Skip to comments.What conservatives get wrong about anti-Israel campus protests
Posted on 11/24/2023 11:51:59 AM PST by Fzob
Anti-Israel protests at American universities have made headlines in the aftermath of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack. And almost simultaneously, many conservative critics — including GOP presidential candidates — have used those protests as an opportunity to ramp up their assault on higher education, eagerly yoking them to their long-standing accusations of “liberal indoctrination.” Eliminationist chants, partisan DEI officers, angry mobs hey-hey, ho-ho-ing their support for terrorists — in terms of Republican's favorite straw men, the “woke,” liberal campus of 2023 has them all!
Institutions of higher education, conservatives charge, are complicit in fostering an atmosphere of intimidation and even violence against Jews. Such allegations gained a little traction last week when the Education Department opened a civil rights investigation into antisemitic and Islamophobic harassment at seven colleges and universities (Islamophobia, of course, is not an overriding concern for conservatives). Given their increasing dalliance with white supremacist voting blocs, it’s hard to view the concern for campus antisemitism expressed by many in the GOP as sincere. Even if it were, their critique of “liberal indoctrination” widely misses the mark. In their zeal to "own the libs," conservatives don’t seem to understand that liberals aren’t the ones who are contesting Israel’s right to exist.
Conservatives assume that colleges and universities are pervaded by liberal professors who impart their extreme agenda to impressionable co-eds. Some polling organizations that study the political leanings of scholars perpetuate this myth as well. But this is more a reflection of the pollsters’ own limited understanding, as they often ask scholars to place themselves in one of only two boxes: liberal or conservative.
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Us conservatives with computer science and engineering degrees are well aware of the woke bull crap indoctrination that was pushed in our liberal arts “core” courses.
lol - a classic piece written by a liberal thinking they understand conservatives....yet have no clue. It’s rife with stereotypical bias.
“Eliminationist chants, partisan DEI officers, angry mobs hey-hey, ho-ho-ing their support for terrorists — in terms of Republican’s favorite straw men, the “woke,” liberal campus of 2023 has them all!”
Which doesn’t exist on campus?
“Education Department opened a civil rights investigation into antisemitic and Islamophobic harassment at seven colleges”
Ok, doesn’t that point to the fact that universities are breeding grounds for antisemitism?
“Islamophobia, of course, is not an overriding concern for conservatives”
No, because it isn’t even a word. It’s dumb. Not agreeing with an entire upside down ideology isn’t a ‘phobia’ and isn’t something to be ashamed of. Keep up the name calling though.
“Given their increasing dalliance with white supremacist voting blocs”
Lol...more projection, more bias....yet no evidence provided.
“liberals aren’t the ones who are contesting Israel’s right to exist”
Erm...what you chant “from the river to the sea”...as many have been doing, then yes, this means the destruction of Israel.
“Conservatives assume that colleges and universities are pervaded by liberal professors”
More lol...’assume’???? Conservatives are attacked and cancelled at many colleges, I’m sure this has nothing to do with the messages they receive from professors.
Seriously, it’s as though it’s written by a 15 year old. The classic projection of what others think and the arrogance of “if you only knew what I do then you’d agree with me” attitude, without a moments thought that the opposite just might be true.
If anything the writer CONFIRMS what we know of colleges.
Tik-Tok drives this. These are the same kids who are AntiFa and BLM and Climate Cult. Some of them are led by paid leaders backed by Democrat “grants”. We had a local Socialist group that basically a rent-a-mob with a storefront downtown. AFter the 2020 election, the storefront shut down
He doesn’t deny a bias. He does mock conservatives, but acknowledges a bias on campuses. And then says that its not the leftists we have a problem with, but the hard-core pinko destroy western culture leftists that are the problem.
So, we still have a problem with leftists.
Sorry snapperhead, those national socialist vote dem and hate Jews just like you. Nice try though you win a banana.
Post-colonial scholars blast away not at conservatism, but liberalism. The majority view the European Enlightenment — the foundational moment for liberal political thought — with the same dismay that Christians regard original sin. The Enlightenment, in their telling, spawned the nation-state, constitutionalism, secularism, individual rights, religious freedom, freedom of speech, the rules-based international order, etc.
For most, these innovations are the glorious staples of liberal democracy. But to many POCOFO scholars, these developments can also be linked to every atrocity of modernity, from the North Atlantic slave trade, to European settler colonialism, to modern genocides, including the Holocaust.
MSNBC: apologists for rapists and baby murderers.
This wacky author seems to think that Muslims are conservative and therefore “don’t like Jews”.
Gas lighting that pro terrorist sympathizers don’t exist. Don’t believe your lying eyes!
Left wing extremists
That is what they all are.
No such thing as liberal.
This guy has got his political categories all screwed up.
Won’t read. MSNBC=liars for terrorists
College kids are saying that murder, rape, torture, infanticide and racism are okay, depending on who’s ox is getting gored. Fluid ethics and morality depending on the situation.
Left-wing antisemitism (college students praising Bin Laden and calling for another Holocaust) is too complicated to understand!"
Sort of right- He is trying poorly to make the case that old-school academic liberals are becoming a minority- and are being pushed out by what he calls
" the “far left,” the “post-colonial left” or what I call POCOFO, an acronym for "post-colonial, post-Foucault"
What he can't see you does not understand is the so-called POCOFO are simply neo-Marxist.
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