Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Berkeley, Again
Posted by Oyster on September 24, 2008
Wow, would you look at the time? We’ve been long overdue for another round of Antisemitic graffiti in Berkeley. I know that I saw some prime examples in my short tenure in the People’s Republic. The self-proclaimed Progressive community (beware anyone who entitles themselves so immodestly) is known for Free Speech… but only the kind of speech that they agree with. In the above graphic, you’ll see one of the BlueStar PR posters that were vandalized earlier this month. In the graphic below, you’ll see a different poster that was vandalized recently outside of Eschleman Hall.
Looks like Chancellor Birgeneau issued a statement denouncing the hate crimes. “Crimes”, you ask? Well, there also was some anti- Students for Justice in Palestine graffiti found in a Dwinelle classroom, that eloquently read (quotation from the Daily Cal):
On Friday, graffiti appeared in a classroom in Dwinelle Hall, reading, “SJP, Don’t Fuck with Jews on this campus ANYMORE!” along with a Jewish star labeled “Never Again.” A nationalistic Israeli statement in Hebrew was also found on the walls of the classroom.
Probably planted there so that they could get some even-handed statement out of the Chancellor’s PR vending machine.
Them pro-Israel whipper-snappers! In my day, it took four Jews with black eyes, a smashed-in Berkeley Hillel window, and the occupation of Wheeler Hall to get such statements! Harumph.
Melissa Solin has the chutzpah to tell the world that equating a Star of David and the Nazi Swastika is, you know, Antisemitic. How dare you try to call those who hate Israel Antisemitic, you fascist whelp! Whoa, sorry there. Channelling one of my “progressive” professors there for a second.
Yaman rambles immaturely about how the “Star of David = Swastika” part of the hate crime was planted by Zionist agitators. Nice. I guess he’ll like my equally baseless conjecture above about the origin of the Dwinelle Hall graffiti. Sorry Y, but it cuts both ways.
Hey Berkeley Jew-haters, did you not get your fill this week? Then have I got a deal for you! Come out to see the SF Voice for Israel get lynched as they fly Israeli flags at the “How Berkeley Can You Be?” parade. Nothing says Berkeley pride like a good ol’ Israel flag burning, as my professors always said:
Sunday, September 28th, 10:30AM
The parade starts at California and University in Berkeley. Look for the Israeli flags.
Join San Francisco Voice For Israel as we march for the first time in the 13th annual “How Berkeley Can You Be Parade.” “How Berkeley Can You Be” attracts 15,000 people from across the region to see the spectacle, described by the organizers as interesting, irreverent, funny, and provocative. Some participants come to be outrageous, and some come to promote their causes.
We will be promoting our cause, Israel. Berkeley has gained the reputation as a city that is hostile to Israel and even to Jews in general. Many people have convinced themselves that they can not be public about their support for Israel and the harsh and shrill rhetoric of the anti-Israel forces have helped to silence public support for Israel. San Francisco Voice for Israel has demonstrated several times in Berkeley and has seen firsthand that there is much more support for Israel in Berkeley than people had been led to believe.
By marching in this parade, we will be promoting a positive view of Israel. More importantly, we will be “coming out of the closet,” as Zionists and supporters of Israel. We will be showing Berkeley that Israel is something worthy of our support and that we are proud to support the world’s only Jewish state.
Please come and join us. Come as you are or dress outrageously. Most importantly, come to be counted. The larger our contingent, the more impressive we will be and the more of a positive impact we can make for Israel.
San Francisco Voice for Israel