The CSU council decided to ban Operation SICK from ever having the right to become an official club at Concordia… but the SPHR-cronies who pushed the ban vote through on council can’t seem to decide on a consistent excuse.
-“We banned it cause it’s racist!”
That’s inconsistent to say the least.
-“No, I mean, we banned it cause it’s affiliated with Israeli Hasbara.”
But that doesn’t give you the right to ban them.
-“Whoops, I meant that my problem is really that it’s not honest about its affiliation with Hasbara.”
Well, you found out pretty easily; it can’t be THAT big a secret. Besides, how about a little honesty about who really funds SPHR?
-“Um, what I REALLY meant is that we banned it cause it’s redundant, there are already similar groups on campus.”
Again, so what?
-“I mean… I mean… hell, it’s run by pro-Israel people and we don’t like you and we’re not gonna let you become a club no matter what, so screw you and stop asking us for a legitimate reason cause we don’t actually have one!”
And that, of course, is the crux of the matter. Council had no legitimate reason to ban Operation SICK (which, by the way, does not focus only on Palestinians, but on groups from countries all over the world who use child soldiers or incitement of hatred among children). They just decided that it was a group run by their “enemies” (read: Jews, Zionists) so they would come up with some reason to ban it. Just like they came up with a ridiculous excuse to ban Concordia Hillel last year.