Skip to comments.Labour-Style Antisemitism Takes over the Democratic Party
Posted on 08/03/2018 4:38:57 AM PDT by SJackson
The latest sign of the death of the "moderate" Democrat.
In 2010, Britains current Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, hosted an event which facilitated a tour for a shadowy group called the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network. The entire event was predicated on Holocaust revisionism and revolting comparisons between Israel and the Nazis. During the course of the event, one of the speakers likened Israels defensive measures in the Gaza Strip to the Nazi treatment of Jews in the Holocaust. Such outrageous comparisons amount to nothing short of Holocaust denial, yet Corbyn, who was a relatively obscure member of parliament at the time, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the rancid speaker.
Eight years later, Corbyn, who is facing increasing criticism for failing to address mounting antisemitism within his party, apologized. I apologize for the concerns and anxiety that this has caused, he said. Corbyns faux expression of contrition, eight years after the fact, is a case of too little, too late.
Corbyn, who likes to pal around with terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, is an anti-Semite to his core and his Labour Party has taken its cues from him. In the last week alone, there were at least three reported incidents of overt antisemitism from Labour officials with close ties to Corbyn.
Damien Enticott, a lawmaker in Bognor Regis, a town on Englands southern coast and a member of the Labour Party shared a Facebook post accusing Jews of drinking blood and engaging in pedophilia. He initially denied sharing the post but then acknowledged doing so due to frustration at seeing unarmed civilians being shot by Israeli soldiers.
At a Labour Party meeting, Peter Willsman, a senior party member was recorded telling committee members that allegations of antisemitism within the Labour Party were orchestrated by Jewish Trump fanatics, who manipulated and falsif[ied] social media very easily.
Mary Bain Lockhart, a councilwoman for the Scottish Labour Party intimated in a Facebook post that Jewish UK media publications were working with Israels Mossad intelligence arm to undermine Labour. She went on to accuse Israel of being a racist state.
No doubt the conspiracy-prone, terrorist sympathizing Corbyn agreed with these sentiments, and judging by past Labour Party member transgressions, there will likely be little repercussion. Conversely, Jewish Labour Party officials who have spoken out against anti-Semitism within their Party, now face disciplinary action. Such is the Kafkaesque state of affairs in the UKs Labour Party.
Across the Atlantic, there are ominous signs that Labour style antisemitism is seeping into and infecting the Democratic Party. There was a time when an appearance with the rabidly anti-Semitic Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan would be the death knell for anyone seeking political office beyond the local level. But today, the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, Keith Ellison, is a man who has openly associated with Farrakhan. Ellison now claims to reject Farrakhan but strangely, keeps having fortuitous encounters with him and his supporters. Ellison also entertained numerous anti-Semitic calumnies including a claim, regurgitated with banal regularity by right and left-wing anti-Semites, that Israel controls U.S. foreign policies. Even the left-wing Anti-Defamation League noted that Ellisons comments evoke the specter of age-old stereotypes about Jewish control of our government. But these and other comments and actions by Ellison did not prevent him from nearing the top of the Democratic Party and that speaks volumes about the toxic trajectory of the Party.
The rise of so-called Democratic Socialism of the type championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT.) should be cause for concern for centrist Democrats. The Democratic Socialist platform calls for the abolishment of ICE, borders, prisons, and profits. They advocate single-payer healthcare, tuition-free college and slashing the defense budget while raising taxes to levels associated with dysfunctional socialist countries. With respect to foreign policy matters, Democratic Socialists favor cutting military ties to Israel and advocate for the so-called Palestinian Right of Return, a euphemism for flooding Israel with millions of hostile Palestinians thereby diluting Israel of its Jewish majority, which would effectively spell the destruction of Israel. In fact, Sanders recently hinted his support for such a diabolical scheme.
Sanders himself is pandering to Linda Sarsour, a self-described social media expert and Womens March organizer. Sarsour is a toxic individual whose unhinged anti-Semitic views rival those of her British Labour cohorts across the Atlantic. She has also spoken fondly of Farrakhan. Yet this has not deterred prominent Democrats, including possible presidential candidates, from pandering to her. Last year, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) showered her with praise and refused to backtrack even when confronted with incontrovertible evidence of Sarsours vile Judeophobia. To further ingratiate herself with Sarsour and her anti-Israel allies, Gillibrand withdrew her support for an anti-BDS bill that enjoyed wide bipartisan support.
The unexpected meteoric rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who beat 10-term Queens Rep. Joe Crowley, should also sound alarm bells. The self-described Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez, who in an interview acknowledged knowing little about Israel, nevertheless criticized the Jewish State for undertaking defensive measures to protect itself from terror attacks emanating from Gaza. Soon after, Ocasio-Cortez gravitated toward the rancid Sarsour. The two were featured speakers at the 16th Annual Universal Muslim Association of America (UMAA) held on July 29, 2018 and were seen pictured together.
