“President Trump plans to sign an executive order on Wednesday targeting what he sees as anti-Semitism on college campuses by threatening to withhold federal money from educational institutions that fail to combat discrimination, three administration officials said on Tuesday.
“The order will effectively interpret Judaism as a race or nationality, not just a religion, to prompt a federal law penalizing colleges and universities deemed to be shirking their responsibility to foster an open climate for minority students. In recent years, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions — or B.D.S. — movement against Israel has roiled some campuses, leaving some Jewish students feeling unwelcome or attacked.”
Allegedly, this was the work of Prznint Stupid’s Fratsputin, Jared Kushner. The idea is that it will allow the government to punish public entities for taking an anti-Israel stance. And you know, who better to attack than universities who are using their successful South Africa playbook to pressure Israel to stop their apartheid, anti-Palestinian policies?
Can’t wait to talk shit about Soda Stream and be arrested for anti-Semitism! ❤️
— Megan Amram (@meganamram) December 11, 2019
This is very alarming for many reasons, not the least of which is that it “others” American Jews; and there is always the element of anti-semitism about loyalty; Hair Füror even touched upon it at his disastrous meeting over the weekend:
Trump, speaking to the Israeli American Council: “We have to get the people of our country, of this country, to love Israel more … because you have people that are Jewish people, that are great people — they don’t love Israel enough. You know that.” pic.twitter.com/sruLxwC5vY
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 8, 2019
We can look at this proposed executive order as being yet another front of Hair Füror’s on-going fascism (and it certainly is) and we can ALSO see it as another sign that AIPAC owns The Chosen One (and it does). But no matter how you look at it, it is chilling.
When this era started, I re-read Isherwood’s The Berlin Stories to see if I could spot the moment that everyone should have gotten out; I never found it. But I have the same foreboding feeling right now.
— The 10 Grains of X-Mas (@Tengrain) December 11, 2019
The text of the executive order should be out today.
UPDATE 1: Here’s the text of the EO.
I have read that so-called "Jews are a nationality" executive order, which you can read here.https://t.co/rstKoXTVs0
The New York Times completely blew this story. It does not say anything like what they claimed.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) December 11, 2019