Tabitha Korol
March 11, 2013
The violence of the lambs
By Tabitha Korol

Sheep are usually valued as an excellent source of food and fiber, but what about the sheep at Brooklyn College, particularly the psychology and philosophy departments? Although these predisposed, mindless sheep of academia differ somewhat from their quadruped counterparts, they are also of value because, as a veterinarian noted, both can be worked on a year-round basis.

To another anti-Israel forum, add supportive pro-Palestinians who claimed their right to free speech, boot out the non-disruptive pro-Israel students who were denied the same free speech, and we have the makings of a lynch mob. Their head ram, gay activist Sarah Schulman who was trained to be ashamed of her heritage, takes the rank of herding sheepdog. Although history has proven that no matter how Jews assimilate and harbor hate against their own, they, themselves, will never escape antisemitism.

Following the political science department's Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) rally against the State of Israel, the psychology and philosophy departments are using City University of New York (CUNY)'s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality to continue the assault. They will supplement Schulman's claim of "Homonationalism and Pinkwashing," a bogus assertion that Israel is intentionally promoting their own gay rights to deflect from their violating Palestinian rights, when Israel has long provided freedom for all its citizens, including welcoming gays into the military. But the more bizarre the accusation and propaganda, the more it appeals to the ill-informed, those inclined to blame their lot in life on others, and to an extreme liberal academia whose ultimate intent is to deny America's exceptionalism, and the morality born of the Biblical Commandments and American Constitution. These activists prefer dictatorial officials, dishonesty, discord, and divisiveness, and to destroy the pillars of freedom and democracy inherent in Israel and the United States. If Ms. Schulman and her sheep can betray her Jewish heritage of ethics and morality, how long before she'll seek to betray her country, America, a beacon for freedom and opportunity around the world.

The truth has no place in their agenda, for they would then have to confront life for the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) community under Islam. They would have to admit that gays have no rights in Islam, that they're treated as criminals in Iran, that they undergo severe forms of corporal punishment, flogging, imprisonment, and even execution. In any Islamic country, homosexuals are subject to brutal forms of torture and violence, mob assaults, lynching, and even being burned alive.

Schulman and her sheep would be compelled to confront the rights denied Muslims by their own culture – the right to live a happy, creative, productive life regardless of their sexual identification.

To begin with, Islamic women are victims of one of the most hideous, barbaric rituals – female genital mutilation. Treated no better than sheep, these untermenschen are forever demoralized and deprived of education, have no equality to men under the law, play no formal role in government, may take no action against spousal abuse or other forms of gender violence, and may receive no medical treatment without a man's consent. Women may not undertake domestic or foreign travel alone, qualify for inheritance equal to her brothers, expect a monogamous marriage to the man of her own choosing, keep her children in the event of divorce or widowhood, drive a car or sit in the front seat.

The everyday insults to women are to be constantly imprisoned in a shroud, never to feel the warmth of the desert sun or a light zephyr on her skin, and confined to wearing clothing that hampers her ability to run from the frequent attacker or rapist. Any breach of the repressive rules may result in her admonishment, a beating, or being stoned to death, because the man's strength and status are deemed divinely ordained. And, adding insult to injury, how best to show the value of their women and children than when they are positioned as shields at a rocket-launching pad to be included in the body-count accusation against Israel's retaliatory efforts.

Because of Islamic decrees of severe segregation for women (apartheid), many older men "of status" engage in homosexual sex while denying their homosexuality – "Women are for children, boys are for pleasure." This is prevalent, and what could be more damaging and frightening for a prepubescent young boy ("who do not have facial hair") than having to yield to rape and sodomy by a male adult, and relinquishing his childhood of play, creativity and independent thinking to an indoctrination of hate and militaristic exercises that may lead to his own death by explosion?

The more females and sexuality are demonized, and the amicable, respectful interaction between the sexes suppressed, the greater the increase of homosexuality between men and the abuse of boys by older men. Gender apartheid fosters a vicious misogyny where men may become physically ill at the sight of women, and rape young boys who experience deep humiliation and emasculation, which explains why terrorists sexually mutilate their male victims and attack women worldwide. Living without harmony, affection or equality, they surrender their humanity and willingly mutilate and violate others as they have been violated, their rage increasing, and they lust for death, when they will finally receive what they are forbidden in life.

Behind Schulman's rhetoric, encouraged by her flock of "willing executioners," she seeks to dissolve the rights of Israelis and delegitimize the sovereign State of Israel. Whatever lies behind her warped thinking, she pursues Israel's destruction by advocating citizens' rights for malevolent non-citizens. She would rather see these murderous Arabs enter Israel freely to continue their deadly stone-throwing Intifadas and bloody slaughter of peaceful families. But just as she hopes that Palestinians will overrun Israel, she agrees to a Judenrein Islamic Palestine. Schulman considers one small state for Jews, surrounded by 1.6 billion Muslims in a land mass a thousand times its size, as one too many. It is inexplicable that her plans are also self-destructive, when she works for the deligitimization and annihilation of the only country in the Middle East where she could live happily and without fear.

I am reminded and marvel at Yale's Whiffenpoof Song, written in 1909, and the relevancy of its lyrics now, more than a century later (2013), for Brooklyn College:

We are poor little lambs who have gone astray ...

Off on a spree,

Doomed from here to eternity,

God have mercy on such as we,

Baa, baa, baa.

© Tabitha Korol

 

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Tabitha Korol

Tabitha Korol began her political writing letters to the editor after her retirement, and earned an award from CAMERA (Committee on Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) "in recognition of outstanding letter-writing in 2009 to promote fair and factual reporting about Israel." She was cited as one of America's modern-day, articulate, patriotic women in Frederick William Dame's Three American Fur Hat Fighters for Freedom.

Her essays appear on Arutz Sheva, Conservative News and Views, Dr. Swier, Grumpy Opinions, IsraelNewsTalkRadio, Israel's Voice, Jewish Press, JewishVoiceNY, New Media Journal, RenewAmerica, Tea Party Express, WebCommentary, Western Free Press and others. She revised David Silberman's book of Holocaust survivors' accounts for publication, and proofreads/edits for a monthly city newsletter.

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