Steve Wenick

Unbridled antisemitism on campus

Israel was attacked in the most barbaric ways by Hamas: beheadings, burning alive of babies and children, rape of women, murder of the elderly, and the seizing 230 hostages. The support for their crimes against humanity on many college campuses has been shocking.

I am alarmed and distressed by the values with which our college youth have been indoctrinated. They call for ‘safe space’ and want protection from ‘triggers’ and micro-aggressions yet applaud the most barbaric and savage acts not witnessed since the Holocaust. What these students and their professors support runs counter the Judeo-Christian code of ethics upon which this great nation was founded.

The explosion of unbridled antisemitism, despite Hamas’ massacre of babies, women and the elderly, proves that people have the ability to rationalize anything. History teaches that when a society considers evil as good and good as evil, it is heading down the path of its own destruction. Unfortunately, the moral inversion we are witnessing today on our college campuses, if unchecked, could mark the first steps to our own demise.

I cannot fathom anyone cheering Hamas in light of the proof of atrocities it committed against Israel’s civilian population. But fortunately the packs of terrorist supporters represent less than 1% of the population in the United States. Like an empty barrel, those haters make the most noise, but the silent majority has begun to stir and the genocidal discordant calls for the eradication of Israel, will be relegated to a faint whisper.

About the Author
Since retiring from IBM Steve Wenick has served as a freelance book reviewer for HarperCollins Publishing and Simon & Schuster. His reviews and articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Algemeiner, Jerusalem Online, Philadelphia Inquirer, Attitudes Magazine, and The Jewish Voice of Southern New Jersey. Steve and his wife are residents of Voorhees, New Jersey.
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