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Progressives are seldom deterred by missing facts.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:44
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Bookworm tells us what she does on Facebook under her real name

I daily link to news stories about rampant, naked antisemitism on America’s college and university campuses; the antisemitism powering the BDS movement; the antisemitism that’s become integral to the Black Lives Matter movement; the antisemitism that animates intersectionality; and the antisemitism in the Nation of Islam, which gave birth to Keith Ellison. Each of those incubators for antisemitism, of course, is a core Democrat constituency that neither the DNC nor any Democrat candidate (including Hillary) has ever disavowed.

For international stories, I point daily to the doings at the UN, to Iran’s routine assertions that it will annihilate Israel (a goal closer to reality thanks to Obama’s willingness to hand hundreds of millions of dollars to Iran), to the blatantly antisemitic attacks that terrorists have folded into the larger terrorist attacks that grabbed headlines; and to the endless Palestinian depredations against Israeli citizens. During the knife intifada, I was posting stories about murderous attacks every day — and sometimes several times a day.

…Throughout the years, my Facebook friends have responded to these posts in two ways: my few conservative friends invariably commented on these posts; the rest of my friends — all of whom are Progressives — ignored them entirely.

…So let me sum up here: For the last decade at least, the American mainstream media has downplayed or ignored rampant antisemitism at home and abroad, including antisemitism at the heart of the Democrat party. Likewise, for the last several years, my Progressive friends have been equally willing to turn a blind eye to this antisemitism. Indeed, they’ve been supportive of Obama’s increasingly overt efforts to isolate Israel from both the US and America, leaving it (and the Jews within it) prey to the thugs surrounding her, including a potentially nuclear Iran.

Let me distill that summation even more: Throughout the Bush and the Obama years, Progressives have been entirely okay with surging, violent antisemitism, both at home and abroad.

That is, they’ve been okay until suddenly they saw a benefit to attaching the “antisemitic” label to Trump. Instantly, my Facebook feed was crawling with posts claiming that, overnight, antisemitism has become a major threat in America.

The Progressives’ evidence? Well, it’s pretty slim. Wolf Howling has already attacked the paucity of any data supporting the claim that Steve Bannon is an antisemite or that Breitbart News, which is heavily staffed by conservative and Orthodox Jews, all of whom are pro-Israel, is a hotbed of right wing antisemitism. Progressives are seldom deterred by missing facts.

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  • desertspeaks

    facts? they don’t need no stinkin facts!

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