There is nothing more repulsive to the evil death cult worshiping haters than happy, dancing Jews! The hatred of the good for being good. Is society not broken when you stage a protest against art, culture, achievement?
This is university life ....am I the only parent who has no desire to shell out thousands to send my children to these inculcation labs of hate, socialism and communism? The colleges are lost.
Atlas reader Ruth was on the scene for this racist, Jew hating protest.
The University of Michigan is where SDS was founded, and it looks like most of these dhimmis were in the original group with Tom Hayden -- and didn't age quite as well.
The first groups of concertgoers arrive. Note they they are ignoring both the huge Hamas flag to their right and the dhimmi to their left, instead heading for the student group handing out US-Israeli flag pins.
Letter: Batsheva Company dancers, not soldiers
NOTES FROM FLYOVER COUNTRY
LET 'EM DANCE: I PROTEST THE PROTEST OF AN ISRAELI DANCE COMPANY
There are so many awful and evil things happening to Jews these days that I sometimes worry our struggle is pointless. But it's important to know that we CAN PREVAIL if we stay strong. And we are stronger when we know that there are others all across the country working for the same end.
I live in Ann Arbor, home of the "diverse and multicultural" University of Michigan, and of Professor Juan Cole, who never met a Palestinian he didn't like. (Also, our Dearborn campus is (in)famous for installing foot baths for Muslim students.) So it was not a surprise that someone had organized a boycott of the Batsheva Dance Troupe. Batsheva was founded in 1964 by Martha Graham, and its only crime is that it is headquartered in Israel. Of course these days, that's enough.
The group that organized the protest was, oddly enough, the Huron Valley Greens. Didn't these people used to care about clean water or something? Now, apparently, they are devoting their time to "stopping the Palestinian holocaust" and other important-sounding pretend issues.
Leftists always align themselves with the totalitarian ideology du jour.
Today's group also included self-hating Jew Henry Herskovitz, famous in Ann Arbor for picketing the local synagogue and harassing worshipers. He and his friends also stand outside our downtown post office, where they are well known for their "Fuck Israel" signs that mothers rush their children past.
The dance troupe performed Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. I arrived at the Sunday performance to see several of these dhimmis standing around, their faux keffiyehs wrapped around their faces in the approved terrorist style. I greeted them all like old friends: "Hey, howya doing?" which seemed to throw them off a bit.
I had a bit of fun when I introduced myself to Henry Herskovitz, and that gentleman said, "And who are you?"
"Dagny Taggart," I said.
"Nice to meet you Dagny," he said.
I had been warned not to try to engage the pro-Pal side in discussion. "These people are crazy," my friend Steve said. "They're not going to listen to you." However, I couldn't resist saying to one of them (who was holding a sign about "genocide"):
"If the Israelis ARE engaging in genocide, they're very bad at it, because I just read that the Palestinian birth rate is 5 children per woman, and the population has been growing an average 3.442% a year."
There was no indication of cognitive dissonance. She simply said "That's the best news I've heard all day!" And then she said--and I am not making this up: "I am for peace. Hamas! Long Live Hamas!"
The pro-Palestinian group shouted to concertgoers: "They are dancing on the graves of Palestinian children!" I was told that the night before the dhimmis were actually yelling "NAZIS!" at concertgoers.
But here's the good news: I am happy to report that the pro-Israel forces far outnumbered the anti. A small group of U-Michigan and Pioneeer High School students were there, handing out buttons and American-Israeli flag lapel pins. There were MANY more takers for these than for the "Zionism is Racism" pamphlets of the other side.
So: a dozen people braving a Michigan February afternoon to stand up for Israel…several thousand more showing up to a boycotted performance and putting the love of art over the politics of hate.
Such a small thing, in a small town. But multiplied by thousands…a great thing. Keep the faith, friends of Israel. And keep writing the truth, Atlas!