Mentally healthy people just walk by a poster they don’t like. Psychopaths and sociopaths tear them down, and when you throw in DEI-infused dehumanization of Jews, you get the anti-Israel movement we now have.
There has been a wave of vandalism of posters placed in various locations of Israelis who were kidnapped by Hamas, other terrorist groups, and “civilians” on October 7.
While I haven’t done a rigorous statistical survey, anecdotally I and others have noticed that the poster-rippers and other violent anti-Israel protesters disproportionately are young women.
Why are most of the people tearing down pictures of hostages women? https://t.co/9O52CM1q11
— Ian Haworth (@ighaworth) November 9, 2023
What's really striking is how many of these violent demonstrators and kidnapped poster destroyers are young women, seems like a significant majority https://t.co/nT0EM3hqta
— William A. Jacobson (@wajacobson) November 9, 2023
NYC – a couple is spotted on West 4th tearing down flyers of kidnapped Israeli children taken into Gaza by Hamas terrorists.
Recognize them? DM us! pic.twitter.com/Enfb0UBtYd
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) November 1, 2023
This young poster ripper is the logic we are fighting against. Parents, it’s time to delete Tik Tok from your children’s devices! UES 79th Lexington @bethanyshondark @visegrad24 @canarymission @StopAntisemites @ViralNewsNYC pic.twitter.com/qM7aCmz6nk
— Manhattan Mingle (@ManhattanMingle) November 7, 2023
Mill basen Brooklyn NY
This person came out with a knife and started cutting a poster of kids who were either killed or kidnapped by hamas terrorists.
She cut the poster like she was trying to kill the hostages. pic.twitter.com/QIUiiAYCYU
— Viral News NYC (@ViralNewsNYC) November 7, 2023
It's amazing how many of these psychos either work in higher education or graduated from college within the past few years. This is what our schools are producing now: https://t.co/Aqhnjp1CdD
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) November 7, 2023
— New York Post (@nypost) November 9, 2023
HORRIFYING- NYU students walking around campus removing posters featuring missing Israelis being held in Gaza by Hamas terrorists.
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) October 17, 2023
They have smug grins and a glee on their faces just like the sadists who tortured and mutilated Israelis on October 7. The posters for them are a proxy for Jews in the flesh. If you wonder how “normal” people can turn into barbarians, you are witnessing it in real time.
It's the same glee you see on the faces of the people tearing down the Kidnapped posters https://t.co/B3D30hVbGe
— William A. Jacobson (@wajacobson) November 9, 2023
The posters attract these deranged haters like flies. They just can’t help themselves.
Why not just walk on by? Why not put up your own posters? Why the need to destroy? They are taking out some life frustration and letting loose the demons within them on Jews who are victims.
I read a really good description of what is at least part of the problem, by Antonio García Martínez writing at The Tablet:
The poster-rippers are merely physically enacting what most of the Western left thinks, which is that Jews cannot play the role of victim, no matter what atrocities they’ve suffered. Their ethnic antagonists, the Palestinians, have that role reserved for them, so don’t bother us with your tales of woe, Israeli Jews, no matter how sinister….
Westerners view the Middle East with a new wokified Orientalism: It’s an exotic stage on which to project (if not enact) their own political dramas around identity and oppression. The problem is that the liberal mind cannot imagine what’s inside the illiberal mind….
A lot of people are waking up to the dehumanization of Jews through CRT/’anti-racism’/DEI. We’ve been screaming about it for years. We even started a website to document how deeply the racialized pathology has spread (CriticalRace.org).
But we’re just “right wing” so we never penetrated the broader and mostly liberal American Jewish community. Now that Bari Weiss is writing about it, though, its okay for liberal Jews to call out the DEI monster:
People were to be given authority in this new order not in recognition of their gifts, hard work, accomplishments, or contributions to society, but in inverse proportion to the disadvantages their group had suffered, as defined by radical ideologues. According to them, as Jamie Kirchick concisely put it in these pages: “Muslim > gay, Black > female, and everybody > the Jews.”What we must do is reverse this….
The answer is not for the Jewish community to plead its cause before the intersectional coalition, or beg for a higher ranking in the new ladder of victimhood. That is a losing strategy—not just for Jewish dignity, but for the values we hold as Jews and as Americans….
It is time to end DEI for good.
It’s no coincidence that so many of the poster-rippers are in college or work at colleges. That is where the DEI-indoctrination is the most intense.
This is not a working class phenomenon.
Friday morning in Forest Hills, Queens. Seems like some good old New Yorkers are pissed. pic.twitter.com/TY7gcV9nak
— NYScanner (@nyscanner) October 27, 2023
This is a DEI-addicted illness.
Of course, there are other factors. Some are motivated by traditional Islamist Jew-hatred, some by traditional leftist-Jew hatred, some are just deeply unhappy and disturbed people with deep emotional problems who have found someone else to make miserable.
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