Skip to comments.THE PERIL OF POLITICIZED ANTISEMITISM-Dem's libels against against Trump mask dire problem in ranks
Posted on 06/22/2018 5:32:56 AM PDT by SJackson
Jewish Democrats' libels against Trump mask a dire problem in their ranks. Google search of the terms Trump Nazi, brings up 70,900,000 results.
There are a number of distressing aspects to this state of affairs.
First and foremost, it is pure libel to call US President Donald Trump a Nazi.
His daughter Ivanka is Jewish. His daughter-in-law is Jewish. Half his grandchildren are Jewish and his non-Jewish ex-daughter-in-law is half Jewish.
How many Nazis have Hanukka celebrations in their homes starring their Jewish grandchildren?
Beyond his Jewish immediate family, Trump has shown extraordinary friendship to the Jewish state. It isnt simply that Trump kept the promise none if his predecessors kept and moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, although that would have sufficed to prove his friendship.
Trump shows his friendship and respect for Israel every single day.
Last week he agreed to sell Israel mid-air refueling planes. His predecessor, Barack Obama, refused to sell Israel the aircraft in order to protect Irans nuclear sites from Israeli air strikes. Trump agreed to sell them to enable such Israeli strikes in the event they become necessary.
This week, Trump approved UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeos determination that the US should withdraw from the institutionally antisemitic UN Human Rights Council. The Obama administration joined the council claiming it would use its membership to influence the council for the better and proceeded to legitimize councils anti-Jewish witch hunt for eight years.
The people of Israel recognize Trumps friendship. Nearly 80% of Israelis view him as a friend.
So what explains the 70,900,000 results to the Trump Nazi Google search?
One answer came this week with the media outcry over the US government policy of separating illegal immigrant minors from their illegal immigrant parents.
The policy is cruel. Indeed, recognizing its cruelty, Trump signed an executive order banning the practice. But the policy isnt new. This was the Obama administrations policy following a court order prohibiting children from joining their parents in detention.
Rather than soberly acknowledge that law enforcement, including immigration law is often a cruel business and recognize that to remain a state of laws sometimes authorities undertake difficult and harsh actions, the anti-Trump media ignored reality and went straight for the kill. David Remnick, Frank Bruni and countless others didnt care that the Obama administration separated children from their parents, placed them in cages and wrapped them in aluminum foil.
As far as they are concerned, the continuation of the same cruel policy under Trump is proof that Trump is a Nazi.
Gen. Michael Hayden, the former director of the NSA and the CIA posted a photo of the entrance to Auschwitz on his Twitter feed with a caption Other governments have separated mothers and children.
As much as Hayden and his comrades hate Trump, by claiming that enforcing laws of Congress is Nazi behavior, they are demonizing the US and engaging in rank antisemitism. Mexican children separated from their parents because they broke properly constituted laws of a liberal republic are not the moral equivalent of the million Jewish children murdered by the Nazis for the crime of breathing while Jewish. Congress is not the Reichstag. And the Rio Grande is not Auschwitz.
Hayden and his comrades are not idiots. So why are they making these unhinged, libelous claims?
The answer is that their actions are part of a wider move by Democrats to politicize antisemitism.
Much has been made of the fact that support for Israel is becoming a partisan issue. Whereas Republicans are almost unanimous in support for the US alliance with Israel, support among Democrats is flagging and becoming a minority view on the rapidly growing far Left.
What has gone largely unmentioned is that antisemitism is also becoming a partisan issue. As their party becomes more hostile to Israel, Democrats are increasingly highlighting the neo-Nazi elements at the fringe of the Republican Party as a means of implicating the entire Republican Party led by Trump as antisemitic and dangerous.
At the same time, even as leading members of the Democratic Party like Keith Ellison and luminaries like Linda Sarsour openly espouse anti-Jewish sentiments and propagate antisemitic conspiracy theories, Democrats ignore, whitewash, deny and minimize the significance of the swelling chorus of antisemitism within their ranks.
