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Tishrei 14, 5768, 9/26/2007
Noam Chomsky, the discredited linguistics professor at MIT, is one of the worst anti-Semites on earth. Son of a Jewish Hebrew teacher, Chomsky is a dogmatic Stalinist who hates Jews, Israel and the United States. He considers the United States a worse regime than Nazi Germany. He is closely associated with Holocaust Deniers and wrote the sycophantic introduction to a book promoting Holocaust Denial by Robert Faurrison, a French Holocaust Denier. He endorses terror attacks against Jews. He leads the campaign of support for Neo-Nazi Norman Finkelstein. He was the main apologist within the United States for the Khmer Rouge regime of Pol Pot while it was committing genocide against its own citizens. So naturally he was given a royal reception when cordially hosted a few years back by Ben Gurion University.
By the way, this is hardly the world's most pressing matter, but I really resented the fact that the Jewish girl in the Gilmore Girls TV series has a poster of Noam Chomsky on the wall of her dorm room. No - it is not a show I ordinarily watch, but when I am on a treadmill in the gym I look for TV shows to watch that do not require deep thought because my brain is not getting much oxygen. (Of course many professors in Israel have brains that NEVER get any oxygen!)
And in one of the episodes of Gilmore Girls assaulting me upon the treadmill, Paris (played by a Jewish actress), the neurotic Jewish girlfriend of the younger Gilmette, has a huge poster of the Chomsky on the wall of her dorm room. A neurotic Jewish coed having a pretentious name who likes arch-Stalinist anti-Semite Noam Chomsky? Talk about offensive ethnic stereotyping!
For more on this atrocity, see this.
Here is the dialogue from one episode of Gilmore Girls:
PARIS: I'm not alone.
Photo of Cambodians who no longer object to Chomsky's "theories" about politics and linguistics.
Tishrei 12, 5768, 9/24/2007
Ahmadinejad, you went too far this time for Bollinger!
But then Ahmadinejad goes and upsets the President of the university that long hosted Edward Said, the professor of terror, and is sometimes known as the Madrassa of the Upper West Side. Bro' Mahmoud had the temerity to diss the gays, and at Columbia U no less! What chutzpa! Suddenly in Bollinger’s opinion Ahmmadinejad becomes a "petty, cruel dictator." Well, okay, Bollinger actually called him that before Old Ahmad opined about the gays and the femmes. But let us keep in mind that Bollinger has a long history of toadying before Islamofascists. Just consider his cowardly behavior with regard to the non-firing of Joseph Massad.
When asked about gay folks in Iran, CNN reports: 'Asked about widely documented government abuse of women and homosexuals in his country, Ahmadinejad said, "We don't have homosexuals" in Iran. "I don't know who told you we had it," he said.' No Bahais either? Maybe even no women? (Beneath those black hoods are cross-dressers with moustaches!)
Oh dear. You realize what this means? This might actually alienate the leftist moonbats who so adore Iran, and disrupt the Axis of Evil that links leftism with Islamofascism! Tikkun Magazine and Meretz might be forced to renounce their sympathies for Iran.
Where will it lead?
Not in Ahmadinajed's back yard!
Tishrei 9, 5768, 9/21/2007
But ma'am, I do not WANT that done to me!
Madame Tamir is a great fan of the "Clitoridectomy."
I know this is really going to upset the Israeli Minister of Education. But the New York Times reported Sept. 20, 07 that there are people in Egypt opposed to female "circumcision," meaning female genital mutilation.
In Egypt the procedure is done under filthy conditions and sometimes results in the death of young girls (it is done to them when they are 13 years old). The Times reports: "A nationwide campaign to stop the practice has become one of the most powerful social movements in Egypt in decades, uniting an unlikely alliance of government forces, official religious leaders and street-level activists. Though Egypt's Health Ministry ordered an end to the practice in 1996, it allowed exceptions in cases of emergency, a loophole critics describe as so wide that it effectively rendered the ban meaningless. But now the government is trying to force a comprehensive ban."
The NY Times article gets more graphic from there, but I will spare you the details.
Now why will this news upset Israel's Minister of Education, Yuli Tamir, better known for introducing school programs in Arab schools that teach that Israel's very existence is a "Naqba" or catastrophe?
Madame Tamir is a great fan of the "Clitoridectomy." That word means what you think it means. Eleven years ago she published an article endorsing and defending the practice, and denouncing those narrow-minded Western racists who express disgust at it. The problem is not the "Clitoridectomy," insists Tamir in that article, but the intolerable denunciations of it by patriarchal bigoted women-hating Westerners who fail to respect the cultural practices of "The Other." For more citations from Tamir's rant, go to this web page.
