Come, old broomstick, you are needed,
Take these rags and wrap them round you!
Long my orders you have heeded,
By my wishes now I’ve bound you.
Have two legs and stand,
And a head for you.
Run, and in your hand
Hold a bucket too
As I behold the insectoid industriousness with which jews in the west have erected edifices of hate, racism, supremacy, and extremism (I meant to say anti those things…really, it’s anti), I find myself strangely remembering the music from Fantasia.
In it our indolent sorcerer’s apprentice finds more pleasant leisure in animating a golem to his purpose than in getting his own hands dirty…or wet as it happens. Though ultimately even the most selfish intentions turn sour. And unintended consequences proliferate.
Here’s the plot. See if it strikes a familiar note.
The scene starts with Sorcerer Yen Sid working on his magic and his apprentice Mickey doing the chores. After some magic, Yen Sid put his hat down and retired to his chambers. When he was out of sight, Mickey puts the hat on and tries the magic on a broom. He commanded the broom to carry buckets of water to fill a cauldron. Mickey is satisfied, he sat on the chair and fell asleep.
He dreamed he was a powerful sorcerer high on top of a penicle commanding the stars, planets, and water. Mickey wakes up to find the room was filled with water, the cauldron was overflowing, and the broom is not stopping. Mickey tries to stop the broom but with no success. He grabs an axe and chops the broom into pieces. Just when it’s all over, the pieces began to grow into more brooms with buckets of water. They keep going to the vat and fill it up. Mickey tries to get the water out but they were too many brooms. Mickey goes to a book and looks for a spell to stop the brooms. Mickey finds himself in a whirlpool. Just then, Yen Sid comes in and sees this and with a wave of his hands, the water descends and the army of brooms decreased to one broom.
We should all hope Yen Sid is a rabbi, because the gentiles–uncomprehending in obedience–are busily overflowing the college cauldron of hate. Though spare no tears, for they too must be dried. And no cheeks are so streaked as as those swept aside by their own brooms.
LOS ANGELES — It seemed like routine business for the student council at the University of California, Los Angeles: confirming the nomination of Rachel Beyda, a second-year economics major who wants to be a lawyer someday, to the council’s Judicial Board.
Until it came time for questions.
“Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community,” Fabienne Roth, a member of the Undergraduate Students Association Council, began, looking at Ms. Beyda at the other end of the room, “how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?”
You, of course, appreciate this line of inquiry. Ms. Beyda is quite a bit too whitish looking for well-trained progressives to silently suffer her membership in racist-like organizations. The brooms were supposed to know with whom to cease these contrived bigot-hunts. But being merely animated tools, they do not.
For the next 40 minutes, after Ms. Beyda was dispatched from the room, the council tangled in a debate about whether her faith and affiliation with Jewish organizations, including her sorority and Hillel, a popular student group, meant she would be biased in dealing with sensitive governance questions that come before the board, which is the campus equivalent of the Supreme Court.
The discussion, recorded in written minutes and captured on video, seemed to echo the kind of questions, prejudices and tropes — particularly about divided loyalties — that have plagued Jews across the globe for centuries, students and Jewish leaders said.
Well to paraphrase Sobran regarding divided loyalties: we should be so fortunate. Though perhaps some of these tools are taking the anti program just a bit too literally for comfort. After all, no sorcerer instructs his brooms to place him in the cauldron.
The council, in a meeting that took place on Feb. 10, voted first to reject Ms. Beyda’s nomination, with four members against her. Then, at the prodding of a faculty adviser there who pointed out that belonging to Jewish organizations was not a conflict of interest, the students revisited the question and unanimously put her on the board.
That’s a relief. There are times when the herd, corralled as they are within the bulge of the bell curve, forgets that some racial advocacy groups are virtuous and others vile. And which are which is what rabbis are here to explain.