Compare the responses of Democrats and Republicans to the appearance of antisemites on their ballots.
In the current election cycle, three white supremacists have sought office as Republican candidates. Arthur Jones, a 70-year-old white supremacist Nazi, running for Congress in Illinoiss 3rd Congressional district ran a stealth campaign for the safe Democratic seat. He quietly collected the requisite signatures to file his papers with the state election commission, blindsiding the GOP, which had not planned to field a candidate to run against incumbent Dan Lipinski who has won the last seven elections by a 70-30 margin.
In response to Joness maneuver, the state and national GOP condemned and disavowed him in the harshest terms. The state party announced it would field an independent candidate to run in the general election against Jones and Lipinski.
Then there is Patrick Little. Little, another Nazi, ran in Californias open primary for Senate as a Republican. Ten other Republicans also ran. In one poll, which included Little and one other Republican candidate only, he was the top ranked Republican candidate in the open Senate race against Democratic incumbent Diane Feinstein.
Rather than acknowledge the polls statistical insignificance, the Forward, Newsweek and Yahoo news ran stories about Little and the poll claiming that it proved that empowered by Trump, Nazis are taking over the Republican Party. The fact that the California GOP forcibly removed Little from their state convention was barely reported in the national media.
Paul Nehlen, a Democratic candidate for Congress in House Speaker Paul Ryans district was supported by many conservatives until last December when it came out that he is a white supremacist. As soon as his positions which he had deliberately hidden were revealed, every major and minor conservative media outlet and politician condemned him.
But that hasnt stopped CNN from waging a campaign against Virginia Republican Senate nominee Corey Stewart for having endorsed Nehlen a month before his positions were publicized. Stewart unconditionally condemned Nehlen once his anti-Jewish bigotry was exposed.
In the Democratic tent itself, things are a bit different.
Rising stars in the Democratic Party, including Rep. Ellison and Womens March leaders Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour along with the Congressional Black Caucus embrace Louis Farrakhan, and defend his notorious, virulent hatred of Jews. They demonize Israel and its Jewish supporters.
Far from being attacked or otherwise denounced for their actions, these Democrats are advanced and promoted. Ellison is the vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Mallory and Sarsour, Maxine Waters and other members of the CBC are feted by party leaders including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Democratic Jews have to date refused to mobilize to oppose them in any significant way. Indeed, in some cases they support antisemites.
Take the Jewish community of Charlottesville, Virginias reaction to the Congressional candidacy of Democrat Leslie Cockburn. Cockburn is the co-author, with her husband, Andrew Cockburn, of the 1991 book, Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the US-Israeli Covert Relationship.
The New York Times review of the book said, Their book, supposedly a history of the secret ties between Israel and the United States, is largely dedicated to Israel-bashing for its own sake. Its first message is that win or lose, smart or dumb, right or wrong, suave or boorish, Israelis are a menace. The second is that the Israeli-American connection is somewhere behind just about everything that ails us.
Rather than excoriate Cockburn for her history of propagating antisemitic conspiracy theories, the Washington Jewish Week wrote an empathetic article about her quest to have an open exchange with the Jewish community in her district. One member of the Jewish community who was prominently cited as an authority on her outreach to the community, noted approvingly that in a meeting with Jewish constituents Cockburn pointed out that her views on Israel align with J Street.
New York Times reporter and author Jonathan Weisman epitomizes the Democrats simultaneous promotion of leftist antisemitism and castigation of the Republicans as the new Nazi party. During the 2015 battle over the Obama administrations nuclear deal with Iran, Weisman, who is Jewish, co-authored an article singling out by name the Jewish members of Congress who opposed the deal. In other words, he engaged in antisemitism to demonize Jewish opponents of the Obama administrations anti-Israel policy of empowering Iran.
In 2017 Weisman wrote a widely cited book, (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump.
Weismans basic argument in his book is that Trumps populism empowers far-Right antisemites and so threatens the Jewish community in the US.
