You know that old quote…
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
America’s radical progressive left has skipped right to the third line in that quote, and is on a trajectory that can only end horrifically.
Today’s installment of Progressive bigotry comes from a community college in New York, part of the very well known CUNY network.
From the article:
Each time I walk into my office at Kingsborough Community College, I draw inspiration from a picture of my father, Leon Goldstein, the school’s president for 29 years and the man who built the college’s modern-day campus.
Yet in recent months, anti-Semites turned my father’s photo from a source of inspiration into a symbol of destruction. The vandalism marked the start of a systematic and pernicious campaign in which I have been targeted and harassed because of who I am and what I believe.
I’ve worked at Kingsborough for 20 years, and within the City University of New York network for 30 years. The anti-Semitic vandalism and death threat perpetrated outside my office this past February was unlike anything I’ve experienced before.
The reason for their attack? I’m Jewish, politically conservative and I believe in Zionism, the civil rights movement of the Jewish people.
The modern American left is vile, and liberal Jews need to take ownership of this situation. As it is, liberal Jews are complicit in the persecution of conservative Jews. It’s THEIR progressive movement that’s leading the most anti-Semitic wave this country has seen since the 1930’s when NAZI’s held rallies.
Silence is consent, and liberal Jews are as quiet as church mice right now. Sure, they complain about Ilhan Omar’s blatant anti-semitism when it makes a public appearance, but not many calls demanding an examination of the political culture that nurtures and empowers bigots like her, and like the vile anti-semites currently populating America’s campuses. Please start making noise soon, before it’s too late to stop this cancer of bigotry.
Sadly, such discrimination against Jews isn’t limited to Kingsborough or CUNY. Other high-profile incidents of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism on campuses include University of Michigan, UCLA, Stanford University, Tufts and Connecticut College. The list goes on and on.