I live in California so every time I turn my head there is a Democrat with whom to contend. The left spurs their base by creating hysteria. The best example is “global warming.” It is and has been their principle game plan. In the case of Donald Trump, among many other things, they focused on women’s loss of “rights.” And then there was the “antisemitism” scare.
When women tell me of their fear of Trump I ask them to name a single right of women that has disappeared under his administration. Then I ask them to name even the smallest aspect of their life that is different since January 20, 2017. What can’t they do today that they did last year under Barack Hussein Obama? As you might guess they cannot name a single thing.
While I am a Christian, my sister-in-law, my daughter-in-law, and most of my closest friends are Jewish. So I am very aware of and very opposed to anyone fostering antisemitism.
[Source: What Happened to the Hysteria About Trump-Induced Anti-Semitism? By Dennis Prager]
The left charged that the presidency of Donald Trump would unleash rampant antisemitism (and, of course, racism and misogyny). So, I ask you, have you noted the headlines about this wave of antisemitism day after day after day? No? Me neither. One rarely hears anything now about anti-Semitism in our country, let alone that fomented by Donald Trump.
To the contrary, Trump’s foreign trip to Israel was a smashing success – but, of course, Israel always welcomes antisemites with open arms (excuse me while I extract my tongue from my cheek). Then there is his son-in-law and close advisor, Jared Kushner, who is an orthodox Jew. And let us not forget other Jewish advisors and cabinet members: David Friedman, Jason Greenblatt, Steven Mnuchin, Stephen Miller, Carl Icahn, Gary Cohn, Boris Epshteyn, David Shulkin, Reed Cordish, and Avrahm Berkowitz. If Trump is trying to be an antisemite he needs to take lessons!
So what were the “things” that fomented the “antisemitism” hysteria on the left, ask you? Good question, answer I. And if you are a fake news fan, you will love the answer. The main “thing” was a flurry of threats made against Jewish Community Centers.
[From the Prager article – and, by the by, Prager is Jewish] Perhaps the individual who most spread the lie of Trump-induced anti-Semitism was a previously unknown man named Steven Goldstein, executive director of the previously unknown Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in New York.
They became famous for a few months when the media had to trot out a Jew with an official title — and no Jewish title is as sacrosanct as one with the name Anne Frank on it.
Goldstein has publicly commented on “the cancer of Antisemitism that has infected his own Administration.” He said: “Make no mistake: The Antisemitism coming out of this Administration is the worst we have ever seen from any Administration.”
And he said to Trump, “The most vicious anti-Semites in America are looking at you and your administration as a nationalistic movement granting them permission to attack Jews, Jewish institutions and sacred Jewish sites.”
Almost as hysterical about anti-Semitism in America was Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of a considerably more significant Jewish institution, the Anti-Defamation League, or ADL.
As reported by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz in December, “Anti-Semitic rhetoric in the United States has reached levels unprecedented since 1930s Germany, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt warned a gathering of Israeli lawmakers in Jerusalem on Monday.
“‘Anti-Semitism has wound its way into mainstream conversations in a manner that many Jews who lived through Nazi Germany find terrifying,’ he said at the Knesset meeting, which was convened to discuss the plight of American Jewry under the incoming Trump administration.”
(Note Haaretz’s inflammatory description, “the plight of American Jewry under the incoming Trump administration,” made six weeks before there was a Trump administration!)
Aside from fomenting hysteria about an almost nonexistent outbreak of anti-Semitism, all Greenblatt’s allusion to Nazi Germany did was diminish the evil of Nazism and the Holocaust.
In December, Greenblatt told NPR, “we found it so deeply problematic when some of the images and some of the rhetoric seemed to evoke longstanding anti-Semitic conspiracies.”
And Greenblatt repeated this charge in February in an op-ed he wrote for the Washington Post. He said: “Trump could have said he condemns anti-Semitism and takes incidents, such as the dozens of threats made to Jewish Community Centers, seriously. But instead, he lashed out against those asking the question. … Last year, we watched as the Trump campaign repeatedly tweeted and shared anti-Semitic imagery and language, allowing this poison to move from the margins into the mainstream of the public conversation.”
Well, guess what? It turned out that President Trump was entirely right: There was no eruption of anti-Semitism in America, let alone one emanating from the White House. Furthermore, “those asking the question” did indeed deserve to be “lashed out” against.
And why aren’t we hearing any more about Trump-induced anti-Semitism in America? Because law enforcement officials reported that a disturbed Israeli-American Jewish teenager in Israel was the source of nearly all the threats against Jewish community centers. And that the handful of other threats to them came from an angry, obsessive black radical trying to frame an ex-girlfriend.
You recall the retractions from these far left morons, don’t you? Hmm. Me neither!