While the Christmas season in America is supposed to be a period of happiness and peace, internationally, the world is in turmoil. President Joe Biden has appeared incompetent and often incoherent at the global level. Adversaries of America have taken notice and acted in an emboldened and threatening fashion. In eastern Europe, Russia invaded Ukraine in February of 2022, bringing armed conflict and warfare back to the continent for the first time since the end of the second world war in 1945. In the pacific, China has remained assertive and threatened U.S. dominance in the region. Recently, the nation flew a record number of planes over the island of Taiwan, which they claim as their own territory. In the middle east, in early October the Islamic terrorist group Hamas invaded Israel, murdering over 1,000 innocent civilians.
Israel subsequently declared war on Gaza, and the region is in general extremely unstable. Many experts assert that world war three is a real possibility. In federal congress, several Muslim and progressive Democrats do not support Israel and have openly backed the terrorist group Hamas. Rashida Tlaib has blamed Israel for a bombing of a hospital in Gaza and spoke at an anti-Israel protest at the U.S. capitol which became violent. A fellow Democrat named Jared Moskowitz urged his colleagues to support a resolution to censure her.
What’s worse; many high ranking academics in colleges and institutions of higher education in America that espouse far-left progressive political opinions have openly taken pro-Hamas and pro-Palestinian stances on the conflict. Antisemitism is on the rise, and thousands of college students and Palestinian migrants (as well as Muslims from other nationalities residing in the U.S.) have openly protested in support of the terrorists. Recently, the president of Harvard university was forced to resign due to espousing antisemitic sentiments; the university is considering a replacement.. Rutgers university also faced backlash after initially allowing a pro-Palestinian organization to demonstrate.