It has emerged again: A group with neo-Nazi sympathies has littered university campuses with anti-Semitic flyers that seek to sow fear and hatred of Jews.
This particular flyer, posted at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and two private colleges in New York, perpetuates the preposterous claim that a Jewish conspiracy was somehow driving the opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the handbill, the likeness of Kavanaugh is surrounded by a gallery of U.S. senators of Jewish descent whose foreheads are each marked with a Star of David.
“Every time some anti-white, anti-American, anti-freedom event takes place, you look at it, and it’s Jews behind it,” blares the flyer, which apparently was posted by a group of young, white “American Nationalists” called the Daily Stormer Book Club.
False caricatures and wild conspiracy theories about Jewish control fit neatly within hundreds of years of historical precedent of anti-Semitic thought. The similarly named Nazi weekly newspaper Der Sturmer used caricatures to vilify Jews in the 1930s. The recent news that these hateful flyers have appeared on several college campuses is nothing new, and much like we saw through Europe during the Nazi period. These recycled ideas are the product of Nazi sympathetic agitators who seek to seed hate and discontent.