It isnt that antisemitism on the far Right is nothing to be concerned about it. To the contrary. There is great reason to be concerned, even alarmed by the Jew-hating rhetoric emanating from the far Right. To their credit, cognizant of the danger, Republican leaders, including Trump have consistently condemned and marginalized these voices and actors in their party.
There is also reason to be concerned with left-wing antisemitism, including when it takes the form of a New York Times journalist singling out for rebuke Jewish members of Congress who oppose an anti-Israel policy. Left-wing antisemitism should be should be fought without prejudice even when it is being propagated by minority groups. Farrakhan should not get a pass, nor should his African-American supporters.
Because the US has a two-party system, marginal forces always seek to use the machinery of the large parties to advance their positions and causes. As a consequence, it is not surprising that antisemites on the Right seek to penetrate the GOP. And it isnt surprising that their leftist counterparts are seeking to take over the Democratic Party. But again, while the state and national Republican Party condemns and disowns antisemites, the Democrats woo them for their votes and political support and elect them to office. And as they do these things, they libel the Republican Party and Trump accusing them of Nazi sympathies and goals.
It is hard to see a happy end to the story. By attacking Trump, the most pro-Jewish president in living memory, as a Nazi, while ignoring the dangers of the growing power and numbers of antisemites in their own party, Jewish Democrats are doing themselves no favors. So long as Jewish Democrats go along with the rise of antisemitic forces in their party on the one hand, and assault the Republicans as Nazis on the other, the situation will only get more dangerous for them and for the Jewish community in the US as a whole.
Not just a problem for Jewish dems, all dems embracing or tolerating the embrace of the Jew haters of the world from the Mullahs to Farrakhan inhabit the same swamp which by association their party is making it's home.
Makes one wonder if perhaps Silkwood wasnt involved in a covert op that made Israels nukes in the US...
The harsh, bizarre reality is that secular, Democrat Jews are not only tolerant of but are embracing anti Zionism. Obama made overt anti Zionism to be an acceptable position to be held by Democrats in good standing. If the Democrats return to power, the pressure on Israel will be immense.
That kind of rhetoric, alloyed to the hate and resist groups, is not a very big step to actual attacks and violence.
I know who would win but I think that both sides would be shocked at the level of violence which would occur once the Anglo-Saxon begins to hate.
Wikileaks: Podesta emails: Re: Hi Angel and Tina — running stuff by you re Clinton/Trump story in tomorrow’s NYT
29 Feb 2016: From Patrick Healy, NYT To: Angel Urena and Tina Flournoy
Amy Chozick and I are doing a story about how the Clinton campaign and its supporters view Trump as a general election opponent and plan to run against him. The story will run in tomorrow’s paper...
President Clinton, like others, thinks that Trump has his finger on the pulse of the electorate’s mood and that only a well-financed, concerted campaign portrayed him as dangerous and bigoted will win what both Clintons believe will be a close November election...
Happy to talk this over by email or phone before 6pm today. Thanks, Patrick
(re above) From: Josh Schwerin To: To: Jennifer Palmieri etc.
Are we working on this story on our end?
Inside the Clintons Plan to Defeat Donald Trump by Amy Chozick and Patrick Healy, NYT - 29 Feb 2016
the plan failed, but the FakeNewsMSM has never stopped using this despicable tactic to try to discredit Trump and maintain Dem control over so-called minorities.
why can’t someone in Congress/Senate/MSM ask Bill Clinton if he suggested portraying Donald Trump as a bigot?
btw Jennifer Palmieri was quoted in the NYT article, but it’s behind a paywall for me, so I can’t access it at present. but it does suggest Palmieri contacted Healy as per the request made by Healy in the Podesta emails.
