Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Profile in Courage?

One has to be a bit of a lunatic to protest in favor of antisemitism, but that's what two lonely fanatics did in New Haven on Tuesday evening, February 3.

They stood out, in more ways than one, in the cold on a snowy night, in front of Yale's Luce Auditorium in New Haven, protesting the Second Annual Professor William Prusoff Honorary Lecture, part of the Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective seminar series organized by YIISA, the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism.

The intrepid supporters of antisemitism were armed with a megaphone and surrounded by a half dozen protest signs, apparently brought to be carried by the hoards of supporters they expected to join in the protest called by The Middle East Crisis Committee, proud of its crusade against any efforts to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Jews from their ancestral homeland.

While they felt no shame in protesting against the study of antisemitism, one of the two was apparently ashamed of the way he looked, frantically hiding his face behind an envelope as soon as a camera came out.

Bringing all that paraphernalia was a waste of time, since primerprez was apparently the only person who stopped by long enough to either see or hear them, but at least they adhered to one tenet that some incorrectly believe is part of the Hippocratic Oath: with nobody being misled, for once they did no harm.

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