Anti-Semitic Flyer Found on Campus

The Vanguard received word on Monday that an anti-Semitic flyer was found on and near the UC Davis campus.  According to a post by UC Davis Chancellor Gary May, the flyers have been removed and officials are working to identify those responsible for posting them.

The message on the flyer was: “Every time some anti-white, anti-American, anti-freedom event takes place, you look at it and it’s Jews behind it.”

The flyer states: “Brought to you by your local Stormer Book Club.”

According to Wikipedia, The Daily Stormer is “an American neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and Holocaust denial commentary and message board website that advocates for the genocide of Jews, and the legalisation of rape.”

It considers itself a part of the alt-right movement.

“Its editor, Andrew Anglin, founded it on July 4, 2013, as a faster-paced replacement for his previous website Total Fascism.”

Wikipedia notes: “The site is known for its use of Internet memes, which have been likened to the imageboard 4chan and cited as attractions for a younger and more ideologically diverse audience. While some white nationalist authors have praised The Daily Stormer’s reach, others have taken issue with its content and tone, accusing Anglin of being an agent provocateur, used to discredit true white nationalism.”

It adds: “The Daily Stormer orchestrates what it calls the ‘Troll Army’, which is involved in Internet trolling of figures with whom Anglin disagrees politically. In August 2017, after causing outrage by insulting the victim of a ramming homicide at a far-right rally, the website was rejected by several domain registrars.”

In a statement by Chancellor May, he said, “The message on these flyers is reprehensible and does not represent who we are as a community.”

He explained: “Our Principles of Community express our dedication to mutual respect, understanding, compassion and caring for everyone, regardless of their religious affiliation, culture, ethnicity or gender. I ask each of you to uphold those values.”

The Chancellor added, “ In addition, the person or persons responsible violated our posting policy.”

He noted, “UC Davis is a diverse community comprised of individuals having many perspectives and identities. To all of our students, faculty and staff, please know I won’t stand for intolerance of any kind.”


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57 thoughts on “Anti-Semitic Flyer Found on Campus”

  1. Alan Miller

    It considers itself a part of the alt-right movement.

    “It” does?

    “Anti-Semitic Flyer Found on Campus”

    “Anti-Semitic Imam Found Across the Street from Campus.”

    Still there . . . . . . still there . . . . . . still there . . . . . .

    The Chancellor added, “ In addition, the person or persons responsible violated our posting policy.”

    Ya THINK???!!!  This isn’t placing band flyers on the wrong kiosk, FCS.

    Newsflash:  Some idiot prints an offensive 8 1/2 x 11 off the internet and staples it to a poll . . .

  2. Alan Miller

    “The Daily Stormer is [a] . . . message board website that advocates for the genocide of Jews, and the legalisation of rape.”

    I’m having a bit of a head-scratcher here seeing the connection between the two advocations.  Anyone care to take a stab at that?

    1. Ken A

      I have never been to the “Daily Stormer” (and don’t plan to go) but in the past few weeks I have heard people that have had the nerve to even mention the fact that few prep school boys in the 80’s were raping girls at parties accused as “supporting rapists” and/or “not believing victims”…

  3. Jeff M

    The social justice left is obsessed with exploiting singular and suspect “evidence” to perpetuate a view that we are always on the precipice of race wars while they create political wars.

    I believe there is some psychosis here that can be explained as irrational personal identity victim-attraction.   And is often the case in these days of profound civil rights progress, it is likely a person so afflicted with this malady that is responsible for the “evidence”.

    A social justice warrior’s stock and trade is criticism of the state of civil rights; therefor one can never admit progress less risking an end to that stock and trade.

    1. Howard P

      The social justice left is obsessed with exploiting singular and suspect “evidence” to perpetuate a view that we are always on the precipice of…

      And,

      The “social justice right” is obsessed with exploiting singular and suspect “evidence” to perpetuate a view that we are always on the precipice of… [pick your topic, there are many]

      The ‘left’ and the ‘right’ have different views as to what “social justice” is.  On the right, it is aka, their (POTUS and other ‘right’ legislators’)”base”…

      New slogan… “Let’s make America rational again”… both ends of the spectrum are acting as demagogues…

      https://www.google.com/search?q=demagogue&oq=demogoug&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.6767j1j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

      1. Jeff M

        “Let’s make America rational again”

        Then you would be for rightism

        “Let’s make American more emotional”

        Then you would be leftism

        There is no “social justice right” as those on the right generally believe that we have achieved as much old paradigm group social justice progress that we could ever hope to achieve, and that the new need is to return to a focus on the individual.  The right’s focus would be sanctity.  Sanctity of national and state sovereignty.  Sanctity of the Constitution and law.   Sanctity of support for people believing in Judea-Christian values.  And sanctity of protecting traditional American values that have resulted in the USA becoming the greatest nation on God’s green earth.

        And all these things are rational pursuits as they form the underpinnings of the great life we have that allows us the time to wring our hands and protest that it is never great enough.

        In other words, “rightism” provides the rational stable platform that allows for the emotional flailing about of leftism.

