Friday, December 19, 2014

Shooting Our Youth in the Head

“It’s pervasive,” said Elise Bernhardt, former president and CEO of the now-defunct Foundation for Jewish Culture. “At the end of the day, they are shooting themselves in the foot.” Bernhardt said that attempts to censor Jewish art will only deter young members from being involved in the community.

Actually, what is not only pervasive, but corrosive, is the seemingly undending attempts by extreme progressive leftists who, in their non-to-anti-Zionism mode, take Jewish money, get appointed to positions of influence in official Jewish establishment institutions, and, assisted by allies in official Jewish media outlets, actively undermine and corrupt young Jews, leading them astray, or pushing the line that 

Israel is now bitterly dividing Jewish communities

Whether it is art, theater, literature, music, satire or other 'intellectual' pursuits, this is not only staged absurdity but a betrayal.

They take Jewish money and then tell the donors they cannot intefere because they require freedom and any other direction is censorship, as it were.

This is a dictatorship of the extreme minority that has latched on to the vital Jewish community.  Defunct is the only condition for this phenomenon.

If there is one sure thing the deter Jewish youth from being involved in the community and on behalf of the Jewish national homeland, it is their subterfuge.

It is they who are shooting our youth - in the head, the mind.



YMedad said...

Some Jewish activists have formed watchdog groups, such as Citizens Opposed to Propaganda Masquerading as Art, or COPMA, and JCC Watch, to monitor programming for perceived anti-Israel bias. They argue Jewish groups that take donations for strengthening the community shouldn’t be giving a platform to Israel’s critics.

Gonner said...

Say a leftist governement got power in the Israel parlament and decided to cencor politically uncorrect right wing writings like this blog, how would you like that? Would it make you more or less determined to get your message accross?

Gonner said...

... across ... sorry for the typo.