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Don’t Take Any Guff From These Swine …

Supporters of Israel gather in solidarity with Israel and protest against antisemitism, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian terror group Hamas, during a rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC, Nov. 14, 2023. Photo: REUTERS/Leah Millis – “Don’t take any guff from these swine,” Hunter S. Thompson used to say, and not without reason. The legendary gonzo journalist found himself constantly confronted with the appalling. The savage heart of the American dream prompted him to “make a beast of himself to escape the pain of being a man.” If only out of instinctual defiance, he refused to take guff from anyone.

American Jews need not make beasts of themselves, but it is time for them to heed Thompson’s advice. They should no longer take any guff from these swine. I refer, of course, to the swine who have infested many of America’s most unjustly revered institutions of higher learning. There, Sus scrofa domesticus have constructed a filth-ridden sty from which they spew antisemitism; advocate genocide; render normal university life impossible; force other students to study online; and abuse, bully and physically assault Jews and anyone else who dares dissent from their fetid ideology.

The swine want, of course, the consummation of the world’s oldest hatred: What Louis-Ferdinand Céline charmingly referred to as “a pile of a million dead stinking Yids.”

Céline also asserted that this stinking pile was “not worth the life of a single Aryan.” The adults in the room appear to agree. Those who should and almost certainly do know better have been remarkably sanguine about having their institutions infested with Scrofa domesticus. Even President Joe Biden, in whom so many Jews put their trust and their vote, seemed content to channel his predecessor’s famous “very fine people on both sides” admonition on the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. For Biden and most of his Democratic colleagues, it appears, some Nazis are more condemnable than others.

As for the high rollers of academia, who suddenly find themselves presiding over a sty rather than a school, even this small measure of equivocation is out of fashion. Faculty happily jump into the wallow while administrators either collaborate or—as is common in catamites—bend the knee and simply look away. That everything the swine are doing violates these institutions’ alleged codes of conduct as well as numerous laws is irrelevant to those who know better. That they could end the scatologic orgy tomorrow through mass arrests and expulsions is unthinkable. They are too sympathetic with or too terrified of the sows.

To what quarter, then, may American Jews turn? The obvious answer would be to their communal leadership. Unfortunately, as I know from the many who have contacted me, this only evokes a sense of total despair—and quite rightfully so. The warning signs that the swine were gathering have been there for a quarter-century. The red flags were so plentiful that only the willfully blind could fail to see them. But the American Jewish leadership chose to be blind. They either did nothing or were so ineffective they might as well have done nothing. They had a chance to contain the thing before it became impossible to contain, but they chose not to.

The reasons for this dereliction are legion and will be fully understood only in the light of history. Certainly, the nepotistic gerontocracy that rules the major Jewish organizations was woefully unprepared to deal with a grassroots neo-Nazism arising from the political left and the Muslim community. These leaders often enjoyed seven-figure salaries and flattering political connections they did not wish to jeopardize by rocking the boat. Many are graduates of the very institutions from which the swine have now come wriggling forth. Perhaps it was a simple failure of nerve. They lacked the strength necessary to face unpleasant facts.

Right now, however, the failure of American Jewish leaders is clearly manifest. That failure squeals and snorts and wallows right before our eyes. American Jews should have no illusions about what this means: They are more or less on their own, abandoned by many of their political allies, bereft of effective leadership, and lacking the means for basic communal self-defense. And it is only a matter of time before the swine burst forth from the campuses into the broader Jewish community, wreaking bloody mayhem wherever they can.

Some I have spoken to believe that the answer lies in the formation of a new organization or organizations dedicated to active self-defense of the Jewish community and a more militant and radical resistance to antisemitism. This is a fine idea, but such organizations will take time to build and the problem is immediate. American Jews must use the tools they have.

The major organizations are there and still have enormous political, financial and organizational resources to draw on. Overnight, they could organize an effective counter-protest movement and a nationwide Jewish self-defense force. They could hold the relevant institutions’ feet to the political, cultural and financial fire. They have chosen not to. The imperative of the moment is to force them to do so.

This will only happen if the American Jewish community demands it. The major organizations should be deluged with emails and phone calls. Donors should threaten to withhold their money. Denunciations should be issued from the pulpit, in the media, and even in quotidian personal interactions.

In all of them, there should be not just recrimination but an absolute and irrevocable demand: Don’t take any guff from these swine. Stop indulging Scrofa domesticus with the excuse of free speech and assembly, when neither of those rights protects organized violence, genocidal incitement and systematic lawbreaking. Stop pussyfooting around your treasured political allies and threaten them with a total cessation of Jewish support if they don’t take effective action. Stop indulging in nostalgia for your alma mater and admit that these institutions willfully permitted their swine to micturate on everything you believe in.