Nonetheless, they seem to have attracted the support of many Jewish bleeding heart leftists, who falsely conflate the hordes of illegal intruders at the southern border with the scenario of the 1930s and 1940s when millions European Jews sought refuge from Nazi oppression by attempting to emigrate to the US (and Britain). The fact is, though, unlike the European Jews of yesteryear, these modern-day intruders did not have to face anything similar to a government sponsored plan of genocide of any racial, religious, or ethnic group within their nations of origin.
the problem with Trump is not what he has done. no amount of marrying into the Jewish faith by Trumps family, no amount Jewish hires, no amount good things Trump can do for Israel will change who he is. He is a big tough blonde guy. The problem with Trump is who he is.
Roughly 60 years has been invested in completely demonizing guys like Trump. That’s hard to undo.
This demonization of blonde guys is a more specific form of the demonization of the white race that has been going on for a half a century or so.
Its been observed that almost every person subscribes (consciously or otherwise) to some kind of “religion” or “world schemata.” This provides organization and a method of viewing, understanding life. For many, this amounts to an “explanation” of life and life’s varying events. There are psychological articles asserting that this is a kind of biological imperative. Whatever. But, it is very common, possibly universal.
The above is irregardless of whether any particular belief system is correct or incorrect, true or false. False belief systems can provide their subscribers with every bit as much organization and “explanation” of life as can a “correct” faith in the one real Creator who introduces Himself to us in the Bible.
Also, believers or followers of patently false “religions” can claim (and perhaps can actually think) they are still “Christians” or “Jews” or “Catholics”... even while they’re worshiping or ‘advocating’ or ‘demonstrating’ for false and often very evil ‘causes.’ They may sometimes claim they’re doing it as part of their Christian or Jewish “faith commitment.” (Alas! Just how wrong, or duplicitous, can a person be!?????)
What I observe is that many genuine Christians and Jews are shy of confronting, reproving, or correcting these evil-doers. But, the problem is... evil-doers who have manged to sneak into your own tent, the ones who successfully pass themselves off as being a part of your parade, these are often the most dangerous evil-doers of all. For, they can then attack you from behind your defense lines, perimeter. The “Enemy Within” frequently can inflict more damage on you than external enemies can.
The Jewish people have known, experienced this ever since they let the evav rev (pagan multitudes) join them in their escape from Egypt. The Enemy Within is far more dangerous than most external enemies ever can be. Jesus, James, Peter, Paul, John, and Jude all warned against false teachers within the congregation, wolves in sheep’s clothing, etc. Jude says, “Certain persons have crept in unnoticed.” Jesus says, “False prophets will come.” Paul says, “False prophets will come.” Peter says, “False prophets will come.” John says, “You’re going to have to love the truth, you’re going to have to battle for the truth. You’re going to have to test the spirits because spirits are going to come that are deceiving spirits, they’re going to lie.” They are here, they are lying, deceiving, disrupting, sabotaging right from inside our tents, congregations, communities, and nations.
The enemy, whether the Muslims who are attacking, murdering, bombing innocent people all around the world... or the Enemy Within our own tent, must be confronted and defeated. Else, our enemies (and especially the Enemies Within) will defeat, conquer, and murder us.
If we just try to wait or ‘talk’ it all out, we will lose, and lose big.
If we sit on the side-line hoping that someone else will fight our battles for us, we will lose, and lose big.
With faith, we can defend ourselves now, we can triumph, we can live.....
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from me, says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
His daughter Ivanka is Jewish. His daughter-in-law is Jewish. Half his grandchildren are Jewish and his non-Jewish ex-daughter-in-law is half Jewish.
How many Nazis have Hanukka celebrations in their homes starring their Jewish grandchildren?
Liberal elites are haters... and they're stupid.
Ironically, a lot of prejudices of the left like these are just as irrational as those held by the real Nazis.
BTW, there are "big tough blond guys" who are Jewish too.
Lots of comments to make on this article and some FR posters.
Caroline Glick is one of the smartest, most astute Jewish writers around. That is why she is not liked both in the US (by the liberals) and in Europe, and if I recall correctly, by the Israeli Left.
