Woke education leads to attacks on Jews

“Think Twice” with Jonathan Tobin and guest Marissa Streit, Ep. 145

Progressives have taken over the U.S. education system as well as popular culture, and the result is a generation has been indoctrinated in toxic woke ideas and hatred for the West, America and Israel.

The answer, says JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin, for those who understand the danger this poses to the nation and its Jewish citizens, is to provide alternative sources of information that the American people desperately need. He is joined by Marissa Streit, CEO of PragerU, a website and YouTube channel that has garnered billions of views for their educational videos on history, politics, culture and the Mideast.

Of attacks earlier this week at synagogues in Los Angeles by pro-Hamas demonstrators, Streit said that they were directly related to what has happened in the schools, the media and the arts.

“The attacks are related to hatred and years of brainwashing American citizens to hate the West. I like to say Israel is like the Iron Dome of the West. Israel is the first to absorb those arrows, but they’re certainly not going to be the last,” she said, especially if “we continue to teach young Americans that intersectionality is acceptable and that we should view one another through our multiculturalist experience, as opposed to all of us being Americans.”

Streit also spoke of efforts to censor PragerU by social-media companies and YouTube because of their conservative, pro-America philosophy. She points out the irony that the Anti-Defamation League is now being censored by Wikipedia after leading efforts to censor conservatives.

In a sense, she said, “I think the ADL is no different than Black Lives Matter. What they do is they take advantage of our concerns and our fears, and they use it to their own political advantage and to their own financial gain. ADL is a corrupt organization that is manipulating Jews and should really not represent us. They do not represent our values. Just like BLM does not represent the vast majority of African-Americans in the United States of America. They are not our leaders as our Jewish community,” Streit declared.

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