December 02, 2016

Students at Ryerson University actually oppose hosting a Holocaust Education Week

Eitan GilboordGuest Post

A Student Union meeting at Ryerson University in Toronto showcased how the “anti-Israel” students at Ryerson University, more often than not, are nothing more than a bunch of Jew-haters. 

On November 29, 2016 the Ryerson Student Union held their Semi-Annual General Meeting. 

Most students at Ryerson do not care to attend student union meetings -- when I was at Ryerson, the student union AGM’s would rarely ever get enough people – or “quorum” – to be able to hold a vote on any of the issues.

The only time quorum would be reached was when there was something spicy to vote on.

So, what was so spicy that caused more than 200 students to give up their Tuesday evening and go to a student union AGM?

It was a vote on whether or not the student union should help facilitate a Holocaust Education Week.

That motion, which couldn’t be more tame or reasonable, is what brought out the Jew-hatred on campus.

WHEREAS it is necessary to learn about the Holocaust; and 
WHEREAS it is important to learn about the value of pluralism and the acceptance of diversity; and
WHEREAS it is important to learn about the abuse of power by individuals, organizations, and nations; and
WHEREAS it is important to learn how a modern nation can abuse its technological expertise and bureaucratic infrastructure to implement destructive policies ranging from social engineering to genocide; and
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the RSU commemorate and partake in the official Canadian Holocaust Education Week (or dedicate a full five work days annually and consecutively), in which numerous events/education programs will be dedicated to remembrance and history of the Holocaust; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the programming for this week be devoted solely to Holocaust Education, referring to the time period of 1933 to 1945; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the programming involved in this week include education on Holocaust Survivors; and
BE IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED THAT this week focuses solely on the education of the Holocaust and not on other genocides which have taken place in the 20th and 21st century; and
BE IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED THAT this week be devoted to Holocaust Education without the involvement divisive political discourse; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the RSU pairs with numerous organizations, but primarily with Hillel Ryerson, a non-profit organization aimed at supporting Jewish student life on campus.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the RSU implement this motion by January 1st 2017.

So, that’s it. This should have passed, but instead, members of the Muslim Students Association at Ryerson decided to try and amend the motion so it wouldn’t be about the Holocaust, and when that didn’t work, they orchestrated a walk-out so that quorum would be lost and the motion wouldn’t be able to go through.

It was Abba Eben who famously said, “The Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” And the same can be said about the Muslim students at Ryerson who actively campaigned against this motion.

The only reason to oppose holding a Holocaust Education Week is if you’re a Holocaust denier or just a Jew-hater.

And that’s my point. The anti-Israel students at Ryerson are often faced with the question,“Are you Jew-haters?” And they answer by saying “No, we just don’t like Zionism.”

But it’s not true.

The opposition to this motion proves that these people equate Zionism and Judaism. Otherwise, the Muslim students at Ryerson who opposed this motion would realize that there’s no problem with having a Holocaust Education Week. It has nothing to do with Israel.

Ryerson hosts days and weeks to raise awareness for numerous other causes, and in light of the increasing number of anti-Semitic incidents in Canada, it would be worthwhile for Ryerson to have a Holocaust Education Week.

It all reminds me of when I was on campus and the debates I would have with the anti-Israel students.

I used to love asking people, “Why it was that all three major political party leaders in Canada were not just simply supporters of Israel, but self-described Zionists?”

And the answer I always got was either, “well, it’s because the Jews control the media” or “because the Jews control the politicians.” That’s when the Jew-hatred comes up.

Obviously, not everyone who opposes the state of Israel is a Jew-hater. And obviously, not all Muslims at Ryerson are Jew-haters. Some of my fondest memories at Ryerson were working with student groups like the Ismaili Muslims, and for the record, the Armenians and Catholics as well.

But when you get into Jewish conspiracy theories, like the Holocaust didn’t happen or the Jews are secretly controlling everything behind the scenes, that’s when you lose legitimacy.

When I was at Ryerson I would ask members of the Palestinian student group what they thought Zionism meant, and all they could ever answer was “it means racism.” They have no idea what they are talking about.

Zionism has nothing to do with racism.

But organizing against hosting a Holocaust Education Week? That makes you the real bigot. 

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commented 2017-07-04 19:35:03 -0400
James Ginn

A guy with some guts in may opinion. It is not anti-Jew to question history folks. In many ways that is what a lot of Jews want. They have politicized a human disaster. It is not revisionist to question the numbers or to question the history as we have been told. That is intelligent. I am no Holocaust denier, I have read the Canadian Army War Diaries and seen our own film units images to know that a Holocaust did occur. However Ginn brings up a point that most people can look into themselves. Look at the population of Europe and its ethnic demographics. For the Nazi’s to have murdered 5.9 Million Jews, they would have practically had to have murdered every last Jew. So the numbers can be debated. It is likely they are indeed wrong. However like the numbers of those murdered by Communism, does it matter in the big picture ! Does it matter if it was 5 Million or 1 Million. 90 Million or 40 Million? There are issues about the Holocaust we need to debate. For example they are building a MASSIVE Holocaust memorial in Ottawa across from the War Museum. It is going ahead while the Victims to Communism memorial is being delayed. It is everything they complained about with regard to the Victims of Communism memorial and more, yet it is being built. It is in the shape of the Star of David so it does not represent the other 6-7 Million people murdered who were NOT Jews. They have scaled down the Victims to Communism Memorial to a structure the size of a fence door stuck out of sight and out of mind. There are approx. 400,000 people in Canada with Jewish ethnicity. There are 8 Million people who suffered one way or another under Communism. That to include Jews as well.

