Marc Lamont Hill, a commentating talking head on CNN made the remark recently that it wasn’t fair that Israel had the Iron Dome and Hamas didn’t.
Yep, that’s right. He thinks that Iron dome is such an efficient defensive tool that it acted to neutralize the enemy’s offensive capability in “taking away all of Hamas’ military leverage.”
The blood libel is a centuries old historical example of vicious accusations made at Jewish people which is still brought up today by Jew hating Muslims in the Middle East. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem’s sponsorship of the “Israel committing genocide” letter is now all over the internet and anti-semitism in the streets of the world’s cities seems to be as bad as its ever been since before World War II. I didn’t think it could get much worse but apparently Mr. Hill has set that bar even lower.
By his comments he suggests that Israel do nothing in its defense. Allow its citizens to be killed in order to level the playing field. In other words the right and moral thing to do according to Marc Lamont Hill is for more bloodshed in this war not less, this being Jewish blood of course. And, if that isn’t enough he says it with a straight face, like his suggestion is perfectly legitimate.
Mr. Hill either did not think through his comments or he has no regard for saving lives no matter which side is doing it. And, therefore his regard for Palestinian life or any other must be regarded a sham.
Hill holds a PhD from Temple University, in Philadelphia. It’s a little vague as to what his specialty actually is. His Wiki describes his research“ focusing on the intersections between culture, politics, and education.” Currently he is a professor of Black American studies at Morehouse College. He got his start on the O'reilly Factor before moving to CNN where he is currently.
The fact that he would say something so outrageous and be able to get away with it without any consequence is a sad state on the morality level of TV journalism today. Has CNN done anything about such outrageous comments? He should learn that calling for Jewish blood has a price. He should be fired but I can’t find anything on the Internet about it.
The problem is Hill is not alone in his thinking. There are many who believe there must be some way to, as Charley Manson once put it, “level the karma of the Jews.”
Maybe he should confine these comments to his own African American community. He is well received among Black society where it is quite possible he honed these kinds of views. However shameful, he was voted one of the 100 most influential black leaders by Ebony magazine so he is well respected and will no doubt find lots of support for the wanton disregard for Jewish life since three out of four African Americans in polls show to have some problem with Jews, the most anti-Semitic community in the western world since the Nazis of the 1930s.
Mr. Hill is just disgraceful.
Oh, in case you think this is just another internet rant you can see it coming straight from his own mouth here.