When I was young, I often heard “never again” in connection with the Holocaust. I believed it. I was naive enough to think that mankind had learned something and that never again would any group be subjected to the horror of a Holocaust. Now I am older and know better. The Balkans and Rwanda, among other places, taught us otherwise. And now segments of society are turning again to the Jews.
In a recent anti-Zionist/anti-Semitic protest in Boston, among the demonstrators’ chants was “Jews back to Birkenau.” The chant itself shows the inability of many to separate anti-Zionism from anti-Semitism, and it makes my stomach churn to contemplate such evil. Let us be clear what these people are calling for:
All decent people must oppose those who would repeat this
Update–July 23, 2014:
See here for more on rioters chanting “Gas the Jews.” Unsurprisingly, this time it’s in France. There is no depth to which these people will not sink.
Update–August 21, 2014:
At Temple University, a Jewish student is assaulted and called a kike.