Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Anti-Semitism in the Women's March

Remember the Women’s March, the one that made pussy hats high fashion. It was a rousing success and it surely helped organize women voters for the 2018 election. Of course, it took place just a few days after Donald Trump’s inaugural, so it was a protest before the fact. By that I mean that the Women’s March was against Trump before he did anything. They were prejudging Trump. As you know, prejudging is the essence of prejudice. Thus, the Women’s March was led by a merry band of bigots.

Among the bigots were Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory. Their own special kind of bigotry involves their attachment to Rev. Louis Farrakhan. Yes, I do know that they, along with supporter of Palestinian terrorism, Linda Sarsour, have recently half-heartedly renounced anti-Semitism, but, it’s too little too late.

Unfortunately, no one on the anti-Trump left or right really cares. And yet if a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback is forced to grovel in rank abjection for something he posted on Twitter when he was fourteen, how does it happen that people so easily make excuses for anti-Semitism. And of course, for Farrakhan’s homophobia and misogyny. Huh?

Tablet offers an arresting picture of one of the first organizational meetings of the Women’s March, especially focusing on the roles of Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory:

It was there that, as the women were opening up about their backgrounds and personal investments in creating a resistance movement to Trump, Perez and Mallory allegedly first asserted that Jewish people bore a special collective responsibility as exploiters of black and brown people—and even, according to a close secondhand source, claimed that Jews were proven to have been leaders of the American slave trade. These are canards popularized by The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, a book published by Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam—“the bible of the new anti-Semitism,” according to Henry Louis Gates Jr., who noted in 1992: “Among significant sectors of the black community, this brief has become a credo of a new philosophy of black self-affirmation.”

As it happens, participants deny that any of it happened.

Their backgrounds and bigotry notwithstanding the leaders of the Women’s March became culture heroines:

Fortune magazine named Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Perez, and Bland to its list of the World’s Greatest Leaders, and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand—in explaining why these four were on Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People—wrote: “The Women’s March was the most inspiring and transformational moment I’ve ever witnessed in politics … and it happened because four extraordinary women—Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour—had the courage to take on something big, important and urgent, and never gave up.” In conclusion, the senator declared, “these women are the suffragists of our time.”

Note well, Fortune Magazine is not published by a leftist political collective. It’s willingness to promote the radical anti-Semitic left shows us that corporate America is fast descending into the sewer:

Activist Mercy Morganfield was appalled by Mallory’s embrace of Louis Farrakhan:

She recalled being startled earlier this year when Mallory—already a nationally recognized leader of the Women’s March—showed up at the Nation of Islam’s Saviours’ Day event. “When all of that went down, it was my last straw,” she told Tablet. “You are part of a national movement that is about the equality of women and you are sitting in the front row listening to a man say women belong in the kitchen and you’re nodding your head saying amen! I told them over and over again: It’s fine to be religious, but there is no place for religion in its radical forms inside of a national women’s movement with so many types of women. It spoke to their inexperience and inability to hold this at a national stage. That is judgment, and you can’t teach judgment.”

Of course, the movement has been trafficking in overt anti-Semitism. And they are doing so to attack a president who is markedly pro-Israeli. Can you put it together? Apparently, the movement followers cannot:

When Tablet asked Morganfield whether she believes the co-chairs are anti-Semitic, she offered a terse answer: “There are no Jewish women on the board. They refused to put any on. Most of the Jewish people resigned and left. They refused to even put anti-Semitism in the unity principles.”

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

"Note well, Fortune Magazine is not published by a leftist political collective. It’s willingness to promote the radical anti-Semitic left shows us that corporate America is fast descending into the sewer:" Fortune is HQed in NYC. This is a Democrat/"progressive" bastion, and I presume any employee of the magazine who is not Dem/prog will be in deep cover. I would expect most publishers in NYC and environs would be leftist political collectives.

Ms. Morganfield sees with clear eyes.