Ben Shapiro has been particularly vocal during the last few years, and is no stranger to controversy due to his outspoken views. For example, he has opposed same-sex couples raising children; he has said (and sort of retracted) that “Arabs like to bomb crap and live in open sewage. and more. During the past month however, his comments have had the ability to cause more than offence due to him sharing unverified propaganda and lies concerning Israel-Gaza where he promotes himself as an expert on the subject. However, he has now been exposed by real experts.
In times of crisis, individuals frequently gravitate towards social media, driven by a lack of trust in mainstream news and its tendency to broadcast the official government narrative and propaganda. Amid diverse perspectives on the various platforms, there is a shared aspiration for truth. Deceptive entities deliberately engaging in dishonest and misleading practices exploit this tendency to share content without thorough verification making individuals susceptible to their manipulation and their spread of unverified reports, leveraging the widespread dissemination of information. The lies and propaganda circulate faster than verification and find their way to mainstream news and official statements, in turn amplifying the online falsehoods.
Trust is certain individuals is fundamental to the development of our beliefs, hence the reason so many people believed the word of doctors during the great hoax and previously trusted characters such as Doctor Hilary Jones, were used to sell the virus, the masks, the jabs and their loyal followers who had no reason to doubt them before, believed every word they said.
This appears to be the same tactic used for the various other crises we have thrown our way. Prominent characters have been thrust into the limelight to play their part in the New World Order productions after years in rehearsals, touting perspectives that we can resonate with. A trust in their intellect and views develop among individuals thus, making them the perfect tool to spread new government narratives and propaganda.
Two characters, or tools that I am thinking of, are Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro who have had bit parts up until now, where we are seeing them becoming increasingly political and vocal about the situation in Gaza. Ben Shapiro in particular has been guilty of spreading unverified propaganda that arguably created a hate filled divide in public opinion concerning the Gaza – Israel situation.
Their usual intellectual sounding word salad that has been accepted by their followers has continued, but largely without demands for verification, up until now. Norman Finkelstein has been just one person who is questioning Shapiro and has asked him to join him in an online debate, Shapiro so far has rejected the offer, the information below about Norman Finkelstein may show why that is.
Benjamin Aaron Shapiro is a 39 year old American lawyer, columnist, author, and conservative political commentator. Shapiro writes columns for Creators Syndicate, Newsweek, and Ami Magazine, and serves as editor emeritus for The Daily Wire, which he co-founded in 2015. Shapiro is the host of The Ben Shapiro Show, a daily political podcast and live radio show.
Norman Finkelstein has written of his parents’ experiences during World War II. His mother, Maryla Husyt Finkelstein, grew up in Warsaw, Poland, survived the Warsaw Ghetto, the Majdanek concentration camp, and two slave labor camps. Her first husband died in the war. Norman’s father, Zacharias Finkelstein, was a survivor of both the Warsaw Ghetto and the Auschwitz concentration camp. Source
Finkelstein now an American Political Scientist received his PhD from the Princeton University Politics Department in 1987. He has authored many books including THE HOLOCAUST INDUSTRY: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering, GAZA: An inquest into its martyrdom, and most recently, I ACCUSE! Herewith a proof beyond reasonable doubt that ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda whitewashed Israel. He is currently writing a book tentatively titled, I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Get To It: Politically Incorrect Thoughts on Cancel Culture and Academic Freedom. Source
Today Finkelstein posted a thread on the X platform which I have written out below.
Natural Superiority of Women?
“Brainy hunk Jordan Peterson was interviewed by Piers Morgan about Gaza. He confidently stated that “This is a last ditch attempt by the Iranian mullahs to use the Islam against Jews story to prop up their own dismal reign. And so they rattled the chain of their Hamas puppets and said provoke, and they [Hamas] did.” Not even Israeli intelligence makes such a demented claim.
Boy Wonder Ben Shapiro has put out his own “fact”-based video that features an image of him as a Jewish Tom Cruise in Top Gun. (Top Nebbish?) Shapiro asserts that the Khartoum “Three No’s” paved the way to the June 1967 war. Except that, in the real world, the Khartoum summit convened not before but after the war. Not a terrific showing for self-described Alpha-genius males. Meanwhile, I was interviewed by Jordan Peterson’s daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, and Ben Shapiro’s colleague, Candace Owens.
Each of them humbly confessed at the outset that they were largely ignorant of the subject matter. Each listened respectfully and intently. Each posed logical, acute questions: Peterson wondered why the 1947 UN Partition Resolution awarded Jews 56% of Palestine if they only comprised one-third of the population, while Owens wondered what Israel stood to gain by committing a genocide in broad daylight. When I juxtaposed in my mind Jordan and Mikhaila, Top Gun and Candace, a book I read as an undergraduate came to mind, Ashley Montagu’s “The Natural Superiority of Women” (source).