February 21, 2012

Ivy League Haters

Once again, the Ivy Leaguers raise their ugly heads, although this time, as numerous times before, it's Harvard (see below).

Yes, good ole Harvard, which is home, home of the loons; where the Jew-haters and Israel-bashers play; where seldom is heard an intelligent word (at least in matters of national security/foreign affairs); and Progressives spew venom all day....

This is not to make fun of Harvard's latest hate-fest – which you can read about below – but to point out that so-called "intellectuals" can be the biggest buffoons of them all. To quote a famous proverb: "Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men."

Simply put, don't be impressed by Harvard (or U Penn, Columbia or other Ivy League) credentials, as they have little to do with wisdom and smarts. Be more impressed by those who have the sense to call out these faux-intellectuals for what they are, i.e., haters & fools.  |  February 21, 2012

Harvard, Jew Haters, Motherhood and Israel

By Caroline Glick


I recently received an e-mail alert from CAMERA that my alma mater, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government is hosting a two-day conference which essentially begins with the proposition that Israel has no right to exist. This isn’t surprising. After all, the Kennedy School is home to my old professor Steve Walt. No one there batted a lash when he co-published his updated version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion with University of Chicago’s John Mearshimer.

Not only did Walt suffer no recrimination from his colleagues at Harvard when he first emerged a professional Jew basher.  He suffered no recrimination when he used the controversy surrounding his book into a means of transforming himself into a celebrity Israel basher.

As I wrote in my recent column about mainstreaming Jew hatred, Walt and Mearshimer’s book has enabled anti-Semites to emerge from under the rocks where they had been hiding and proudly announce that it is reasonable to discriminate against the Jewish people and side either actively or passively with those like the Iranian regime and the Sunni jihadists from Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood who openly call for the annihilation of the Jewish state and the Jewish people.

Two thoughts on the Harvard conference.

Consider the long list of “professors” who will be speaking at the conference.

My sense is that the reason the Holocaust was more successful in killing Jews on a genocidal scale than say the Russian czars’ pogroms is because the Holocaust was fuelled from above – from elitist anti-Semitism and elitist xenophobia. It wasn’t the feudal lords who  organized the murder machine. Those lords just let their Cossacks murder couple hundred Jews to get their bloodlust satisfied for the year. Most of the surviving Jews were permitted to pack their suitcases and run away.

The Holocaust was different. It wasn't the peasant class or their landed gentry lords that instigated the crime. And the Holocaust wasn't perpetrated principally to satisfy their taste for Jewish blood.

In the decades before the Holocaust, an evil wind blew through academia and other elite quarters throughout the Western world. The doctrines of race and eugenics became all the rage of the anointed intellectuals. Even an otherwise liberal thinker like Oliver Wendell Holmes was drawn to the fashionable concept of... more here


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