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ICYMI: Rubio: Condemn Campus Antisemitism, but Don’t Stop There

Dec 21, 2023 | Press Releases

Condemn Campus Antisemitism, But Don’t Stop There

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

December 21, 2023

The Federalist

…On one hand, it is a welcome sign of cultural sanity when elites rebuke pro-terrorist protestors and deplorably weak administrators at our most prestigious universities…. [But] we can’t fool ourselves that removing one university president or rescinding a few hundred-million-dollar donations will deliver us from left-wing extremism….

The same radicals who gave us “From the River to the Sea” and “Intifada” gave us “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”…. The same radicals who gave us DEI gave us “Black Lives Matter”…. Before BLM, they gave us violent protests against conservative speakers. Before that, they gave us the safe-space craze…. The list goes on.

These movements aren’t identical[, but] if people who are outraged about today’s outpouring of antisemitism truly want change in the Ivy League and beyond, they need to be willing to oppose all of them. Because they are all connected by the same thread of Marxism that threatens academic integrity and the American way of life….

Like communism before them, these left-wing cultural narratives divide the world into oppressed and oppressors…. These categories erase individuality for the sake of group identification. They also replace the Judeo-Christian understanding of personal responsibility for evil…with a perverse conception of zero-sum group power dynamics. Finally,…these narratives eventually legitimize violence against the alleged “oppressors”…. Because, if politics is reduced to zero-sum power dynamics, [violence] is an acceptable answer to perceived injustice….

Are we willing to confront the depths of this evil in response? Are elites willing to reject the whole ideological thread, not just its most recent manifestations? 

It’s an open question, but I hope the answer is yes. Unless we say no to the Marxist revolutionaries, they will continue to gain ground in the academy and beyond…. If that happens, no amount of censure and discipline from our corporate class will be able to make the madness stop.

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