US President Donald Trump used an antisemitic slur to attack Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, sibling megadonors to the Republican party, in a post to Twitter Tuesday. …So how else are we supposed to describe “people whose interests in international commerce or finance ostensibly make them disloyal to the country in which they live”?
Trump has used the term “globalist” before. Trump called his former economic adviser Gary Cohn a “globalist” when he resigned from Trump’s administration in March of this year. Cohn is Jewish.
“He’s been terrific. He may be a globalist, but I still like him.” Trump said. “He is seriously a globalist. There’s no question. In his own way, but you know what, he’s a nationalist. He loves our country.”
The Anti-Defamation League defines “globalist” as an antisemitic slur.
“Although the term is not inherently antisemitic, ‘globalist’ is often used as a pejorative term for people whose interests in international commerce or finance ostensibly make them disloyal to the country in which they live,” the ADL website states.
“Because of the long history of antisemitic associations of Jews with money and commerce, and allegations that Jews place their transnational ethnic affiliations ahead of the interests of their non-Jewish neighbors, these pejorative subtexts quickly take on antisemitic connotations,” the website says.
Antisemites and white nationalists often use the term as a code word for Jews, according to the ADL.
The Koch brothers are not even Jewish, as far as I know.
In other news, Jews are not against quotas anymore:
we feared that our hard-earned right to be admitted on the merits would be taken away. The WASP quotient would be held constant, and the Jews and African-Americans would be left to fight over the crumbs. … What happened is that Jews have become the WASPs. They are among the dominant groups on campus, in terms of numbers.Too many orientals invading the universities, it appears. Harvard needs to find excuses to limit them.