This takes the shrill, self-serving attention seeking tactics of Code Pink and JVP and ratchets them up to an entirely different level.
The president of the student body at Ohio University, Megan Marzec has posted a clip of herself dumping a bucket of red liquid on herself , in a particularly juvenile anti-Israel protest. She exploits her position in the University by identifying herself "as Student
Senate president" who is expressing "student concern". It reality, it seems, she spoke for no one besides herself.
Via Daniel Mael at Truth Revolt
Ohio University student body president Megan Marzec took the "ALS Ice
Bucket Challenge" to a new level, dumping a bucket of blood on herself
in support of alleged Palestinian suffering at the hands of the Israeli
In the video, she intoned, “As student senate president, I’m sending a
message of student concern about the genocide in Gaza and the occupation
of Palestine by the Israeli state,” prior to endorsing the anti-Semitic
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel which only
singles out the Jewish state.
“I’m urging you and OU (Ohio University) to divest and cut all ties to
academic and other Israeli institutions and businesses.”
“This bucket of blood symbolizes the thousands of displaced and
murdered Palestinians- atrocities which OU is directly complacent in
through cultural and economic ties with the Israeli state,” she
Marzec then doused herself in the bucket of blood. Marzec did not
respond to a request for comment by press time as to whether or not the
blood was real.
The student body president made no mention of Palestinian war crimes
and crimes against humanity, instead opting to target the Jewish state.
Her video concludes with the message. “Free Palestine.”
Watch the clip here
The Ohio University Student Senate was quick to apologize and to distance themselves from Megan Marzec's actions, posting this on Twitter.
This bizarre and irrational behavior more likely reflects mental illness than political ideology. We can only hope Megan Marzec seeks the help she needs.
In response to Marzec’s video, University spokeswoman Stephanie Filson stated:
" ... Her actions do not reflect the position of
Ohio University or President McDavis. We recognize the rights of
individual students to speak out on matters of public concern and we
will continue to do so, but want to be clear that the message shared
today by her is not an institutional position or a belief held by