In a stunning display of victimhood, Rashida Tlaib and her fellow Hamas apologists and anti-Semites have the audacity to claim they’ve been wronged over the past two weeks. These individuals thrive on playing the victim card and are incapable of engaging in any meaningful argument. So it comes as no surprise that they would twist the narrative to make themselves the victims rather than the perpetrators of their own moral disgrace.
But hold onto your hats, folks, because it gets even more ridiculous. Apparently, some Harvard students who shamelessly signed a statement justifying terrorism are now whining about being bullied. Yes, you heard that right. These privileged Ivy League students, who willingly aligned themselves with terrorism, are seeking sympathy and financial donations to support their mental well-being. I can’t help but wonder if they ever stopped to think about the victims of the very violence they’re justifying.
The hardcore Left has spent years contorting the definition of “violence” to suit their agenda. They have expanded its meaning to encompass anything they dislike, while conveniently ignoring actual physical violence that aligns with their ideology. It’s no wonder they can’t distinguish between lost job opportunities and real violence. This kind of brain rot is rampant on college campuses, which is why major donors are starting to think twice about where their money goes and employers are becoming wary of hiring individuals with even a hint of neutrality towards the murder of Jews. Can you blame them?
Cancel culture has run amok, and I’ve been a vocal critic of its excesses. Accountability for one’s words and actions is important, but the left has lowered the bar to an absurd degree. They weaponize words and thoughts against their political adversaries, labeling any disagreement as “hate speech” or an “ism” in their efforts to suppress alternative viewpoints. While some cancelations are unjust and disproportionate, there are sentiments and statements that should rightfully be deemed as beyond the pale. Celebrating the slaughter of Jews falls into that category.
NYU Law Students Say Classmate Losing Job Offer Over Pro-Hamas Statement Is 'Violence' https://t.co/0IxSQsq0O1
— Christina Hoff Sommers (@CHSommers) October 18, 2023
Nuance and grace have their place when considering consequences for speech, but the idea that there should be no consequences, ever, is simply unreasonable. Especially when it’s coming from the very proponents of cancel culture. It’s entirely fair for employers to pass on hiring someone who openly justifies terrorism. We’re not talking about ruining someone’s life over a silly teenage tweet or a harmless joke. We’re talking about choosing not to bring individuals like this into a company that values its Jewish employees. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
Now, some argue that college students should have leeway to behave foolishly without those choices haunting them forever. Generally, I agree. I believe in eventual redemption and forgiveness, even for the horrifying things we witness in academia today. But let’s not overlook the fact that academia itself is part of the problem. It’s the adults, the faculty members, who wrote those egregious justifications for terrorism in the first place. If we want to address the root of the issue, maybe we should start there.
So, in conclusion, let’s not be fooled by the cries of victimhood from those who support terrorism and harbor anti-Semitic views. Their claims of being wronged are nothing more than an attempt to deflect from their own moral bankruptcy. It’s time to stand firm against the manipulation and fight for truth, justice, and a society that doesn’t enable the celebration of violence.