  4. Richard McCann

    It’s disappointing to see all of these commentator making light of a terrorist act on campus. A similar incident aimed at African Americans on the Sac City campus. It’s that kind of cavalier attitude that allows these individuals to continue to terrorize our own citizens.

      1. David Greenwald

        It’s good to always diminish the impact of such incidents.  That way we can never deal with the actual problems, we just cast aspersions in other directions unless and until you have absolute proof.  I wonder if people dismissed Hitler in that way.  Oh I’m sorry, did I violate the internet sanctum of mentioning the holocaust in situations involving anti-semitism?

        1. Keith O

          Do you know who hung the posters?  Everyone wants to make it sound like it’s some alt right organization as it could be, or take in in a direction as you invoked, “Hitler”, but as has been found often times leftist activists will do it to stir things up.  Why can’t you, I and others wait until all the facts come out?

        2. Ken A

          If the posters were in racist right wing rural Idaho (where there are a lot of racist right wingers) I would think racists, since the posters were in Davis (where there are a lot of left wingers who like to stir things up) I would think “leftist activist hanging posters to stir things up” (just like if if I heard hoof beats in the Zebra pen at the Zoo I would think Zebras)…

          http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/

        3. Eric Gelber

          I think Keith and Ken may be onto something. Only I suspect the posters were hung by right-wing activists so people would think they were hung by leftist activists trying to stir things up by making it appear they were hung by right-wing activists.

          “We don’t know, do we?”

        4. Keith O

          Good point Eric.  Gave me a laugh, but we don’t really know do we?

          I can post all kinds of examples where leftist activists have done things like this to stir things up.  But I’ll spare you the details.  For now, anyway.

    1. Howard P

      Or, some rightist activist “hanging posters to stir things up?”… note the picture… think finding Waldo… Kavanaugh in foreground… Feinstein directly above… Christine Ford (?), upper left?

      It is anti-Jewish, to be sure, but if you look at the images in the picture, I see at least 3 related to the Kavanaugh hearings.  Don’t think a “leftie” likely would merge those images with the message…

      We won’t know, as you pointed out.

      I find it offensive,  a bit droll, very sophomoric (or, sophomoron), childish, etc. … but “terrorist act”?… the latter is BS.

      I just can’t imagine anyone feeling terrorized  [verb past tense: terrorized; past participle: terrorized

      create and maintain a state of extreme fear and distress in (someone); fill with terror.
      “he used his private army to terrorize the population”

      synonyms:
      persecute, victimize, torment, harass, tyrannize, intimidate, menace, threaten, bully, browbeat;]

      by it. Maybe I’m insensitive.

       

       

      1. Richard McCann

        Yes, you are insensitive. I know several people at whom these actions are targeted being emotionally traumatized–truly shaken in a way that reflects a physical attack. That fits exactly your definition. You should open your eyes to the experience of others around you, especially those who are not situated like you.

        1. Howard P

          Your comment is acknowledged… but incorrect…

          And, not MY definition… it was by others… so, incorrect again….

          What you seem to think of as “dismissive” is belied by what you dismiss, as “dismissive”…

  5. Richard McCann

    The arrogant dismissive attitudes expressed here are the same that led to the murder of 6 million and the enslavement of 20 million. The lack of empathy is truly disturbing. All they can do is blame others rather than acknowledging their own complicity of letting this culture get to this point.

    1. Keith O

      Boy o boy, you sure do take things over the top.  Since I’m anonymous should my comment subject me to having my behavior governed by civil society?  Maybe a public stoning?  Maybe a scarlet C (for Conservative) tattooed on my chest?

      1. Richard McCann

        Yes, that’s how civilization works by taming our violent natures. We push against those strains to reach accommodation, but leaving them unbridled, such as allowing anonymity on Internet forums, leads to anarchy.

    2. Jeff M

      I see more people involved in extreme hyperbole.  Flowery language of a fertile imagination of fatalism… without much indication that it is connected to the real world.

      It is freaky weird some people go crazy over some suspected fake symbolic meme or artifact, yet will practically ignore actual behavior.

      1. Richard McCann

        Those who ignore history are destined to repeat it…

        So, would any of you made these same comments if you were known to the community? You can prove your courage…

        1. Jeff M

          Give it up dude.  I would not change a thing about what I post, so I would not post at all due to concerns over my place of business and my family being targets of the angry leftist mobs and hypersensitive liberal politicians.

          You might have been too young when the VG used real names and my office was threatened and Government Brown’s staff, after doing an internet search on something I posted where I criticized him for not being tough enough on the teachers unions, cut our company out of a state program that we were being considered for.

          Forgive me, but you are either ignorant or disingenuous on this stuff.  Or you feel smug and secure in your tribal group-think and actually like it when your ideological foes get threatened for daring to step out of your group-think chat rules.   I would like to move you to south-central Texas and have you post your stuff on a blog there under your own name.  But maybe you don’t have employees or a family to protect and thus you would be brave to post anyway with your full name.

    1. Richard McCann

      Yes, it would have been VERY different. The FBI and Homeland Security would have swooped in, perhaps even shutting down the campus in a wide ranging search for the perpetrators. The local media would have reporters out interviewing all sorts of students trying to stir the pot. I’ve seen this type of scenario unfold before exactly in this fashion since the 1980s.

