti-Israeli Nazi symbolism is commonplace, part of the anti-Israel movement on campuses, and in many circles, acceptable.
Perhaps that is why the President of Oberlin’s head was photoshopped onto Hitler, and when told that the President was Jewish, the student perp laughed:
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Didn’t you know? All the “Cool” kids are pro-Palestinian (anti-Semitic) these days. /sarc
It’s always been the case that the younger generation finds a valve to vent their anti-authoritarian (anti-conformist) views. Today’s valve of choice is Palestinian statehood, it seems. What I find funny (strange, not funny haha), is that all the kids conform in their anti-conformist sentiments. Israel bad, Palestine good.
So, if you throw in a little Anti-Semitism you get Oberlin today! These students wouldn’t understand that fascism as it’s defined would apply more to their dear leader Obama, than it would to Israel today:
fas·cism noun \ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-\
1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.
No offense but Oberlin has been a bed of uber-Left loons for decades. They just roll onto whatever is the latest socialistic affront to normal sane people.
Freedom of speech. Freedom of Assembly. Our Founding Fathers knew this was a good way for folks to let off steam.
And, it’s legal.
Those arab kids (and their followers) are still not ahead.
And, Oberlin once had a reputation for students who wanted to study music, seriously.
Bet a lot of Alumni are going into hiding.
To be a student there almost looks like they don’t even hold classes, anymore. You come in. Put your stuff in your door room. And, pick up a sign.
“Early warning signs of fascism” indeed.
Thank you for the painfully cringeworthy trailer to
“Revenge of the Pseudo-Intellectual Nerds III: I hope I score with a loser activist chick! Oh Boy!”
This is cultist crap — the same mindset as every Hollywood idiot.
When you have no moral core, you’ll fill that emptiness with anything — even hate.
I would bring a real Nazi flag and stand with them while screaming “Exterminate all the Jews everywhere! For peace! For Tolerance For Obama!”
Then I would start a discussion about bringing back black slavery.
“Freedom of speech. Freedom of Assembly. Our Founding Fathers knew this was a good way for folks to let off steam.
And, it’s legal.”
Except they were both expelled for it. There’s something wrong here.