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The Barbarians Are Inside the Gates

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023
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This weekend marked Armistice Day in Great Britain and Veterans Day in the United States. Both are somber days typically marked by honor and respect for symbols of the country and the men and women who have sacrificed so much for them. Instead, both London and New York City featured terrorist supporters marching en masse through the centers of the West, proclaiming their sovereignty.

Marxist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once blustered that the West was so guilty for its colonization that the best path would be to be colonized in reverse: “It’s our turn to tread the path, step by step, which leads down to native level. But to become natives altogether, our soil must be occupied by a formerly colonized people and we must starve of hunger. This won’t happen.”

Sartre, obviously, was wrong. He, along with his like-minded and soft-headed colleagues, helped to discredit the West so thoroughly that the West spent decades importing millions of people who despise it.

And so London this weekend saw radical Muslims threatening the open annihilation of Jews. It saw home-grown or imported radicals wearing the headgear of terrorist group Hamas. It saw them attempting to mob the current Secretary of State for Housing Michael Gove. At least 150 people were arrested. But there were 300,000 marching in solidarity with a terrorist group.

The philosophy of those marching with Hamas and against the West is clear and obvious: The West is powerful; the West has exploited; the West is white; therefore, the West is powerful because the West is white and exploitative.

Under this theory, antisemitism is directly linked with anti-whiteness. The idea is that the Jews are the ultimate white people: They are unduly successful, and thus must be stopped. As one pro-Hamas flyer distributed at the University of Chicago read, “Ending White Privilege Starts With Ending Jewish Privilege.”

This notion is fully coincident with anti-Americanism, too. America, after all, is largely great because of the promise that anyone of any background can get ahead. Jews are one of the great success stories in American history by that standard, given the fact that they arrived mostly in the early 20th century dirt poor, and quickly became highly educated and economically successful.

The current antisemitic movement is linked directly to hatred for the country and its meritocratic promise. That’s why pro-Hamas protesters spent the weekend ripping down American flags.

Across the world, those who have not achieved are uniting against the West. They blame the West for their lack of success while living off the West’s largesse.

The West has a choice. It can be colonized in Sartre’s fashion, or it can refuse that colonization. In the UK, that battle is taking place largely over the verbiage of Suella Braverman, former Home Secretary, who has been stalwartly calling for an end to the police and government’s coddling of pro-Hamas ralliers. Noticing the predations of the pro-Hamas crowd, however, is a dismissible offense in the U.K. In the words of Neil Basu, former head of counterterrorism policing in the U.K., “You have a chance of inflaming both sides when you make such divisive remarks.”

Yes, it was the remarks that were divisive, not the hundreds of thousands of people calling for the destruction of Israel and the West from the heart of London.

Mustn’t offend, you know.

In the United States, that battle is taking place at the universities, where enemies of the United States are ushered in and offered scholarships. The latest iteration comes courtesy of MIT, where radical students violated the university’s rules by occupying public places; Jews were told by the university not to entire through the main lobby due to safety concerns.

These pro-Hamas students are foreigners. The university could easily have suspended them. The university didn’t. Why not? It would violate their scruples about the necessity of importing people who hate the United States into the United States. Suspending the students might result in their deportation.

Yes, we certainly wouldn’t want terror supporters deported. That might open a slot at MIT to a deserving Asian-American or something.

The reality is that the West has created wildly disproportionate prosperity and freedom over the course of its history compared with other civilizations. That doesn’t excuse the West’s sins, but it does mean that tearing down the West in favor of alternatives is repulsive.

Ben Shapiro, 39, is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” and co-founder of Daily Wire+. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author; his latest book is “The Authoritarian Moment: How The Left Weaponized America’s Institutions Against Dissent.” To find out more about Ben Shapiro and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website.

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Rik
Rik
7 months ago

If these Pro Hamas protesters are foreign then by all means send them back from whense they came! But I’m pretty sure that won’t happen with the Schmidlap occupying the White HoHouse.To Save America we need a 2nd term for Donald Trump!

Thinking
Thinking
6 months ago

I have one question for all these pro Hamas students, would you go live in Gaza and fight with the Hamas to destroy the Jews?

Rjbl
Rjbl
6 months ago

How would the pro Hamas students like to see their mother’s babies baked alive in ovens, screaming while their mothers are being raped? Move and join the fight with the other barbarians!

Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
6 months ago

Very good that you wrote this Mr. Shapiro, the reminder that this pro – Hamas element is loose is important. And it is important for right thinking people , who value straight thinking ,that is, intelligent thoughts and morally right thinking , to understand that these supporters of people who commit war crimes have a way of thinking and believing that is as twisted as a corkscrew. In recent comments on the issue of criminal gangs getting into the United States via the southern border situation that has made that possible, I have referred to those criminal gangs ,who engage in illegal drug trafficking and human trafficking as despicable, dishonorable enemies of freedom. I reckon that is an appropriate way to describe these Hamas supporters too. It is admirable that you are writing on this vital issue Ben, it is appreciated. Let there be victory for all of us who respect the honorable way of thinking , the values of Faith, Family and Freedom . To defend the United States of America is a noble thing to do. In the spirit of Truth and respect for Courage , and Liberty.

Robert
Robert
6 months ago

Just an observation: around the world the U.S. system of government is recognized as the system that offers the greatest freedom and chances for individuals to prosper. Yet, despite the poverty in other countries and lack of freedoms there, NONE have bothered to adopt the U.S. Constitution which is responsible for all this freedom and prosperity that so may people clamor for. Something is wrong with this picture.

Timothy Blaney
Timothy Blaney
6 months ago

There will be a ugly world at war with itself coming.
In the US it should be a revolutionary war but it may become a civil war as well.
I hope there will peace time enough that I can pass before the ugliness happens.
I know this is depressing but so are our times.

Deb
Deb
6 months ago

Ship all those prohamas college to fight with the hamas. They would be crying to come back if the even lived out the week.
These are the kids that said if there is a world War 3 they would simply refuse to fight so yeah not even a week

Drue
Drue
6 months ago

Please, please, PLEASE go live in Palestine and fight with Hamas. You would get some real world experience.

Margaret Neary
Margaret Neary
6 months ago

These people are a threat to all of us. They need to be deported before they start a war here in the US.

Elaine
Elaine
6 months ago

I DO NOT understand the ceasefire thinking. When a surprise attack occurs and the enemy kills innocent civilians (Palestinians, Israelis, Americans, Missionaries from other countries, babies, children, etc.), WHY on earth would you call a ceasefire for that group to reload and organize to attack again? This is a war to completely defeat this terriost group that has so much hatred for anyone else that they will kill anyone or anything that does not belong to their ideology. This is a war that will continue if the “IDF” doesn’t defeat this hating terriost group. May God be the General with His Army!

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
6 months ago

It all started in our high schools but everyone “poo-pooed” whenever we warned you about it; now they’re in our elementary schools. Pelosi caucused with the American Communist and Socialist parties for decades and everyone “poo-pooed” us when we warned you about it; now they call themselves “progressives” and make laws in Congress. We were poo-pooed for spreading our “right wing conspiracy”; now it’s marching in the streets. Everyone finished “poo-pooing” yet?

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
6 months ago

They broke in when Joe said come on in

Rabi
Rabi
6 months ago

Deport them out of the country!

David
David
6 months ago

It’s civilization vs the increasing immoralities forces of the world.

pete
pete
6 months ago

Morals are ALWAYS relative to location and time, I despise even token support of absolute morality, i. e., judging the past by current morals. The past is done. Trying to band-aid/erase/judge and condemn the past is just a continuation of it. Learn the lessons and try to make a fair moral work in the present.

paul
paul
6 months ago

we need to halt all immigration and make everyone assimilate. and become americans or go back where you came from

TJS
TJS
6 months ago

I would venture to guess there is money coming into the universities from these modern day Nazi’s. This is gaining momentum and needs to be stopped pronto. We have been invaded, it is a matter of time before the attacks here on our own soil start to happen. With the weak leadership in this country it seems inevitable. The intelligence agencies failed in Israel. That is disturbing.
The protestors all seem to be wearing masks like cowards. The women should have a nice, month-long vacation in Iran to experience how good western culture is, that is, if they survive without being stoned to death.

Morbious
Morbious
6 months ago

Why have we imported vermin? When you answer that question you will understand the deep state. The globalist neocon bushie couldve halted all moslem infestation in late 2001with nary a squeak of protest. Instead he lectured the country about the phantasm called islama phobia. As well, he launched two wars with no plan to stabilize the invaded countries. Then he went into hibernation during bhos regime. The only thing that brought him back to sentience was Trump trying to clean up his messes. The enemies of this country are in both parties.

Granny
Granny
6 months ago

I have read several books by Muslim women (each from a different Muslim country), all stating that Islam has a goal of 100 years to take over Europe, the UK and the Western world. These women, who had left Islam (Two Christian, one atheist) begged America to wake up and know that this takeover goal is in about year 75-80. It’s quite obvious. Look at Europe and the UK. This article just confirms that. Look at the hate in America for any infidel (particularly Jews and Christians). This is not a joke; this is real. Lives are at risk and the infiltration of our borders bringing in terrorists from all over the globe is extremely dangerous. They will unite and they will attack. We will see more than random shootings or even mass shootings, we are going to see what Israel saw if we aren’t more alert!

