Saturday, September 07, 2002
Friday, September 06, 2002
The temptation on any anniversary is to just look back. But on Dec. 7, 1942, the country did not just look back on the sunken Arizona. It looked forward to the destruction of Japan.
I will not spend it at the university. Right after 9/11, I heard a math professor explain that it was all because of the U.S-Israel alliance. In other words, a bunch of crazy fanatical Muslims, mostly from Saudi Arabia, kills a few thousand people, and he says, blame it on the Jew. I'm still trying to figure out, nearly a year later, how this left-wing professor's comment differs from the press release of the Nazi Party. There was the engineering professor who insisted that if the US caught bin Laden, it was not morally fit to try him, and should turn him over to the Hague for a trial by a jury of his peers. The moron thinks that there are jurys on the European continent. And there was the dear medicine professor who was persuaded that George Bush started the anthrax cases to keep up his poll numbers.
I will not be spending September 11 with these moral degenerates.
Thursday, September 05, 2002
Crazy Richard, a store in Tel-Aviv, sells t-shirts and sweatshirts from Hebrew University and Tel-Aviv University. I bought one of each and wear them at the university. It drives the fanatics nuts (I have only been called a Zionist pig once, though), and brings out the people who aren't hostile to Israel. Unfortunately, Crazy Richard does not sell the sweatshirts on their website; you have to fax them about it. I don't have any special reason for picking Crazy Richard, except they were the only place I could find that sells both sweatshirts and t-shirts for the universities.
As a passing note, I have puzzled over the Zionist pig remark. As a non-Jew, can I be a Zionist?
In the event you missed it, Jean Bethke Elshtain of the University of Chicago Divinity School published her superb Why Public Intellectuals? in an earlier edition of the Wilson Quarterly. If you want some sense of why professors should ever be let out in public, read it.