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Deception and misinformation are insidious weapons

Ongoing brainwashing by bad operatives may destroy the stability of society.

Anti-Israel protester in Toronto. Credit: Greg Finnegan/Shutterstock
Anti-Israel protester in Toronto. Credit: Greg Finnegan/Shutterstock
Shmuel Katz. Photo: Courtesy.
Shmuel Katz
Dr. Shmuel Katz is a fellow of the Israeli Surgical Society, the American College of Surgeons and other medical societies.

It is more and more difficult to attend college or university without being exposed to malicious educators and others who are willing to advance their own agenda at the expense of their students.

The recent anti-Israel turmoil at multiple universities in the U.S. and elsewhere is only a symptom of many years of ongoing indoctrination that is being ignored. Recently, there were alarms sounded about the indoctrination of students in K-12 classrooms in multiple U.S. states.

I am glad that we have many organizations exposing and marginalizing these bad operatives. We need all of them.

However, having that many organizations means they are not delivering the same message nor addressing the same problems in systematic and repetitious ways. We know from the science of commercial marketing that if we want people to remember, identify and, ultimately, buy a product, they will have to hear messages multiple times and in different ways. Thus, sharing well-documented, similar, valuable, basic and relevant information from different sources significantly amplifies the effectiveness of these messages. It hopefully results in reaching and convincing more people to act in their own interest by exposing and marginalizing evil.

Radical groups’ insidious infiltration of our educational system has serious effects on society in general. This phenomenon is not new but recently it has gained momentum. This affects not only students but also educators and political decision-makers. Consequently, it harms the population at large.

These days, it is easy to find video documentation of the challenges we face. For example, we can see a clear conflict between the statements made by the president of Columbia University and the video evidence of anti-Israel events as they were unfolding.

These events in the streets across the U.S. show extended and meticulous planning that has taken place for many years. Its goal is to undermine the entire free world. One of the major instigators of these problems was painfully documented by Brigitte Gabriel in a recent video presentation.

Having the wrong people in decision-making positions also has serious effects. Such concern was recently presented in an Instagram post addressing some White House officials.

The direct effects of the campus unrest were documented by Prager University in a short Twitter video and a more comprehensive presentation that provided firsthand documentation.

A few additional points should be emphasized:

1. Providing brainwashed radicals with money and political power will not transform them into angels who seek only to protect their own wealth. These radicals are driven by a ruthless ideology and will ignore their own comfort in service of the cause. Whatever aid they receive will make them more aggressive terror supporters and even terrorists themselves.

2. We should not provide such people with any assistance without reasonable conditions, which must include controlling what they teach children and adults in their schools and media outlets.

3. ⁠The radicals’ watchwords are “deception” and “misinformation.” We should never take their words at face value. They are very well-financed by bad actors and use their unlimited funds to build powerful propaganda machines. They use these machines to control and influence the ignorant and gullible.

4. Many antisemites are not aware of the fact that their own skin is in the game. For some irrational reason, they act automatically against the Jews but do not realize that radical Islam is targeting them as well.

Ignoring such information may cause serious deterioration in our safety and security. If the situation does not change, it will be very difficult to recover from it.

The sooner all of us wake up and challenge and marginalize evil, the better it will be for society at large.

The opinions and facts presented in this article are those of the author, and neither JNS nor its partners assume any responsibility for them.
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