You realize what this means? While Israel's relations with Egypt are not very good, once Tamir starts denouncing the Egyptians who criticize and oppose female genital mutilation, THAT will enrage Egypt and could even trigger a new all-out Middle East war!! True, Egypt got very angry, diplomatically-speaking, when Israeli comedian Eli Yatzpen made fun of President Mubarak on TV, but that is nothing! Egypt might attack Israel with missiles to force Tamir's removal if Israelis do not fire the educational airhead themselves!!
Tishrei 8, 5768, 9/20/2007
Above - UCI's new law dean and friend of the Corries.
Case in point. The University of California at Irvine (where I once taught) is opening a law school. The candidate for the First Dean at the School is one Erwin Chemerinsky, a left-leaning law professor fairly well known in academic law circles, especially for his politically correct activism. He is politically active in things like battling capital punishment and preventing action against illegal aliens. He is also mildly anti-Israel, although all but unknown as an Israel-basher when comparing him to his fame as a politically correct liberal activist. He represented the nutty Corrie family when they sued Caterpillar for their idiotic daughter's suicide on behalf of terrorism, and he is a member in an anti-Zionist Jewish leftist organization (Jewish Progressive Alliance). But all that is pretty tame by today's campus standards.
And especially by UCI standards. UCI has been the center for a growing plague of militant Islamofascist student organizations who make no secret of what they think should be done with the Jews. UCI also hosts the full-time anti-Israel propagandist, Tikkun member, and Finkelstein clone, Mark Levine, who spells his name LeVine to give himself fake Norman airs, and whom I call Mark La La Vine. See him here.
La La LeVine, too busy promoting jihad to get a haircut
Now, the UCI campus notwithstanding, Orange County, in which the campus sits, is a rightwing Republican place and not particularly Jewish and contains its share of conservative anti-Semites, some quite vocal. The local donors to UCI were not happy with the choice of Chemerinsky, not because of his pathetic campaign on behalf of the Corries but because they do not like his leftist political activism.
UCI's Chancellor then un-appointed Chemerinsky as Dean, but a few days later appointed him again. The Chancellor at UCI has never been very upset by the Bash-the-Jews activities on campus of the Islamofascists and jihadniks, refused to denounce anti-Semitic bigotry in a manner like Larry Summers, but was nervous about losing donations from conservative gentiles upset at what he says (see this ).
The Moonbatocracy is screaming that Chemerinsky is being targeted by the nefarious "Israel Lobby." I never know just what these critters mean when they scream about an "Israel Lobby" and I always suspect that they just mean moi. Be that as it may, everyone from the Finkelsteinians to the pro-terror Muzzlewatch.com kapos to Huffington to the Counterpunch pogromchiks, is blaming the demonic "Israel Lobby" for the controversy over Chemerinsky.
Tishrei 4, 5768, 9/16/2007
Bumper Sticker of the Week: Asad Thought he could Get a Little Nukkie
Above - new Syrian baby formula manufacturing facility donated to them by North Korea.
Statement by Israeli Professors for Human Rights and Justice:
We, the progressive professors for peace and human rights and justice, hereby condemn the barbaric Israeli attempt at preventing Syria from producing nuclear weapons of mass destruction. How dare those Olmert Likudniks violate Syrian sovereign air space and destroy the North Korean nuclear facilities Syria was developing for peaceful uses. After all, Israel has nukes so why should not Syria under Asad get them also? Fair is fair! It is not like he was really going to use them on the Jews or anything.
All lovers of peace must support the right of Syria and Iran to build nuclear facilities and accumulate lots of plutonium. It is the only way to deter Israeli aggression and prevent Jews from acting aggressively. It is nothing more than containment of Israeli colonialism and protest against settlement construction.
The Jews should defuse the situation by agreeing to live inside a peaceful unified Middle East, one in which they would have nothing to fear from Syrian nuclear weapons. Some might even be allowed to visit al-Quds after the One-State Solution is imposed. As for those American imperialists, we make no promises. As long as America is no more than a puppet of the Israel Lobby, occupying Iraq on behalf of Zionism, and controlled by Jewish neoconservatives, it remains unsafe from the weapons being developed by the oppressed masses of the progressive world.
That being the case, we demand that Israel immediately accept the suggestion already being made by Shimon Peres and Yossi Beilin, namely, that Israel compensate Syria at once for the senseless attack by its air force and give it replacement nuclear facilities. Once that is done, we have no doubt that Syria will open peace talks with the Zionist entity.
All we are saying is Give Peace and Asad a Chance!