Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Bari Weiss Gets It

Bari Weiss gets it. But, she does not get it right. She gets it backwards. But then again, as the old saying goes, getting it backwards is better than not getting it at all.

Weiss, the New York Times’ resident anti-Semitism expert, and all-around excellent writer, offered up the following tweet regarding the recent spate of attacks on Jews in New York. 

Anyway, Weiss tweeted this explanation for the rise of Jew-hatred yesterday. 

Two things can be true. Donald Trump's relentless war on decency has facilitated a culture in which Jew-hatred has become a regular feature of American life. And the desire of many to tie everything to Trump has blinded the public to other sources and causes of lethal Jew hate.
5:17 PM · Dec 30, 2019·Twitter Web App

As I said, Weiss is on to something. And yet, she has managed to invert the subject and object in her first sentence. It’s a common mistake, so we will happily forgive her. She has lit on one of the primary causes for the rise of Jew hatred. That is: Trump hatred.

So, we would want to rewrite her second sentence to read:

The relentless and thoroughly indecent war on Donald Trump has helped legitimize hatred, and especially hatred of our first Jewish president. Who has been leading this war? Of course, the hate filled members of the Congress, from Rep. Al Green to Rep. Maxine Waters to the Squad and even including the vicious Rep. Adam Schiff. These supposedly dignified legislators have been spewing vitriol against Trump and against Trump supporters from the moment he took office. They have been doing so day after day after day.

And let’s not forget nitwits like Madonna who called for the burning of the White House and comedian Kathy Griffin who posed with a Trump-resembling severed head. Expressions of violence against Trump have known no limits.

And let’s not forget the violent threats against anyone who dared speak out in defense of Trump, like George Washington Law Professor Jonathan Turley.

And of course the media, where talking heads and empty suits have been railing against Trump hour after hour for the past three years. Great newspapers have devoted their news sections to Trump hatred. It’s no longer all the news that’s fit to print. It’s about all the news that makes Trump look bad.

Thus, America’s leftists elites have made it acceptable to express hatred openly against Donald Trump and, by the by, against Jews. After all, Trump has overturned the Obama legacy of empowering Iran and disparaging Israel. By the way, how many House Democrats boycotted the address to Congress given by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu a few years back?

From hating Trump to hating Jews is not a very great leap. Add to it the policing policies in New York and other large cities, policies that are intended to decriminalize crime and to allow criminals to walk free. Assault a police officer, not a problem. Assault a Jew, not a problem.

The American radical left has produced these conditions, and now they blame Trump. After all, they are radically incapable of taking responsibility for the consequences of their actions.

So, Weiss is slightly off the mark on this topic. She is too desirous of distributing blame equally between left and right. To do so she has ignored the simple fact that the drumbeat of hatred against President Trump has made hatred legitimate. And has made its expression a good thing.


Actuality, History said...

Received via email:

Writing as an anti Trump democrat.

Slowly with this R accusation...

The racists that cry "racism" (the phenomenon after exposing some of Bari Weiss' former colleages at New York Times).

We do not all know these former colleague personally. Yet, it is about the phenomenon in and of itself.

Let's take specifically Bari Weiss' accusation. Excerpt:

'My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are...
But there is still none appended to Cheryl Strayed’s fawning interview with the writer Alice Walker, a proud anti-Semite who believes in lizard Illuminati.'

It reminds how Racists cry "racism". [ https://www.wnd.com/2001/09/10776/ ] .

It goes back to the first on record true hater who began this slippery slope of using this as epithet only to hurt while being THE racist.

It was Issa Nakhleh who made sure to throw it in the face of survivors of the Holocaust in the US in his first of a kind June 17, 1949 "worst than nazis" memo.

This cruel human being couldn't hold himself back in November 14, 1972  [ https://books.google.com/books?id=wk0oAQAAMAAJ&q=issa+nakhleh+hitler ]  to expose himself as he uttered that Hitler never killed Jews and denied the Holocaust ever happened. All the millions are alive... He said that it was all invented By J... He repeated it 6 years later to disturb the peace of Camp David between Sadat and Begin Historic peace summit. [ https://books.google.com/books?id=dUz4AAAAQBAJ&pg=PA120 ]

Imagine the maliciousness of only less than 3 decades after WW2, stating this as those who lost so many and went through so much, revictimized all over again.

This non-white brown Arab linked with most true neo nazis "aryans," since the 1960's [ https://books.google.com/books?id=zdc3AQAAIAAJ&q=issa+nakhleh+hitler ], published "articles," for them, spoke at holocaust denial convention representing Muslim Congress [ https://books.google.com/books?id=hPUSAQAAMAAJ&q=nakhleh+hitler ], and defended holocaust-denier Ditlieb [ https://books.google.com/books?id=2PCQBgAAQBAJ&pg=PT339 ].

Again, turning back the clock, remember his accusation of Nazism in 1949?

(Unrelated to this. Though we could go on for days to show the raw racism in how Arab militants' violence linked to Gaza government or "moderate" Ramallah government or helped by Arabs inside Israel target specifically only Jews (I refer to civilians) and not Arabs. Or Racist dehumanization in Palestine [ https://www.google.com/search?q=pa+apes+pigs ] .
... annexation would be a mistake. Yet, slowly with this R accusation , that became but a knife so often).

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