Nazi brown shirts destroying Jewish businesses on Kristallnacht
Bring a gun to a knife fight: Even though there really is little difference between the tactics used by Hamas in Israel now versus the tactics used by Antifa/BLM in the U.S. in 2020, the difference in the way the public is reacting is significant and must be noted.
The tactics themselves are straightforward. Set up a gang of thugs to commit violence and mayhem against anyone you disagree with. The Nazis used this approach with great success in its effort to demonize and destroy its enemies and the Jews in Germany. Antifa and BLM repeated that Nazi success in 2020, rioting, looting, and burning whole neighborhoods. The response from the public then was either downright fear and submissiveness, or an eager endorsement of these groups in the vague hope that saying nice things about them while sending them money might encourage them to go away.
In other words, just like in 1930s Germany, the general reaction was to kow-tow to these bullies, which only inspired them to commit more bullying. My blacklist column since 2020 illustrates that sad history.
With Hamas today however the response has been far far different. Not only is the public expressing outrage against Hamas’s brutality and genocidal behavior, it is also expressing anger and outrage against those who are trying to pander to it. The push back has been glorious to see.
For example, when 31 leftist student groups at Harvard signed and released with great fanfare a pro-Hama letter blaming Israel entirely for Hamas’s terrorist attacks, they discovered this political action wasn’t going to produce the political result they imagined. Instead of support, they faced a firestorm of negative publicity. CEOs from across the country demanded their names so they could avoid hiring them. A conservative media group hired a truck to travel through Harvard plastered with the faces of the signers with the phrase “Harvard’s leading antisemites” above. And thousands of students, almumi, and faculty signed public letters of condemning the pro-Hamas letter and demanding its retraction.
Very quickly many of the students who signed the pro-Hamas letter had second thoughts, and began disavowing their participation in it.
Nor was this pushback only seen at Harvard. After the elected president of NYU’s student bar association, Ryna Workman, posted a statement supporting Hamas and putting all the blame on Israel, the university issued a statement condemning her position, and the law firm she interned with withdrew its post-graduation job offer to her.
There are many more examples, but these give a flavor of the public’s position. It is no longer willing to meekly accept the slander and lies coming from the left, all in the service of thugs and murderers. It is going to push back, and do it hard.
Now we have a detailed report from the David Horowitz Freedom Center: The Top Ten Campus Hate Groups in America, not only listing the leftist campus student organizations that have for years eagerly supported terrorist groups like Hamas, but describing the efforts of these clubs to silence debate, blacklist opposition, and intimidate anyone who expresses any dissent. Below is the list. Go to the link to read detailed information about each:
- #1: Georgetown University, Black Law Student Association
- #2: University of Buffalo, Young Democratic Socialists of America
- #3: Boston University, Students for Justice in Palestine
- #4: Florida State University, Students for a Democratic Society
- #5: Louisiana State University, Cooperation Rouge and the Black Student Union
- #6: University of New Mexico, Southwest Solidarity Network
- #7: San Francisco State University, General Union of Palestinian Students
- #8: University of Michigan, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality,
- #9: University of Chicago, Students for Justice in Palestine
- #10: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Young Democratic Socialists of America
Several common threads link all of these clubs. First, they all are aligned with the Democratic Party. Second, they are all Marxist in their ideology. Third, they all support the queer agenda. Fourth, they have all participated in aggressive blacklisting campaigns to silence opposition on their campuses.
They don’t debate. They bully and threaten and slander. And in doing so they act as the Democratic Party’s brownshirts, doing the violence that party wants done while allowing it deniability.
Now these groups (and the Democratic Party) are discovering that the public is maybe finally onto their game, and will not tolerate their bullying, their threats, and their slanders any longer. If so, there really is hope that our culture can climb out from the Orwellian hellhole it has fallen into since 2020.