The Trump administration and Betsy DeVos, an heiress who was given the Department of Education because of her large donations to the GOP, have been fighting Israel’s wars on campus for months now.
Last September, the federal government began investigating the lessons taught by various professors at prestigious schools like Duke and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. They wanted to ensure that none of the university’s public grants were going towards hosting lectures that give the Palestinian side of the story.
At UNC, the academic conference in question, “Conflict Over Gaza: People, Politics Possibilities,” was met with rage by local Jews. Two weeks after kicking up a storm, mysterious “anti-Semitic” flyers were found, with the “culprits” of course never identified. UNC not only apologized to the Jewish students for allowing the conference, they have completely caved under government pressure and now have integrated a strict new Anti-Defamation League invented criteria for what constitutes “anti-Semitism” in respects to discourse about Israel.
The pressure on these campus’ is being applied by DeVos’ “civil rights” chief, Kenneth L. Marcus, a Zionist Jew who has authored books and academic journal entries like The Definition of Anti-Semitism and “Contemporary Anti-Semitism in American Higher Education.” It’s obvious who the brains behind this overreach are.
Micromanagement on this level is almost unprecedented, and protests in favor of academic freedom have gone largely ignored by both the media and politicians. Some Palestinian advocacy groups are rightly criticizing conservatives who claim to be for intellectual freedom as hypocrites, since most of them are supporting this brazen move by “big government” to stifle free speech.
Trump’s top donor, Sheldon Adelson, has made combating criticism and boycotts of Israel on college campuses one of his top priorities. He founded the Maccabee Task Force, named after rebels who ruthlessly slaughtered Hellenists that tried to introduce Western culture to the Jewish subjects of Antiochus IV. The task force is dedicated to paying people to agitate and advocate in favor of Israel on the quad. Clearly, this move is Trump’s favor to top financial backers like Adelson, Paul Singer, and Bernie Marcus.
Jews Are Now A Race
Trump’s executive order is reported to do two things: first, reclassify criticism of Israel and Zionism as anti-Semitism, and two, categorize Jews as a non-white race. This will effectively turn expressing negative sentiments towards Israel on college campuses into a hate crime.
Contrary to Paul Krugman’s claim that American Jews are true-believing and selfless “liberals,” 95% of Jews support Israel – one of the only countries in the world with codified apartheid and anti-miscegenation laws. Jewish theatrics about anti-racism, humanism and their well-documented role as spearheads for anti-social liberal maximalism is clearly distinct and conditional compared to bourgeois white liberal self-loathing.
Some Jews however are expressing a degree of discomfort with Trump’s new edict, as the high profile of this controversial law will make it difficult for Jews to blend in as “fellow whites.”
Federal courts have already clarified that Jews are indeed a separate and distinct non-white race protected by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In 2018, a private Baptist school was defeated in a lawsuit by a Jewish employee, who claimed the Christian administrator’s decision to not hire a practitioner of Judaism amounted to illegal racism. US magistrate Mark Hornsby found that private Christian schools must hire “qualified” Jewish applicants and not doing so was the equivalent of refusing to hire blacks. It goes without saying that a non-Jew making the same claim when a Yeshiva school doesn’t hire him for cultural and religious incompatibility would be laughed out of court.
Both “liberal” and “conservative” Jews are happy, if a little nervous, with this new law. Many Democrats like Ted Deutsch and Jerrold Nadler have tried to pass similar laws in the past.
While Jews will be granted special privileges, white students will continue to be up the creek without a paddle. Courses like “Angry White Male Studies” and “Problematizing Whiteness” will continue to personally racially abuse white students in an institutional fashion, Jews are very comfortable with that.
The most powerful and wealthy ethnic group in the world being legally treated as a delicate and helpless minority is exactly what it looks like: an act of plutocratic tyranny meant to protect Jewish privilege and foreign policy interests from scrutiny.
France’s Emmanuel Macron recently was able to narrowly pass a similar law. In his country, expressing “anti-Semitic” political views is already prosecuted as a crime, so now “anti-Zionism” will be treated in the same fashion.
The public at large is not asking for this legislation, and while Trump’s executive order can technically be reversed there is no context in which a future Democrat or Republican president ever will. The timing here between two beleaguered leaders, Macron facing riots and Trump facing an intelligence coup, doing Jewish kingmakers favors is a reliable insurance policy. They see the erosion of goyim rights to talk back to Jews on any topic as a way to get the press and rival political entities called back.
But more thoughtful Zionists are right to be ambivalent about this broader visibility as a force of oppression. Every student of the Jews either grows to despise them or expects them to pay him. Can they afford to pay off hundreds of millions of Americans?