“You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”
— Joseph Welch to Senator Joseph McCarthy, April 1954.
2 Zionist students at Santa Barbara notified the Zionist ADL and their Zionist administrators at UC Santa Barbara that one of their professors had broken the silence imposed by Zionists on non-conservative academics.
With the support of the ADL, the UC Santa Barbara administration moved to indict and fire well-respected political sociologist William Robinson for showing students documents indicating that some Jewish people see the Jewish attacks on Gaza as wrong.
According to the 2 students, the ADL and UC Santa Barbara, exposing students to such non-Zionist points of view constitutes an assault on Jewish people.
Read about this instance of the broader Zionist campaign against academic freedom and free speech in the US at the Committee to Defend Academic Freedom at UCSB site.
The academic freedom defense committee has on their website a petition to sign, and a letter template if you will write the Chancellor of UC Santa Barbara Henry Yang: firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Dana Cloud’s “The McCarthyism that Horowitz Built”: “John Wilson, founder of the Institute for College Freedom, explained, ‘The Right lost so badly (in the last US election) that its representatives are looking for easy targets. They see the campus as a place where they can retrench.'”
Raging from the confluent interests of belligerent conservative social movement actors and the decadent layer cake of American academic administrators, the well-funded, sweeping campaign of intimidating, threatening, and punishing wage-dependent scholars and experts has been effective. It has fostered a degrading culture of fear, distrust, dread, silence, frustration, and alienation in education. It has kept administrators in McMansions and SUVs. It has kept America on the war leash.
This market-totalitarianism is the same intolerant and intolerable anti-Enlightenment corruption that has laid waste to US society through neocon political warfare over these past decades. Professors have got to form unions, cut down overpaid administration positions, make administrators work for education and not vice versa, valorize scholarship and citizenship in our society, and chop off the corrosive, controlling tentacles of bellicose political interests.
My “liberal” Jewish friends inform me that it is not politically acceptable to use the word “Zionist” to refer to organized political campaigns to stifle critique of right-wing Israeli military and political aggression and to harass and disenfranchise anyone circulating critiques of such a conservative bloc and its policies, even if those critiques are from the non-right wing portion of Israel. Hmmm. Perhaps we should just use the term “Masada Complexoids” or “Likud Lobby”. These Jewish Democrats recommend having no language to communicate this empirical phenomenon. Hmmm. Perhaps they’re trying to indicate that there’s no distinction to be made between neocon and liberal American Jews?