Jewish Academics - With Such Friends We Need No Enemies
It was once the pride of the academic world that professors and scholars, teachers and students, remove themselves from the passions of everyday life and search for the truth wherever it may lead them.
That effort took many centuries. Even as late as 1600 Giordano Bruno was “burnt at the stake”, that is, murdered because he asserted the “heretical” view that the universe is infinite. A similar fate was inflicted on Tomaso Campanella while the great Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), the father of physics, was forced to recant his support for the Copernican world view to the effect that the earth travels around the sun. In that same century, Baruch Spinoza and Uriel da Costa were excommunicated from the Jewish community in 1656 for holding unorthodox views.
numerous others were also so treated although the English and French
enlightenment of the 17th and 18th century laid the
groundwork for the American and French revolutions and the freedom of inquiry,
discussion and publication which we in this country enjoy.
is therefore most disappointing that professors with Jewish sounding names, the
grandchildren of Jewish immigrants, are now in the forefront of those who seek
to banish freedom of speech from the academy and insert into our campuses a view
of the world sometimes called “politically correct”.
to the “liberals”, as these members of the thought police like to call
themselves, Israel is always wrong and the enemies of the Jewish people are
always right. For example, the brutal bombing of the World Trade Center is not
called a terrorist act by the Middle East Studies Association. That association
of so-called middle east scholars has a Jewish president. That is, the president
has a Jewish name.
to that Jewish led organization the “background” of the killers of September
11 must be understood. The association is also “deeply concerned” regarding
the civil rights of Muslims and Arabs. Not one word of condolences for the
Israeli citizens murdered by terrorists every day. Instead the association urges
the study of Islam and Arabic culture. The association worries about
“misguided” retaliation and seeks to downplay this act of war by calling it
a crime by a few criminals. The truth that almost all of the criminals are Saudi
citizens supported by the Saudi government is not mentioned. The “innocent”
people of the Middle East are the concern of the so-called scholars of the
Middle East Studies Association. The Jewish victims of Palestinian terror are of
course not even mentioned.
sentiments are expressed by numerous other Middle East academics, none of whom
have any regard for the lives of Jews or for Israel to exist.
light of the “politically correct” stance taken by the “liberal” i.e.
Jewish academics all over our universities such conduct is not surprising. Of
course the Arabs and their friends in our universities are only too happy to
find academics with Jewish names who echo their propaganda. That, of course,
does not make the Arabs and their allies friends of these so-called Jews. To
Arabs, all Jews are the same, including their sympathizers. To the Arabs and
their friends we all belong in the gas ovens, including the spineless cowards of
the Jewish left.
One of the dogmas of the “politically correct”
crowd in our universities is the view that
all of Western Civilization is corrupt, racist and unnecessary. It was this
hatred of Western culture which led the faculty at Yale University to reject a
$20 million donation by Texas billionaire Lee Bass, who sought to establish a
course in Western Civilization at his alma mater (nourishing mother).
lunacies have occurred on other campuses. In the forefront of such repression
are numerous “intellectuals” with Jewish names. These “liberals” bleed
for every cause but the Jewish cause. These “liberals” rush to the
barricades for all the “oppressed” of this world including oil rich Arabs.
They never find reason to support Jewish survival. “Liberals” of all
stripes, and in particular “liberals” with Jewish sounding names, find every
virtue in every “cause” except the National Liberation Movement of the
Jewish people called Zionism. To them Zionism is a dirty word. To those of us
who are proud to be Jews Zionism is the most honorable cause which we can
support. The Talmud teaches that “The Messiah will not come to redeem Israel
until all Jews stand united in a single fellowship.” This means that just as
Hashem is One so must we be one. Let us hope that those who are the descendants
of Jews will yet recognize that submission to bigots in the name of
“liberalism” leads only to disaster, even for them. Meanwhile, we who are
committed to Jewish survival will continue to speak up for the right of Israel
to live and for the right of every Jew to say so loud and clear, now and always,