Friday, February 1, 2013

Chloé Valdary has some words

Mike L.

Part Two:

This is a little unusual.  The above is a clip, starting at about the 1 minute and 25 second mark of the first video, of:
Chloé Simone Valdary, a University of New Orleans sophomore – who also happens to be non-Jewish and African-American — who created the campus-based group “Allies for Israel.” It is comprised of both Jews and non-Jews and it’s aim is to fight BDS, anti-Israel sentiment and anti-Semitism on campus.

The speech took place during an event on Monday titled “Declare Your Freedom.” During the rousing and unambiguous speech, Valdary warned,”anti-Semitism is rising, ladies and gentlemen. Jew-hatred is spreading. That thing we said would never happen again is happening. In Europe, in Hungary, Britain, Spain—anti-Semitism has increased. Last year there were 386 anti-Semitic acts in France alone. Up 45% from the previous year. In the Middle East Mein Kampf is a bestseller, and Hitler is routinely praised.”
A Tip 'O the Kippa to Shirl in Oz.


  1. Don't know about you Mike, but she brought more than one tear to my eyes

    Just awesome

  2. Awesome.

    And there's a history which goes way back, of course. An exhibition at NMAJH right now is Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges...

    "...tells the story of Jewish academics from Germany and Austria who came the the U.S. after being dismissed from their teaching positions in the 1930s. Some found positions at historically black colleges and universities in the Jim Crow South. Through over 70 evocative artifacts and documents, this exhibition illustrates the empathy between two minority groups with a history of persecution who came together in search of freedom and opportunity, and shared the early years of struggle in the Civil Rights movement."

  3. This is what it's about, where the battle in the US must be won, at the universities, where ignorance fills buckets.

    1. Unfortunately it's not a trait unique to the US.

      It's very bad at some universities here and shocking in the UK.
      We just seem to let it go on unhindered.

  4. What you said. All of you

    I posted concurrently on this at the Joint even though it took me over two hours to get up in my present digitally disadvantaged state

    Ah well. At least I,m learning stuff

    1. Geoffff, here's a tip for whatever it may be worth.

      When you write a piece in blogspot you have the option of writing in "html" mode or "compose" mode.

      If you are going to transfer material from one site to the site that you're writing in it's best to use html mode because that way you can avoid all these various size fonts that can make a piece look unusual or just plain bad.

      Typically I toggle back and forth between "html" mode and "compose" mode.

      In any case, you might consider experimenting with that.

      Just a thought.

      I'm hardly a technological expert, but if you have specific questions I would be happy to answer to the best of my ability.

  5. Thanks Mike

    My immediate problem is a little different

    My old desktop with peripherals including a monitor that is so old it is mechanical and diesel driven has decided not to proceed in an orderly manner due to an unspecified and as yet undiagnosed onsite labor relations matter. The system was cranky but at least I sort of knew how to work

    So I m trying to come to terms with a Samsung Galaxy Tab with a Bluetooth mini keyboard that I bought in a fit of modernity a few months ago ( and immediately gave to my 88 year old dad) So I have had to borrow it back until Old Faithful decides to get back to work

    He doesn't keep a blog so he can't help. But he does read yours