Opinion – Anti-Semitic BDS Movement Shuts Down Pro-Israel Perspectives on Campus | Fox News

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Fox News reports that only days into the new school year, and already anti-Israel activists are making a splash on college campuses from one corner of the country to the other.

Source: Anti-Semitic BDS Movement Shuts Down Pro-Israel Perspectives on Campus | Fox News

Once upon a time, the US championed free speech but not any more with widespread polarization to the far-left and the far-right the truth is suppressed and the end justifies the means.

The BDS is part of the global agenda of the far-left. According to Wikipedia:

There is considerable debate about the scope, efficacy, and morality of the BDS movement. Critics argue that the BDS movement disincentivizes the Palestinian leadership from negotiating with Israel at present, is antisemitic, and that it is a form of anti-semitic anti-Zionism that promotes the delegitimization of Israel.

For me, it is shameful that the US education establishment is so biased and partisan. It is worth dwelling on US education which has the lowest numeracy levels in OECD countries. With powerful unions and a poor record of educational achievement, compared to international benchmarks, the US education establishment has been hijacked by the far-left with their shadowy and conspiratorial agenda, including support for the BDS.

Let me ask an open question:

Has President Obama demonstrated bias in favor of the far-left and given tacit support to the BDS.

Thoughts?

 

Opinions – Americans Increasingly Believe Labor Unions Benefit The Economy -Huffington Post

Interestingly, the Huffington Post reports the results of a survey showing that currently Americans are the most optimistic about unions since 2006.

Source: Americans Increasingly Believe Labor Unions Benefit The Economy

I was surprised at this headline. As a one-nation conservative, it seemed counter-intuitive. But I reflected on the results and interpreted them as follows.

This is part of the polarization of politics towards the extremes, the far-left and the far-right. Since the financial crash of 2008, many working class and middle class Americans have struggled economically with huge challenges of rising debt and healthcare costs. By comparison, big business has seen huge growth in profits, often escaping from taxes, especially overseas. Traditional jobs have been off-shored to low-cost countries, replaced by technology or gone to immigrants with higher skills. Many Americans have been forced into taking multiple jobs or accepting zero hours contracts. It’s significant that in the heavily unionized education sector, the US was recently reported at bottom of the OECD league in numeracy.

Personally, I’m of the opinion that the results are a one-off and there is no sustainable move to unionization.

Nevertheless, the results will be of interest to other advanced counties where there are parallels to the US work experience.

Thoughts?