Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Chicago (SJP UChicago) and Black Lives Matter (BLM) Chicago have voiced their full support for the efforts of Hamas—a globally recognized terrorist organization.
Israel recently declared war on Hamas due to its militants’ abrupt execution of more than 1,000 people; perpetration of acts of terror against women, children, and babies; and kidnapping of over 150 hostages. This has left many Palestinians and Israelis caught in the crossfire.
Far-left politicians, the legacy media, and their subsidiaries in NGOs have, in recent years, gone all in on the ‘MAGA Republicans are trying to destroy our democracy’ strapline. But now the far left and its accomplices are silent, showing their complicit support for Palestine–Hamas fighters and that anti-Republican rhetoric is merely a distraction for what the left has in store for us.
SPJ UChicago Sides with Terror
SJP UChicago seamlessly merged Palestinian citizens with Hamas when they posted snippets of their statement of support for Palestinian liberation on Instagram. Their radical angle could have only been concocted by using a fine-toothed comb to ruthlessly pull through all reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, removing every strand of Palestinian-Hamas acts of terror and escalation until only one culprit remained: Israel.
Meanwhile, SJP UChicago has sent out solidarity requests to groups on campus, revealing that this ideology is growing more pervasive on campus:
BLM Chicago Ditches Black Residents
BLM Chicago took an unusual departure from their focus on defunding the Chicago Police Department—something actively opposed by Chicago residents—by posting an image of a paraglider with the caption, “I Stand with Palestine,” in reference to the ones used by Hamas to invade Israel. But what connection does a chapter of BLM share with an international terrorist group and the fight for Palestinian liberation?
Same Ideology, Different Outfit
Supporters of Palestinian liberation, such as BLM, argue that the Israelis have unjustly occupied the Palestinian state for approximately 75 years. They believe Israelis deserve whatever atrocities Hamas afflicts upon them until the alleged occupation and colonization end.
Likewise, various organizations that have offered far-left takes on immigration, such as The Guardian, the Council on Foreign Relations, and theChicago Policy Review, emphasize subversive messages. For example, they assert the United States has played a role in destabilizing Latin America, and, therefore, must accept and grant amnesty to every migrant entering the United States independent of legal status.
Essentially, the ideology of generational guilt and self-deserved retribution has paved the way for the creation of sanctuary cities which serve as testing grounds for the left’s psychological operations (otherwise known as places where people support ‘The Current Thing’). The left routinely uses political commentators, politicians, and organizations to reinforce this conditioning.
Some Real Problems Affecting Black Lives Apparently Don’t Matter
Despite the keen eye for taking sides in a foreign war, Black Lives Matter seems to find critical issues affecting black lives at home less politically expedient.
Take Chicago. In September, Mayor Brandon Johnson released his Real Estate Tax Proposal which aims to procure tax revenues from buildings worth more than one million dollars to combat homelessness. However, Chicago ranks third in multifamily housing, which are generally buildings worth well over one million dollars. These tax hikes will impact virtually every tenant in Chicago, causing a rental crisis. His proposal also seeks to siphon funds to fight homelessness, essentially providing free housing to the endless stream of illegal migrants that come to Chicago.
Unsurprisingly, Black residents are filling up every town hall and calling Mayor Johnson out with cries of “You work for us!” as he prioritizes foreign invaders at the expense of their own lives. Chicago’s chapter of Black Lives Matter refuses to report on this issue—despite it actively affecting black lives in their city—but has enough political awareness to support terrorism thousands of miles away.
These organizations share a common ideology that leads them to support Hamas because their true goal is to destroy every major city in the U.S. by any means necessary. This is a clear escalation of cashless bail and the continuation of allowing BLM rioters to ravage cities across the U.S. in the summer of 2020. Essentially, when career criminals pillage or carjack, it’s okay because they need to feed their families to fight against wage theft.
Their game plan is formulaic: they first find some outlandish way to justify their atrocities by citing colonialism, imperialism, or whatever ‘ism’ their Wordle shows them on that day. Then, specifically in the U.S., these groups are excused by politicians and the left who blame corporations, businesses, and the police, employing the same “they deserve it” mantra.
While the Gettin’s Good
Meanwhile, many of their NGO accomplices shy away from their mission statement out of fear. Exhibit A: The Anti Defamation League. It was the end of the world when former President Donald Trump dined with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes around this time last year. With dozens of articles calling Trump an anti-semite, the ADL routinely breaks its 501(c)(3) status.
What’s more, the legacy media prided itself on going door-to-door to every Republican, asking them to condemn the president’s dinner. But amidst murders, rapes, and kidnappings perpetrated against Israelis, the ADL does not have a single piece condemning these anti-Semitic leftist organizations. Predictably, politicians and the legacy media could not care less.
The hypocrisy from these groups will undoubtedly increase as they finally confront the fact that their far-left partners in crime are ready to move further left. BLM Chicago and the militant left supporting Hamas sacrificing their fellow Palestinians to carry on their ideology is an admonition to anyone of their allies that may challenge them. Middle-management politicians refuse to even verbally commit to prioritize their constituents. Administrators at colleges like Harvard selectively scapegoat the communities they have fostered.
But amidst all of that, our media is paid to turn a blind eye. How much longer can the militant left prance around as the defenders of democracy—citing moral superiority—when their co-conspirators prove them wrong every day?
*The views expressed in this article solely represent the views of the author, not the views of the Chicago Thinker.
Jahmiel Jackson is a second-year student at the University of Chicago, who is interested in studying Law, Letters, and Society and Computer Science. He loves competing in triathlons and playing the piano. He also hopes to be a future cast member of “Survivor.” You can reach him at @JahmielJackson on Twitter and email@example.com.