December 16, 2019
President Donald Trump, often called “The King of the Jews,” recently signed an executive order making it illegal to criticize Jews on college campuses.
The media is framing this as adding the Jews to Civil Rights Act Title VI protections, which protect other racial groups. In actual fact, all Title VI does is “prevent discrimination” against people based on race by programs receiving federal funding.
This title declares it to be the policy of the United States that discrimination on the ground of race, color, or national origin shall not occur in connection with programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance and authorizes and directs the appropriate Federal departments and agencies to take action to carry out this policy.
Because this Jew order that Trump signed contains the “working definition of anti-Semitism,” which includes a whole list of different forms of political speech and advocacy, it effectively makes it completely illegal (just on campus, for now) to criticize Israel, Jews as a group, or individual Jews.
It also bans such things as “Holocaust denial,” claiming that Jews are overrepresented in the media, or saying that Jews killed Jesus.
Kenneth Stern, the Jew who wrote this “working definition,” has written a piece in The Guardian where he says that using it in this fashion is basically insane. He says he created it to define anti-Semitism and track anti-Semitic acts.
He says that “right wing Jews” as he calls them are specifically using this to chill speech. He says it will be used to prevent the organization of pro-Palestinian groups, to shut down speaking events and even to prevent teachers from discussing Israel for fear of government reprisal.
Title IV basically means that you can’t tell a black person they can’t join a group because they’re black if that group receives federal funding (all universities receive federal funding).
He points out how this Trump bill goes far beyond Title VI protections for blacks, writing:
If you think this isn’t about suppressing political speech, contemplate a parallel. There’s no definition of anti-black racism that has the force of law when evaluating a title VI case. If you were to craft one, would you include opposition to affirmative action? Opposing removal of Confederate statues?
Title VI has nothing to do with speech at all, and was simply designed to remove the right of free association.
Here is the full text of the “working definition” that is cited in Trump’s executive order:
So let me just go through and clarify – even though it isn’t needed – a list of things that you’re not allowed to say on college campuses due to Donald Trump’s executive order:
- Jews are collectively powerful
- Jews have a high degree of influence in the media, the economy or the government
- Jewish people who commit crimes are Jewish
- The gas chambers at Auschwitz may not have been real
- It is possible that less than exactly six million Jews died during WWII
- Jews are more loyal to Israel than to America
- Jews are more loyal to other Jews than they are to America
- The State of Israel is racist
- Anything that can be considered “classic anti-Semitism”
- Jews killed Jesus
- Jews have engaged in human sacrifice
- Israel treats Palestinians like the Nazis treated Jews
- Jews are responsible for the actions of the Jewish State of Israel
Basically, you just can’t say anything negative about Jews at all.
So, just as a recent example, Taylor Swift’s recent condemnation of Scooter Braun and George Soros for stealing her music from her would be illegal on a college campus. Under Trump’s order, if she had given that speech on a college campus, that college would have all federal funding pulled.
Because it is an anti-Semitic canard and a trope that Jews have an outsized influence in media, and she named two individual Jews who she claimed had an outsized influence in media and that they are powerful.
This is all frankly completely insane.
I do not think that this can possibly hold up in court. And honestly, I don’t even really care if it does. If they actually start enforcing this, and start pulling funding from schools that have Palestinian groups on campus, or Christian groups who read from the New Testament, it will make a lot of people hate the Jews.
Because of the use of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, this also classifies Jews as a race, and links their race to the State of Israel and to the killing of Christ, among other alleged criminal activity.
So in the larger scope of things, it is actually quite good.
But it is still simply staggering that anyone would ever do this. It is more extreme than the anti-Semitism laws enacted by the communist Jews following the Bolshevik Revolution.