What does the Bay Area "social justice" community look like? We need to look no further than the supporters of Oakland bakery owner Reem Assil
for a cross section of the abject hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of the local "progressive" movement. Reem owns a bakery that features a floor to ceiling mural of confessed, convicted Jew-killer Rasmea Odeh.
Reem's supporters exhibit a racist intolerance, a feckless disregard for facts and an inability to process new information that might surprise bona fide believers in individual human rights who tend to attribute those characteristics to denizens of the flyover states.
For over 15 years, Indybay has been considered one of the vanguard sites of the "progressive" Bay Area. Naturally, they support Reem's. Their support however doesn't take the form of an absolutist belief in the first amendment. Here, instead, is an example of the staggering depth of their intellectual integrity:
(Incidentally the "stupid signs" they attempted to crop out said "Honor the Victims. Not their Killers")
With the cultural sensitivity characteristic of both toddlers and activists of the hard left, Zoe Samudzi describes the kippa worn by an observant Jew at a Reem's vigil as an "ugly hat".
Clearly her anti-oppression efforts stop short of respecting traditional Jewish observance.
And again proving that anti-Semitism is often found at the dank intersection of the hard left and the hard right. Reem's Bakery numbers among its supporters the Twitter account "Jew World Order"
With these among her allies, its not surprising that Reem's strategy
in dealing with opposition was her cynical attempt to use the legal system to suppress activism, silence dissenting voices and repress the civil and human rights of others.
They're just not making "progressives" like they used to.