Top politicians in the U.S.—in an attempt to win over pro-Israel voters and rich campaign donors—have spoken out against colleges that allow freedom of thought vis-à-vis Israel’s devastating rampage in Gaza and have been pitching ways to sufficiently punish these institutions.
The New York Times reported one incident at George Washington University. Student protesters, unhappy with Israel’s deadly response to the 7 October invasion by Hamas, used campus buildings to project messages like: “Glory to Our Martyrs,” and “Divestment from Zionist Genocide Now.”
Sen Tim Scott, R-S.C., took to X, and addressed the protest. He said if these were actions taken by foreign nationals, they should be immediately deported.
“If college coddles them, revoke their taxpayer funding. We must stand up against this evil anti-Semitism everywhere we see it—especially on elite college campuses,” he posted.
TRENDPOST: We are living through a dark period of American history where college students are being doxxed and destroyed by billionaire thugs like Bill Ackman if they speak out against Gaza genocide. College presidents are forced to choose what’s more important: the billionaire checks, or freedom of speech. (See “PROMOTE ISRAELI PROPAGANDA OR ELSE: ONLY ONE SIDE PERMITTED DURING ISRAEL WAR” 24 Oct 2023, “BBC NEWS HOST: U.S. BACKS ISRAEL BECAUSE OF ‘JEWISH WEALTH’” 24 Oct 2023, and “UNIVERSITIES THAT ALLOW FREE SPEECH LOSE MILLIONS FROM PRO-ISRAEL DONORS” 24 Oct 2023.)
It is also worth pointing out that pro-Israeli Americans have been posting “Missing” posters up in public spaces and anyone who removes them is filmed and posted on social media as though they helped plan the Hamas attack.
Before the 7 October attack by Hamas, Israel had locked up some 5,200 Palestinians in prisons. Since the attack, it is reported by Al Jazeera that Israel has locked up over 5,000 more Palestinians, bringing the number to over 10,000 in two weeks without being charged with a crime. Why aren’t they considered hostages?
Why aren’t their images being posted across the U.S.?
Most were taken from their families during nighttime raids.
The reality in the U.S. is that nobody cares about them.
TREND FORECAST: Whether it’s the COVID War, Ukraine War, Israel War etc., censorship is the way of the Western world whose politicians launch wars that slaughter people across the planet in the name of bringing “Freedom and Democracy”:
● “MEDIA CENSORSHIP TREND TO ESCALATE” (19 Sep 2018)
● “CENSORSHIP 2019” (11 Dec 2018)
● “U.S. MEDIA CENSORSHIP” (21 Jan 2020)
● “FACEBOOK: FU, WE’LL TELL YOU” (6 Oct 2020)
● “URGENT NOTICE TO READERS” (20 Oct 2020)
● “ALL THE PRESIDENT’S APPS: TECH COUP 2021” (19 Jan 2021)
● “U.S. GOVERNMENT CROSSING THE CONSTITUTIONAL LINE” (23 Feb 2021)
● “CONGRESS PRESSURES BIG TECH TO CENSOR EVEN MORE” (30 Mar 2021)
● “GAINING FREEDOM FROM THE TECHNOCRACY” (20 Jul 2021)
● “GOVERNMENT: FREE SPEECH IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH” (21 Sep 2021)
● “GOOGLE CENSORSHIP: DON’T DOUBT CLIMATE CHANGE” (12 Oct 2021)
● “BIDEN PUSHES FOR MORE CENSORSHIP” (20 Sep 2022)
● “THIS WEEK IN SURVEILLANCE” (20 Jun 2023)
● “THIS WEEK IN SURVEILLANCE” (11 Jul 2023)
The Times noted that the same Republicans who are calling for schools to be defunded for insensitive speech, were the same ones who criticized these schools of being too “woke” and afraid to listen to opposing perspectives.
Scott, the paper noted, was behind a 2021 Senate resolution that urged colleges to “facilitate and recommit themselves to protecting the free and open exchange of ideas.”
Scott is running for president in 2024. The paper said it reached out to his campaign for comments about where he draws the line as to what should be protected speech and unprotected speech. His campaign called it a “fine line.”
The Times noted that Vivek Ramaswamy was the only 2024 candidate to speak out against punishing schools “for anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian statements.”
“Colleges are spaces for students to experiment with ideas & sometimes kids join clubs that endorse boneheadedly wrong ideas,” he posted on X, in response to Harvard students calling for Israel to be held responsible for the violence.
TRENDPOST: Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Republican, was criticized by Ramaswamy after he called for state colleges to ban pro-Palestinian groups from campuses, and insisted that it was not “cancel culture” run amok.
Last week, he called for Students for Justice in Palestine to be shut down after the national group called for demonstrations in support of Palestinian resistance. The group called the 7 October attack a “surprise operation against the Zionist enemy,” and a “historic win for the Palestinian resistance.”
DeSantis told NBC News on Sunday that the group does not just stand in solidarity… “They are part of this Hamas movement.”
“You have a right to go out and demonstrate, but you can’t provide material support to terrorism. They’ve linked themselves to Hamas. And so we absolutely decertified them. They should not get one red cent of taxpayer dollars,” he said.
Ramaswamy posted on X: “It’s unconstitutional. It’s utter hypocrisy for someone who railed against left-wing cancel culture.”
As we have noted, especially with DeSantis who is running for president, it’s all about getting Jewish votes and Jewish money… called campaign contributions.