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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Office of University of Toronto's Anthropology Chair promoting anti-Semitic Israel boycott

“As once Jewish businesses were boycotted, some civil-society leaders today call for a boycott of Israel. On some campuses, intellectualized arguments against Israeli policies thinly mask the underlying realities, such as the shunning of Israeli academics and the harassment of Jewish students...It is nothing short of sickening. But this is the face of the new anti-Semitism."

The Prime Minister of Canada said those words in the Israeli parliament at the beginning of this year, and as if to prove them true, the sneering, vicious face of campus anti-semitism of which he warned has crept out from under its slimy rock at the Unversity of Toronto yet again.

It takes a particular type of warped mind to maintain an obsession with demonizing Israel, a nation that fights to maintain democracy and liberal values, while all across the middle east, a psychotic form of Islamic totalitarianism is engaged in a war of conquest with the goal of subjugating women and eradicating non-Muslims. To get a glimpse into that sort of psychology, one can look at the bizarre ideologies of one University of Toronto professor who made the insane, Nazi-sounding accusation that Canadian Jews support Prime Minister Harper to "maintain [their] place in the racial order."

Yet despite its obvious evil and the depraved hate behind it, the toxic virus of anti-Semitism of which Canada's Prime Minister spoke continues to spread across Canadian campuses. Today, the office of the Chair of the University of Toronto's Anthropology Department sent out an email advertising support for another attempt at one of the anti-Semitic boycotts of which Stephen Harper spoke.

There are those who are moving to oppose the anti-Israel boycott, but the anti-Semitic anthropologists are trying to rally against them. Among the crackpot assertions these hatemongers make is that,  "the anti-boycott resolution’s sole operative clause is a bankrupt endorsement of the status quo.  It uncritically endorses “peace talks” that have led only to deepening colonization and human rights abuses in Palestine, and claim that the boycott movement is based in negativity. In reality, it is this resolution that is negative: it offers no ideas, no solutions, no contributions, but simply echoes US government policy.  In contrast, we view the boycott as a means for anthropologists to stand up to US policy and its unconditional support for Israel’s actions."

That's exactly how demented and wrapped up in their own vacuous echo-chamber of bigotted self-affirmation those people are. They oppose U.S.-sponsored peace talks and claim that their efforts to eliminate the middle east's only liberal democracy is not "negative." 

The American Anthropological Association meeting they plan to infest with their hatred takes place tomorrow (Friday) in Washington D.C.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Last year, my economics professor sent out a mass email to all his students asking them to join in some anti-Harper climate change march at UofT.