The “Forward” was at one time a decent democratic socialist newspapers (They published a column of mine many years ago and I knew a couple of the key editors/writers). However, a major chism took place in this paper about 10-20 years ago and it split, with some writers/editors going to the pro-America “New York Post”.
I used to be the investigative reporter one extremist movements in the US and on the PLO Lobby in particular, for the old “Jewish Week” (then referred to as the DC JW as opposed to its parent, the major publication, the New York Jewish Week (run by the late Phil Hockstein, who gave me my first assignment in 1970 while he was the DC editor. He soon went to head the NY paper and his wonderful son Joe, took over the DC paper with his wife Ann, who died at a relatively young age.
Joe decided to make “Aliyah” to Israel with his two sons, Mark and I’ve forgotten the younger one’s name, not too long after Ann died. My son played with Mark at their house in McLean, Va.
Mark was wounded in action against Hezbollah and died of his wounds. His younger brother just missed getting hit by a PLO/affiliate’s bomb at an airport, possibly in Austria.
Back then the Hockstein’s ran their newspapers like real newspapers, with real news, investigative stories, interviews (I did one with Rabbi Meir Kahane; the other with Soviet Jewish political prisoner Avram Shifrin, who spent 10 years in the Soviet gulag system, starting with Lubyanka Prison in Moscow to the Trans-Siberian Railroad line run to slave labor camps in Siberia (Potma to Lake Baikal, the latter being one of Stalin’s potential end-of-the-line killing fields for Soviet Jews in 1953). No other Jewish paper I contacted in 1972 would touch the Shifrin story, with one major editor telling me that Shifrin was “too anti-communist” and his readers won’t like it.
That last comment has summed up the general (there were a few honorable exceptions) cowardice of the Jewish press to deal with real-life issues and the threats of the communist/Arab-Palestinian/Iranian mullahs covert wars against Israel and Judaism in general.
We had that leftist anti-”Zionist”, “anti-occupation” crap from Breira, New Jewish Agenda, and Michael Lerner (of the Marxist violent group, the “Seattle 7), editor of the far left, anti-Israel magazine, “Tikkun” (see their last couples of issues and you’ll know whose side they are Not on).
Try to get a copy of the monograph study by Rael Jean Isaac, “The Anti-(New) Jewish Agenda” put out by Americans for a Safe Israel, AFSI, 1987, address might still be 114 East 28 Street, NYC, NY 10016). Well worth reading.
I have put in a little personal history here with Jewish publications and radical Jews because as Glick and others have so astutely noted, the American Left, which was once not so anti-Jewish as it was anti-Israel, has now become a full-blown force for anti-Semitism. It has incorporated once mildly leftist Jews (some now from the far-left Reconstructionist Movement, i.e. the old Marxist Rabbi Arthur Waskow and a lot of new female radical rabbis from the East Coast), to many members of the Democrat Party, especially in Congress.
You can write off the Congressional Black Caucus as anything other than near virulent anti-Israel, and implicit in it is anti-Semitism, esp. against White American Jews who are conservative. I’ve been writing, along with a few others, about this issue for decades, having followed the pro-PLO stances and support that key CBC leaders/members have given PLO fronts and operations in the US since 1977 (i.e. the Palestine Human Rights Campaigns & fronts; the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, including PHRC leaders, some of whom were lifelong members and/or supporters of the Communist Party USA - Rep. John Conyers Jr; Jack O’Dell - SCLC,Op. Breadbasket; Op. PUSH, Rainbow Coalition, etc).
Add in the destruction of the once moderate NAACP, led by Rev. Benjamin Chavis, a CPUSA front man since the 1970s - National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, the old Angela Davis Defense Fund, and this blithering racist recent leader Benjamin Jealous, and you had the top respectable major black “civil rights” organization turn so far to the Left that it will never come back to sanity. And latent anti-Semitism is coming up like a weed from under the ground.
