Columbia U. Republicans recovered from disruption of their last speaker a week ago to host three reformed violent radicals:
Each of the speakers stressed the impact of indoctrination in their youth. Hilmar von Campe explained that the Nazi system of political indoctrination operated not by issuing commands but by controlling key institutions — such as the media and military — that effectively manipulated public opinion. The Nazi idea, he said, “was for you to do voluntarily what they wanted you to do.” Under the influence of such indoctrination, von Campe came to believe that World War II was not a war incited by Nazi aggression but a patriotic war to preserve German sovereignty. As a soldier, “I was in my mind defending the country, not fighting for the Nazis,” von Campe said.
I told my students at De Paul U. a few years ago that they were being manipulated, which was news to them. That control of the media fits with today’s overwhelming leftist bias.
Another speaker got to the point about academia today in the U.S.:
Shoebat noted that the radical recruitment and indoctrination he underwent as a young man [among Palestinians, indoctrinated in anti-Jewish thinking] was also happening in the United States. This happened through clandestine support by Islamic radicals for Middle Eastern terrorist groups; through preaching by radical clerics; and, more subtly, through American universities. In the latter connection, Shoebat singled out several professors — including Richard Falk, a professor emeritus of International Law at Princeton who once referred to Ayatollah Khomeini as a “moderate” and described Islamist Iran as a “model of human government,” and Columbia’s own Rashid Khalidi, who routinely deplores Israel as a “racist” and “apartheid” state — as examples of professors who prefer to suppress the truth about Islamic fundamentalism rather than confront it.
What was it they used to say about anti-Catholicism as the anti-semitism of the intellectuals? For the political left, it’s just anti-semitism.