So we definitely have an issue of bias here folks. The Conservative Party wanted both memorials to compliment each other with both being about the same size and proportions. However the Libtard’s, and I might add, the Chief Justice and a few wealthy Jewish architects put a stop to the original Victims to Communism Memorial because it would replace another monument to their God Pierre Trudeau. Harper was going to build the Victims to Communism memorial in the exact place the Liberals intended to build a kick back scheme to their Liberal appointed Justices at the supreme court. It was to be called the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Court House. I did some archival research into this court house and it is interesting to note that all documents kept under the Jean Chretien regime regarding their plans are still closed to the public. I would suspect this is because the above mentioned architectural firms might have had a vested interest in seeing the courthouse build opposed to a Memorial.

I have sent proposals regarding these stories to the Rebel but they never get back to me. I have sent some interesting proposals based on first hand research but they dont seem to care. This includes indepth research into the fact that Canada’s public service was taken over by Communist sympathizers in the 1930’s. I am still trying to confirm a direct relationship between Oscar D. Skelton and Communist Louis Kon. It is evident that a huge swath of Liberal appointed permanent bureaucrats were indeed either Communist sympathizers or outright Soviet moles. From Dr. Norman Robertson to Lester Pearson to Pierre Trudeau. I cant think of a bigger story and I have uncovered new powerful evidence, but they dont seem to care. None of this would ever get published in Canada because all are run by likeminded liberal liars.

We need to be sure however NEVER to cut off people who simply question history. Calling someone anti-Isreal or antisemitic because they question what happened is BS. My main concern with the Holocaust is the self-righteousness of many Jews who think all that happened for nothing that they are squeaky clean. Well they were NOT. It can be argued that Jewish radicalism and their involvement in the growth of Communism actually created National Socialism in Germany. Their constant attacks against the Czar going back to Natanson and the assassination of Alexander II was the real reason future Czars quelled handing more power to the people. That those after reform were not actually after reform but total power. So there is plenty of blame to go around. As for Holocaust awareness, isn’t Hollywood now on Holocaust film No.# 2,000,001 I mean do we need more? It is like every second film, documentary, book is about a Jew in the Holocaust. I have yet to see one about one of the Millions of others killed OR any real effort to make a film about those murdered by the Communists anywhere in the world.

What the world really needs is an education day on the horrors of Communism and how Communism created Fascism, the Axis and the Holocaust. We need to remember ALL those innocent people that suffered not just Jewish but ALL.
commented 2016-12-04 18:35:14 -0500
You know, folks, I wonder if anyone read my comment below. I think it was quite reasonable, informative and civil, but I see you attacking Mr. Ginn in such an odious way that I have to wonder how informed are you? He seems to be way ahead of your game.
As I said below, when you’ve already lost the argument, start calling people names.
Let’s have an informed and civil discourse on one of the greatest issues of the 20th century.
commented 2016-12-04 10:39:20 -0500
Stephen E I am quite willing to discuss the Holocaust with you right on this forum. So put up or shut up. Lets see what you know wise guy.
commented 2016-12-04 05:21:26 -0500
James Ginn is the quintessence of the need for a Holocaust Education Week.

I wonder if he came by his ignorance naturally, or was it an acquired condition. Maybe it runs in the family.
commented 2016-12-03 13:20:05 -0500
This kind of attitude is precisely why many Muslims are so uneducated and still living in uncivilised societies. Universities are to encourage a love of learning, not a refusal to or a disdain for it. A regressive uneducated society wont go far! Guess it’s all part of the planned marxist agenda. Diversity/multiculturalism equals division and regression. In the meantime, this is detrimental to our society, and these kids themselves. Thinking that they’re gaining an education, when actually, they’re being uneducated literally. Sticking your head in the sand, and refusing to believe the truth won’t get you far but, it does prime you for being easily taken advantage of.
commented 2016-12-03 12:01:03 -0500
DREW WAKARIUK The state of Israel was founded in 1948. And as far as hate filled goes …with those ad hominem attacks of yours I think you’d better go look in the mirror to see the real hater.
commented 2016-12-03 11:57:08 -0500
REBELATION REBELATION well exposing afew things you find disagreeable.
commented 2016-12-03 11:54:40 -0500
DREW WAKARIUK If Israel is a democracy then why dont they have a constitution declaring universal rights as found in true democracies. And of course it never will.
Right ?
It may have been founded for altruistic reasons but it has devolved into a fascist state with much racism thrown in. And those issues should be addressed.
The Zionists have always used the ‘they’ versus ‘us’ mentality. Thats why Israeli society is so schizoid. How can people believe in the universal brotherhood of man and at the same time be part of a ‘they’ versus ‘us’ conditioned mindset.
commented 2016-12-03 10:41:24 -0500
I think one of the saddest things about this protest is that it was initiated by a muslim group rather than by the entire student body.

