Friday, May 24, 2024

  • Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Elder of Ziyon
The Intercept has an article about academics who lost their jobs because, they claim, of their support for Palestinians or their criticism of Israel. They are never antisemitic, never hateful, never let go for any valid cause, according to the article.

Here's one of their examples:

“I was fired after 18 years as a professor of Latin American and Caribbean studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice,” Danny Shaw said. He was told last month by administrators at the college, which is part of the public City University of New York system, that he would not be reappointed to his longtime adjunct position. Shaw’s colleagues had moved to reappoint him but were overruled by John Jay President Karol Mason, according to an open letter from the economics department.

On his X account in mid-October, in the wake of stridently bellicose remarks from Israeli officials, Shaw wrote in a now-deleted post that Zionism “is beyond a mental illness; it’s a genocidal disease.” The target was unambiguously Zionist ideology and its adherents, not Jews for being Jewish. The speech is also clearly within the bounds of First Amendment protections. It was, of course, decried as antisemitic.
Let's see what Shaw actually wrote:

“These Zi^nists are straight Babylon swine. We need to protest their neighborhoods...Why are you racist arrogant bullies?...Zionism is beyond a mental illness; it’s genocidal disease."

Three of the four sentences are reprehensible lies, but are quite within the bounds of free speech. 

The second sentence, however, cannot be read as anything other than incitement to harass Jews. What else could a Zionist neighborhood be? Do Republicans protest random Democratic neighborhoods, or vice versa, without a specific person or organization in mind? The only time I can recall a demonstration at a neighborhood itself was the neo-Nazis marching in Skokie, Illinois in 1977.

I'm a little less clear ont he "Babylon swine" reference, but since Jew were exiled to Babylon, it doesn't seem to be referring to anyone but Jews.

And then you can add a little more context to see if Shaw means "Jews" when he says "Zionists." As the ADL reports, and no one I can see denies,
At a Sunday, October 15, 2023, rally, Shaw reportedly shouted, “Zionism is a trap. Go back to your true history. Go back to Yiddish land!"
The guy is an antisemite, full stop.

Now, was he "fired"? No. His contract was not renewed. Just as would happen if an adjunct professor was heard saying and writing pro-slavery statements. The First amendment has nothing to do with it. It is not a freedom of speech issue - a college ha the right not to renew a contract for any reason or no reason whatsoever. Here, the reason is clear: Shaw is a disgusting, hateful bigot who should not be in a position to teach or influence students. 

And The Intercept is whitewashing his antisemitism and incitement to violence.

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