Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Are Jews Losing Control of the Media?

By Steve Sailer

I never paid much attention to the growing BDS movement because I’m not into bondage, domination, and submission. But it turns out that BDS is actually a decade-old Palestinian rights movement that targets Israel for boycott, divestment, and sanctions. These are the same tools that student protestors, such as Barack Obama, demanded be implemented against white rule in South Africa in the 1980s.
That worked out well for Obama (although not so well for the Boers).
While fairly mainstream in other parts of the world (for example, physicist Stephen Hawking boycotted a conference in Israel to protest occupation of the West Bank), BDS hasn’t yet become respectable in the United States. The main exception has been in the playpen of student government on California college campuses, where the much-celebrated diversity has proven fertile ground for undergraduate demagogues. So far, BDS resolutions have been passed by eight student governments, Loyola of Chicago and seven California schools: private Stanford and a half dozen public University of California campuses, including Berkeley and UCLA, both of which are of symbolic importance. (Tellingly, a BDS resolution was defeated at UC Santa Barbara, which has the whitest UC student body at 36 percent.)
In California, the state with the largest number and greatest diversity of newcomers, immigration is destabilizing the American order in which Jews have thrived.
In recent months, Jewish centrists such as journalists Jonathan Chait and Jamie Kirchick have become increasingly alarmed over whether the Obama Coalition’s identity politics jihad against white privilege, male privilege, straight privilege, and now even cisgender privilege will eventually turn against the privileges of the single richest and most influential ethnic group in America: Jews.
Until the last three years, California’s two most important industries, Hollywood and Silicon Valley, were largely immune to the diversity demands pervasive in the rest of the American economy. Since the 1990s Jesse Jackson had tried his usual shake down routine on Silicon Valley with little to pay for it. Entertainment and high tech were simply too Democratic and too important to America’s balance of trade to allow them to be undermined by quotas.
But the basic logic of Social Justice Warfare has brought both Hollywood and Silicon Valley under attack by SJWs, which likely won’t be good for the Jews. For example, Amy Pascal was fired as head of Sony Pictures Entertainment after an email hack revealed that she had exchanged mild banter with producer Scott Rudin about Obama’s presumed taste in movies.
A minor incident of UCLA student council politics epitomizes growing Jewish anxieties over whether the fringe leftist resentments cynically unleashed by the Obama campaign in 2012 against core Americans will remain manageable, or will eventually be bad for the Jews.
Passage of BDS resolutions at Berkeley and, especially, UCLA has proven disturbing to moderate Jews.
This is because Berkeley is where, more than anywhere else, the Sixties started with the Free Speech Movement of 1964. These days, Berkeley, which is now majority Asian among freshmen (whites make up 25 percent of the entering class), is less political and more careerist. But its defection to the BDS side remains an alarming emblem for Jewish Baby Boomer liberals because something is happening here, but they don’t know what it is, do they?
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