Diversity, equity, inclusion. It was meant to restore balance, to right wrongs, to help the underprivileged. It was meant to bring to the world goodness, fairness, so that everyone can live in a world that is peaceful.
It seemed like a good idea. And it was tearing America apart. Critics felt that it’s wrong to discriminate against some in order to help others. And antisemitism seemed to be falling through the cracks, as many DEI officers in colleges felt that Jews are privileged white people, oppressors – and DEI was there to help the oppressed, not the oppressors.
The arguments and debates increased. Jews on college campuses were suffering. White Americans felt that they were being discriminated against. The Supreme Court ruled against certain affirmative action. In the general polarization that was happening in America between right and left, DEI became a prominent point of dissension.
So passions seethed. Division intensified. But it seemed like things were at a stalemate.
And then things exploded. Antisemitic protests supporting Hamas and condemning Jews soared on campuses. And at a congressional hearing, three presidents of prestigious universities couldn’t answer “yes” when asked if protestor calls for genocide would break university rules.
All of a sudden, everyone realized that the campuses had a huge problem. And many blamed DEI for promoting hatred against Jews.
The jury is still out. Some feel that DEI needs to be adjusted so that it protects Jews and others. Some feel that DEI is irredeemable and must be done away with. But whereas before things were just festering, now everyone realizes that there needs to be change.
It took the Jews, to do this. It took the Jews to save America from itself.
The story isn’t over yet. But eyes have opened, people are now waking up to the need to do something, to fix things.
Indeed, Jews are bringing much clarity to the world also in other cases, including the war against Hamas and other evils, as Israel teaches America and the world that evil must be eradicated.
Because sometimes, you need a judge to adjudicate, to provide clarity, to decide a proper approach to issues.
Perhaps current events are a fulfillment of the prophecy, “And saviours will rise on the mountain of Zion to judge the mountain of Seir (Esau – progenitor of Rome and Western civilization), and the Kingdom will be G-d’s.” (Ovadiah 1; 21)
Perhaps the complete Redemption with Moshiach is very close.