Above all, end your silence. Speak up, speak out, denounce, demand. Be angry, be uncompromising, make it plain, make them listen. Don’t take any guff from these swine. You still have the power to do so, though you will not have it for long if the swine get their way. If American Jewish life becomes impossible, it will be as bad for you as for the rest of your beleaguered community. Act.

You have a chance now, perhaps for the last time, to redeem yourselves. Take it. If you cannot or will not do so, please step aside to make way for those who will.

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University of Toronto seeks injunction to end protest encampment over ‘harmful, discriminatory’ speech outlined in court filing

The University of Toronto is now seeking a court injunction to put and end to the encampment in King’s College Circle after the 8 a.m. deadline passed Monday morning—while unionized workers joined students, faculty and other protesters at a rainy morning rally. Shortly after the ultimatum hour, the university announced in a statement from UofT […]

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Monday morning saw the Toronto community and politicians showing support for the Chabad girls’ school struck by weekend gunfire

Mayor Olivia Chow was among those who addressed the crowd.

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‘A Call for Genocide’: South African Jews Blast Country’s President for Chanting ‘From the River to the Sea’

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Chatsworth, South Africa, May 18, 2024. Photo: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

South African Jewish leaders castigated their country’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, for what they described as him calling for a “genocide” against Jews in Israel over the weekend.

Ramaphosa was speaking at an election rally in Johannesburg on Saturday when he deviated from his prepared speech to lead the crowd in in a chant of “From the River to the Sea, Palestine shall be free” — a popular slogan among anti-Israel activists that has been widely interpreted as a call for the destruction of the Jewish state, which is located between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

The address took place at FNB Stadium, where South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) held its final rally before South African elections on Wednesday. According to Politicsweb, a news website focused on South Africa, a call for the release of the “hostages held in Gaza” who Hamas terrorists kidnapped from southern Israel on Oct. 7 appeared in Ramaphosa’s prepared remarks but not in his final speech.

The South African Jewish community lambasted Ramaphosa for his remarks in a statement shared with The Algemeiner, expressing “its revulsion at the introduction of a call to exterminate Jews from their homeland” by the president.

“The president of the ruling ANC party and the head of state of a democratic country has called for the elimination of the only Jewish state in the culmination of the ANC president’s election speech made to thousands of ANC members and on national television,” said Wendy Kahn, national director of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD). “He uses the populist slogan ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be Free,’ which is widely regarded as a call to genocide of the Jewish people. The call to remove all Jews from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea equates to removing all Jews from Israel.”

Kahn compared the slogan with Hamas’ goal to “see Israel as ‘Judenfrei,’ or Jew free,” before noting that such an endpoint contradicts the South African government’s stated policy of supporting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“The chanting of this slogan by a head of state of a government that recurrently tries to express their commitment to a ‘two-state Solution’ as their policy on Israel and Palestine is hypocritical to the full,” the SAJBD said. “How does a sitting president reject his own government and own party’s international relations policy? This reconfirms our understanding that President Ramaphosa and his government are not looking for a peaceful solution to the tragic conflict, but rather to cause discord among fellow South Africans against its Jewish community.”

Kahn added, “The president’s contempt for South African Jewry is evident in this unscripted outburst at the rally which amounts to nothing more than Jew hatred. The SAJBD is reviewing its options for holding the president accountable for these hateful words.”

South Africa’s ANC government has been one of the harshest critics of Israel since Oct. 7, when Hamas terrorists launched the ongoing war in Gaza with their invasion of and massacre across southern Israeli communities.

South Africa temporarily withdrew its diplomats from Israel and shuttered its embassy in Tel Aviv shortly after the Oct. 7 Hamas pogrom, saying that the Pretoria government was “extremely concerned at the continued killing of children and innocent civilians” in Gaza.

In December, South Africa hosted two Hamas officials who attended a government-sponsored conference in solidarity with the Palestinians. One of the officials had been sanctioned by the US government for his role with the terrorist organization.

Earlier this month, members of South Africa’s Jewish community protested Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor’s recent call for students and university leaders to intensify the anti-Israel demonstrations that have engulfed college campuses across the US.

In January, the South African government failed in its bid to argue before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Israel’s defensive war in Gaza constituted a “genocide.” However, the top UN court last week ordered Israel to halt its military operations against the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. The emergency ruling was part of South Africa’s ongoing case at the ICJ.

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