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At Columbia University, the “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” is entering its sixth day. Students are overnighting there in tents, ostensibly as a show of unity with Palestinian refugees, but the scene also evokes the CHAZ of 2020 -- the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle, when Antifa briefly took over a part of that city. Over the encampment a pair of dummies hang from a couple of paragliders, an allusion to the October 7 cutthroats who used powered paragliders to breech the barrier wall. The scene glamorizes violence. It conjures fantasies of Jew murder.

It is a macabre riff on Wokeness, where the “oppressed” are not merely the Palestinian people, but Hamas itself. Violence is being rationalized as a legitimate expression of "resistance."

The linked article ends on a note that others on social media are now hitting upon: these “pro-Palestinian” demonstrations are actually rehearsals a left-inspired uprising, timed for the summer’s political conventions.

Solid observations, James. The upcoming conventions will be interesting indeed.

The young need to find a focus for their energies, something to believe in, a cause. Disgusted by the empty consumerism of their parents, they seek Meaning and Commitment. But, having been cheated and coddled by their teachers and parents up to this point, they are mostly know-nothings when it comes to historical and political matters. That's part of what's going on.

And the young, exploding with sexual energy, love to party and have a good time. The encampment is a good opportunity to socialize and get laid. No different from what went on in the '60s in the Vietnam protests.

The young are especially suggestible and conformist and easily duped and manipulated.

Add to that the abdication of authority on the part of university admins -- no coward like a university administrator -- and the abdication of law enforcement which is increasingly cowed by the politically 'woke.'

Welcome to Decline and Fall.

Meanwhile our geopolitical enemies are licking their chops, ready to pounce .

Some say we won't even make it 'til November.

The AR-15s are fkying off the shelves.

As the government is abdicating its obligation to use its monopoly on force to maintain safety, order, and freedom, we will soon see vigilantism, so I hope. Too bad I have to make this comment.

Right, Joe. When gov't doesn't do its job, the people will have to do it for them. Another proof of how stupid leftists are.

The blockage of major arteries and interstates cannot be tolerated. At some point, truckers and ordinary motorists may be expected to just run the punks down.

Equity in warfare. https://amgreatness.com/2024/04/22/war-by-affirmative-action/

"When gov't doesn't do its job, the people will have to do it for them"

Amen, damn straights, bring it home brother, assorted other encouragements.

Equity?

"War is the remedy our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want."

— William Tecumseh Sherman.

THAT is equity in war.

https://anthonygflood.com/2024/04/is-green-the-new-red-why-on-earth-does-earth-day-fall-on-lenins-birthday/#comment-575

DaveB,

And when the people do the job, such niceties as due process go right out the window, not that Dementocrat scum believe in due process any more.

Have you been watching Mark Levin? he has been doing a great job exposing the scumbaggery of the Dems. Anyone who supports Joe Biden is morally obtuse filth. Levin has the cojones to condemn the Dems morally as they ought to be condemned, soemthing that Speaker Mike Johnson, nice guy that he is -- just look at his boyish face! -- could never bring himself to do.

Actually the intifada is funded by intifada exporters in the Middle East and then it is nurtured further on American soil. Just look at the amount of money coming from Arab countries to US universities: "According to the Department of Education (DoE), between 1986 and October 17, 2022, colleges and universities received nearly $44 billion from foreign sources, and nearly one-fourth – $10,826,665,022 – came from Arab individuals, institutions, and governments.".

More details in the recently published report compiled from publicly available sources: here

Glad you pointed that out, Dmitri. Follow the link, people.

Especially sickening is that one of the top recipients of Arab money is Georgetown University, a nominally Catholic institution. We must now witness the phenomenon of a 'Catholic' institution funding the destruction of the Judeo-Christian, Graeco-Roman civilization without which the RCC could not have flourished.

To hell with these termitic admins and their supporters. This sorry lot includes the contemptible alumni who support such institutions as Georgetown.

We may be on the Eve of Destruction.

Check this out: https://twitter.com/kylenabecker/status/1782233148668985826

The Barry McGuire song from the '60s is eerily relevant once again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfZVu0alU0I

Backstory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0_gYNcvLxU

Trivia question: name the collegiate folk outfit McGuire was part of before his protest phase.

The call letters KFWB refers to a radio station in which city? Name the most popular of its deejays.

Western Lensman's 2 minutes video is by far the best I have seen coming from the US political right. Must be used in GOP campaign.

The Eve of Destruction song is great and apt. P.F. Sloan's words on why he wrote the song are 100% relevant to what's happening now: "I didn't want to live in this world where hatred and hypocrisy overruled love and beauty. The music came as an after thought."

The clip and the song pair well thanks Bill! Doubling the depressive mood but also giving hope.

Dmitri,

Here is another a couple of years before "Eve of Destruction," Dylan's "Masters of War" from his second album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEmI_FT4YHU

YouTuber comment: >>He doesn't mention any particular event, person, year, or country...Making the lyrics universal and valid forever.<<

Exactly right. This is what sets Dylan apart from protest singers such as the very talented Phil Ochs. Dylan's greatness at this phase of his career was his ability to write topical songs that were also universal. Another good example is "Blowin' in the Wind." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMFj8uDubsE

Rx for the gloom of the song "Eve of Destruction," Bob Marley sings Redemption Song. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbyUPJooBfU

We can get out of any bottomless pit.

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