The U.S. Department of Education has announced that it will protect students from anti-Semitism, based on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. An article at the CHE (behind a paywall) reports that some in the educational community fear this could have a chilling effect on anti-Zionist speech.
While I’m willing to concede that anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are not identical phenomena (although I suspect there’s a great deal of overlap), I have to admit that I’m amused by cries of outrage from the higher ed community, which in recent years has been something less than a beacon of free speech and thought, led by Marcusean theories of repressive tolerance.
I’d have to say that Zionism is no longer in practice a struggle to expand Israel’s borders but is now a struggle for Israel to maintain its current borders and survive. So, yeah, I’d say they’re exactly the same.
One of the many things that turned me against the left was their utter inability to understand this change and their utter credulity in believing the lies of terrorists.
By “they’re exactly the same” I meant anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.