For those who are really dedicated to history, those who dig as deeply as humanly possible for the truth, those who are not blinded by a 70 year old agenda and a projection of something that never happened, there is some hope.

Let me recommend a new book by the Jewish author, Gerard Menuhin, son of the famous British violinist, Yehudi Menuhin, entitled “Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil” published by Castle Hill, UK. Some will, of course, call it revisionist history by a self-hating Jew. Yes, that’s right, when you’ve already lost the argument, start calling people names.

If one is really serious and not given to hysteria about this period of history, then this is an excellent, well-written and documented source for truth. And that’s what we all really want, isn’t it?
commented 2016-12-03 01:37:51 -0500
James. Thanks for exposing yourself!!
commented 2016-12-03 00:35:42 -0500
James Ginn Israel is a liberal democracy , you are the one with the them versus us mentality.
commented 2016-12-03 00:23:27 -0500
James Ginn you are a hate filled goof. Israel was founded long before WW2 idiot. I am so glad Israel kicks the crap out of losers like you all the time.
commented 2016-12-02 23:33:06 -0500
Great to see you on camera Eitan… I see a future here! Thanks for all the behind the scenes work you do. You’re doing a fantastic job!
commented 2016-12-02 22:42:50 -0500
Why would we need a Holocaust education week ? Is that like a Civil War education week or WW2 education week or a Hillary Clinton education week ? The Holocaust is one of the cornerstones for the foundation of the state of Israel. Take away the Holocaust and Israel doesnt come into existence. So yes maintaining a high social profile of the Holocaust is beneficial to the ‘they’ versus ‘us’ mentality upon which the Israeli state exists.
Seems like some people think that others have to be ‘educated’. I wonder what that means. Oh like the brainwashed kiddies of the public school system I suppose. Thats right I forgot its really about an agenda isnt it.
And there is even discourse in our schools isnt there. I mean we wouldnt want anyone accepting everything the shill in front of the class trys to tell us. Like maybe that silly 6 million number that no reputable historian would ever accept today ? Or the 4.5 million at Auschwitz which no reputable historian would accept today ? Or the 2 million at Madjanek that no reputable historian would accept today ?
Okay kiddies I think you get the point. Now lets see you get up there and tell it like it really was.
commented 2016-12-02 20:47:15 -0500
James Ginn you can get info on anything on the net , why teach anything at all according to your logic?
And like Jan says,there is no 2 way discourse.
commented 2016-12-02 20:45:29 -0500
Jan G good call on James, it sounds like he thinks there is some question as to what happened when it is quite well documented and proven.
commented 2016-12-02 20:43:15 -0500
The Syrian Refugee Program is a UN agenda. And, I’m with you Jan G it’s the path to dissolving our culture, and the stupid university kids are a prime target; being so naive, easily influenced, ill informed, and lacking any knowledge of a Supreme God. They’re in big trouble! I say no more taxpayer funded student loans.
commented 2016-12-02 20:27:19 -0500
This again goes back to the influence that Muslim kids (Muslim Student Association) and Professor’s have on our kids and in our Universities. This is absolutely sickening, and if this is the case, they shouldn’t have a choice, it should be mandatory that this class and all/any other history classes be a prerequisite for graduation. These kids are being taught to be pigheaded bigots. Again, how many of these kids are accessing government loans, tax payer money? We may have to demand that these student loans be stopped. We must stop tolerating all of this!
commented 2016-12-02 20:11:31 -0500
I said it on another post, but the more I think of it, I think it is the actual answer.
Trudeau is using Cdn immigrants to do the dirty work and kill off Judeo Christian values, anything that Canada was built on.
He can just sit back and watch with George Soros.
commented 2016-12-02 20:06:34 -0500
James Ginn: “two way discourse”?
There is only one way of telling this story.
You must be 12 years old, mentally or chronologically – you choose.
commented 2016-12-02 19:36:46 -0500
Why do you need a Holocaust education week ? Why are we suddenly being inundated with Holocaust this and Holocaust that all over the internet ? Why do people have to be educated about it since anyone can do research on the net ?
One of the problems with such Holocaust education is …who determines the content. And is there two way discourse at such events ? These are important questions in any educational format.
commented 2016-12-02 18:28:52 -0500
Only Homo Sapiens should be permitted to attend Western Universities.
commented 2016-12-02 17:44:27 -0500
I wonder how many of these bigoted hypocrites have called Harper or someone else they disagree with a Nazi? So tired of bigots pointing their accusing fingers and calling others racist while they happily define which groups of people can or cannot be criticized.
And a little tidbit for the trolls, the Muslims at the University are using Nazi political tactics. I will refrain from explaining to see if any of the trolls even notice what i am talking about.
commented 2016-12-02 17:06:48 -0500
Good post EITAN
Where ever they go they seem to be agenda bullies