Democrats, who have been quick to accuse President Donald Trump of doing little to address antisemitism, have themselves deliberately stymied efforts, spearheaded by Trump, to combat Judeophobia. For months, Democrats held up the Trumps nomination of Kenneth Marcus as assistant secretary of education for civil rights; this despite the fact that Marcus appointment garnered the endorsement of some 60 prominent civil and human rights groups, including the left-leaning ADL.
Marcus, who headed the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and served under past administrations was also a tireless fighter against anti-Semitism and spoke out against the malign influence and tactics employed by pernicious student groups, like Students for Justice in Palestine, whose sole aim is to attack and delegitimize Israel and its supporters. Often, these groups employ tactics that create hostile environments for Jewish students and deny their basic right to assemble and engage in free speech.
Ultimately, Marcus was confirmed by the Senate but without a single Democratic vote. That speaks volumes about the Democratic Party and the toxic path it has chosen for itself. We are witnessing the final death pangs of the Democratic Party as we once remembered it and the extinction of the socially progressive, pro-free enterprise, pro-Israel, centrist Democrat.
He was about to round up the Jews and do the same thing to them that the Nazis did, when he died.
There is nothing centrist about the Democratic party. Further, as exemplified by the way they ran their primaries last election, there is little democracy in the Democratic party.
Follow the money. How much money is going to Democrats from Islamic sources?
Also, as the Democrats increasingly are dominated by “people of color”, white people will be made unwelcome.
As I recall, it was that paragon of the Democrat left who coined the expletive FJB
"Made unwelcome?" Democrats started their war against whites/white families back in the 1990's declaring any stay-at-home mother unwelcome in the party because they were "rich" and "out of touch" with democrat party ideals.
Then came the "angry white men" mantra, an embracing of all things black culture no matter how destructive it was and all the way to today with ICE being their latest target to eliminate enforcement of our immigration laws to "brown" the country so the democrats have more voters.
"Made unwelcome?" We've been unwelcome for decades already!
He killed 10s of millions of his own nationals. He gets a pass here and in Europe because he was communist. And so did Mao who also killed 10s of millions of his own people. He gets a pass for the same reason.
Meanwhile the Rats get 70-80% if the Jewish vote. Insane.
In the South, whites have mostly left the Dems. Even if they are themselves left-leaning, they know what will happen if Dems get control.
Lol, every elected Jew in the Congress is a Democrat, hardly evidence of a Pogrom in the works.
Race Hustling Claim...
Generally true but David Kustoff (R) Tennessee, Lee Zeldin (R) New York ?
My information is out of date then, thought Cantor was last one.
Thanks for update.
Meanwhile the Rats get 70 to 80 per-cent of the Jewish vote. Insane.
There seem to be secular Jews and Jews of faith.
It also seems that secular Jews tend to be atheists.
So will someone please explain the difference between secular Jews and Jews of faith?
(P.S. Please dont do the accusations-of-anti-semitism routine.)
"Secular" Jews eat bagels and a shmear at Woody Allen movies to show their Jewishness, go to Temple for the High Holidays, if at all, and loudly support Democrats because, well, that's what their parents and grandparents taught them.
"Jews of Faith" won't be reading this today, since it is the Sabbath and they are either in Temple or usually disconnect from the electronic world today. By and large, this group leans right, if for no other reason than the right today is the only group that is demonstrably anti-Islam, a hot button with most "Jews of Faith".
However, there are anomalies on both sides. I don't consider myself a faithful Jew, though I do consider myself Jewish, and fairly conservative. I do observe the main holidays and can recite prayers in Hebrew fairly well, although I seldom attend Temple. Probably because, here in the Bay Area, even the "Jews of Faith" are pretty leftist, and the non-Orthodox Temples around here are so PC, I hardly recognize the prayers that are recited any longer.
It's bad enough that I have to listen to the constant anti-conservative beat wherever I turn in normal life. But I always thought that religious gatherings, whether a church, a temple or even a mosque, should be a place free of the everyday world of politics and greed. Not so in this day and age. More's the pity.
The difference of observant Jewish people and secular Jewish people is no different than observant Catholics or anyone else.
Think Scalia vs Nancy Pelosi, for example.
The more one acknowledges G-d and depends on Him, regardless of particular faith, generally the more conservative you are. Not an overarching mystery.
Jews are just people like anyone else. We have plenty of assholes among us.
For some reason, however, people like to pay way more attention to us than our .2% of the world population deserves, paying inordinate attention to our assholes.
Yeah, weren’t those the “superdelegates”?
+1. Very interesting comment.
The winning strategy appears to be ethnocentrism (cooperating with fellow members of your own ethnicity, but not with those outside your ethnicity) over humanitarian (cooperating with all without distinction) or selfishness (not cooperating with anyone).
My takeaway from reading it, is that an even better strategy for a smaller group practicing ethnocentrism, is to somehow convince the larger group that larger group practicing ethnocentrism is bad.
Many thanks for your reply.
Im still a bit confused but just as confused as when I run into a fellow Christian who says that she needs scientific proof in order to affirm her faith.
(Do Democrats do that in order to establish their status as brilliant, intellectual scientific geniuses?)
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