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One down, two to go

University of Pennsylvania head quits amid anti-Semitism row
Liz Magill faced fierce backlash after refusing to say calling for the genocide of Jews constituted ‘harassment’

That’s the smirking gimp gone. We might think only two to go.

But that’s not, in fat, right. From hte Rabbi who resigned from Harvard’s antisemitism board:

Battling that combination of ideologies is the work of more than a committee or a single university. It is not going to be changed by hiring or firing a single person, or posting on X, or yelling at people who don’t post as you wish when you wish, as though posting is the summation of one’s moral character. This is the task of educating a generation, and also a vast unlearning.

It’s an Augean Stables job:

American academia – especially the elite colleges – is in the grip of a series of delusions of which antisemitism is only one. The generation’s grand task is to educate those delusions out and reality in. It is not easy, but it is necessary for our civilization to survive. After all, the purpose of those colleges is to educate our children, not mis-educate them. So, we’ve got to sort them out, put them back on the right track.

(That last is not the Rabbi. But it’s what he meant).

15 thoughts on “One down, two to go”

  1. This isn’t just a recent thing, is it? It’s intrinsic with universities. They’ve always prided themselves as being separate from the world outside them. Not being beholden to the checks & balances of that world. The dreaming spires bollox. The ideas but never the consequences. Why socialism has taken such a strong hold. All the theory but never the results of the practise.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    bis,

    They never bother to find out what happens to academics in revolutions and if they do hear about Mao’s Cultural Revolution or Pol Pot’s they’re deluded enough to think it will never happen to them.

  3. She could have made a strident defence of the principle of freedom of speech, especially at a university. But that’s neither what she said, nor what has been happening.

  4. Why does Harvard need an antisemitism board? Larry Summers and Mark Zuckerberg both went there, along with a yuge chunk of the most wealthy and influential Jews in the US.

    The place is so Jewish, you can toss a coin in and get free copper wire back. And the antisemitism board couldn’t even stop me from making that ancient joke.

    One of the main reasons Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard came to court is because Harvard (20% Jewish student population in a country that’s 2% Jewish) was discriminating against Asians in favour of “whites”.

    Harvard lost that case.

    Anyway, if they’ve now lost the student body and faculty (?) at Harvard, our friends are in deep shit, but it’s a world of shit and there’s plenty for us gentiles too. I wouldn’t be surprised if the next big TikTok trend is something vile against either Jews or Christians, feels like Satan started running things in 2020 and it’s all starting to hang out now.

    Progressives – yes, let’s call them that – created a monster out of a psychotic culture of critique (‘everything you and your entire civilisation have ever done is racist and evil’) and garbage immigration and now it’s trying to kill and eat them. The final destination of cancel culture is the pogrom or the camp, the logical terminus of liberal intolerance is the murder of their enemies.

    There’s a direct line of causality between Harvard alumnus Susan Sontag “the white race is the cancer of history” (amusingly, she later died of cancer), or Harvard professor Noel Ignatiev’s decades-long campaign to “abolish the white race”, and the current Mau Mauing of Jewish privilege by the little red guards who followed them.

    How do we get back to sanity, decency and goodness? Idk, but I wouldn’t start from here.

    Lionise the universities before they lionise us.

  5. Steve: ‘There’s a direct line of causality between Harvard alumnus Susan Sontag “the white race is the cancer of history” (amusingly, she later died of cancer), or Harvard professor Noel Ignatiev’s decades-long campaign to “abolish the white race”, and the current Mau Mauing of Jewish privilege by the little red guards who followed them.’

    I recently read Shikasta (pub. 1979) by Doris Lessing (born Taylor). I’d not read any of her books before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I’d understood she was a serious, distinguished novelist and winner of the Nobel prize.

    As for the book? It quite literally has no literary qualities. I don’t mean that pejoratively. Other than that, it read like an edition of Dur Sturmer reimagined by Priyamvada Gopal.

  6. Just amazing to me that the same people that were apoplectic about using the wrong noun or other hurty words don’t give a shit when someone is calling for genocide.

  7. “Hey, this Asian guy was at Harvard. He must be REALLY smart.Let’s hire him.”
    “Hmmm, this black guy went to Harvard. Was he a diversity? Let’s not hire him.”

    And so the law of unintended consequences kicks in.
    Unless the intended consequence is social division and rancour, of course…

    DEI must DIE.

  8. Dan TD – NB The Guardian gave the horrible old cow a tongue bath in her obituary. Always a sure sign.

    Reminds me of Margaret Atwood. Margaret Atwood is also a terrible writer with a comically foolish understanding of how the world works, and was feted for possessing the correct (i.e. idiotic) politics, right up till the trannies cancelled her for being too radfem.

    It usually surprises people on “the right” when they find out just how psychotically full of deranged, boiling hatred the Libs are.

    E.g. Just amazing to me that the same people that were apoplectic about using the wrong noun or other hurty words don’t give a shit when someone is calling for genocide.

    Calling for genocide – against peoples of European origin, of course – has been an “in” thing in radical chic circles for at least 50 years. ‘Antiracism’ has always had bad intentions towards white people baked in. They’re just no longer clever enough to disguise what they’re saying with academic bafflegab.

    That they also want to control what you’re allowed to say is not a contradiction.

  9. Yeah, I tried & failed Lessing. Only because the Conopus in Argus series got labelled SciFi. Which is often more correctly Speculative Fiction not Space Cowboys. The core of which is “What If?” But for “what if?”, you really need to start from something recognisable to “what if?”about. And I couldn’t see any way the societies she was positing could come about. There was no logical underlying consistency to them. They were just platforms her characters were acting on. Not worth the trouble of reading because there’s zero value in it. Written in the wrong direction. Her “world” was created to support her ideas.

  10. I’m slightly puzzled why the other white smirking gimp from MIT (obviously the Harvard gal is intersectionally secure in her job) has escaped calls for similar voluntary or involuntary defenestration.

    Unless of course MIT is engaging in some post-grad level gaslighting “Our president is Jewish so we can’t be institutionally antisemetic can we?”

  11. Went for a drink with a friend who is normally non-woke and rational and doesn’t trust the media, but even he was saying look at all the horrible things the Israelis are doing to the poor innocent Palestinians, was scary how biased it’s become that he’s captured by the narrative, the propaganda war has been very effective

  12. Dennis, Inconveniently Noting Reality

    And where does Liz Magill go from here? Back to Penn’s law school to teach.

    If you think her resignation changes anything other than Penn’s public relations efforts, I’ve got land in Florida to sell you.

  13. BLM and their groupies want to treat Palestinians as honorary blacks, and Israelis as honorary whites, because that makes their judgements so much easier. But put 5 Israelis and 5 Palestinians together in a room (with seriously armed guards, I’d assume), and I defy anyone from Europe or the US to pick out the Israelis. They’re racial first cousins.

  14. She’s not fully resigned, remains a tenured senior faculty member

    She and the other two should have been sacked

    @John
    The MIT board is backing their evil woman “We agree with her testimony”

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