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Anne Frank: Zionist, Settler, Colonialist, 6/23/21, “Anne Frank: Survivor, Zionist, Settler Colonialist and Enemy of the People” [Excerpts]: Imagine if Anne Frank had survived the war. I know this is hardly an original premise and numerous writers [like] Shalom Auslander, whose novel Hope: A Tragedy, [tells] of Solomon Kugel, a schlimazel of a Jew who discovers an elderly Anne Frank living in his attic in upstate New York.

But does that really sound like Anne? Living in an attic in New York for decades?

No, a far more realistic scenario would be Anne Frank having moved to Palestine with tens of thousands of other survivors.

One must wonder how the Woke Jewish Scholar-Activists, who issue petition after petition condemning the Jewish state and its supporters while giving Palestinian terrorists a pass, would react to such an Anne Frank. Would she still be the iconic teenager meant to be relatable to all schoolchildren? Jewish leftists have been particularly callous toward refusenik gulag survivor Natan Sharansky. Why? Because the man imprisoned by the Soviet Union for yearning to be a Jew turned out to be a believer in a Jewish state. Who would have thought?

The Jewish Woke Inquisition came for Sharansky. One can only imagine what they would do to poor Anne had she survived Bergen-Belsen and made Aliyah.


Victorian Literature Promotes White Feminism, 6/22/21, “Cal State professor worries Victorian literature studies promote ‘white feminism’” [Excerpts]: One professor from the California State University system wants her Victorian literature classes to be “more responsive to contemporary conversations about race and gender.”

According to Lana Dalley’s article for The 19th-Century Gender Studies Journal, Victorian feminists are “problematic” because they promote “white feminism.”

With their focus on women’s suffrage and individual development, these pioneering women neglected issues of race and racism, she argues. “Left unacknowledged and unchallenged, the race and class politics of Victorian feminisms might result in humiliation, exclusion, and white validation in the classroom,” writes Dalley.

Dalley advocates a move “away from positivist historicism and towards a strategic presentism that challenges the teleological model of feminist thought:...or, in terms of this essay, from an outdated white feminism to progressive intersectional feminisms,” she writes.

Dalley’s critique of white feminism in the classroom follows a larger trend both in academia and culture.

Multiple books on the subject have been released this year, from “White Feminism” by Koa Beck to the forthcoming “Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption” by Rafia Zakaria, which similarly critiques early British suffragists and female activists.


Witchweed, 6/23/21, “Witchweed” [Excerpts]: The strange and nasty plant called witchweed is found mainly in Africa and Asia, but some has been reported in North America as well. This parasitic plant can prevent crop plants from producing yields and is said to be responsible for intensifying the results of famine in Ethiopia.

Not long after germination, witchweed sends an enzyme “feeler” through the soil around it to find nearby roots. If the enzyme finds a root system, it will digest a few of the cells on the root surface. The damaged roots actually help the witchweed by sending out a chemical response that confirms their presence to the witchweed. The witchweed then grows an attachment organ to penetrate the neighbor’s root system. If attachment is not made within four days, the witchweed dies in less than a week.

If the witchweed successfully attaches to a neighbor’s root system, witchweed can enjoy a long and full life, being fed by its neighbor’s roots. In fact, witchweed changes the hormones produced by its neighbor so that the neighbor’s root system grows ever larger at the expense of the stem growth of the victim.

Witchweed is no simple plant. We learn from the witchweed that the Creator’s unlimited imagination not only created some very strange living things, but also created some unique solutions to providing a means of living for them.