Rev. Al Sharpton, and his fake National Action Network, is another example of a con-artist, anti-Semite, seizing control of the media and promoting his blithering, incoherent anti-white, anti-Israel, anti-Asian bigotry, with the mainstream media publishing it without a challenge or care that he’s a self-promoted psychopath (giving Obama a run for his money in that area).
Obama and his treasonous crew. So anti-Israel that if we had only a half-honest mainstream media in this country, he would never have become a U.S. Senator, no less the president. His staff included hardcore reds like Anita “Mao was a great philosopher” Tse-tung; Valerie Jarrett, whose family/in-laws had serious connections to the Communist Party and/or other leftist groups; Van Jones, one of the coolest psychopathic reds I’ve come across in 50 years of reporting; and Obama’s often secret operative to Saddam and other radical Arabs, Robert Malley, son of Soviet asset Simon Malley, a cofounder of one of Egypt’s Communist Parties (1948 - his was Moscow oriented if not directed).
If you haven’t seen anything in the press about Malley except that he was sort of removed from an advisory role in the State Department or the NSC (I’m not sure which) because of some misstep he made that caused Obie some problems, but he surfaced again regarding some covert ties to Assad’s regime (literally no details on this were published, only a brief blurb somewhere). Later he was with the leftist International Crisis Group (this might be found at www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org).
Some of Obama’s top political/campaign support groups including Progressives for Obama and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), are very anti-Israel and border on anti-Semitic using the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement as their cover.
Congress: Democrats - so many are anti-Israel that I can’t list them all but rising nutcase Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc); Ellison, Minnesota; and Sen. Bernie Sanders, a communist who calls himself a “socialist” and “progressive”, and so many more (See; “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialist and Progressives in the U.S. Congress”, 2013-15 edition, Trevor Loudon (Author of “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within”, Pacific Freedom Foundation, www.PacificFreedomFoundation.org”).
As radio show host Mark Levin has noted, “progressivism is the bastard child of Marxism.”
Caroline Glick has taken all of the above and some other information (i.e. The Million Women’s March”, etc) and distilled their anti-Semitic underlying attitudes into this great article.
My goal, and that of other Freepers I know, is to try and wake up very stupid, blind, liberal/leftist, guilt-ridden Jewish Americans who, in lockstep with the Democrat Party leadership (a ship of fools, if you will), are heading to the very anti-semites who are going control of the Democrat Party, that they unjustly condemn in the very pro-Israel Republican Party.
They are like the lemming who follow their leader to their deaths, much like many Jews in 1930’s Germany and Austria. And remember, Roosevelt did damned little to save European Jews until it became politically expedient to do so by supporting a weak Jewish organization led by leftist Rabbi Stephen Wise.
Bomb the concentration camps? No! Let the passengers from the St. Louis come to the US or Cuba? NO! Tell the New York Times to tell the truth about the concentration camps? No!
Tell the very anti-Semitic State Department to really help European Jews escape? No! (There were some very honorable SD officials in Europe who defied Roosevelt and their organization to help save as many Jews as they could, and we must not forget their heroism).
Today, the Democrat Party is in danger of becoming the “Lockstep Fascist Party with a very Red Tinge to it”, the “perfect storm of merging Marxist ideology with fascist lockstep mindlessness”, using their tactics to brand their political opponents with being just what they are, anti-Semitic.
Ask yourself one question: In an emergency, who would you trust - Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Keith Ellision, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, or Donald Trump, John Bolton, Gen. Mattis, Amb. Nikki Haley, VP Pence, and DHS head Nielsen?
Thank you Caroline Glick for opening the Democrat Party’s “Pandora Box of anti-Semitism and neo-fascist/neo-Marxist tactics” for FR readers to read and learn from.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men (and women) do nothing”.
This white, Jewish homey “don’t play that game no more”!
And they go through Mexico, where their native tongue is spoken, in order to reach the US, where the main language is English. If the US is a Nazi country for failing to accept refugees from Central America, then what is Mexico? A country that doesn’t fall for this bullsh!t?
Thank you for all you have done and are doing.
All leftists and GOPe are SJW.
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