  6. Alan Miller

    I don’t know who put this up or why — all I can be sure of is that whatever the purpose they are human scum.  As a symbol of anti-Jewish rhetoric, it’s nonsensical, hateful and weird.

    Picking the motivation of the post-er by one’s personal political bias is nonsensical — none of us can know.  Arguing about it is nonsensical.  This is a diarrhea-brain taking a poop in public at 3:47 a.m.

    Is this what lead to Hitler?  The circumstances of pre-World War II Germany and pre-World War III Davis are not that similar.

    Be it an angry, loner anti-Semitic WASP, a trap set by an ends-justify-the-means ultra-leftist (who isn’t also anti-Semitic? — oddly/sadly all too rare), a supporting member of the infamous Davis Imam’s internal congregation, or a stupid teenager of any stripe — or no stripes — trying to get attention in the media — well, I’m glad you all are so sure you know.  Must be nice having reality created by your thought waves.  Makes life so simple.

      1. Alan Miller

        is it a contest?

        Ha ha!  No.  But in an article about anti-Semitism, if people are posting offensive things, as a Jew, I’d like to know what’s being said.

        I remember as a kid hearing anti-Semites call into KGO radio and spout their hate until the host cut them off.  It happened pretty often, and it always perplexed me.  It’s never pleasant to hear blind hate, and most especially directed at the tribe one associates their heritage and with.  But it’s better to hear it and know what’s out there and do one’s best to understand and deal with it — rather than hide from it or want to make what IS — “go away”.  It doesn’t.

        That’s why I appreciate our infamous Imam so much and have not called for his ouster like so many Jews and others in town (and it’s really up to the people of the mosque anyway).  As long as he’s there, he’s a reminder of the blind hate that just IS, and having that out and visible is the best place for it to be.  When he’s finally gone, his supporters who have allowed him to stay will still be there, but the symbol of hate gone.  That’s when we should really be concerned.

        And no, I don’t consider the source and motivation of those some Muslims who hate all Jews (and I say some, because I know plenty that not only tolerate but actually love Jews) to be equivalent to the source and motivation of some pea-brained anti-Semitic WASPs or some finger-up-their-arse, ultra-left political activists that hate Jews.  The vibe seems very different — except the hate — and ironically I’d quite imagine that if you got a bunch of the haters from these disparate groups into a room, they’d probably hate each other as much or more than all of them hate Jews and possibly (hopefully) tear each other limb-from-limb, leaving the world a better place.

        But enough about hate . . .

        . . . good morning and have a beautiful day everybody !!!  😉 🙂 🙂

        1. Howard P

          Two thoughts… for Alan, et al. …

          One theme I see, Alan, is one I agree with… “keep your friends close, and your enemies even closer”… or, “know thy enemy”… sage words that I have heeded for years… it is good to know what ‘enemies are saying/thinking’… very good advice!

          Second theme I see, Alan, is another one I agree with… so much so, I’ll just copy Alan’s words…

          But enough about hate . . .
          . . . good morning and have a beautiful day everybody !!!    

          Ironically today as I renew my DL, am applying for the RealID card version… a symptom of how mistrust/hate, have come to the forefront.

        2. Alan Miller

          “keep your friends close, and your enemies even closer”… or, “know thy enemy”… sage words that I have heeded for years… it is good to know what ‘enemies are saying/thinking’… very good advice!

          Um . . . I never used the word “enemy” . . .

          . . . someone who blindly hates — hates the tribe I ascribe to — may be my enemy, and one would be naive not to consider that as a possibility.  They may also have been raised that way and may change to believe otherwise through exposure and communication . . . or may need to learn that the actions and beliefs of some of a group do not apply to all of a group, or simply need to grow up.  And some are probably hopeless haters — in which case ‘enemy’ could be the correct term.

  7. Alan Miller

    I just looked at a picture of the swastikas found in Arroyo park recently.  They are reverse-direction swastikas relative to Nazi swastikas, or someone put the negatives into the enlarger backwards.

    Should we as Jews feel threatened by backwards swastikas?  Are they actually meant to symbolize the divine, as in pre-Nazi days?  Or perhaps this is hate perpetuated by neo-Nazi dyslexics?

    1. Keith O

       Or perhaps this is hate perpetuated by neo-Nazi dyslexics?

      LOL  Alan.  Good catch.

      One would think that real Neo-Nazi’s or the Alt Right would know the difference.  This is more evidence that leads to the possiblility that some liberal activist is trying to stir things up.

       

      1. Eric Gelber

        Keith – You give them too much credit. The only things we can say with certainty that Neo-Nazis or the Alt Right would know is hatred and bigotry.

        I certainly wouldn’t equate your repeated suggestion that acts of anti-semitism and other expressions of Neo-Nazi bigotry are potentially the work of liberal activists seeking to stir things up with holocaust denial. But it’s a distant relative. Consider Occam’s Razor.

        1. Keith O

          You give them too much credit. 

          Actually I wasn’t giving leftist activists much credit at all (if they are responsible) because they botched it.

          How’s that for a “simple” explanation?

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