College Refuses to Condemn Marxist Anti-Semitic Holocaust Denying BDS Professor Alessio Lerro

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Adjunct Temple University’s Marxist Professor Alessio Lerro endorsed an MLA resolution targeting the Jewish State by claiming that the Jews have too much power. And he engaged in some Holocaust denial.

But Temple University is standing behind him.

Lerro accused “Jewish scholars” of having “humungous influence” over the entirety of academia and stated, “It is time that Zionists are asked to finally account for their support to the illegal occupation of Palestine since 1967,” according to message left on the listserv.

It further came to light that Lerro, in a now deleted Facebook posting, also questioned the deaths of 6 million Jewish people in the Holocaust.

Asked to comment on Lerro’s discourse and accusations by Jewish leaders that the rhetoric amounts to anti-Semitism, Temple University spokesman Brandon Lausch told the Free Beacon that the university welcomed his controversial views on campus.

“Temple University promotes open discussion and expression among its diverse community of scholars,” Lausch said after being informed of Lerro’s comments. “The exercise of academic freedom necessarily results in a vigorous exchange of ideas.”

The problem with this one-sided tolerance is that BDS explicitly exists to not only promote a boycott, but to shut down any exchange of ideas.

That’s the whole point of an academic boycott.

You can’t have academic freedom and BDS on the same time, because BDS, aside from being racist, is also against academic freedom. BDS advocates have attempted to package their attack on academic freedom involving Jewish and Israeli scholars by claiming that they are defending the academic freedom of faculty from terrorist affiliated universities in the West Bank.

So they’re fighting academic freedom by attacking academic freedom.

Any discussion about BDS has to begin by acknowledging that its methodology in academic settings is based on attacking academic freedom. And its advocates therefore can’t hide behind the liberal society and exchange of ideas they are trying to demolish.

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Lerro, who uses Marx’s picture as his Facebook header, appears to be rather interested in Karl Marx.

He is a fan of a number of Marx’s books, is currently reading “Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism”. One of his reviews of Marx’s tracts states that, “Indispensable not only as caveat to Marx but also and foremost for understanding the contemporary relevance of Marx’s model of circulation and reproduction.”

Lerro even made his comments about the Holocaust on a Facebook group dedicated to Marxism.

 

  • JackSpratt

    Most U.S. universities today are marxist enclaves. Until citizens start taking care of these matters they aren’t going to stop.

  • liz

    Sure, they support a “vigorous exchange of ideas” -except the ones they don’t agree with.

  • herb benty

    Marxists are brutal atheists. If Israel and Christians can be totally destroyed, that will remove their nagging fear that there just may be a Holy, Almighty and Righteous GOD. The Judeo-Christian Faith is their only real target.

    • DogmaelJones1

      Au contraire: Not all Marxists are atheists, and not all atheists are Marxists, brutal or not. Why is it that most God-believers assume that atheists are incubi or succubi or Islamic jins?

      • herb benty

        Sonny, I am not talking about your Marxist Church-goer who is the perfect neighbour! If there is such thing. I am talking about the Russian kind(Stalin), the Chinese kind(Mao), the NKorean kind(Un), the Cuban kind(Castro), the Zimbabwe kind(Mugabe), the America, Christian, Patriotic hating American “Professor” kind( too numerous to list). Who ALL seem to HATE tiny Israel and any REAL Christians.Who all seem to think we and we alone should abandon our Coal, Gas and Oil, sit under windmills and solar panels, while World Communism/Islam uses those resources to get stronger. WHY? We know why now don’t we- Che?

        • Daniel Greenfield

          He’s saying that not all atheists are on the left.

          • herb benty

            Well…..the destructive ones are.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            true

          • JackSpratt

            Right, some atheists (big L Libertarians) are so far to the right they are on the left.

  • Ruvane

    it is a shame that the parents have to pend so much money to hear this trash lecture the time is coming when we must fight back and shed some blood no more peaceful bullshit its getting late

  • Hard Little Machine

    Adjuncts are pretty much dogsbodies flogged like galley slaves to do all the work of tenured profs. So I guess Marxism is working out pretty well for him…..

  • Leah

    He teaches fucking Italian people. he’s entitled to a personal life.

  • rusty_armor

    I’ll take my chances with a Czar, Shah, even Hitler and Saddam over a freakin’ Trotskyite any day. Those people are evil …

  • Joe Rizoli

    Whatever you do don’t attack the Holocaust, oh my God.Speaking the truth that there was no Jews to soap or Jews to lamp shades or six million gassed will get you in the doghouse. See CCFIILE

    • davideisenstadt

      six million or so were shot, starved, asphyxiated, raped, and murdered.
      putz.
      enjoy your holocaust.
      your children and grandchildren should die of polio, since you hate the jew so much

      • Joe Rizoli

        Nice reply..LOL.
        MY STATEMENTS are factually true, your comment shows me you are totally ignorant in the field of “holocaust” studies.
        I stand behind my statements. Nobdy was homicided gassed at Auschwitz.
        Those tales just dont support forensic evidence.

        “most of the memoirs and reports of Holocaust survivors are full of preposterous verbosity, graphomanic exaggeration, dramatic effects, overestimated self-inflation, dilettante philosophizing, would-be lyricism, unchecked rumors, bias, partisan attacks…”
        –Samuel Gringauz, “Jewish Social Studies” (New York), January 1950,

  • Jethrine MacKae

    … … I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and I often find myself in the company of people from Saudi Arabia who, from time to time, ask me about the holocaust since it’s always in the news. Since they were not involved in WWII in that part of the world they don’t know anything about it.

    I always say, “I don’t know either.”

    They want to know details because they’ve heard that there are movements to deny that the holocaust happened.

    I always say, “I don’ know for certain that it happened either. It’s all hearsay as far as I’m concerned because I wasn’t there.”

    They have been told about the sadistic treatment of Jews in concentration camps but, they don’t deny that from their part of the world those types human rights violations are commonplace and it’s not directed only towards Jews.

    They don’t understand what all the hype is about because these things happen as a way of life where they come from and they think Jews probably deserved it.

    I don’t understand either and as far as I’m concerned, “I don’t know. For all I know it’s just hearsay.”

  • Habbgun

    OOhhhhh…you are good. I notice you don’t say get over what exactly. BDS is very active, very aggressive and is actively trying to cause harm and you look for a cheap comment. Well done.

    Here is your personal assignment. I call you worthless trash, spewing worthless trash garbage to everyone you meet and you get over it. Start getting over it now.