On December 30, there was an anti-Israeli demonstration in Fort Lauderdale. No big deal, right? One sees these things. (I remember some street theater on campus a while back when the local pro-Palestinian Arab group set up a mock Israeli checkpoint for students to go through, to demonstrate their view of those things; unfortunately, the campus police wouldn't allow *me* to go through it -- hey, man, it was a FAKE suicide bomber vest!) But this video had a moment that made my vision blur into a field of red. If you are so inclined, skip ahead to 3:25. You will see an attractive young woman. She is yelling at the Jewish counter-protestors.
This is what she is yelling:
"GO BACK TO THE OVENS!"
I try to keep a very temperate tone in politics. Part of my rationale is that I think it's nyekulturny to wish the opposition to be drowned in fire. I had my flamewar days; I got tired of them. I also am mindful that gun owners are stereotyped as violent, crazed individuals, and that intemperate rhetoric from me only aides political opponents.
But let me just say this, as a calm, temperate statement of fact: I am perfectly willing to respect even raucous protests championing views I disagree with, but if I happen to be in the vicinity of one and there's somebody yelling that, then that person is losing teeth.
And right now, *I want that bitch's name.*