I don’t think we’re on the way to another Holocaust, but I am concerned at how readily the Left, traditionally champions of the underdog, now demonizes and dismisses Jews.This is just lunacy to describe Jews as underdogs. Jews are the most privileged ethnic group on Earth.
And that concerns Bari Weiss as well, as she explains in her New York Times editorial today (click on screenshot below). Weiss, of course, has alienated many of her colleagues at the paper not only by her attacks on anti-Semitism (the NYT is full of young woke reporters), but also by her criticisms of the Left in general. Yet she’s still a liberal, and I feel a kinship with her even though I think she may actually believe in God.
The NY Times also has a full-page ad asking Jews for donations to fight the Christian theocracy of the Trump administration.
If there was ever an administration that supports the aspirations and concerns of the Israeli government, it would be the “far right” Trump Administration.Weiss complains that a Paris murder of a Jew should have been prosecuted more vigorously as a hate crime, because the killer shouted “Allahu akbar”.
As far as “conservative Christians”, Christians United for Israel is a large and influential Evangelical Christian organization that lobbies for policies that benefit Israel.
I don’t see any evidence that any mainstream member of the GOP or the American Conservative Establishment supports anything remotely like “Anti-Semitism”. Any person who remotely promoted anything approaching such an attitude was immediately purged (like Joe Sobran’s departure from the National Review in 1993). Right-wing “Anti-Semitism” is the exclusive domain of the internet Nazis basement dwellers.
To the extent that there is institutional Anti-Semitism, it is on the Left entirely. Sharpton has national voice despite his involvement in Crown Heights (and other venues). Farrakhan is alive and well on Twitter, and is even pictured in a close meeting with a former Democratic President.
On the other hand, the emergence and influence of a group like J Street suggests that the traditional Israel Lobby (groups like APAIC) are out of step with the concerns of many American Jews, not to mention non-Jews. I’m not sure why there can’t be a political discussion around American foreign policy and Israel without name-calling. Granted, there are plenty of extremists on both sides which would have a voice in that discussion, but when isn’t that the case.
Last, the article talks about “American” Anti-Semitism and then refers to events in France, Italy and the UK, which last time I checked were not in America.
Okay, Moslems hate Jews. That is not news. But of course these Jews are all in favor of Moslem immigration.
Weiss says "perhaps you haven’t being paying much attention to what by now can be described as a moral calamity sweeping the West". No, she does not mean Moslem immigration is a moral calamity. Just the opposite.
Yet Jews blame Christians, and Christians foolishly accept it:
Even today, Daniel Rossing, a former advisor on Christian affairs to Israel’s religious Affairs Ministry, has commented on anti-Christian violence in Israel, which peaks during Purim. “I know Christians who lock themselves indoors during the entire Purim holiday,” he says. And yet, while Christians are spat upon and assaulted in Israel, and mocked and obscenely treated in the Diaspora, the majority of Christians remain among the most guilt-ridden and philosemitic of Europeans, applauding Zionist wars that kill their sons, and lauding a people that has done more than any other to overturn traditional Christian moral values. It is one of the most glaring contradictions in this age of contradictions.The article goes on the explain how Jews have pressure the Church of England into subservience.
The latest chapter in this sorry state of affairs is that the Church of England has, in its latest official treatise, decided to announce formal repentance to the Jews for centuries of putative injustices, as well as the Church’s unconditional adoption of Zionism.
How is it that one religion gets to dictates the beliefs of another religion?
It is amazing to see Jews complain about being underdogs, when they have the power and influence to impeach an American President, and to dictate the doctrinal teachings of a rival religion.