Following the deadly invasion by Hamas terrorists that took the lives of at least 1,200 people in Israel, you’d think there would be no question who was at fault. You’d think that, but you’d be wrong.
As I wrote previously, all the geopolitical arguments in the world, right or wrong, do not excuse mass murder, including the massacring of children. When Hamas crossed the border and started indiscriminately killing people and taking hostages, there was no question that the gloves would have to come off. Complaints about settlements and the Al-Aqsa mosque became academic at that point.
Still, in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, some people actually came out in open support of Hamas’ atrocities, justifying them and blaming Israel for the murder of its own people. Joint letters were put out by universities and protests were held with chants glorifying Hamas “martyrs.”
Naturally, some companies decided that was a bridge too far and rescinded job offers to those who participated, and now the crying has begun.
Ryna Workman had a job offer lined up when the New York University law student wrote a message to the university’s Student Bar Association saying Israel was solely to blame for the war with Hamas that has killed at least 1,300 people in Israel and more than 1,350 people in Gaza.
“Israel bears full responsibility for this tremendous loss of life,” Workman wrote. “This regime of state-sanctioned violence created the conditions that made resistance necessary. I will not condemn Palestinian resistance.”
But the post came with a consequence: Workman no longer has a job after law school.
Wait, am I supposed to feel sorry for a person who literally cheerleaded mass murder and claimed it was simply “resistance?” Is that really what the Post is suggesting with this hand-wringing article full of defenses of people espousing nazi ideology? Last I checked, the left loves cancel culture, and no single entity of the left loves it more than the university system.
Recall that Harvard rescinded its acceptance of Kyle Kashuv, a school shooting survivor because some vindictive person dug up and released years-old group chat messages in which he said some naughty words. But I’m supposed to care that Hamas apologists aren’t getting hired?
The Post also cited Mia Khalifa, who was fired from Playboy for her posts on the day of the attacks. Here’s how they describe it.
“If you can look at the situation in Palestine and not be on the side of Palestinians, then you are on the wrong side of apartheid and history will show that in time,” she wrote over the weekend.
After Khalifa continued to post her support of the Palestinian people, Playboy announced its decision to end its business relationship with the former adult-film star and delete her Centerfold channel. Her page has since been taken down.
Well, that’s one way to describe it. Another more accurate way is to note that she called Hamas’ atrocities a Renaissance painting and asked the terrorists to turn their phones to landscape mode so she could witness the murders of Jews more clearly. So yeah, it was a bit more than posting “her support for the Palestinian people.” Again, am I supposed to be upset that Khalifa got fired? What exactly is the Post’s point?
Regardless, my response to this is simple: I can’t stop laughing.
This is what the left wanted. They wanted a world where people get publicly and professionally punished for the things they say. Further, they wanted the standard to be so low that people could get fired for simply speaking basic truths, such as that men can’t become women. But now, the very same left wants to pull back that standard to include supporting terrorists who shoot up music festivals.
Yeah, no. That’s not how this works. The left wanted these new rules, and they will be made to live by them. These are the same people who shouted down conservatives on college campuses for daring to believe in basic biology. Getting fired for supporting Hamas isn’t technically cancel culture, but even if it were, I’d still be all for it.