You’d never know that what happened in Charlottesville was about the Jews. Not from listening to the president, who spoke about racial harmony, the color of our skin, but not one word about the Jews. And not from following Bernie Sanders on Twitter, who had the nerve to call out the president for not saying it like it is, while not saying it like it is—not saying a single word about the Jews.
No, Mr. President. This is a provocative effort by Neo-Nazis to foment racism and hatred and create violence. Call it out for what it is. https://t.co/WibPqkLsLa
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 12, 2017
|By Cristiano Del Riccio (Hollywood Olivia Wilde)|
“As I have said many times before, no matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws,” said Trump, though Jews are not one color or another. “We all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence,” said President Trump, neatly removing any specific reference to the people specifically targeted by the Charlottesville protestors.
That means that she, Olivia Wilde, is in a unique position to speak out about the ugly, blatant display of Jew-hatred at the Charlottesville protest. But Wilde followed the path of Trump and Sanders and watered it down, speaking of Nazism, blacks, and the alt right, but refraining from all mention of the “J” word.
Message to the people of Charlottesville, from my mother, Leslie Cockburn, who is running for Congress in VA. #lesliecockburnforcongress #charlottesville www.lesliecockburnforcongress.comA post shared by Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde) on Aug 12, 2017 at 11:54am PDT
Lady Gaga? She spoke of the necessity for kindness and love, a form of Jew-hatred blindness that doesn’t see what is, and doesn’t speak of it. And if we don’t speak of it, talk about it incessantly, it will not go away, no matter how much kindness and love this individual or that will throw at the world.
I know we are not created to hate each other, but to help & love. Use hashtag #BeKind #ThisIsNotUS to tweet positive messages. #Charlotte
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) August 12, 2017
Kim Kardashian, a woman of color married to a black man, also chose not to see the singularity of what those men were chanting. She spoke of “Americans” and “targets of hate & violence,” but like Trump, et al, nothing about the Jews.
How tragic that this is what we’ve come to. My prayers are w those in Charlottesville & every American who is the target of hate & violence.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 12, 2017
Demi Lovato spoke of general prejudice and racism. Again, seeing nothing special about what exactly those men were chanting. Not paying heed, giving it no credit.
Love. Please, I beg of the evil to let go of the prejudice and racism and to #stopthehate. #prayforCharlottesville ✌🏼 pic.twitter.com/FkPoohkfAO
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) August 13, 2017
Jessica Alba went on for quite some time on Instagram chiding those of us who claim others “aren’t THAT racist,” but saying nothing at all about the target of the protestors or their identity. Which makes you wonder whether she might just be THAT racist.
#standupforwhatsright #Repost @cleowade #MLK said it best when he said: “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.” Racism & bigotry does not merely exist on the faces of the terrorists marching in #charlottesville We all know people who have said or done something that is wrong while we remained silent or tried to justify it because of the other person’s background, age or by saying “well they aren’t THAT racist” Enough is Enough. Start with you. Let your voice be the one that changes the people around you. Start today. Be a truth teller. Speak truth to power. Be a freedom fighter. Fight the good fight. I love you.A post shared by Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) on Aug 13, 2017 at 9:42am PDT
The interesting part of this is that there is no difference between President Trump and Bernie Sanders or their mutual supporters. None of them understand that the Jews are the canary in the coal mine and that they have been silenced: muffled on campus and hushed up in the news. They’ve been plastered over with an Arab narrative that paints them as the villain of the story, whose every word is a lie.
Charlottesville, VA braces for ‘The Whites’ to speak their minds: AUG 12th. #UniteTheRight – Lee Park pic.twitter.com/ZkgADD1DN2
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) August 12, 2017
Why else was the Jewish American Leo Frank lynched for an act he did not commit? But no. This is an ugly story that must be muted.
Along with Henry Ford’s Jew-hatred and the Johnson-Reed Act of 1924 barring Jews fleeing persecution from the United States, the latter of which prompted President Calvin Coolidge to say at its signing, “America must remain America.”
Here one must recall the 1862 General Order No. 11, penned by General Ulysses S. Grant, a man who would someday, like Trump, be president. The order expelled Jews from territory under Grant’s command over drummed up claims the Jews were war profiteers, running goods between the Union and the Confederacy. Grant’s papers from this time referred to the black market as being run “mostly by Jews and other unprincipled traders.”
|Ulysses S. Grant|
As one can see, Jew-hatred, contrary to myopic belief, isn’t confined to Eastern Europe. In some of its iterations, Jew-hatred is as American as the DAR or apple pie.
All of this is why, when you’ve got men in Charlottesville shouting the English version of the Nazi cry, “Blut und boden,” (blood and soil), it’s not sufficient for the president of the United States to give a canned, watery speech—to speak of “racism,” something that brings to mind the divide between black and white people and the controversy over Trump’s immigration policy. In using broad terms, you see, the president failed to address the crux of the problem, and the very specific danger at hand.
Protesters march to Emancipation Park, chanting “blood and soil”. #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/fzT0QQ6szq
— ACLU of Virginia (@ACLUVA) August 12, 2017
The one who must never be named.
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