“We don’t like to wave the flag of anti-Semitism, but this is different,” Rabbi Aaron Lerner, the incoming executive director of the Hillel chapter at U.C.L.A., said of the vote against Ms. Beyda. “This is bigotry. This is discriminating against someone because of their identity.”
See? There is absolutely nothing a jewish person is more reticent to do than cry anti-semitism. It’s their Samson Option. A last resort used only in the event they don’t get exactly what they want the first time they demand it. And really no other time but that. Because voting against someone who is a member of multiple racial advocacy groups is bigotry. Or something like that.
“It’s egregious and startling,” Mr. Kosmin said. “If they had used this with any other group — sexual, racial, any kind of identity group — they would have realized it was illegal.”
I personally couldn’t be more startled. With any other group, such as a member of a white organization, they would have realized such probing questions were illegal.
But you may exhale, all’s well that grovels well.
The four students who opposed her wrote a letter of apology to the campus newspaper, The Daily Bruin. “Our intentions were never to attack, insult or delegitimize the identity of an individual or people,” they wrote. “It is our responsibility as elected officials to maintain a position of fairness, exercise justness, and represent the Bruin community to the best of our abilities, and we are truly sorry for any words used during this meeting that suggested otherwise.”
Ms. Roth, in an email Thursday evening, expressed distress about the episode. “I have already apologized profusely for what happened during our council meeting and I deeply regret how I phrased my questions to Rachel,” she said.
We deeply regret not comprehending that jews aren’t white and thus not subject to the restrictions adhering to that class. If it were otherwise, Ms. Beyda would be the one prostrate before us while her parents granted tearful interviews expressing shocked disgust at their daughter’s despicable in-group affinities.
Though now presently advised, should you suffer the slightest further grievance from this panel, we shall promptly teach ourselves human flight from the roof of Bunche Hall.
The university’s chancellor, Gene D. Block, issued a statement denouncing the attacks on Ms. Beyda.
Of course he did. Issuing statements of denunciation is the sole task of university chancellors.
“To assume that every member of a group can’t be impartial or is motivated by hatred is intellectually and morally unacceptable,” he said.
Kakistocracy commenters, your path to the UCLA student council is officially clear. To assume that every member of this august group is motivated by hate is intellectually and morally unacceptable.
In an interview on Thursday, Chancellor Block said he viewed this as “a teaching moment. These are students that are learning about governance. I think they all learned about what’s appropriate and what’s not appropriate. The campus has come together on this.”
Yes, explaining to wooden sticks how to navigate societal hypocrisies genuinely is the important teaching moment of all.
Though some resolutely fail to learn. For example, take those in Chicago (if you would). There the jewish mayor is attempting to fend off an impertinent mustachioed mexican who is saying Si Se Puede to Emanuel’s office. Similar to the situation in Los Angelos, these brown brooms seem not to grasp that one of their purposes in America is to amplify jewish power, not challenge it. Alas, they continue trudging stupidly to the polls in favor of their own candidate, Jesus Garcia. Mestizo minions being little renowned for their loyalty.
And it seems the brooms are unbridled even in Europe.
Dutch Muslim Students Resist Holocaust Education
A number of Dutch schools refrain from teaching about the Holocaust because of resistance from Muslim pupils, teachers told lawmakers.
Among the teachers in attendance was Wissam Feriani, a social studies teacher who works at a vocational high school in Amsterdam where approximately half of the students are Muslim.
“The teacher says Jews, the pupils say Gaza,” said Feriani, who is Muslim. “The teacher says Holocaust, the pupils say it’s all bullshit.” In class, he adds, “It’s always the Jews’ fault. Some pupils say they [Jews] don’t belong. It’s difficult.”
From what I can gather jews smiled primly at turning Amsterdam into Marrakesh. And for that support they now receive nothing more in gratitude than an educational Shoah. Perhaps UCLA Chancellor Block is available for another teaching moment. I suspect he’s going to be quite a bit busier than the sorcerer’s apprentice.