It’s always amusing to see which traditional liberals have been pushed too far by leftists. Not that this is the first time Alan Dershowitz has strayed (see Alan Dershowitz Throws Down on Idiots Who Blame Terrorism on Poverty… and WATCH: Alan Dershowitz Face-Stomps Obama Over Anti-Israel Resolution). It is, however, the most blunt he’s been about it.
I’m not worried about a few dozen people with swastikas who want to replace the Jews, because they’re our past. They have no resonance on university campuses today.
But the hard, hard left? Anti-Semitism, anti-Christianity, intolerance for speech. It’s the future. These are our leaders.
In 50 years of teaching at Harvard, Stanford, NYU, Hebrew University, you name it, I have never met a group of less courageous people in my whole life than tenured Harvard and tenured other professors. They are so terrified of their own shadow. They don’t want to do anything that upsets a student.
Clips like this are why I’m most interested in seeing Prager’s No Safe Spaces. “Free speech” has a habit of being framed as conservatives vs hyper sensitive liberals. But a lot of the people have been interviewed for the movie aren’t exactly people you’ll be seeing at CPAC.
It goes to show how broad of an issue it’s become, and how far the hard left has pushed it there. They’ve maligned those who were originally on “their” side. Apparently that happens when you try to silence everyone whose opinion varies slightly from your own.