The left keep mainstreaming anti-Semitism

Caption: The left ? for the many, not the Jew.

Let?s get this straight: there are no Nazis any more. Even neo-Nazis are a tiny pimple on the hairy right buttcheek of contemporary politics. They?re impotent attention-whores whose only purpose is getting into a circle-jerk with relevance-deprived mainstream media. For all the yammering of hysterical ninnies, we are not about to return to the 1930s.

But, for all their fainting fits about imaginary ‘Nazis’, the great hypocrisy of the contemporary left is that they are the closest anyone is coming to even remotely emulating the brownshirts. Not only are their paramilitaries out in the streets, ruthlessly stomping on dissenters, but the left are busily reviving the festering corpse of the Nazis? greatest grievance: anti-Semitism.

This isn?t a new phenomenon: even in the early 90s, The Village Voice wrote that the left was appropriating a traditional bugaboo of the right. What?s new is how unashamedly mainstream it is. Britain is on the brink of electing a Labour party wracked by anti-Semitism. Jews are fleeing Europe again. And in America, the Democratic party is being subsumed by Jew hatred. Quote:

Sen. Marco Rubio threw a rock at a political hornet?s nest on Monday when he tweeted, ?The shutdown is not the reason Senate Democrats don?t want to move to Middle East Security Bill. A huge argument broke out at Senate Dem meeting last week over BDS. A significant # of Senate Democrats now support #BDS & Dem leaders want to avoid a floor vote that reveals that??Anyone who?s followed American foreign policy in recent years knows that the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement is an explosive and barely contained hot-button issue for Democrats. End of quote.

It?s true that criticising Israel isn?t necessarily tantamount to anti-Semitism. It?s also true that BDS is undeniably, viciously anti-Semitic. It simply isn?t possible to try and pretend otherwise any more. Quote:

Consider that one year ago, Pew Research polled Americans? attitudes toward Israel and the Palestinians. They reported that ?the partisan divide in Middle East sympathies, for Israel or the Palestinians, is now wider than at any point since 1978. Currently, 79% of Republicans say they sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians, compared with just 27% of Democrats.?

Drilling down, Pew quantified the change within the Democratic Party?s progressive wing that?s been apparent to Middle East watchers for some time: ?The share of liberal Democrats who sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians has declined from 33% to 19% since 2016. Currently, nearly twice as many liberal Democrats say they sympathize more with the Palestinians than with Israel (35% vs. 19%).? End of quote.

In other words, Democrats are siding with those who openly want to annihilate the world?s only Jewish state. Anyone who wanted to annihilate France would be rightly pegged as Francophobe. Wanting to wipe Japan off the map couldn?t be construed as anything other than Jap-hatin?.

There?s no magical exception when it comes to Jews. Quote:

Lest these numbers be dismissed as theoretical concerns, Midwestern voters just elected the nation?s first two pro-BDS members of Congress. Of course, neither Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan nor Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were particularly forthright about their views during election season. It wasn?t until after winning her Democratic primary that Tlaib ?explicitly endors[ed] a one-state solution and oppos[ed] aid [to Israel], a change celebrated by far-left Palestinian activists, who sharply criticized her for seeking out and receiving the J Street endorsement.? Omar didn?t publicly acknowledge that she supported BDS until after November?s election. End of quote.

Sounds like taqiyya to me. quote.

On Monday and Tuesday, fellow Federalist senior contributor Ellie Bufkin and I contacted the office of every Democratic senator, along with the two Independents who caucus with Democrats. We offered every senator an opportunity to clarify his or her personal position on BDS. Only two offices responded?Feinstein and Cardin have historically been pro-Israel. But taken together, [their] comments read less like full-throated support than a delicate dance between voicing support for Israel and not sounding judgmental about those who don?t. End of quote.

The Democrats are once again reverting to type. For all their self-righteous moral posturing, the Democrats were the party of slavery and Jim Crow. In the Clinton years, they oversaw the mass incarceration of Black Americans for trivial offenses. Democrat-run black cities have become bywords for crime and unemployment. Even Johnson?s well-intentioned Great Society is widely blamed for destroying the black family.

Like Labor in Australia, and British Labour, the Democrats are pandering to not only lefist Islamophilia in general, but key voter blocs in Muslim enclaves. To buy votes, they?re dancing with the world?s oldest hatred. Shame on them all.