At last, le mot juste.
Even the Blessed St. Greta of the Melting Glaciers is being unmasked. Just the News notes that Thunberg is losing support in the climate movement over her pro-Palestinian stance. Thunberg has repeatedly posted photos of herself holding signs supporting Palestine and attending protests. She has also solicited donations for suspect organizations such as Medical Aid for Palestinians, which has been accused in the past of misusing funds and airing videos by David Duke, of all people.
Thunberg’s organization, Fridays for Future, has a long history of anti-Israel sentiment. She also posted and then quickly deleted a photo of her and some friends holding pro-Palestine and climate signs with a blue stuffed octopus in the background. The octopus was a symbol used in Nazi propaganda to attack the Jews and accuse them of intending to dominate the world. India Today covered the story, noting that when Thunberg was called out for the post, she stated, “It has come to my knowledge that the stuffed animal shown in my earlier post can be interpreted as a symbol for antisemitism, which I was completely unaware of. The toy in the picture is a tool often used by autistic people as a way to communicate feelings.”
Uh-huh. Sorry, Greta. You don’t even get points for trying.
Let us have no more musings that these college students and their accompanying anti-Semites are misguided young people or that “from the river to the sea” or calls for intifada are not literal but figurative. Anyone letting those words dribble from their lips sympathizes with the hordes, is trying to play it straight down the middle to protect their interests, or is so gormless and feckless that for their own safety, they should not be allowed to cut their food.
These protestors have come of age in or become accustomed to living in a bubble in which their needs are always met and their whims are always accommodated. And if those demands are not met quickly enough, a tantrum or outburst will ensure compliance. Be that as it may, they know what they are saying and what those words mean, and they don’t care.
The endorphin rush from activism, superiority, and hate is too great for them to resist. And like all fascists, they couch their evil in what they believe to be heroic rhetoric. In truth, they care for no one but themselves. They are the ideological grandchildren of the Brownshirts. Given time and aided and abetted by our current justice and educational systems, they will become the ideological grandchildren of the Gestapo.
“Become,” Lincoln? I think it quite safe to say we’re well past that stage at this point.