Robert Chase
Robert Chase
6 months ago

We need to do more than deplore the current pro-HAMAS activities. In the case of universities the need is for a severe reduction in foreign influence. The education system should be supporting citizen students first! A code of conduct should include some level of reserve and respect if we expect the university product to be a responsible adult. Lively debate is essential for intellectual growth. Violent protests and radical behavior should not be tolerated.
All that said the change must begin with university administration. Leadership requires accountability. University leaders get a failing grade!

james carlyle
james carlyle
6 months ago

My family has fought in combat in the Revolutionary War in 1776 as Patriots, the War of 1812 as Patriots, WWI in the Ardennes in the Army, WWII in the entire Pacific theatre from Guadalcanal to Tokyo in air combat, in Korea as Marines, in Viet Nam as Army infantry and Marines, In Iraq and in Afghanistan as combat Special Forces and Army intelligence. I have no use for people who will not defend our country and what it truly represents, a bastion of freedom.

Bubba D.
Bubba D.
6 months ago

I must have had my head in the sand or something. I joined recently and never thought that AMAC would be so helpful and have so much information for me to digest. And what I’ve seen so far, the front office thinks like me, which could be a bit scary. I believe this to be a top shelf operation.

Myrna
Myrna
6 months ago

Think what the world would be like if all loved God and their neighbors as themselves and if all were free under that standard. Others would be taking care of their families and not envying America.

Lynn
Lynn
6 months ago

It’s all part of the plan to destroy the US. And these are the ultimate destroyers. Check with the countries surrounding Isreal. None of them want Palestinians – they know better.

Valerie Donnelly
Valerie Donnelly
6 months ago

Another spot-on article by Ben Shapiro. In my opinion, this is a neo-Marxist/communist attempt to overtake Western society, and the United States in particular. I would love to see what would happen to these so-called “protestors”, who I believe are financed by Marxists, once their desire for the West to be overthrown are successful. I noticed that some of the most virulent of these groups are women. Do these useful idiots realize what will happen to them under Sharia law? How would they like to see their families butchered? These so-called students and their far left professors should all be sent to Gaza to fight for “liberation”; my guess is that they would turn tail and run as fast as they could away from any real fighting.

johnh
johnh
6 months ago

Any foreign student who protests & supports the atrocities of HAMAS should be suspended ^ deported back to where they came from. Do these universities like getting the student dollars more than they value American freedoms.

Linda
Linda
6 months ago

Very good and interesting article and thanks very much for sharing with us …MARXISM Scientific PHILOSOPHY called DARWISOM that supposedly Proven there is no GOD…everything got here naturally..LEFT takes us backwards in time rights come from the government..GLOBALIST minded establishment..Authoritarian Leftist opportunists are weakening America ????????…

LiamL
LiamL
6 months ago

Every activist has one thing common, they argue their radical points while nestled in their comfy blanket of freedom this nation still ‘loosely’ provides them. They have no credibility.

tobs
tobs
6 months ago

WAKE UP AMERICA WE ARE LETTING THESE A**HOLES DICTATE IN OUR YES THATS RIGHT OUR COUNTRY!PISS ON EVERYONE OF THEM AND THE LIBTARD UNIVERSITIES THAT ACCEPT THEM

Garyk
Garyk
6 months ago

A very good article expressing how the anti American, anti Israeli protesters hate two groups for their success while utilizing all the best things both have provided and aspiring to achieve exactly the same status .
It’s marxist dishonesty and class envy nothing more.
Thanks for the perspective.

BACKWOODS
BACKWOODS
6 months ago

There is way more. Get informed (thestraightway.org)

Linda
Linda
6 months ago

Very good article and interesting indeed…In America There’s too many TRAITORS WITHIN OUR GATE… AMERICA is not FINISHED..I BELIEVE the same way as President REGAN did. That God wanted AMERICA to be a free nation…WE THE PEOPLE will not give AMERICA UP…❤️❤️❤️❤️GOOD vs EVIL. Victory is OURS

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
6 months ago

After reading the above Sartre comment I am now so proud that I am totally ignorant of what that guy tried to say. Its better for me not to be agitated than aware of warped thinking. Was Sartre a thinker or a tool ?

John
John
6 months ago

Good writing , thank you. It is past time to remove some western inventions from their lives , one at a time. They would be cold , hungry, in the dark .. amid armed soulless humans .. no heating nor electricity , nor groceries, nor mass produced clothing nor transportation. Pick anyone and let them cry.

anna hubert
anna hubert
6 months ago

It is the white privilege that holds the world together and enables pro hamas protesters to protest Black privilege will be a a true eye opener and shock From the cave we emerged into the cave we return

David A Kline
David A Kline
6 months ago

The Orcs are in the Shire.

cf smith
cf smith
6 months ago

ceasefire now

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