Racist too strong to describe the DePaul students, faculty and others who demand that the Chicago university rid itself of any investments connected to Israel?
No. Because if these morons were more interested in human rights violations than in advancing their anti-Isreal (i.e. anti-Semitic) campaign, they would also have the university dump any investments in the entire, friggin' Middle East. Where the human rights violations carried out against all humanity by a insane branch of Islam are more common and widespread.
To get a well-stated and more detailed explanation of the hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness of all this I'd suggest you read a Chicago Tribune op-ed by Nicholas G. Hahn III, ("Tolerance' at DePaul? No, it's bullying," May 28) who states the case better than I could.
I don't defend the violations that Israel has committed (and if you doubt that, you should check out my old columns at the Chicago Sun-Times when I was about the only commentator in town who strongly defended the Palestinians.) But the sins of one side don't justify the sins of the other, and we're all sinners. It's the blind one-sidedness of DePaul Divests that is so galling.
What should get everyone riled is that this kind of assault against discourse and intellectual pursuits was be conducted at DePaul, or any university. Someone in the administration should have told these assholes from the start: "Go ahead with your nutty referendum, but we run this university and if you think that it will have any affect on how we raise money for the greater good of the university community, think again."
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