[Editor’s Note: The Crest of Harvard Boldly Proclaims ‘Truth’, yet Harvard’s Administration finally denounces the statement of its students who excuse the murdering of innocent babies by Hamas terrorists.]
The brutal attacks in Israel by Hamas terrorists over the weekend have brought to light the untenable position of the radical left extremists. An example of this activism is a coalition of thirty-four student groups from Harvard University who published a letter blaming Israel for the conflict.
They began with this ridiculous recrimination, “We, the undersigned student organizations, hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence.” They said, “The apartheid regime is the only one to blame. Israeli violence has structured every aspect of Palestinian existence for 75 years.”
So, let me get this straight. Hamas attacked and killed 260 unarmed civilians at a concert, took an elderly woman hostage, raped and paraded a young woman’s body in a pickup truck, beheaded babies, and committed other atrocities, are the real victims? The death toll from the Hamas attack is more than 1,000 people. These are indeed the only innocent victims in this scenario.
And herein lies the stupidity and amoral attitude of these so-called elite students at Harvard who support the brutal and inhumane practices of the terrorist group Hamas. They wholeheartedly encourage and justify any brutality or barbarism against innocent human beings as long as those they identify as the “oppressors” are punished. And oppressors mean anyone of a particular racial or religious background and skin color. Their only crime is that they are contributing members of society who work for a living, follow the laws of their country, and harm no one.
This radical position is primarily based on the myth of colonialism. The Harvard spoiled brats said as much in their letter. But as author Brandon Christensen points out in his article Colonialism: Myths and Realities, “Colonialism is not a European invention or concept designed specifically to keep non-white people down. The myth of the evil white colonialist is one of the most pernicious myths espoused today, and for a couple of big reasons. The first reason is that colonialism has been around for a long time.”
Empires and peoples have been conquering, colonizing, and enslaving one another since the beginning. The Egyptians enslaved the Jews for hundreds of years. The Muslim Ottoman Empire controlled what is now southeast Europe, parts of Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Africans captured and sold other Africans in the Atlantic slave trade. These are all inconvenient truths that are not taught to our young people anymore.
Instead, they get a steady diet of propaganda that Western civilization, especially the Judeo-Christian ethos, is evil and must be destroyed.
Thankfully, there has been some severe blowback to the outrageous student letter. A Harvard alum, Congressman Seth Moulton (D), condemned the letter as “intellectually weak and morally repugnant.” Former Harvard president Larry Summers posted on X that he was “sickened” by the letter as he called out the current Harvard administration for their apparent silence.
The Harvard Crimson reports that five of the thirty-four signatories removed their names from the controversial letter. One can only surmise the continuing backlash, doxing, and future employment opportunities are the driving force for the removal of signatures. Twenty- nine organizations still benefit from all that Harvard can offer and are poised to be future leaders in government and industry, condoning barbarism if their interpretation of circumstances permits.
It is now clear that we have failed a generation of young people. They have been radicalized by our society’s most heinous and extreme elements.
As the traditional Judeo-Christian values in our country have been denigrated and disparaged by the educational system, the result is predictably the revolting ideology of this shocking letter. Sadly, too many young people can no longer distinguish right from wrong or truth from lies.
We have an uphill climb to spread the truth, but it can start with you. Be sure to tell your children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors the truth of Christendom, which has fostered improvements and advances in the human condition for centuries. And no, Christians, individually and collectively, have not always lived up to ideals set forth by Christ, Our Savior, as we are all sinners. But at least we know better than to chop off babies’ heads.