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Turkey continues roundup of academics, still no progressive academic boycott calls

Turkey continues roundup of academics, still no progressive academic boycott calls

Maybe they only boycott Israel because its run by Jews, ya think?

I guess this is now a continuing series.

Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is gutting any remnants of opposition by attacking numerous aspects of civil society, including particularly academia.

Yet *shockingly* none of the progressive professors who demand a boycott of Israeli universities and academia are organizing a boycott of Turkish Universities.

We have covered this hypocrisy many times:

According to Turkish journalist Mahir Zeynalov, the crackdown on academics continues:

I’m *almost* beginning to think the Israel academic boycotters are doing it because Israel is run by Jews.

How else to explain why they have no other academic boycotts running, not even against the Turkish Islamist who is rounding professors up by the busload.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m against systematic academic boycotts, but if the progressives insist on engaging in academic boycotts, at least don’t be bigots about it.


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Human rights, human dignity, justice, camps, war, and apartheid are all pretense to an end. Turkey either lacks desirable resources or is a partner in crime.

buckeyeminuteman | November 16, 2016 at 6:12 am

This is the exact reason our founding fathers gave us the 2nd Amendment. And it is the exact reason I’ll vote against any candidate who openly (or secretly) say they want to take it away.

Protest is easy when (as in the United States for progressive antics) there are no real consequences. Those who pride themselves on speaking truth to power suddenly stand mute when there is real danger.

The men and women in the United States who deliver truth to power are not the “suck it up buttercup” progressive babies, but the Marine, the Soldier the Sailor who put themselves in harms way for liberty.

The leaders of BDS are anti-Jewish. Most of the followers are precious snowflakes incapable of rational or independent thought, and thus would not conceive of boycotting Turkey.

The reason that the bats*it leftists have not complained about Erdogan is that he is their role model! If they could do what he is doing, they would go for it in a NY minute. The ultimate goal of every leftist is to have TOTAL control of every aspect of our lives. They do not see that this is the opposite of our Constitution.
Turkey is a living example of total leftist control and its consequences.

This rounding up of intellectuals is commonly done by dictatorships trying to halt a potential or impending revolution in its tracks. Its definitely a sign of a diseased country.

One person’s ‘intellectual’ is another person’s corrupt, indoctrinated lunatic.

Maybe we could round up the crud teaching at today’s educational institutions and send them to Turkey, where they’d fit in better.