In a strategic misstep, the progressive wing of the political spectrum is attempting to draw parallels between the “Free Palestine” movement and the social justice momentum ignited by the tragic death of George Floyd. This move presents a limited potential benefit, as it lacks a clear policy goal that can be achieved. In contrast, the potential downside is substantial, as it opens the door to association with terrorism and risks alienating affluent and influential factions within their coalition.
Notably, there are indications that capital is already in the process of realignment. Donors are exerting pressure on Ivy League universities and redirecting substantial philanthropic funds. It is imperative for conservative forces to expedite this transformation and claim a portion of these resources for their cause.
Moreover, a noticeable shift is occurring within the Jewish American community. A growing number of left-leaning Jewish individuals are recognizing that campus-based antisemitism aligns with the broader ideological agenda of the Left. They are becoming increasingly aware that “diversity and inclusion” bureaucracies categorize them as oppressors rather than deserving of protection.
For the far-left, which gained momentum during the tumultuous Summer of George Floyd, there is a palpable desire for another opportunity to galvanize their cause. This manifests in thousands of academics justifying actions by groups like Hamas, gatherings under foreign flags, and a reluctance among establishment liberals to condemn these actions.